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Gum Recession: Minimizing Your Risks

  THE EXPRESSION “getting long in the tooth” refers to gum recession, but this oral health problem isn’t necessarily connected to age. Gum recession is when the edge of the gingival tissue moves away from the crown of the tooth, exposing the root. The reason we tend to think of it as an age-related problem is that it […]

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You’ll Be Smiling Again With Dental Implants

TOOTH DECAY, ACCIDENTS, and sports-related injuries are a few of the most common causes of tooth loss, but thanks to modern dentistry, we don’t need to live with a gap in our smiles. Among the most effective ways to fill in the gaps are dental implants. Implants Versus False Teeth Dentures (whether partial or full) are […]

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Daily Habits That Harm Our Teeth

OUR TOOTH ENAMEL holds the distinction of being the hardest substance in our bodies — even harder than bone! But don’t take that to mean our teeth are invincible. As hard as enamel is, it’s also somewhat brittle, so we should be careful to avoid daily habits that attack that weak point. Two of the most […]

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Can children be at risk for developing periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is rarely found in children, and only sometimes found in adolescents. However, children should still learn the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy to prevent periodontal disease in the future. Children should brush their teeth twice a day and learn how to floss properly- if children learn how to floss at […]

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What Are Those White Spots On My Teeth?

THERE ARE A LOT of things that can leave stains on our teeth, and stains can come in many different colors. You could see yellow stains, brown stains, or even the temporary stain from eating brightly colored candy, but what about when the stain is white? Where do those white spots come from, and is there […]

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Preparing For Your Dental Implant Evaluation? Your Periodontist Checklist.

Preparing for your implant evaluation can be a little nerve racking. On one hand, you want to restore your smile and bring back your confidence. On the other hand, you may be worried about a number of things, like the cost involved or fear and uncertainty surrounding the procedure. Knowing that you’ve chosen the right […]

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I Want My Smile Back – Dental Implants and What You Should Know

Smiles are amazing, a smile can make someone feel better when they see it. A smile can put a person at ease or make them feel a little more cheery. Simply put, smiles attract smiles because they’re contagious. So it’s understandable when people begin to feel less confident in their smile when they’re missing a […]

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I Have A Broken Tooth – What’s The Worst That Can Happen

If you’re experiencing a nagging pain in your jaw, that may be the least of your worries if you allow a broken tooth to go unchecked. It can appear in different forms and have various symptoms. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t neglect it. Take immediate action.

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Symptoms Of A Broken Tooth And The Next Steps

Even if you maintain excellent hygiene, you’re still not immune to a crack, chip or break. In this article, we are going to discuss the symptoms of a broken tooth and what you can do next.

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Tooth Extraction: Obituary for a Tooth

Tooth Extraction in Ft. Lauderdale: Obituary for a Tooth This article discusses some of the reasons why teeth sometimes need to be extracted: decay, gum disease and accidental trauma. Tooth extraction is sometimes inescapably necessary. There comes a time in everyone’s life when it is time to say goodbye to a tooth. Whether it was […]

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Understanding the Challenges of Removable Dentures

Understanding the Challenges of Removable Dentures This article describes the various challenges and disadvantages of relying upon removable dentures or ‘false teeth’ as a tooth replacement solution. Remember when your grandfather’s removable dentures were the source of much hilarity amongst you and your brothers and sisters? How the tables have turned! Now, as you enter […]

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What Smoking Does to Your Oral Health, PART 4

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 4 This four-part article series explores the connection between tobacco-use and the health, aesthetics and longevity of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. It has been the goal of this four-part article series to provide more information on the relationship between tobacco-use and your […]

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Quit Smoking – For Your Oral Health, PART 3

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 3 This four-part article series explores the connection between tobacco-use and the health, aesthetics and longevity of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. In the previous two article posts, we explored the many terrible effects of tobacco-use upon one’s oral health, from bad breath […]

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Smoking and Oral Health, PART 2

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 2 This four-part article series explores the connection between tobacco-use and the health, aesthetics and longevity of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. In our previous article installment, we began this four-part series by discussing some of the effects of tobacco-use (both chewing and […]

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The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 1

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 1 This four-part article series explores the connection between tobacco-use and the health, aesthetics and longevity of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. As little as 30 years ago, the link between cigarette or cigar smoking and the health of the body was only […]

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Preventing Tooth Decay Starts NOW!

