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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Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

Many people believe that oral cancer is rare. But according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 132 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each day in the United States.When you visit your dentist in Wilminton, DE, oral cancer screening is done as part of your routine medical examination. As with all cancers, early detection is key.But what can be done to prevent this disease? Let’s take a look at what you need to know about the facts, including the risks and the treatment of oral cancer.Risk Factors for Oral CancerAnyone who is diagnosed with oral cancer wants to know “why.” There isn’t always a definitive answer to go along with ...

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages Including Sports Drinks, and Tooth Loss, and Systemic Diseases

The Journal of the American Dental Association (July 2017) reports a study which links consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (including sports drinks) to cavity development, tooth loss and diabetes. No surprises there. However, the study also reports an increase of periodontal disease, cardiovascular disease mortality, and hypertension. We find the reason for this alarming effect of sugar on your body in its underlying biology. Sugar sweetened beverages contain fermentable sugars which are factors in the growth of bacteria. Increased oral bacterial growth leads to inflammation which, in turn, can lead to periodontal and other diseases.My recommendation is to ease up on the beverages containing sugar. Even two of these beverages ...

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3 Ways Professional Teeth Whitening Can Improve Your Life

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Certainly having your teeth professional whitened will improve your smile, making it whiter and brighter than ever. This popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is quick, noninvasive, and affordable. With just one treatment from the dentist, your teeth can often be many shades whiter.But can professional teeth whitening actually improve your life in Wilmington? We believe it can!1. A Whiter Smile Will Give You More Self-ConfidenceIf you have been embarrassed or self-conscious about the color of your teeth, after undergoing the professional whitening process, you will not have to feel that way.Professional teeth whitening will give you a smile you cannot wait to show off! After undergoing whitening treatment, you’ll probably smile ...

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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 Fluoride Varnish Treatment

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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.The Fluoride TreatmentWe treat patients with a fluoride varnish that reduces hypersensitivity along exposed roots, improves enamel resistance against acid, and ...

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The Dangers of Gum Disease - And What You Can Do

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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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