Taming a Toothache

Mae West once said, “Love conquers all things, except poverty and toothache” and if you have ever had a toothache, you know that the pain has a way of focusing your attention on nothing but your hurting tooth. One of the problems that come with a toothache is the inconvenience.... Read more »

Saving Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

Replacing a missing tooth is more important than you may realize. Obviously, there are cosmetic issues. Without a full set of teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. However, there are other reasons for making sure that you have a complete smile. Having all of your teeth allows you... Read more »

Oral Hygiene – Your Guide

Keeping up your oral health is just as important as paying attention to your waistline and your diet. In fact, the quality of your oral health is an indicator of whether or not the rest of your body is in as good of shape as it needs to be. But... Read more »

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. Pam 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 »