Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Blog

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Reasons You Need to Floss

You are undoubtedly aware of the need to floss. Even if you don’t think about it on a daily basis, you certainly do when the time comes to sit in the dental chair. Just in case you didn’t know, your dentist and hygienist can tell if flossing is a priority even without asking. Also, it… [Read more]

Dental Bridges

A Bridge Not Too Far

If you’re missing a tooth or a few teeth, you have two basic options for filling the gap. Dr. Marshall’s first choice is a dental implant to replace every missing tooth, as implants are the strongest option and they function exactly as your natural teeth did before. But a less involved way to “bridge” the… [Read more]

Gum Disease

Gum Disease and You

Gum disease is something you don’t want any part of. If allowed to progress it can result in the loss of teeth and the deterioration of your jawbone. Because it sneaks up gradually, many people don’t know they have it. Gum disease, clinically called periodontitis or periodontal disease, affects the periodontum, the structures that support… [Read more]

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Staying On the Cutting Edge of Technology

Technology is rapidly changing our lives and it’s no different in the dental world. Some dentists are resistant to change, however, and are slow to adopt some of these new tools. In stark contrast is the practice of Dr. Marshall. She fully believes in the advantages that new technology brings to her patients. Here is… [Read more]

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Zoom! Your Way to Whiter Teeth

Everyone would like to have bright white teeth, but morning coffee and that evening glass or two of red wine have a different idea. They leave your teeth stained, plus the yellowing that comes with natural aging plays a part. But Dr. Marshall offers the Zoom! Tooth Whitening System to make your smile bright and… [Read more]

Should I Get Dental Implants?

In Philadelphia, dental implants have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to replace a missing or badly damaged tooth. For most people, dental implants are the best substitute available for this common dental problem, but they are also a serious commitment. How can you be sure dental implants are right for you?… [Read more]

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Giving Your Teeth the Sci-Fi Treatment with Lasers

When thinking about lasers, what usually comes to mind is a stormtrooper on Tatooine or some other Stars Wars scene. But lasers are earning a place in high-tech dentist offices like Dr. Marshall’s, right alongside the drills and the digital x-ray machines. It’s called laser dentistry, and there isn’t a Wookie in sight. Lasers have… [Read more]

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Gingivitis Beyond the Listerine Commercials

Gingivitis. Everyone’s heard that term, but when most Americans can’t name a single Supreme Court judge, do you think they could really tell you what gingivitis is? In reality, people being at all familiar with the term is probably more due to the ad budget of Listerine than knowledge of dental health. But Dr. Marshall… [Read more]

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