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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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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Eliminating Aphthous Ulcers

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What are Aphthous UlcersAphthous ulcers, commonly known as canker sores, are noted for being quite painful, particularly when eating, drinking, or brushing teeth. These ulcers can be caused by a variety of factors such as stress, injury or hormonal changes. But for the most part, happen for no apparent reason.A study reported in the Journal of the American Dental Association (August 2017) suggests that, in some patients, discontinuing cow's milk protein eliminates the occurrence of these troublesome mouth sores. Two children, both with five-year histories of recurrent aphthous ulcers, reported being ulcer free after eliminating cow's milk protein from their diets.Although this study only addresses two patients, and we ...

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Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

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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 ...

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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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