Dr. Mark C. Gladnick, DDS
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Wilmington, DE
 
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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Why Visiting the Dentist Is an Important Part of Staying Healthy

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 ExaminationsTooth DecayWhen 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.If you have a cavity in your ...

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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.Could ...

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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 BondingMade 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 teethTo give teeth a longer appearanceTo fix a misshapen toothTo repair a tooth that is cracked or chippedTo improve the appearance of a tooth that is discoloredIt 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 achieveQuestions About Discolored Teeth? Call Your Wilmington DentistThe best way to know what ...

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Don't Cover Up Bad Breath - Solve It Instead!

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Nobody wants to have bad breath, but rather than simply cover it up, it’s best to get to the cause of bad breath. First, however, you should talk with your Wilmington dentist if you have persistent bad breath that lingers because it might indicate a more severe problem.You can also try the following approaches:Stay On Top of Your Oral HealthIf you are not already brushing and flossing regularly, you should be. If you develop tooth decay or gum disease, those can both be underlying causes of unpleasant breath. You should also visit your dentist twice each year for an examination and professional cleaning.Be sure to keep your tongue clean as ...

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