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How a cracked tooth can cause a toothache

If your dentist has evaluated your smile and determined that you have a cracked tooth, it is essential that you speak to him or her about the options available to treat it. A cracked tooth may or may not be fixed, depending on the situation. During an evaluation with the team at McDowell Dental Group […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2022
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What is the process of placing a dental filling?

Sometimes you know you have a cavity. You feel sensations when enjoying hot or cold beverages, or have a tinge of discomfort when enjoying a sugary piece of candy. Other times, you may not even know one exists. Because of this, it is vital that patients visit their dentist every six months as directed by […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2021
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Am I a candidate for a dental crown?

Whether you call them caps or covers, dental crowns are a common restorative procedure used in dentistry today. These restorations are custom-made for patients and are often recommended in situations where there are weakened or broken teeth. Drs. Gary McDowell and Ashley McDowell of Abington, PA are here to help with this or other restorative […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2021
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How to make time for your dental appointments

If your family’s schedule is as busy as most, you know how difficult it can be to work in a routine dental visit. Between extra-curricular activities, school, work, and other household responsibilities, fitting in an hour for a cleaning seems almost impossible. Unfortunately, your oral health needs should take precedent. Our dentists at McDowell Dental […]


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Do I need dental implants?

If you are considering your options for tooth replacement to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile, you may be told by your dentist that you may want to think about the placement of dental implants. Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement solution that is often considered by patients who are seeking a […]


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Common causes of bad breath and how to fix them

Having fresh breath is important, especially when it comes to business and personal relationships. Bad breath can have an impact on how successful your blind date is or how your business clients might view you. Some patients have specific incidents of bad breath, while others might deal with it daily. Bad breath, known medically as […]


Signs you may need to see the dentist

Though many patients are aware of the importance of visiting the dentist every six months for cleanings and examinations, they may not be as aware of what to do in the month between visits if problems arise. Drs. Gary McDowell and Ashley McDowell of McDowell Dental Group in Abington, PA want to educate patients on […]


Oral healthcare recommendations for each life stage

Regardless of your age, it is important that you take good care of your smile. However, there are certain stages in a patient’s life during which certain steps should be taken to ensure proper oral health and wellness. Below is a quick guide to the care needed during different times in one’s life as recommended […]


What can vaping do to my smile?

We’ve known for years that smoking and chewing tobacco is bad for overall health and wellness. However, the introduction of e-cigarettes and vaping products has hit the market and made vaping a popular habit. However, many patients believe that vaping is much better for you than smoking cigarettes—but is it really? Drs. Gary McDowell and […]


When is the removal of wisdom teeth necessary?

Whether you are having problems with your wisdom teeth or find that they are not causing any problems, it is important to work with your dentist to determine if you may need wisdom tooth removal down the road. Some patients are able to keep their wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, without any problems, […]


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