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Oral Cancer Screenings

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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

Inter-Dental Cleaners

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Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about inter-dental cleaners.


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

Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org
When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.”

When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority-and that includes your mouth. “It’s important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you’re sick,” Dr. Romo says.

Here are some simple ways to care for your dental health when you’re not feeling well: 

Practice Good Hygiene
When you’re sick, you know to cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. Don’t forget to keep up your dental and toothbrush hygiene as well.
According to the CDC, the flu virus can live on moist surfaces for 72 hours. “The number one rule is not to share your toothbrush anytime, but especially when you are sick,” Dr. Ro…

Teaching Children Oral Health Habits

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A Lifetime of Good Dental Habits!At Park Dental of Colmar, we share your goals for sustaining your child’s oral health. Helping them learn good routines from the beginning creates a lifetime foundation of strong dental habits. 

From a young age, many factors contribute to your child’s teeth being very susceptible to cavities. Children don’t have the required coordination to brush properly on their own. Because of this, it is critical for parents to help in their child’s daily hygiene. This promotes both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Poor cleaning means teeth are more at risk to develop decay when subjected to food and juice acids. Little kids often “graze” – eating frequently throughout the day. This results in a protracted exposure to food acids, which may result in more cavities. The good news is that recognizing inadequate dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can drastically reduce the odds of …

Tooth Whitening Is Not Equal to Tooth Brushing

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Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about tooth whitening not being equal to tooth brushing.


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

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

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There Is Hope!Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of treating gum disease. While in some severe cases surgery is the only reasonable treatment, there are now powerful NON-surgical treatments that, when combined with improved dental hygiene, can virtually stop the spread of the disease.

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

You May Have Acid Erosion on Teeth

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Jennifer Mitchell

Tooth enamel isn't just strong; it's the hardest substance in your body. It isn't indestructible, however, and can be eroded by substances that are stronger. Acid exposure can come from many sources, but with the help of your dentist, you can keep your enamel strong and healthy.

Symptoms 
Acid erosion on teeth can lead to a variety of symptoms that should be evaluated by a dentist. As the outer layer of your teeth wears away, you may experience tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity often leads to pain when you consume hot or cold foods and drinks.
Your teeth may also become discolored. This is because the enamel is white, unlike the sensitive, yellow tissue underneath is known as dentin. As the enamel erodes and exposes more of your dentin, your teeth begin to show more of its yellow color.
The appearance of your teeth can change in other ways as a result of acid erosion, depending on t…

Periodontal Disease and Obesity

Many medical professionals consider obesity to be a chronic disease. It is well understood that obesity is on the rise in the United States, and that younger and younger members of our community are becoming obese due to poor nutrition and eating habits. Research has demonstrated that obesity will increase the risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, CVD, respiratory problems, and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers.1 It has also been demonstrated in a recent research study that obesity also increases the risk for periodontal disease, and it may be insulin resistance that regu¨lates the relationship between obesity and periodontal disease.1  It has also been found that individuals with elevated body mass indices (BMI) produce a higher level of inflammatory proteins.1

The classifications of being overweight and obese can pertain to more than 60 percent of American adults. It is even higher for some high-risk populations, such as African-American women, placing the…

Post-Treatment Care & Tooth Extractions

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Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about post-treatment care for tooth extractions.


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