Preventing Tooth Loss Starts NOW! This article explains the importance of oral health and hygiene in the prevention of tooth loss caused by bacterial infection and tooth decay.   Too many people take their teeth for granted. As strong and invulnerable as your pearly whites may seem, they simply cannot withstand decades of neglect. A […]

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When it’s time to see the Dental Implants Dentist 

When it’s time to see the Dental Implants Dentist   The Dental Implants Introduction You have one set of permanent adult teeth, unfortunately few people truly understand how precious a gift this is. Just a few decades of over-indulgence and bad habits can leave you with deteriorating oral health. Are there any noticeable gaps in your smile? […]

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Helping Yourself Heal

Helping Yourself Heal Description: Growth factors, from your own blood, enable our patients to have better healing and less discomfort from our procedures.

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Options for Denture Wearers  

Options for Denture Wearers Dental implants can be utilized to stabilize loose dentures. Some patients can have their loose dentures converted to a fixed, non-removable prosthesis in as little as one day!

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Gum Disease FAQ

Gum Disease FAQ, In this article, will be addressing questions relating to treatment and gum surgery costs. Armed with a better understanding of what the treatment options for gum disease are, it is hoped that patients presenting with some form or stage of this terrible oral affliction will do what it takes to see their […]

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Periodontal Gum Disease FAQ PART 3

Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Disease! PART 4 This article, part 4 of 4, presents a number of questions that are frequently asked by patients about periodontal gum disease. This dentist has used this four-part FAQ series to spread a greater understanding of periodontal (gum) disease and the various treatment options available. Since many patients avoid the […]

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Are Your Gums Healthy?

Protect Your Smile with Proper Oral Hygiene   This two-part article series answers frequently asked questions about oral healthcare and hygiene.   In term of oral hygiene, healthy teeth and gums speak volumes about your general health and well-being. Oral conditions, such as periodontal (gum) disease lead to other serious ailments that affect the rest […]

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Oral Hygiene – What you Need to Know; Part 1 of 2

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  This two-part article series answers frequently asked questions about oral healthcare and hygiene. In term of oral hygiene, healthy teeth and gums speak volumes about your general health and well-being. Oral conditions, such as periodontal (gum) disease lead to other serious ailments that affect the rest of the body. These include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, […]

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Gum Disease – FAQ Part 2 of 4; Are you at Risk?

Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Disease! PART 2; Are you at risk? This article, part 2 of 4, presents a number of questions that are frequently asked by patients about periodontal (gum) disease. In our previous article post, we began answering some of the questions most frequently asked by patients about periodontal or gum disease. We […]

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Gum Disease – FAQ PART 1

Gum Disease – FAQ PART 1 This article, part 1 of 4, presents a number of questions that are frequently asked by patients about periodontal (gum) disease. According to statistics released by the Center for Disease Control, an incredible 80% of the population presents with some form or stage of oral bacterial infection! While this […]

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Why Dentists Recommend Dental Implants

Why Dentists Recommend Dental Implants This article explores the benefits and advantages of dental implants over the more traditional tooth replacement technologies; dental bridges and removable dentures.Tooth loss is not something one dwells much on until the day comes that one or more become accidentally knocked out or irreparably damaged or decayed. And according to […]

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Extractions

Extractions  Removal of hopeless teeth is a more simplified and conservative extraction procedure today.

