Electric Toothbrushes vs Manual Toothbrushes

You’ve heard the same reiteration over and over since you were young that you need to brush and floss every single day. It’s good to help maintain great oral health (not to mention help your overall health) and can prevent infections and tooth decay. An important factor when it comes... Read more »

Cleaning Your Dentures

You may think that having dentures means that you no longer have to brush your teeth. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. Dentures may not be your natural teeth, but they still need to be cleaned every day. Fortunately, cleaning your dentures is not that difficult. You need... Read more »

When Should You See Your Dentist?

Seeing your dentist regularly is vital because it helps keep problems from developing (think tooth decay, gum disease) and also allows us to take care of issues while they are easily and least invasively resolved. But there are times when you might need to come in to be seen in... Read more »

Reduce the Effects of Gum Recession With a Deep Cleaning Procedure

One of the many potential treatments for gum disease offered at Pamela Crumrine DDS is a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. We can provide scaling and root planing to counteract gum recession and reduce the bacterial presence of gum disease. While healthy gums fit tightly against the... Read more »

Come in For a Teeth-Whitening Treatment Today

Our dentist, Dr. Pamela Crumrine in Beaver, Pennsylvania, understands why many people want a whiter smile. However, many people are causing harm to their teeth or not understanding the options they have for teeth-whitening treatments. That is why we are happy to provide this information for you on how to... Read more »

Is There a Link Between Periodontal Disease and Breast Cancer?

A new study suggests a link between periodontal disease and breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Other pathogens have been linked to oral cancer. The risk for these cancers increases for those who smoke. Microorganisms found in the mouth have been found in breast tumors. There are some associations among certain... Read more »

The Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

More than three out of four adults are living with some form of gum disease. Often this disease goes undiagnosed. This may be because the patient feels fine, avoids the dentist, and medical doctors rarely discuss oral health issues with patients. There are now two specific links between oral health... Read more »

Diabetes Can Be Manifest Through Your Oral Health

Diabetes can be evident in your oral health in two ways: Gum disease may be the first sign of a possible problem with your sugar level. Though this is not always the case, if you notice some bleeding when you brush or floss, it may be an early sign of... Read more »

The Dental Link: Strokes

Did you know that oral health can be linked to brain health? Gum disease can be an indicator for stroke, and there are even associations between certain types of strokes and the presence of oral bacteria. Streptococcus mutans, or strep mutans for short, is present in about 10 percent of... Read more »

Is a Good Night’s Sleep Necessary for Healthy Teeth and Gums?

Studies have shown that for the healthiest teeth and gums, one needs between seven and eight hours of sleep per night. In addition, the rest should be continual. So, if the sleep is interrupted by periods of waking, it isn't as beneficial as solid blocks of uninterrupted sleep. It is actually the... Read more »