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Donald Marks Family Dentistry Blog

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.


June 14, 2020

Why Do I Need to Rinse Before My Appointment?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 3:12 pm

Woman using antimicrobial rinse at dentist in State College.Now that the world has partially opened back up again, you’re able to start transitioning back to your normal routine. However, it will look a little bit different than it ever has. This can be seen at the dentist as well. As you go in for your regular cleanings and other appointments, you will be asked to use an antimicrobial mouthwash as an additional precautionary measure to keep your dentist in State College safe. Continue reading to learn why.


May 15, 2020

Keeping You Safe: Dental Hand Hygiene During COVID-19

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 10:40 am

Dentist in State College washing handsDental practices have always had rigorous hygiene and sanitation standards. Their number-one goal is to give you the care that you need a safe environment. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices are even more rigorous about sterilization and hygiene. If you have a dental emergency during the pandemic, don’t panic. The dental office is one of the safest places you can be. Read on to learn more about how dental teams are practicing hand hygiene during the pandemic from your dentist in State College.


April 12, 2020

5 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Clean Until Your Dentist Reopens

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 3:11 pm

woman putting toothpaste on toothbrush

Are you one of those people who prides themselves on the fact that they hardly ever have cavities? If you are, then you might be worried about the fact that your dentist in State College is closed for cleanings and virtually all non-emergency procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How can you keep your teeth clean in the meantime? Here are some oral health tips to make sure your pearly whites are nice and clean until your dentist reopens their office.


March 8, 2020

COVID-19 and The Incredibly Strict Standards of Dental Sterilization

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 8:18 pm

A dentist in State College performing an exam.

Across the country, states have been imposing additional restrictions on travel and businesses due to COVID-19. While many are taking additional steps to sanitize their workplaces and follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dental offices were required to have incredibly strict sterilization protocols already. This makes them one of the safest places to be in during a pandemic. Today, you can learn what these standards are and why you have virtually nothing to worry about when it’s time for your next visit with a dentist in State College.


December 10, 2019

How Many Porcelain Veneers Do You Need? It Depends

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 8:56 pm

Veneer being placed on a lower front toothIf you’ve been looking for a minimally-invasive procedure to achieve your dream smile, porcelain veneers in State College may be perfect. They’re typically completed in just 2 visits and can beautifully mask a multitude of cosmetic flaws. But one of the first questions people often ask is, “How many porcelain veneers will I need?” Each person is unique, so the only way to know for sure is to see a cosmetic dentist for a consultation. But after reading this blog, you’ll have a general idea of how many veneers usually work best, what kind of issues they can fix, and the many benefits they offer. Learn more below!


October 4, 2019

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month this October

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 4:57 pm

father and son brushing teethOctober is the month when most people are thinking about candy, or they are busy getting ready for the treat-filled holiday season to come. Dental hygiene might be the last thing on their minds. But did you know that October is actually National Dental Hygiene Month? It is the perfect time for you to consider whether you are doing all you can to maintain a clean, fresh, and healthy smile. Let’s talk about why dental hygiene is so important and what you can do to make sure your hygiene practices are on-point.


September 18, 2019

Bonding vs. Veneers: Which Is Right for Your Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 6:57 pm

woman smiling in the sunset

Are you feeling unsatisfied with your smile? Maybe you have a distracting gap between your two front teeth. Maybe your teeth appear shorter and stubbier than you would like them to. Whatever the case may be, your dentist has options for you – direct bonding or porcelain veneers in State College. Each choice has different advantages and disadvantages when it comes to correcting cosmetic flaws in your grin. So, which one is right for you? Let’s take a closer look to help you and your dentist make that decision.


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.


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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