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Sugar’s Many Disguises

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WHEN WE THINK OF SUGARY FOOD, we usually picture things like candy, cake, pie, ice cream, and soda, but there is sugar hiding in many of the foods we buy at the grocery store — even foods we don’t think of as sweet! This is bad news for our oral health, because the harmful bacteria in […]

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What You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth, PART 2

This article, part 2 of 2, presents five interesting facts about oral health and hygiene. In the previous article post, we had a look at two interesting facts you may not have known about your teeth. The first was that sour or acidic food is as detrimental to the enamel of your teeth as a […]

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth, PART 1

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This article, part 1 of 2, presents five interesting facts about teeth, oral health and hygiene.   Your teeth enable you to eat, chew, articulate properly in speech and of course, look dashing when you smile! They go with you wherever you go and they are as attached to you as your belly button is […]

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Your Teeth and Candy

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Your Teeth and Candy This article discusses the various hazards associated with indulging in sweet candies and the habits people should avoid developing. A life without candy for some wouldn’t be a life worth living. And while there is little more delightful than a bright and colorful sugar-rich treat, this kind of indulgence does come […]

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Periodontist and Your General Dentist

Periodontist and your General Dentist https://youtu.be/jNOfsmMw9OI Cooperation between the periodontist and the general restorative dentist provides the best possible care for our patients.

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In Case Of Dental Emergency

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WHEN WE THINK OF an emergency, we probably don’t imagine it could have something to do with our teeth. However, any chip, crack, or toothache should be treated as a priority, because even if they seem like minor issues, they can lead to much worse (and more expensive) problems down the line. Do you know what […]

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Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth. HALLOWEEN IS ONE OF the most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and it’s almost here! This holiday sees kids, teens, and even adults consuming far more sugar than they would any other time, coming in second only to Easter. The problem with this is that sugar is the favorite […]

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The Future Has Arrived! Laser Periodontics, PART 2

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The Future Has Arrived! Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Periodontics, PART 2 This article, part 2 of 2, answers some of the frequently asked questions about the application of laser technology in dentistry. In our previous article post on laser periodontics, we began answering some of the questions that patients frequently ask about the applications […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Dentistry, PART 1

The Future Has Arrived! Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Dentistry, PART 1 This article, part 1 of 2, answers some of the frequently asked questions about the application of laser technology in dentistry. Laser technology, once an exciting prospect for the future, now represents a current field of scientific exploration. Although the idea of harnessing […]

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Stem Save

Stem Save Stem Save – Stem cells can be harvested from extracted baby teeth and adult teeth. These stem cells may be used to treat diseases for you and your family for the rest of your lives.

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Transmissibility

Transmissibility Periodontal diseases and infections can be transmitted from one susceptible person to another.This has been shown between spouses and parent to child. https://youtu.be/d4rK6FYu9mE The post Transmissibility appeared first on Kenneth R. Levine, DDS.

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Sensitive Teeth

Sensitivity Sensitive teeth can be treated with topical medications or even a laser. Some require gum grafting to cover areas of recession.

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Non-Surgical Treatment

Non-Surgical Treatment Not all patients need surgery. Cultures identify specific bacteria in your mouth. Non-surgical treatment can control periodontal disease in many patients.

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Sinus Augmentation and Ridge Augmentation

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Sinus Augmentation and Ridge Augmentation In the upper arch, tooth loss results in bone loss and growth of the sinus. The bone can easily be regenerated through sinus augmentation. This will allow implants to be placed to replace missing teeth.

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Bacteria Removal Techniques

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Bacteria Removal Techniques Bacteria form a sticky colony or biofilm around your teeth. This plaque must be removed on a daily basis.  When saliva, food, and fluids mix, they form bacteria deposits, which collect where the teeth and gums meet.

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Bleeding Gums Can Be A Sign of Gum Disease

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Bleeding Gums Bleeding gums is a sign of inflammation and infection. However, lack of bleeding is not a guarantee that your gums are healthy. Symptoms of Gum Disease The following are symptoms of gum disease. If you are experiencing any of the these symptoms, you should see Dr. Levine for a comprehensive examination to find out […]

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Sedation Dentistry: Dental Dreamscape

Sedation Dentistry: Dental Dreamscape  This article describes how gentle sedation can be used to completely transform a patient’s experience in the dentist’s chair. For countless people around the world, that six-month appointment with the dentist is a calendar event marked by great trepidation, anxiety and (in rare cases) bed-wetting. So pervasive is a fear of […]

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Dental Pockets

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Dental Pockets A dental pocket is a space between the gum and the bone. As infection progresses, more bone is lost, teeth loosen and may be lost.

