You’ve surely heard all of the tried-and-true information when it comes to how food affects dental health – stay away from sugary drinks and foods to avoid cavities, don’t take part in treats that are too hard or chewy, etc. However, have you ever thought about how making changes to your diet could result in positive changes to your oral health, as well as the health of your entire body? Here in Collegeville and Williamsport, Dr. DiGiallorenzo believes strongly in taking a holistic approach to dentistry. That’s why, whenever you come in to be treated for gum disease or to have an implant placed, you’ll also receive information and helpful nutritional therapy in order to help support the good choices you’ve already made by coming in to see our excellent dental team.
How exactly will nutritional therapy help me?
Nutritional therapy is based on the idea that the body can actually heal itself when given the right tools; simply put, by eating right, you can help your body help you! Additionally, it’s been shown that nutritious food can actually help improve your oral health and help you recover from serious problems such as gum disease.
Here are some of the recommendations that Dr. DiGiallorenzo might make when it comes to your diet:
- Try to eat more whole grain!
- Make sure to ingest a variety of vegetables
- Include fruit in your daily meals
- Focus on calcium rich foods and go lean with protein
- Find your perfect balance between food and physical activity
To learn about the holistic methods you can receive in the care of Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his dedicated staff, contact either our Collegeville or Williamsport office today with any questions you have, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. Patients in the Philadelphia area and beyond enjoy our remedies and find that not just their smiles, but their entire wellbeing is improved after a visit with us!
Do one or more of these characteristics fit you?
- You experience constant shame and embarrassment when it comes to your teeth
- The sounds, smells, and sights of the dentist’s office make you feel anxious or afraid
- You have a sensitive gag reflex
- You find it difficult to relax comfortably in a chair for a long period of time
- You suffer from jaw pain that makes it hard to hold your mouth open for a long time
- You’re in need of several, long dental procedures as quickly as possible to rejuvenate your teeth
If these sound familiar, don’t worry – a majority of Americans today find it difficult or even near-impossible to undergo dental procedures, whether because of fear, discomfort, or simple anxiousness. However, you certainly shouldn’t leave any dental problems you’re experiencing go untreated; after all, this can just cause more serious issues that will require more effort and money to correct. But what can you do? Thankfully, at Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s Collegeville and Williamsport offices, you can find the compassionate service you’ve been looking for. With the help of IV sedation, you’ll finally be able to relax in the dentist’s chair and sit back while our team does all the work.
With the help of Dr. Anthony J. DeMarco, a board-certified member of the American Board of Anethesiology, we can administer IV sedation to patients from the Philadelphia area and beyond who find themselves unable to feel comfortable and at ease in our office. Under IV sedation, you’ll feel extremely relaxed and at ease; in fact, many patients don’t even recall anything about their appointment once it’s finished! Better yet, IV sedation can be precisely controlled, and it’s the ideal tool to help patients who need to condense several treatments into one, long appointment in order to save time.
Contact either our Williamsport or Collegeville offices today to schedule an appointment with Dr. DiGiallorenzo! Our team can’t wait to provide you with the comprehensive, concise care you need to make your smile truly shine again.
As we’ve previously discussed in this blog, gum disease is one of the most common dental problems today, and also one that many people are completely unaware they’re suffering from, which can lead to devastating consequences down the road. In fact, advanced stages of gum disease don’t just negatively affect your mouth – the infection can spread to other areas of your body as well, resulting in increased risks for heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and respiratory disease, among other conditions. Here in the Philadelphia area, Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his staff take the threat of gum disease very seriously; that’s why they’ll thoroughly check your teeth and gums for any signs of the condition each time you come into either our Collegeville or Williamsport office. However, we understand that there might be times when you’re unable to come in for a check-up for an extended period of time. That’s why we’d like to provide you with a list of common symptoms/risk factors that suggest the presence of gum disease.
