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June 9, 2021

How Soon Before an Event Should I Whiten My Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 11:32 am
young woman looking at her teeth in a mirror

With summer in full swing and more businesses opening back up, the next few months of your calendar are probably filled with weddings, graduations, vacations, job interviews, and other special events. As excited as you are for these occasions, part of you feels self-conscious about your stained teeth. Maybe you’ve looked into professional teeth whitening in order to boost your confidence this summer. However, you might be wondering, “How soon before an event should I whiten my teeth?” Read on to find out!

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May 27, 2021

What is Diastema and How Can I Fix It?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 8:35 pm

Woman with gap between front teethWhen you look in the mirror, do you see a space between your teeth? A gap between front teeth is called a diastema. Although it isn’t harmful, it can be a source of embarrassment for many adults. If the space didn’t close after your permanent teeth erupted, you don’t need to feel insecure about your appearance any longer. Your cosmetic dentist offers the solutions you need for an attractive smile.

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April 22, 2021

How to Fix Your Teeth on a Budget

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 11:32 pm
Woman after cosmetic dentistry

Are you looking to enhance your smile? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a smile that you aren’t proud to show off. There are all sorts of different cosmetic dental procedures out there intended to help patients to feel more confident about their appearance. However, you may be worrying about the cost. The truth is that there are many affordable treatments out there and multiple dental financing options are available. Continue reading to learn more.

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February 13, 2021

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Contribute to a Successful Career?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 2:13 pm
woman receiving cosmetic dental treatments in State College

If there’s one trait that people will remember about you, it’s your smile. The more attractive it is, the more positive impression you’ll make. When you’re looking to advance your career, can a nice smile be of help? Continue reading to learn how cosmetic dental treatments in State College can help land your dream job!

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January 4, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions that Can Help Improve Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 6:31 pm
Woman standing outside in the snow wearing a winter hat and smiling

The new year may have already begun, and but it’s never too late to make resolutions. Every year, many have a goal to improve their overall health, but why not add a healthier mouth to your list of New Year’s resolutions in State College? Here are 4 ways you can start improving your oral health today.

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December 2, 2020

Why the Holidays are the Worst Time of the Year for Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 11:30 pm
Man with his child smiling and waving in front of Christmas tree

The holidays are a time of fun and family, but they’re also an extremely dangerous time for teeth. From all the extra candy you’re likely to have in your house starting on the 31st to the last few sips of eggnog on New Year’s Eve, there are many reasons why the holiday season can often lead to emergency visits to the dentist in State College. In this post, you’ll learn about some of the dental pitfalls that you’ll have to watch out for during the holidays – not to mention a few tips that can make surviving the season with your smile intact much easier!

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November 7, 2020

5 Ways to Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 6:22 pm
Holiday oral health in State College for this thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While this year’s festivities may look a little different than before, it’s still the season to honor family traditions, remember what we’re thankful for, and of course, eat lots of delicious food! While you count all the things you’re grateful for and enjoy your turkey dinner, don’t forget to appreciate your pearly whites! After all, your teeth help you eat all your favorite holiday meals, talk up a storm with family, and smile confidently during this special time of year. Here are five ways to appreciate your teeth and enjoy better holiday oral health in State College.

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October 30, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 6:03 pm
Dentist smiling while talking to patient

From haunted hayrides to creepy costumes, October is filled with spooky things ready to scare you at every turn. Fortunately, there is one place you don’t have to fear this Halloween season – your dentist’s office! If you’ve had a bad dental experience in the past, are fearful of needles, or simply don’t like the sound of the tools, it is important to not let your dread stop you from attending your bi-yearly appointments. Here’s why frequent visits are important, what can happen if you skip them, and how your dentist in State College can help ease your anxiety!

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August 13, 2020

Does the Keto Diet Hurt or Help Your Oral Health?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 4:06 pm
Display of Keto diet food ingredients

Named the most popular diet of 2018, the highly debated Keto diet has helped patients across the world achieve their weight loss goals. With its jaw-dropping results and relatively low-restriction approach to dieting, it’s not hard to see why it quickly spread throughout the U.S. However, as with any diet, it is important to consider the potential consequences before getting started. For example, how does it affect the condition of your teeth and gums? Read on for the relationship between the Keto diet and oral health in State College.

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July 16, 2020

7 Foods to Avoid for Better Dental Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 12:24 am

Couple drinking sodaEverybody enjoys a sugary treat on occasion, but it’s important to limit those types of foods for optimal dental health. But there’s more to preventing dental emergencies than just avoiding foods high in sugar. Continue reading to learn more from your emergency dentist in State College about which foods you should be avoiding in order to keep your teeth protected.

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