The Reasons Why Your Gums Have Pulled Away From Your Teeth

If your gums have pulled away from the base of your teeth, making your teeth look longer, exposing your roots and causing tooth sensitivity, then you’re a victim of gum recession. This can negatively affect the health, strength and beauty of your smile. Unfortunately, there are many causes of gum recession, and our dentist, Dr. Deborah Backiel, would like to... read more »

How to Have a Top-Notch Smile This Spring

You deserve to have a strong and healthy smile this spring. Having a top-notch smile can help you enjoy the warm weather and outdoor activities without having to worry about your teeth and gums. Our dentists, Dr. Deborah Backiel and Dr. Dennis Sharkey, are happy to help you achieve the resilient smile you deserve by giving you the tips you... read more »

Various Issues Associated With Dental Veneers

Are you familiar with dental veneers? Dental veneers are tooth restoration treatment systems designed to improve the look of teeth by applying wafer-thin shells. The shells are bonded directly to the front of teeth to improve their look and to provide an extra layer of protection. Dental veneers not only improve the look of teeth but also their function. For... read more »

Relieving Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety occurs at all ages. Although we often think of children as being the only ones afraid to visit the dentist, the truth is that many adults can feel a great deal of stress over an upcoming appointment. This could be due to many causes, including stress or fear of the unknown. If you do have any concerns about... read more »

Choose a Dental Bridge to Restore a Lost Tooth

Has periodontal disease, a blow to the face, or another issue caused the loss of a tooth? Losing a tooth can make simple things like speaking and chewing more difficult. A lost tooth can also allow the remaining teeth from drifting out of place. Because of these and other reasons, if you have lost a tooth, Drs. Backiel and Sharkey... read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Dental Sealants

To keep your smile safe this holiday season, it is essential to make sure you practice effective oral health care routines, such as brushing and flossing on a daily basis. However, should an oral accident or injury arise, or if you are looking for ways to protect your teeth from future risks such as tooth decay and cavities, visit our... read more »

Are You Taking Proper Care of Your Teeth?

You have been brushing for a long time, and after a while, it has probably become second nature. While you may be brushing on a daily basis, believe it or not, you may not be doing it correctly! Read on to see if your oral hygiene regimen could use some improvement. First, if your toothbrush is three months old, or... read more »

Tips on How to Keep Your Teenager’s Oral Health in Top-Notch Condition

Are you tired of taking care of your teenager’s cavities and cracked teeth? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents want their teens to have a top-notch oral health and smile. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make that happen. Our dentist, Dr. Deborah Backiel, is happy to give you those tips. First, encourage your teen to cut... read more »

Perfecting Your Flossing Skills

Would you like to perfect your flossing skills? Fantastic! Dr. Backiel and Associates can give you some pointers not only on your technique but on the right flossing products to buy: -The best kind of floss is durable enough to clean between your teeth without shredding. So look for shred resistant floss or products that say “single filament thread” on... read more »

A Dental Crown for Your Smile

A dental crown is a powerful, beautiful and dependable dental restoration that can secure an injured or decaying tooth. To help you understand more about dental crowns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Backiel and Associates is delighted to offer the details of the process of placing a dental crown. First, Dr. Backiel and Dr. Sharkey will prepare the tooth for the... read more »