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Skilled Functional Crown Lengthening

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Crown Lengthening The crown of a tooth is the visible part of the tooth that shows above the gumline. Sometimes, some of the gum and bone tissue around the tooth needs to be removed so that other procedures, such as placing a dental crown or filling a cavity, can be performed. This procedure is known […]

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Halitosis and Smoking

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Halitosis and Smoking  Halitosis, or bad breath, is caused primarily by bacteria on the back of your tongue.

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Periodontal Diseases and Medical Disease

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Periodontal Diseases and Medical Disease Periodontal Diseases have been shown to have a strong correlation with many medical conditions and diseases. Correction of the Periodontal diseases may lessen the severity of the medical conditions. Not correcting the periodontal problems can result in increased severity and occurrence of some medical problems.

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The Importance of Regular Dental Exams

The Importance of Regular Dental Exams  This article explains the importance of receiving regular (bi-annual) professional oral health and hygiene care. Regular dental exams  are an integral part of proper healthcare. In your childhood and early adulthood, healthy teeth and gums may seem like a given, but the toll of the years can become visible, not […]

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Teeth Cleaning: Under the Microscope

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Teeth Cleaning: Under the Microscope A regular professional teeth cleaning is as important to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile as twice daily brushing and flossing and bi-annual visits to the dentist. You may think that you do a good job of keeping your pearly whites, well, pearly white, but there are just too many hard-to-reach […]

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A Implant Replaces The Root of Missing Teeth

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Dental Implant Explanation A dental implant replaces the root of missing teeth. Today, all patients are candidates to replace one, some or all of your teeth using dental implants.  

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Oral Cancer Screening: Prevention Better than Cure!

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Oral Cancer Screening: Prevention Better than Cure! This article describes the importance of regular oral cancer screenings, what the examination itself involves and what patients can expect should anything suspicious be identified. With all the devastating news and statistics about breast, stomach, colon, pancreatic, bone marrow and prostate cancer, it can be quite easy to […]

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Dental Implants since 1985

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Dental Implants Dr. Levine has been placing dental implants since 1985. In addition to periodontal training, he has earned extensive postgraduate certifications from several of the most renowned implant training institutes in the United States, including the Misch International Implant Institute and the Pikos Institute. He has also received extensive instruction from three of the […]

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Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy Laser therapy for surgery with little or no discomfort, swelling or bleeding. Many times this can be accomplished with no anesthesia, no needles, no scalpel and no stitches.

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Gum Recession

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Gum Recession  Gum recession is not only a cosmetic or aesthetic problem. It is a reflection of bone loss which is completely reversible.

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Tooth Extraction – What to Expect

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What to Expect from a Tooth Extraction This article explores tooth extraction; why it is sometimes necessary and why it certainly isn’t a procedure to be feared and avoided. “Say Ahhh!” Yeah right, it sound so easy. Like saying “Ahhh” is simply a matter of opening your mouth and forcing the air up from your […]

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Children as Periodontal Patients

Children as Periodontal Patients Children have very special periodontal needs. They can have a gummy smile, or too much gum. There can be muscle pulls or even too little gum. Many of these corrections can be made with our Laser. Children who are tongue tied can have a correction accomplished with the Laser.

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Keeping Your Winning Summertime Smile!

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Keeping Your Winning Summertime Smile! Keeping Your Winning Summertime Smile! This article describes how our oral health can take a backseat in summer, when the heat of the day calls for serious ice-cream and cold cola therapy.   Summer is upon us and for most people, this means digging out the swimming trunks, skimpy gear […]

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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting Tooth loss results in bone loss in the jaw. This lost bone can be rebuilt.

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Lack of Pain from Disease or Treatment

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Lack of Pain from Disease or Treatment  Lack of pain does not mean that you are free of disease or infection. Treatment is not painful.

