Dr. Mark C. Gladnick, DDS Dr. Jason M. Justison, DMD
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Wilmington, DE


Do You Know the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?

People often use the terms “plaque” and “tartar” interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. There is an important distinction between the two, and defining them correctly should help people to realize why daily oral hygiene is so important. It’s also crucial to make two trips to the dentist each year for examinations and cleanings.

If you are looking for a family dentist in Wilmington, Dr. Mark C. Gladnick and Dr. Jason M. Justison are accepting new patients. We invite you to give us a call!

Plaque Versus Tartar: How Are They Different?


Plaque is a sticky substance that builds up on your teeth and is loaded with bacteria. It tends to ...

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What's Behind This Bad Taste in My Mouth?

Most of us have experienced a bad taste in our mouths from time to time, often caused by eating food such as garlic or drinking alcoholic beverages. But sometimes the bad taste can be the result of a medical or dental issue.

How do you know when it’s fine to ride it out or time to see your dentist in Wilmington? If you can’t brush away the taste with a toothbrush or rinse it away with mouthwash, you might want to talk to your healthcare provider.

What Kind of Bad Taste?

There are different types of bad tastes you can get in your mouth, including bitter, metallic, salty, overly sweet, and so forth.

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What Happens with Nutrition Counseling from Your Dentist?

Nutrition Help in Wilmington and Pike Creek

Many people might be surprised when they hear about nutrition counseling that is associated with your dental care. But when you think about it, the foods we eat and the beverages we drink can have a huge impact on our overall health—and especially on oral health. The is why your Pike Creek dentist, Dr. Mark Gladnick, offers nutrition counseling to patients.

How What You Eat Can Derail Your Oral Health

If you are diligent about brushing and flossing, but you are still developing cavities or other issues every time you go to the dentist, it might be time to take a look at what you are putting in your mouth on a ...

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Why Visiting the Dentist Is an Important Part of Staying Healthy

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Although most people tend to separate oral health from overall health, there is a strong connection between the two. Taking care of your teeth is essential not just to keep your smile white and bright, but because your dental health can be an indicator of other things happening with your overall health.

If you haven’t visited your Wilmington, DE dentist in a while, here are some reasons why you need to make an appointment for an examination and cleaning.

The Health Benefits of Regular Cleanings and Examinations

Tooth Decay

When you go to the dentist regularly, tooth decay can be spotted while it is still small and easy to fix with a simple filling. ...

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Save Your Teeth by Getting...a Manicure??

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Nail biting is a bad habit, and people do it for many reasons, including addiction, nerves, and boredom to name a few. Although it is considered unpleasant in general, it can also have serious consequences on oral health, but this is rarely addressed. Biting one’s fingernails can have an impact on both the upper and lower teeth, and even strong tooth enamel is not immune to the constant pressure from nail-biting. Teeth can eventually become chipped or fractured from this habit.

The habit is also unsanitary because there are so many germs that exist on your hands and under fingernails, so there is a high probability of developing an illness from ...

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How Do Teeth Die?

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It’s not always easy to tell if a tooth is dead or not. Sometimes there is pain associated with a dead tooth, but often there is not. In general, a dead tooth will change in color as the red blood cells in the tooth root die off. Your tooth will eventually become grey or black.

The only way to know for sure if a tooth is dead is to visit your Wilmington, DE dentist. Dr. Mark Gladnick can assess your tooth and also advise you on the best options for treatment.

How Do Teeth Die?

There are usually two reasons a tooth dies: tooth decay or trauma.

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Unexplained Headaches and Neck Aches?

TMJ Dentist in Pike Creek

Do you ever awaken with a headache or neck ache for no apparent reason?  Your problem may be rooted in a misalignment of your upper and lower jaws.  This can result in a temporomandibular (TMD) dysfunction. Other symptoms can include popping and clicking of the joints located in front of each ear, stiff muscles in the face and neck and difficulty in opening or closing your mouth.  The cause can be damage to your TMD joint, a complex ball and socket joint with a disc in between the bones that acts like a shock absorber. Grinding, clenching, poor posture, traumatic injury, or even poor posture can affect the TMD joint.

Could ...

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