Protect Your Health with an Oral Cancer Screening

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. It's an important time to raise awareness of the prevalence of oral cancer in the US, as well as informing people of the risk factors and prevention measures. These cancers commonly occur on the tongue, tonsils and oropharynx, as well as the gums, floor of the mouth, lips and salivary glands. According to their most recent statistics, the American Cancer Society says about 49,670 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer or oropharyngeal cancer this
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Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Covered By Insurance?

At Dentonics, Inc, we understand that money is always a consideration for our Pittsburgh-area patients. And we also know that it's important to openly address these financial concerns so you can budget appropriately. This is certainly true when you're considering a teeth whitening treatment. If you're like most Americans, you likely have dental insurance through your job or in some other capacity. This insurance can make it possible to keep your teeth and gums healthy. As such, many patients ask
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Benefits of Dental Veneers

When looking for a solution to chipped, cracked or broken teeth, it's important to choose the dental work that offers you the most benefit. We've found that for many Pittsburgh-area patients, that treatment is dental veneers. Of course, every patient is unique, and every case is different. But it is simply a fact that dental veneers offer a number of exceptional benefits. These benefits include: Veneers are exceptionally strong and durable. If you maintain them through the use of simple
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Is The Plastic Used in Invisalign Safe?

These days, patients are more savvy than ever, and people are increasingly concerned about ingesting chemicals or other foreign materials. Because Invisalign® clear plastic aligners are still relatively new, many of our Pittsburgh-area patients express concerns about the materials used in the creation of these aligners. Is this plastic safe? The answer is an unqualified yes. Invisalign® aligners are completely safe. They're made from medical grade polyurethane resin and do not contain bisphenol-A,
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Are Dental Implants Permanent?

When you're considering tooth replacement options, you're weighing a number of different factors. Durability is absolutely one of the most important considerations raised by our McCandless-area patients. Dental implants represent one potential solution, but you might be curious about how long you can expect them to last. Are dental implants permanent? The answer to that question depends on you, really. Dental implants are exceptionally durable, a product of the strong materials (titanium, porcelain)
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Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can prove fatal. This speaks to the importance of early treatment, but it also speaks to the importance of taking steps to prevent sleep apnea in the first place. We've helped treat a lot of Pittsburgh-area patients for sleep apnea, and they all say they wish they never had to deal with the problem. The fact is, some of the risk factors for sleep apnea are beyond your control. But others are not. There are a lot of steps you can take
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Invisalign vs. Traditional Metal Braces

Traditionally, if you were a McCandless-area resident suffering from an overbite, underbite, cross-bite or any other mis-alignment, there was one solution: metal braces. These braces were uncomfortable and unsightly, but they got the job done, and they were the only option. Well, not any more. These days, if you're suffering from an alignment problem that calls for orthodontic adjustment, you have options. One of the most popular choices is Invisalign®. Invisalign®'s clear plastic aligners
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Porcelain Veneers Candidacy

Cosmetic dentistry can achieve an extraordinary transformation in your smile, but only if you undergo the right procedures, and only if you're actually a good candidate for the procedure you do undergo. Each procedure we offer is carefully targeted at achieving a specific objective or eliminating specific problems, so our team works hard to ensure you receive the right treatment for your unique needs and goals. When it comes to porcelain veneers, evaluating your candidacy is essentially a two-part
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Beware of Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening Products

We all want bright, white, photogenic teeth. Yellow, stained teeth can mar a beautiful smile and dramatically affect your self-confidence. So it's natural and understandable that many Pittsburgh-area residents are curious about over-the-counter teeth whitening products. However, it's important to understand that these products are not your best options. While the products you can buy at Target or your local drug store seem to offer you convenience and simplicity, the reality is quite different. Over-the-counter
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Sleep Apnea Treatment With MicrO2

Sleep apnea is a serious condition. If left untreated, it can do more than just rob you of sleep and make you feel exhausted throughout the day – in extreme cases, it can even prove fatal. That's why it's crucial to pursue treatment if you have sleep apnea. At Dentonics, we offer a number of sleep apnea treatments for individuals in the Pittsburgh area. One of your treatment options is the MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device. This device is exceptionally popular with our patients who are suffering
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