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Allentown PA Dentist Blog

Apr
29

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition that is characterized by the obstruction of airways. When you fall asleep, the soft tissues that are found in airways relax involuntarily, becoming smaller. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing is obstructed by…

Mar
19

Teeth Grinding: What It Is and How to Stop It

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common condition that can occur at any age. Adults may unconsciously clench or grind their teeth when awake or asleep, and 10% of all adults have been diagnosed with bruxism. Children are…

Feb
28

Things to Know About Dental Implants

Until just recently there weren’t many options to replace lost permanent teeth. Bridges and dentures were the only viable methods used to restore your smile. While serviceable, both methods require daily maintenance and upkeep without the full functionality and feel…

Jan
03

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are used when necessary to restore the health and comfort to the bite and smile. While there are other reasons for tooth extractions, the two top reasons are due to damaged or decayed teeth. Also, if teeth are not…

Dec
20

Root Canal Procedure

What is a root canal? A root canal is a procedure designed to remove infected tissue from the pulp of the tooth. When minor tooth decay is left untreated, the inner pulp of the tooth becomes infected; this causes the…

Nov
28

Combatting Dental Fear

Are you avoiding routine dental checkups because of dental fear? Maybe your dental fear began when you were a child. Perhaps your very first dental visit didn’t go well, or maybe you experienced some anxiety or pain. It could be that you…