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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Enhance Your Smile!

Patients with imperfections in their smile may avoid talking to their dental team for fear of being recommended for expensive cosmetic treatments. Fortunately, cosmetic and restorative dentistry has become more affordable than ever before! At McDowell Dental Group of Abington, PA, we welcome you to book an appointment with our professional team to learn more […]


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Maintaining a Healthy Smile During Cookie and Candy Season

For many of us, the holiday season means plenty of social events and gatherings with special foods and beverages such as cookies, candy, and champagne. This also means an increased risk of developing cavities or periodontal disease. However, with proper care, you can reduce your risk of problems during this special time! Drs. Gary and […]


A reminder to make the most of your dental benefits this year

It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about using up your dental benefits before they reset at the end of the year! At McDowell Dental Group, we want to help you make the most of the dental benefits you pay for. This means being diligent about getting routine dental work done and […]


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The worst Halloween candies for your smile

Halloween is a time for trick-or-treating and enjoying delicious candy, but it’s also a time to be careful with your teeth. Some Halloween candies are worse than others when it comes to your oral health and wellness, and you should be aware of the potential damage some of them can do. This Halloween, work with […]


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Reduce gaps in the teeth with Invisalign® orthodontics

Imperfections within the smile can cause Abington, PA, area patients to feel incredibly embarrassed at how they look when socializing with others. It not only can affect their relationships with themselves and others, but it can also have an impact on their career and business connections. While metal bracket-and-wire braces are an effective solution for […]


What is dentin dysplasia?

Patients with abnormal development of the tissue and tooth may find that they have a rare genetic condition known as dentin dysplasia. This condition results in specific effects that can significantly impact your oral health. It is vital that patients work with their dentist in Abington, PA, for regular evaluations to monitor for this and […]


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The connection between heart health and oral health

Drs. Gary and Ashley McDowell of Abington, PA, are a dental team at McDowell Dental Group who work with patients to ensure they have healthy smiles. But did you also know that a healthy smile also means a healthy heart? By fully understanding the oral-systemic connection, you can have a better grasp of the importance […]


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Porcelain veneers vs. composite resin

Both porcelain veneers and composite resin dental bonding are great options for improving the smile. However, there are a few key differences between the two procedures. Drs. Gary and Ashley McDowell in Abington, PA work with patients who would like to enhance their smile to educate them on the pros and cons of each. If […]


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When should you consider dental implants?

If you are located in Abington, PA and are missing teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that is growing in popularity because they offer many benefits over other options like dentures or dental bridges. If you are considering dental implants, it is important to […]


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How dental bridges can put a smile on your face!

Dental bridges are one of many solutions available for patients who are faced with tooth loss. Drs. Gary McDowell and Ashley McDowell have committed themselves to helping patients find out if they are viable candidate for dental bridges. Patients choose bridges over alternative options such as partial dentures and dental implants for a variety of […]


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