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Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral Cancer – Don’t Risk Your LifeOral cancer takes one American life every hour, but you don’t have to become a statistic! With early detection, there is a 90% cure rate for oral cancer. That’s why we do a visual screening at every six-month checkup and cleaning. If Dr. Park or our hygienist sees anything that creates a concern, they’ll refer you to an oral surgeon. This screening could save your life!

Park Dental of Colmar
James H. Park, DMD
2200 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915
(215) 716-7228
ParkDentalColmar.com

Dentures

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org.



Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If youíve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Thatís because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teethóthings that people often take for granted.

When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.

Types of dentures:
Conventional. This full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.Immediate. This removable denture is inserted on the same day t…

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'When Should I Start Brushing My Childís Teeth?'


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Park Dental of Colmar
James H. Park, DMD
2200 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915
(215) 716-7228
ParkDentalColmar.com

Gum Disease Linked to Heart Disease

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Gum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even Stroke Medical research has demonstrated that gum disease contributes to the onset of stroke, heart disease, and many other illnesses. This is a serious matter since heart disease is usually fatal, which means treating gum disease is critical to preserving your overall health. 

The American Dental Association estimates that 8 out of 10 Americans have periodontal (gum) disease. Percentages this high should ensure gum disease would be handled as an epidemic. Because tooth loss is thought of as merely unpleasant, not immediately life-threatening, the severity of the disease has been ignored for far too long. However, things are changing. 

The American Academy of Periodontology has distributed information that states, “Studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabe…

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'Does Bottled Water Have Fluoride?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'Does Bottled Water Have Fluoride?'


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Park Dental of Colmar
James H. Park, DMD
2200 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915
(215) 716-7228
ParkDentalColmar.com

A Cleaner Smile with the Piezo Scaler

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The Cleanest Your Teeth Can BeCleaner teeth mean less chance of infection developing within your mouth. We use the Piezo Scaler™ to aid in removing deposits of plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth, especially under your gumlines. Unlike traditional scaling instruments, which rely on scraping and picking to eliminate these hard-to-remove substances, this hand tool uses high-frequency vibrations to enable us to remove deposits on your teeth with ease. It even handles the deep gum pockets, as necessary to arrest gum disease. Your teeth will have never felt so clean! As an added bonus, most patients report less irritation to their mouth with the Piezo Scaler.

Park Dental of Colmar
James H. Park, DMD
2200 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915
(215) 716-7228
ParkDentalColmar.com

Difference Between DDS and DMD

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Below is an article found on MouthHealthy.org.

If you're looking to find a dentist you may notice that while most are listed with a "DDS", some may be listed as "DMD". They both mean the same thing-your dentist graduated from an accredited dental school. The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same degrees. Dentists who have a DMD or DDS have the same education. It's up to the universities to determine what degree is awarded, but both degrees use the same curriculum requirements.

Did you know that the level of education and clinical training required to earn a dental degree is on par with those of medical schools?
Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to graduate and become a general dentist. Upon completion of their training, dentists must pass both a rigorous national written exam and a state or regional clinical licensin…

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'My Child Lost a Tooth! Now What?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'My Child Lost a Tooth! Now What?'

The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Park Dental of Colmar
James H. Park, DMD
2200 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915 
(215) 716-7228
ParkDentalColmar.com

3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org.

Stay on a routine 
Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip brushing before a late bedtime -or let it slide when they sleep in the next morning. “Don’t forget about your smile over the summer,” says ADA pediatric dentist Dr. Mary Hayes. “It’s important for families to consistently brush and floss, which keeps kids on track for healthy back-to-school dental visits.” 

Say no to sugary drinks and snacks
As the temperature rises, it’s common for families to sip and snack during sports tournaments, festivals or nearly any community event. “Watch your family’s intake of lemonade, juice and soda,” says Dr. Hayes. “Consider sugary drinks treats to enjoy once in a while, and not often.” Instead, offer water (even better if it has fluoride) to beat the heat, or milk to drink with meals. And, don’t let summertime grazing damage your child’s smile. “Taking a break from snacking…