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April Is National Oral Cancer Month

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Oral Cancer Screening April Is National Oral Cancer Month. This article addresses some of the questions frequently asked about oral cancer screenings: what they are, how often they need to be done, what the risk factors are and what happens should the dentist find anything abnormal. Get out those calendars! An oral cancer screening is one of […]

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About Oral Cancer

About Oral Cancer  This article takes a look at the causes, symptoms and treatment of Oral Cancers affecting the lips, tongue, cheek lining, palate and gingiva. No other word in the medical dictionary strikes fear quite like ‘cancer’ does. Well, perhaps with the exception of the Ebola virus. But when you consider that one in […]

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Assessing Your Risk of Periodontal Disease

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Assessing Your Risk of Periodontal Disease This article, part 1 of 2, provides a questionnaire to aid in the identification of people who are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Periodontal dentistry is the dental field dedicated to the elimination of disease-causing bacteria in the oral cavity, with special emphasis upon the health […]

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Advice for Tooth Grinders

Advice for Tooth Grinders  This article provides professional treatment advice for people who suffer from Bruxism; sub-conscious teeth grinding that is generally a result of stress. Teeth grinding. You may be completely unaware that you do it, but it could lead to the very early demise of your pearly whites!  Bruxism, as the condition is […]

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Cosmetic Gum Dentistry, Part 2

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FAQ’s About Gum Cosmetic Dentistry, Part 2   This article, part 2 of 2, explores some of the questions frequently asked about the variety of cosmetic procedures that focus upon the aesthetics of the soft tissues surrounding the teeth; the gums. In our previous article post, we began answering some of the questions Dr. Levine is […]

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FAQ’s About Gum Cosmetic Dentistry, Part 1

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FAQ’s About Gum Cosmetic Dentistry, PART 1 This article, part 1 of 2, explores some of the questions frequently asked about the variety of cosmetic procedures that focus upon the aesthetics of the soft tissues surrounding the teeth; the gums.  When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, most patients think about teeth bleaching, porcelain veneers and dental […]

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The Signs and Symptoms of an Oral Bacterial Infection

The Signs and Symptoms of an Oral Bacterial Infection This article provides an overview of the symptom progression of an oral bacterial infection, from its initial stages as gingivitis to the acute and advanced condition called periodontitis. If you accidentally cut your finger and a day or two later it is throbbing, red, inflamed and […]

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Free Dental Exams: The Best Things in Life ARE Free!

Free Dental Exams: The Best Things in Life ARE Free! This article emphasizes the importance of regular professional oral healthcare and how free dental exams enable patients of all financial means to receive this attention. Money, money, money, money! Some will argue that it has too great a hold on our everyday lives, decisions and […]

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About Cosmetic Gum Surgery

About Cosmetic Gum Surgery This article describes how gum cosmetic surgery can be used to greatly improve the quality of one’s smile. When one talks about cosmetic surgery, one imagines an improvement in the appearance of one’s teeth or perhaps even the alignment of the jaw; but cosmetic gum surgery? The gums play an integral role […]

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Bad Breath: Social Suicide!

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Bad Breath: Social Suicide! This article describes the factors that can cause bad breath and what those who suffer from it can do to improve their oral health. Bad breath… it can ruin a personal relationship, earn you nicknames that stick for a lifetime and alienate you from your work colleagues. No matter how friendly, […]

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Frequent Flyers? Here’s Some Important Dental Advice

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Frequent Flyers? Here’s Some Important Dental Advice This article describes some of the oral health and hygiene risks that face frequent flyers and travelers. It then goes on to provide recommendations. Travelling long distances can take quite a toll on your body. There’s the difference in local time that you need to adjust to, a […]

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How Stress Could Be Destroying Your Smile!

