Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque. While good oral hygiene helps prevent gum disease from developing, it is still important to know the four stages of gum disease: gingivitis, mild periodontitis, moderate periodontitis, and severe periodontitis. Patients...

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The Warning Signs of Gum Disease

In 2012, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study that found almost half of American adults aged 30 or older (approximately 64.7 million people) have some form of gum disease. For adults 65 and older, the percentage of adults with gum disease...

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The Best Teeth Whitening Options

Everyone wants white teeth. There are thousands of products on the market claiming to produce fabulous results. It’s no surprise that many of them do not live up to their claims. At Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts, we find that KöR Whitening provides our patients with...

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Getting Your Child To Brush Their Teeth

Getting your child to brush can be a headache. To them, it can seem like just another chore. One way to fight this is to make brushing fun. We have found a few ways to help make brushing enjoyable. 1. Let Your Child Pick Out Their Toothpaste By giving your child a...

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Why Your Gums May Be Bleeding

Patients are often worried about red, swollen, and bleeding gums. While this is understandable, and you should absolutely see a dentist to have it checked out, there are several common causes. The good news is that not all of them are cause for concern. We all know...

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What To Do When a Tooth Becomes Dislodged

It’s a parent’s worst dental nightmare. Your child is off having fun with his or her friends and gets whacked in the face with a ball/stick/toy/etc. and a tooth becomes loose and falls out. Naturally, you panic. No one wants to see their child hurt. The good news is...

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Why Wisdom Teeth May Need to Be Removed

For most people, wisdom teeth will be the cause of discomfort in their mouth at some point. This discomfort could lead to much more serious issues such as the tooth being impacted or an infection can occur around it. Let’s go over a few of the reasons why it may be...

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Choosing the Best Mouthwash Blog

There are so many mouthwash choices to choose from! From name brands to third party brands, the choices and price differences could be a little overwhelming.  Don’t worry, we’re here to help break it down and make the choice less complicated.  Mouthwashes are...

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Prevent Kids from Developing Cavities

Among the many responsibilities of being a parent, proper and regular oral hygiene practices for your children should be near the top of the list. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) emphasizes that the way to decrease children’s tooth decay is by...

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Choosing the Best Toothpaste

When it comes to purchasing toothpaste, most of us are more inclined to buy what ever is on sale rather than the one that would benefit our teeth the most.  However, there are a number of toothpastes that serve a specific purpose in various treatment regimens.  With a...

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No Dental Insurance, No Problem!

Most people are reluctant to get dental work done because of the assumed cost or the type of work is not covered by their insurance. However, did you know that there are many financing options available that can help you with the cost?  Here at Huntingdon Valley...

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Bridge vs. Dental Implants

Do you have an area in your mouth where you may be missing a tooth? If you are searching for a solution for this important issue, you will probably come across two options: a bridge or a dental implant. A bridge is a frame on which two crowns and a false tooth are...

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Solving Sleep Apnea Without A CPAP

We often hear about sleep apnea when it comes to sleeping disorders, but what exactly is it? Sleep apnea is the temporary stoppage of breathing during sleep. There are typically three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Obstructive is the most...

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Snap-On Smile FAQs

Snap on Smile is a brand-new product that we are offering at Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts. Here are some frequently asked questions about the product and the process of applying it to your current teeth. About The Product Does the Snap-On Smile procedure hurt? The...

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Dental Implant FAQs

Losing a tooth due to an accident, disease, or just missing one since birth can be a frustrating experience.  However, dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth.  They look and feel like your natural teeth, can help prevent bone loss, and protect...

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Lending Club

If you would like to have a dental procedure performed but are wondering about how to pay for the added expense in your budget, then don’t worry! When it comes to getting the right dental treatment for yourself, wondering how you will cover the cost might be the...

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Social Media and The Dentist Office

Social media plays a large role in many of our lives. Sometimes even more than we think. For some people, it has even become a primary source of news which can often lead to a spread of false information and articles that are plainly not accurate.  You may think that...

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What Makes a Great Dentist?

Trust is the foundation of all good relationships, and choosing a dentist is no different. In most aspects of the health and medical field, you are putting your trust into the hands of a professional to give you the best possible treatment. A patient needs to trust...

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Implant Process

The loss of a tooth, whether it is from an accident or dental disease, can make anyone self-conscious. Luckily, there are many options to help restore your smile including the most popular one - dental implants. These are posts that are surgically placed in the upper...

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Care Credit

Are you in need of dental treatment but aren’t sure how you will be able to afford it? Care Credit is here to help you. The goal of this service is to make it easier to help you manage your family’s out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, including your dental work. Your...

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Fluoride in Water is Safe and It Works

When it comes to fluoride in water, there are many misconceptions and myths out there.  Fluoride exists naturally in virtually all water supplies and has been recognized as an important nutrient for healthy teeth.  Fluoride is a mineral and, in the correct amounts,...

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Dr. Makrauer – The Educator

Not only is Dr. Zola Makrauer a dentist here in Huntingdon Valley, he is also a member of the ITI (The International Team for Implantology).  The ITI’s mission is to contribute to the dental profession by accommodating a growing global network for learning about...

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