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Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Wilmington, DE


What Happens with Nutrition Counseling from Your Dentist?

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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?

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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.

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Dental Bonding – A Simple Solution for Several Problems

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If you have gaps or spaces between your teeth, dental bonding can offer a great option for improving your smile's appearance. Cosmetic bonding is a procedure you can get from your Wilmington, DE dentist, and it can fix a number of problems with your teeth.

Most Common Uses for Cosmetic Bonding

Made from the same material as the composite resin used for tooth-colored fillings, bonding is used to fix the following dental issues:

  • To close a space between teeth
  • To give teeth a longer appearance
  • To fix a misshapen tooth
  • To repair a tooth that is cracked or chipped
  • To improve the appearance of a tooth that is discolored

It can also be used to protect the tooth ...

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A Front Dark Tooth - What to Do?

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A front dark tooth (central incisor) is unsightly and unacceptable to anyone who cares about their smile.The challenge is to make the tooth look white again and match the adjacent teeth.  Bleaching the tooth will not necessarily achieve both effects. A porcelain veneer can be a very effective solution but special techniques are required to prevent the darkness from showing through the translucent veneer.  Porcelain crowns can completely block the dark color of the tooth and can achieve a more precise color match with your adjacent incisor - very important for that perfect smile you are trying to achieve

Questions About Discolored Teeth? Call Your Wilmington Dentist

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