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April 29, 2019

See a Dentist in State College for Oral Cancer Screening

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Donald Marks @ 5:07 pm

female patient and dentistThink you don’t know anyone who has had oral cancer? Well, you might recognize some of these names: Michael Douglas, Michael Medved, Babe Ruth, Diane Von Furstenberg, George Harrison, President Grover Cleveland and Sigmund Freud to name only a few. Of course, the disease is not limited to celebrities, politicians and athletes. Oral cancer strikes people in all walks of life. Fortunately, there is something you can do. Have an oral cancer screening at the dentist in State College. And because April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, there’s no better time than right now.

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March 31, 2019

Spring Clean Your Teeth with Your Dentist in State College

Filed under: Preventive Dentistry — Dr. Donald Marks @ 2:16 am

woman at dental appointmentSpring is here. The flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining as you clean your home for a fresh start to the new season. As you deep clean the carpets and rid your home of clutter, there is something else that deserves a good cleaning – your mouth. There is no better time than now to recommit to your oral health by scheduling an appointment with your dentist in State College for a cleaning and checkup. You will have a healthy, beautiful smile all season long with preventive care from your dentist.
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November 4, 2018

How to Make Teeth Whitening in State College Last Longer

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 8:13 pm

football fan with teeth whitening

You catch the eye—and the dazzling white smile—of a good-looking Nittany Lions fan at Beaver Stadium. While you’d love to meet up, you also feel intimidated by your own less-than-brilliant teeth. You’ve had your teeth whitened, but the treatment didn’t seem to last long. Fortunately, you can extend the effects and gain the confidence to flash your own smile at the big game with these aftercare tips for teeth whitening in State College.
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October 18, 2018

Best and Worst Halloween Candies As Rated by a Dentist in State College

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 4:52 pm

Children dressed in Halloween costumes

Halloween is almost here. Time to get ready for a little old fashioned trick-or-treating. But, before you put on your costume and head out the door, take a moment to learn which candies are best and worst for children’s teeth. Making some tooth-smart decisions ahead of time can save your child from a visit to a dentist in State College.

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September 2, 2018

A Cosmetic Dentist in State College Can Boost Your Confidence!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 8:09 pm

Woman smiling confidently.Did you know it takes just 12 muscles to smile and 113 muscles to frown? Smiling is physically easier than frowning but for some, grinning is something to be avoided. People all over the world hide their teeth due to flaws in their smile. If this sounds like you, don’t worry! You’re not alone. Many are turning to cosmetic dentistry to make their smiles look beautiful, while boosting their confidence and self-esteem at the same time. Keep reading to learn what your cosmetic dentist in State College can do to boost your self-confidence.

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August 23, 2018

A Dentist in State College Shares Some Handy Nutrition Tips

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 8:21 pm

young woman with nagging toothacheAll of us know the value of regular visits to your dentist in State College. But taking care of your teeth in between dental appointments is every bit as important. This should include not only brushing and flossing but eating a wide variety of healthy, tooth-friendly foods as well.

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July 4, 2018

Love Brownies? Dentist in State College Says These Are Safe

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 5:10 pm

A woman on the computer.Everyone loves a sweet treat every now and then, but we know it isn’t doing our mouth or our waistline any favors. That doesn’t mean you should have to forgo brownies entirely though. Thanks to these recipes, it’s possible to enjoy a tasty treat without worrying about the health consequences afterwards.

Of course, sweets of any kind should be consumed minimally. The next time you want to make a batch, consider these three versions your dentist in State College found that reduce the sugar and flour content, without sacrificing flavor content!

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June 3, 2018

Dentist in State College Compares Manual vs. Electric Brushes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 8:11 pm

A man comparing electric and manual toothbrushes.Consumers have been wondering whether it’s worth it to make the upgrade. The spinning toothbrush heads and exceptional power is appealing, but what if it doesn’t matter which brush you use? Either way, your dentist in State College knows the true pros and cons of both devices and what you can expect from both.

You’ll also get his professional verdict, so you know exactly what you need to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, without needing to break the bank.

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May 20, 2018

How Long Do Dental Crowns in State College Last?

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Donald Marks @ 6:39 pm

dental crownsHas your dentist recently recommended that you receive a dental crown? You are not alone. It is the most common restorative procedure. Dental crowns in State College can be used for an array of reasons, such as to prevent a weakened tooth from breaking, to restore a severely damaged tooth, or they can be used in combination with other procedures, like root canal therapy. Although they are common, you might be a bit concerned about how long the cap will last. Don’t worry. With the right care, it can last for 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.
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April 17, 2018

Can a Cosmetic Dentist in State College Help Fix Short Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 6:53 pm

white teethThere are many people that hide their smile out of embarrassment. Do you find yourself covering your teeth when you laugh? Is it your small teeth that cause your smile to look off balance? If so, you don’t have to keep your teeth and gums hidden for much longer—especially when you visit a cosmetic dentist in State College for help! Learn more about which cosmetic services can help you improve the aesthetics of your smile in this week’s blog post.

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