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Gum Disease Linked to Heart Disease

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Gum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even StrokeMedical 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…

Teeth without Enamel: Causes, Treatment and Care

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Katriena Knights

Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, and is therefore vital to the health of your teeth. Not everyone's is the strongest, though, and still others have teeth without enamel at all. Without enamel to protect the softer interior parts of your teeth, they can't stand up to the stress of natural biting and chewing. These abnormal developments require special care and treatment.

Enamel Hypoplasia
Teeth can come in without enamel as a result of inherited issues or because of exposure to certain substances while the teeth are erupting. Baby teeth and permanent teeth can both emerge with enamel that is weak, improperly formed or missing altogether. One of these conditions is enamel hypoplasia, which literally means "underdeveloped enamel." A disorder that causes the teeth to develop with thin, deficient enamel, it sometimes manifests as a pit in the tooth ñ or even a hole…

Dental Tourism

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Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the risks and additional costs associated with dental tourism.


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

Dental Digital X-rays

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75% Reduction in RadiationWe offer digital X-rays! With digital X-rays, there is no delay while images are being developed. In addition, the state-of-the-art technology lowers your exposure to radiation by 75% as compared to conventional non-digital X-rays. A simple digital sensor slipped inside your mouth also makes possible true panoramic imaging displayed on a screen and ready for viewing. 

Digital X-rays provide amplified views that are not possible with traditional film systems. Without changing the original data, images can be enlarged, sharpened, rotated, or colorized. With digital files, recent images can be superimposed over prior images to expose changes to dental health. As an added benefit, no developing chemicals are needed, so this style of X-ray is also environmentally friendly.

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

Teeth Grinding (also known as Bruxism)

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Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about teeth grinding also known as bruxism.


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

Custom Natural Looking Dentures

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Tired of Poorly Fitting Dentures?At Park Dental of Colmar, we know how loose dentures can drive you crazy. Don’t worry! We have a solution. Dr. Park can design and fit natural-looking dentures that won’t slip! Modern techniques permit the secure fit of your denture plate in such a way that you can rest easy about eating and talking. If you’re a denture wearer, be sure to ask us how we can make your life so much more comfortable.

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

Wisdom Teeth

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Below is an article found on MouthHealthy.org.


With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth.

Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age.

When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. Itís normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately.

Room to Grow?
Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isnít enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position. If your dentist says your wisdom teeth are impacted, he or she means they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums.

As your wisdom teeth make their way through your gums, your dentist will be monitoring your mouth for signs of the following:
Wisdom teeth that arenít in the right position…

Root Canals

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



Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, your dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating the insides of teeth) removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed.

Causes of an infected pulp could include:
a deep cavityrepeated dental proceduresa cracked or broken toothinjury to the tooth (even if thereís not a visible crack or chip)
If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary; a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with littl…

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'Baby Teeth Are Going to Fall Out, So Why Take Care of Them?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'Baby Teeth Are Going to Fall Out, So Why Take Care of Them?'


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