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How Stress Could Be Destroying Your Smile!   This article describes the various physical manifestations of stress and its direct impact upon the quality of a patient’s smile. Could stress be destroying your smile? According to professionals in dentistry, it could be! Stress, anxiety and the build-up of all those daily deadlines and responsibilities have been […]

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Golden Advice for Healthy Teeth and Gums

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Golden Advice for Healthy Teeth and Gums   This article discusses gum disease and how it can be prevented by following five simple rules and lifestyle choices. When it comes to oral health care, the focus can lie pretty heavily upon the aesthetics of one’s teeth. But the dentist will tell you that there are really […]

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The Truth About Dental Implants

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The Truth About Dental Implants   This article describes dental implants as being the most sophisticated method for teeth replacement, but one that could never rival a full set of natural healthy teeth. There are currently tens of thousands of successfully treated patients that are testament to the fact that dental implants offer the best solution […]

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The Mystery of Loose Denture Unraveled

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The Mystery of Loose Denture Unraveled   This article describes how bone atrophy in the jaw results in the need for denture refitting every few years or so. It then goes on to explain that dental implants offer a superior tooth replacement solution. Loose dentures can create a world of misery for those who are […]

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Periodontal Disease: The Connection Between Mouth and Heart

Periodontal Disease: The Connection Between Mouth and Heart   This article explores the importance of good oral health and hygiene in the prevention of bacterial infection that affects both the oral cavity and the other vital organs in the body. Medical studies have revealed a strong link to exist between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease. […]

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Dealing with Bad Breath: Breath Mints Just Won’t Cut It

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Dealing with Bad Breath: When Breath Mints Just Won’t Cut It Bad Breathe: the primary causes behind chronic bad breath and what  you can do to eliminate it.  Bad breath is a make-or-break curse that can render even the most beautiful woman or handsome man decidedly unattractive. It is perhaps the most potent of social […]

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Keeping the Tooth-Fairy at Bay

Keeping the Tooth-Fairy at Bay This article describes the various reasons why people do not visit the dentist as regularly as they should. It then goes on to describe the importance of taking one’s oral health seriously. The dentist is – put very simply – the professional who is going to help you keep your original teeth […]

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Dealing with Troublesome Gums

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Dealing with Troublesome Gums   This article focuses upon the cosmetic procedures designed to improve smile aesthetic as a result of gums that have either encroached or retreated from the crowns of the teeth. Most of us associate the cosmetic dentist with more commonly known aesthetic treatments and procedures such as teeth bleaching, porcelain veneers and […]

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Tooth Sensitivity: Ask the Dentist

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Ask the Dentist: About Tooth Sensitivity This article explores tooth sensitivity and the various causes behind it, first by understanding the general anatomy of a tooth. The dentist is frequently asked about tooth sensitivity; what causes it and what we can do to eliminate it. After all, a life without hot coffee and cold ice-cream […]

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Myths About Periodontal Disease

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Myths About Periodontal Disease               This article discusses some of the common myths surrounding Periodontal Disease, from bleeding gums to the necessity of flossing daily. According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), a staggering three out of four people in the United States present with some form or […]

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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy  Supportive periodontal therapy, or recall, is essential to maintain your oral health after treatment. We do an oral cancer screening examination at each appointment. Dr. Levine examines each patient at every appointment.

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How to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 4

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15 Ways to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 4 This article, the final installment of a four-part series, examines 15 common habits and behaviors that could lead to the early demise of your pearly whites. A Brief Recap: This four-part article series has taken a look at 15 different bad habits and behaviors that could wreck […]

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Destroying Your Teeth, PART 3

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15 Ways to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 3 This article, part three of a four-part series, examines 15 common habits and behaviors that could lead to the early demise of your pearly whites. The Dentist in Fort Lauderdale: A Brief Recap This four-part article post takes a look at the top 15 bad habits and […]

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15 Ways to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 2

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15 Ways to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 2 This article, part two of a four-part series, examines 15 common habits and behaviors that could lead to the early demise of your pearly whites. A Brief Recap  This four-part article post takes a look at the top 15 bad habits and behaviors that could wreck your dental […]

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How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

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NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH. Diabetes can have a serious impact on your oral health.  The American Diabetes Association estimates that 23.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes (whether it be type 1, type 2, or gestational). At least another 7 million remain undiagnosed, and that doesn’t include the additional millions who are considered pre-diabetic. But what does diabetes […]

