Avoiding and Treating Gum Disease

by Hyo Lim

Gum disease—one of the most common oral diseases in the world—is caused by the infection of the gum tissues by bacteria and other pathogens. Even in this country, with the ready access to dental care and oral hygiene products, gum disease affects a majority of the population. The reason for this situation is that in the beginning stages there may be no noticeable symptoms. However, periodontal disease—the medical term for gum disease—left unchecked and untreated, can lead to pain, impaired oral function and possible problems in other parts of the body. A brief discussion of this common disease and the current treatment options may help reduce the fairly high risk.
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Taking the Fear Out of Dental Visits

by Michelle Bense and Alyssa Capel

dr. beth skovron headshotDr. Beth Skovron of Heritage Dental, in Montgomeryville, opened her practice in 2005 with a clear focus: taking the dread out of dental visits. Having worked alongside other dentists for 10 years prior to starting her own business, she saw a need for a place where patients felt comfortable. “My whole idea was to create a relaxing environment to take the edge off of going to the dentist,” she says.

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Replacing Full-Mouth Dental X-Rays with Low-Radiation 3D Scans

Dr. Beth Skovron now offers low-radiation 3D scans at her dental practice, Heritage Dental. The state-of-the-art technology called the GALILEOS® 3D Dental Conebeam provides a 3D rendering of the head and neck area to assess those areas, using the lowest radiation level possible.

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Overcoming Dental Fear with Dr. DiGiallorenzo

by Phil Gutis

Just as a house can’t be built on an unstable foundation, good overall health cannot be achieved if a part of the body is diseased. This is particularly true when it comes to oral health, and is the reason the professionals at the Lanap & Implant Center of Pennsylvania take a whole-body, holistic approach to dental treatment.

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