The Value of Dental Implants

Finding this article is an enormous first step! As you probably already know, you are not alone. Did you know that there are approximately 178 million Americans that are missing at least one tooth? That is enough people to fill Heinz Stadium 2,602 times! But of all those people, how many of them get dental […]

Dental News Tidbits

Word is that last year’s Tooth Fairy survey, provided by Delta Dental, discovered that cash for teeth under the pillow has skyrocketed to an all-time average high of $4.66. This is an increase of $.75 from the 2015 survey. Delta Dental reports that the tooth fairy has forked out in excess of $250 million for […]

Periodontal Disease: Differences between Men and Women

There is generally no argument that there are many differences between men and women, mentally, physically and behaviorally, so how do these differences relate to periodontal disease? There is evidence to support some significant differences. The Journal of Periodontology relates that women are more proactive in maintaining their dental health than men. As a matter […]

Marijuana – Another Risk Factor in Gum Disease

The AAP Journal is reporting a connection between gum disease and frequent use of marijuana. Cigarettes and cigars are not the only culprits! Research has shown that regular smoking of recreational cannabis, (marijuana, hashish and hash oil), may elevate the risk of gum disease. It appears that even use of marijuana once a month for […]

Flossing Doesn’t Work? Says Who?

If flossing has been recommended by dentists and hygienists for years, why isn’t there proof that flossing works? Recently, the newspaper, the internet and the TV have been blasted with articles claiming that “there is little proof that flossing works”. This statement was inappropriately fed to the media and will likely have a negative effect […]

What You Should Expect at a Dental Examination

Your first visit to a new dental office is an extremely important visit for you. The first visit is also important to the dentist. This visit will pave the way for all future visits and the future health of your mouth. There are so many dentists to choose from! Whether you look online, in a […]

Dental Implants: Are They Always the Best Solution?

Dental Implants: Are They Always the Best Solution? At Greater Pittsburgh Dental Implants & Periodontics in Allison Park we have been placing dental implants for over 30 years. Even so, Dr. Weingarden and Dr. Bakuri will tell you that dental implants are not always the best treatment option. There are many factors that determine when […]

I Think I Have Gum Disease

I Think I Have Gum Disease: What Should I do? It is important to note that gum disease often has no symptoms. Sometimes there is redness, swelling, bleeding or bad breath. However, many times there are no symptoms to indicate there is infection or the symptoms may simply go unnoticed. For this reason, it is […]

Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates can cause jawbone damage? Bisphosphonates are a type of medication used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, as well as in the treatment of certain cancers. Just a few of the drugs included are Actonel, Fosamax and Boniva. These drugs may be taken orally or intravenously. Just about everyone knows someone that is […]

The Perioscope – Why Patients Love It

Why do our patients love the Perioscope? They love it because they can avoid periodontal surgery, (cutting and suturing of the gums), and end up with a fantastic result. So if you have been told that you have gum disease and have avoided recommended treatment due to FEAR – fear no longer. This non-surgical treatment […]