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15 Ways to Damage Your Teeth, PART 1

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15 Ways to Damage Your Teeth, PART 1 This article, part one of a four-part series, examines 15 common habits and behaviors that could lead to the early demise of your pearly whites. While it is human nature to focus upon the aesthetic aspect of any physical feature, one mustn’t forget that the teeth are tools […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing Gum Disease

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Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing Gum Disease A comprehensive guide to preventing gum disease; a chronic and acute oral bacterial infection of the gums and jawbone.  Your smile is one of your most important physical assets. It speaks volumes about your complex array of emotions and is responsible for forging relationships, sealing emotional deals and putting […]

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The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

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WE OFTEN GET THE QUESTION from our patients, “What’s the difference between plaque and tartar?” Many people think they are the same thing. There is an important difference between the two, however, and it can help explain just why a daily oral hygiene routine is so crucial, as well as periodic visits to your dentist. What […]

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Continuing Education Seminar for Carestream Technology

Dr. Levine is not only an experienced dentist he also is a provider of continuing education credit for dentists practicing in Florida. Dentists and other dental professionals need to obtain continuing education credits throughout their career in order to maintain awareness of new technology and information. On March 31st Dr. Levine hosted a seminar for local […]

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Is there a link between oral cancer and HPV?

New information conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has detected a link between HPV and oral cancer. When the HPV strain was found with the oral cavity the patients had a 22% higher likelihood of having oral cancer. There was also information showing that the HPV strain also contributed to other types of cancer […]

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Anxiety at the Dental Office

“I have to tell you, Not sure how you’ve accomplished taking away one of Ciro’s largest fears in life, but you have. You’re the best dentist a person that fears them like I do, could have. Hands down, second to none. Absolutely no pain or discomfort, thanks to my dentist & great friend, Dr. Kenneth […]

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We save teeth and implants!

WE SAVE TEETH AND IMPLANTS Teeth and implants can be lost because of inflammation and resulting bone loss!  The same process can affect both. The first case shows a lower molar which had defects and probings between 10-15mm.  The defect was debrided with our laser and then grafted with bone and growth factors, PRP/PPP and […]

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Friday Dental Focus

Nervous or anxious about going to the dentist?  Maybe you have been putting off your dental visit for years, or even decades.  Dr. Levine serves as a “quarterback” with a community dentists to guide our patients towards optimal oral health. Call us today to schedule your complimentary evaluation, which includes digital images and a treatment […]

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month Did you know that approximately 1 person dies EVERY HOUR from oral cancer? That’s 43,250 Americans in one year, making it more deadly than breast cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer. Exposure to the HPV-16 and HPV-18 viruses (human papilloma virus) are the fastest growing risk factors for […]

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Laser Dentistry for All Ages

Laser Dentistry for All Ages Our practice has been using a dental laser for over 10 years. It has helped Dr. Levine perform high quality, gentle dental care for many patients. The laser can be used for a wide variety of treatments, from cosmetic gum procedures to lingual & labial frenectomies on infants, children, and […]

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The Aging Smile

It is important for our patients to understand that dental diseases, both decay and periodontal disease, can have a devastating effect not only on their dental health but also their medical health and appearance. Untreated periodontal disease and not replacing missing teeth, could cause physical, emotional and aesthetic changes for our patients. As the disease […]

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Patient Appreciation Program

Introducing our first Patient Appreciation Program! Beginning Monday, February 2nd, until May 31st, 2015. See the details below for your chance to win a GoPro camera!

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Smile…It’s a New Year!

Modern dental medicines & technologies allow us to offer our patients optimal care, with little to no discomfort. What’s new for 2015 that will allow us to continue to provide the best possible care of our patients? Our cone beam CT provides us with the ultimate precision for diagnosis, treatment planning, periodontal surgery, bone grafting, […]

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Use it or Lose it!

As we quickly approach the new year, many of you are focusing on choosing or renewing your health care plans for 2015. We know this could be a stressful process, but don’t disregard your dental insurance. Have you used all of your benefits before they expire at the end of 2014? There are a few […]

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