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Why Acetaminophen is More Effective for Dental Pain than Opioids
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in General Dentistry, News

Acetaminophin Dental Pain

One of dentists’ biggest concerns these days is how to help patients effectively manage pain during dental procedures and after leaving the office. This is an especially difficult objective in recent years as the medical community in Pennsylvania, and throughout the country, deals with a devastating opioid crisis. Thankfully research continues to shine new light […]

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Dental Veneers: Are They For You?
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Cosmetic Dentistry

A dental veneer can make teeth look great and improve your confidence in your smile. But will it last, or will that “beautiful smile” fade and require additional upkeep? Are dental veneers only for cosmetic improvements? If you’ve been wondering about improving your smile with porcelain veneers, let’s take a look at just what is […]

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Porcelain Crowns: Pros and Cons, Proper Maintenance
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers Pros Cons

Basically, there are three types of dental crowns, all designed to replace badly decayed or damaged natural teeth. Dentists recommend crowns in order to save the tooth’s existing root, to minimize the expense of restorative work and, in many cases, to improve appearance. Essentially, there are three types of crown: Porcelain, metal, and porcelain-clad metal. […]

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The Connection Between Good Oral Health and Stroke Risk
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in News, Oral Hygiene

Stroke Oral Health

How important is oral health in your overall wellness strategy? You might be surprised to learn that poor dental hygiene is a proven factor in heart disease and, now, a recent study has made a connection between your teeth and an increased risk of having a stroke. The American Heart Association estimates there are around […]

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How E-Cigarettes Affect Oral Health
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Cancer Prevention, Oral Hygiene

E Cigarettes and Oral Health

While it has long been accepted that smoking or chewing tobacco has a detrimental effect on teeth and general oral health, there is little current discussion about the potential ill effects of e-cigarettes. But 12 percent of adult Americans say that they have at least tried e-cigarettes, and one fifth of young adults between the […]

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The 5 Primary Flaws of Corporate Dentistry
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Helpful Tips, News

Corporate Dentistry Flaws

There are more choices than ever when it comes to finding the right dental care provide for yourself and your loved ones. As a diligent patient, spouse or parent, you would rather not wait until faced with a dental emergency before choosing the right dental provider. One of the primary considerations that today’s dental patients […]

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Know the Symptoms of TMJ Disorders
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Preventive Dentistry

TMJ Pain Symptoms

As humans we usually try to avoid pain. After all, it hurts! Pain has a purpose, though. It lets us know that something is wrong with a part of the body and that part needs to be tended to, protected. It is particularly troubling when pain occurs in a part of the body that is […]

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Is Periodontal Disease Linked to Breast Cancer?
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease Breast Cancer

Gum disease and breast cancer might seem like an odd connection, but a December 2015 article published by Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention makes a positive link between the two. Before we discuss the connection further, let’s review each condition individually. Understanding Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, occurs due to […]

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What You Need to Know About Adult Fluoride Treatments
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Preventive Dentistry

Adult Fluoride

While much has been written about the pros and cons of fluoride in municipal water supplies, and about the benefits and risks of fluoride toothpaste and topical dental fluoride treatments, it is undeniable that fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay, and is an effective way to protect tooth enamel from the deleterious effects of excess […]

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Why You Need a Dental Clearance Before a Knee or Hip Surgery
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene

Getting hip or knee surgery generally doesn’t make you think about your dental health, but before you can get your surgery, you’ll need to get a dental clearance. Why? Because bacteria in the mouth can spread through the bloodstream. When it does, one of the places it settles is the joints. That can mean joint […]

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