Dr. Mark C. Gladnick, DDS
Wilmington, DE Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  • Welcome to the Pike Creek, Delaware, office of Dr. Mark Gladnick, DDS, a fusion of Experience and Innovation. We specialize in family, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry, and have been practicing in suburban Wilmington, Delaware, for almost 30 years.
  • Your entire family is welcome at our practice! We love serving our friends and neighbors in Pike Creek, Wilmington, and the surrounding communities!
  • We offer the services your family needs for excellent oral health, from routine preventive care to advanced restorations and other treatment procedures.

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How Implants Enhance Denture Retention

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Implants have revolutionized patient satisfaction with dentures that can now fit snugly and securely in place. You will no longer have to worry about lose dentures that may cause embarrassment at inopportune times. How do they work? The implants are posts that are surgically placed in the jaw requiring the denture. Note that your jaw must have an adequate amount of bone to support the implant. The denture is then fitted with a receptor that snaps right onto the implants. You will have a perfect fit and a confident smile. Call Dr. Mark Gladnick in the Pike Creek area of Wilmington to arrange a consultation. (302.994.2660.)

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If Ancient People Didn't Brush, Why Didn't They Get Cavities?

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From the time you were old enough to hold a toothbrush, daily brushing and flossing have been a normal part of your routine. You don’t think about it much—you just try to make sure you don’t forget about it.Another part of your oral health care routine is visiting your Wilmington dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. You might not always do it every six months, but you know that you should if you want your teeth and gums to stay healthy.At the polar opposite of today’s oral care standards is what people used to do take care of their teeth and gums: nothing.As difficult as that might be ...

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Adult Flouride Varnish Treatment

If you thought that cavities are just for kids who do not brush their teeth, think again. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, ninety-one percent of U.S adults with dental decay are between the ages of 20 and 64 and half of all adults experience tooth sensitivity. More than likely, you fall into one of these categories and are currently suffering from tooth sensitivity, enamel erosion, and frequent cavities. The good news is that you can proactively alleviate and reduce the likelihood of additional tooth damage.We treat patients with a fluoride varnish that reduces hypersensitivity along exposed roots, improves enamel resistance against acid, and reduces the ...

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The Dangers of Gum Disease - And What You Can Do

Gum Disease | Wilmington DE Dentist
Lately you've noticed blood in the sink when you brush your teeth. Your teeth don't hurt, so you wonder if you should be concerned? Should you contact your dentist? The answer is - Yes! Gums that bleed when you brush can be an early indicator of gum disease, and you should schedule a cleaning and check-up appointment with your dentist right away.What is Gum Disease?Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease, and it is essentially an infection of the bone and soft tissue that support your teeth. This infection occurs when excessive plaque build-up causes your gums to separate from your teeth, which allows harmful bacteria below the gum ...

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Adult Braces - Not Just for Straightening Teeth

Adult Braces | Orthodontics | Wilmington DE
You made it through adolescence without the dreaded braces, your popularity intact. Fast forward to adulthood and your dentist is suggesting BRACES! Wait..What??The truth is that as we age our teeth tend to shift and our bite can become misaligned. So what? Teeth that are not in alignment can invite gum disease as plaque and food begin to gather below the gumline and ...bingo! You have gum disease. In addition, an improper bite will contribute to uneven wear on your teeth, putting undue pressure on some teeth.. This can lead to chipping and cracking and future expensive dental repair that you could potentially avoid by some simple orthodontics.Take the plunge. ...

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Common Signs That You Should Contact a Dentist about Your Jaw

Jaw Pain | Wilmington DE
The problem with any type of dental pain is that it rarely goes away without treatment and sometimes worsens with time. That can mean that an untreated condition becomes more and more serious with each passing month. Your jaw is no different.Millions of Americans suffer from jaw joint pain. It can negatively impact nearly every aspect of life – from causing painful headaches and migraines to making it impossible to eat comfortably. When does minor pain become a major problem?Here are some signs to look for:Teeth grinding (bruxism)Inability to fully open your mouthHeadachesJaw painMigrainesSleep disordersDaytime fatigueSensitivityWorn teethChips, cracks, or fracturesBony growths under the tongueRinging in the earsShoulder, neck, head, or ...

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IMPLANT CROWNS - CUSTOM OR STANDARD

Dental Implants or Crowns | Wilmington DE
Imagine.. you have completed your implant treatment, you are totally healed, and have been given clearance for the last step- a beautiful crown to complete your smile. The question is, do you prefer the standard crown or a custom crown? Here is why I only treat my patients with custom crowns.I liken this decision to getting a buying a ring for your fiance and not including the stone. Your crown should be placed on top of a custom crafted support (clinically called an abutment) which insures ideal tissue contours and an esthetic advantage.Custom fabricated implant supported crowns insure an ideal cosmetic match to your adjacent teeth. In other words, the ...

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