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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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Signs you clench and grind your teeth, and what to do about it

If you clench and grind your teeth, it may be more than just stress. It could be a chronic condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is the medical term used for patients who clench and grind their teeth. More than just an inconvenience, this condition can also result in significant damage to the smile. At McDowell […]


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What can be done about a gap between the front teeth?

Nothing is more noticeable in the smile than a gap between the two front teeth. This condition can occur for a variety of reasons. It might be genetic, or it can occur due to missing teeth that cause the front teeth to shift out of place. Patients might avoid bringing up this imperfection for fear […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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