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.


Nutrition Tips to Help You Have a Healthier Smile

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When you think about what you eat and your oral health, the first thing that probably comes to mind is to keep sugar consumption to a minimum. But there are other good nutritional habits you should follow that will help you maintain optimal oral health.Your dentist in Pike Creek, DE can offer you advice on some of the foods you should eat as part of a healthy lifestyle, and we provide some suggestions below.Why What You Eat Impacts Your Oral HealthEverything you eat and drink comes into contact with the bacteria that live in your mouth. When you don’t get rid of the bacteria by brushing, it turns into plaque. ...

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The Complex Causes of Cavities

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If you’re like most adults, you have probably had at least one cavity in your life. Getting a filling is no fun, though, so you might be wondering how you can avoid this common dental problem.The dental cavity problem is a complex one that occurs in multiple stages. If left unchecked, cavities will continue to grow, spreading deeper into the tooth. Without a filling to stop the decay, you can end up losing your tooth.One way for Wilmington residents to avoid dental cavities is to stay current with twice yearly visits to the dentist.How cavities developThe cause of cavities is a complex process that starts with plaque that builds up ...

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Root Canals: 4 Steps to a Healthy Tooth

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Root canals are undoubtedly one of the most feared dental procedures in Wilmington, DE. With today’s modern dentistry, however, root canals are straightforward treatments that are no more complicated than getting a common filling. And the best news about root canals? It means your infected tooth can be saved and made healthy again.If you’re suffering from a toothache and fearing you need a root canal, don’t put off a call to the dentist. A root canal will end your toothache pain, and it will preserve the health of your tooth. Call today!The Root Canal ProcedureStep 1: The first step in a root canal procedure is to deliver a local anesthetic ...

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A Checklist for Proper Flossing

Most of us know the recommendation from our dentist about flossing at least once each day. The truth is, however, that few people are heeding this advice. There are some estimates that as few as 30 percent of Americans floss every day—and as many as 32 percent say they never floss, according to an article in US News & World Report.The reasons for flossing are simple: Your toothbrush simply cannot reach in between teeth to get rid of any food particles that might be stuck there. Flossing also aids in removing plaque that has started to build up between teeth and under the gum line. The bottom line is ...

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Do You Believe These Misconceptions about Dental Implants?

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How much do you think you know about dental implants? A group of researchers recently conducted a study to learn about general public awareness and knowledge about implant treatment.The purpose of the study, published recently in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was to identify misconceptions about dental implants. Two groups of patients at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry were studied – the first was at the school for dental implant placement, the second was seeking general dental treatment.Those patients preparing for dental implants were, of course, more knowledgeable than those who were not. The study proves that there is still a lot of misunderstanding about ...

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Does Breastfeeding Help with Properly Aligned Teeth?

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A study reported in the Journal of the American Dental Association (August 2017) suggests that optimal breast-feeding (at least one year) may prevent malocclusion among children with primary dentition. In the study, children who were breast-fed were less likely to develop a class II canine relationship (retruded bite,) a posterior crossbite (upper and lower jaws are not in alignment), and an anterior open bite (front teeth in lower and upper teeth do not contact.) The study clarifies that this does not mean that future alignment problems can arise. Still, it is worth noting that breast-feeding can give your child a great orthodontic beginning.It is important to note that when a ...

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