Noticeable symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
- Bad breath that isn’t helped by mouthwash
- Teeth that feel loose or are shifting
- Sudden changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite down
- Redness, swollenness, or tenderness in the gums
Additionally, there are many risk factors that make you more likely to develop gum disease over time. If one or more of these conditions fit you, practicing thorough oral hygiene at home is a must. These include:
- Pregnancy and puberty – dramatic hormonal changes often cause increased sensitivity all through the body, especially for women.
- Stress – this emotion can lower your body’s natural immune response, which can lead to more easily contracting infections.
- Medications – Certain medications, including oral contraceptives, heart medications, and anti-depressants, can cause your gums to be more susceptible to gum disease.
- Smoking – This habit and other forms of tobacco use definitely increase your risk.
- Diabetes – This disease can contribute to the development of gum disease.
Don’t let gum disease put a damper on your smile – Dr. DiGiallorenzo offers a variety of thorough, revolutionary tools that can heal your mouth and protect your teeth from undue damage. Contact either or Collegeville or Williamsport office today to schedule an appointment. We offer care to patients from all over the Philadelphia area and beyond!
Have you ever looked at your smile in the mirror and thought it looked a little ‘gummy’? You don’t have to feel embarrassed – an excess of gum tissue that covers the teeth is actually a common problem, and one that Dr. DiGiallorenzo is happy to help correct. After all, you want your smile to be composed of bright, beautiful teeth, not gums! With the help of a crown lengthening procedure at our Collegeville or Williamsport offices, patients in the Philadelphia area and beyond can enjoy a shapelier smile, as well as improved periodontal health.
How does crown lengthening work?
When undergoing a crown lengthening procedure, rest assured that you’re in good hands – Dr. DiGiallorenzo has extensive experience with this specific treatment, and he’ll work hard to make sure you feel completely comfortable and relaxed in the dentist’s hair. Crown lengthening can be performed at either his Collegeville or Williamsport office. Simply put, excess gum tissue will be removed and contoured in order to improve the look of your natural teeth and redefine your gum line.
Dr. DiGiallorenzo may also suggest that you undergo crown lengthening before receiving certain restorative or cosmetic procedures. This procedure can expose more of the tooth and make restorations, such as crowns and bridges, easier to place.
Don’t waste time feeling worried and insecure about your smile – Dr. DiGiallorenzo can transform your oral health with a variety of wholesome, effective procedures, including crown lengthening. Contact either our Collegeville or Williamsport office today to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions about our services. Our team works hard to ensure that patients from all over the Philadelphia area leave our offices with happier, healthier teeth.
For most people, snoring is a harmless, if annoying, problem. In fact, it may have taken you years to even realize you suffer from the condition, especially if you tend to sleep alone. However, while snoring on its own isn’t necessarily a cause for concern, it can be an indicator of a much more serious condition: sleep apnea. Characterized as brief, constant pauses in breathing throughout sleep, sleep apnea should be addressed and treated as quickly as possible in order to prevent potentially serious problems down the road. Thankfully, Dr. DiGiallorenzo is happy to help here at his Collegeville and Williamsport offices. Our capable team can help both chronic snorers and patients suffering from sleep apnea by finding the solution that best fits their unique needs. We’ll do our best to help patients receive the rest they’ve been missing and get back to smiling sooner!
What can cause sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea can be induced by a number of factors, including:
- Throat and tongue muscles that relax more than normal during sleep.
- Certain physical attributes, such as the shape of the neck and head, a deviated septum, etc.
- Nasal blockage that’s caused by smoking or allergies.
- Obesity (although half of the people diagnosed with sleep apnea are not overweight)
- Large tonsils or adenoids
I’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea! How can you help me?
For several patients who are suffering from sleep apnea, treatment is very simple. Dr. DiGiallorenzo can create a custom-made oral appliance that reduces snoring by holding the lower jaw in a slightly protruded position. These comfortable and flexible pieces even allow the wearer to open and close their mouth freely while in use!
If an oral device doesn’t help your condition, a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine may provide more thorough support. This device includes a mask that is worn while sleeping, through which compressed air flows through tubes connected from the mask, keeping the patient’s airway open and free of obstruction.
Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his dedicated team will be happy to discuss any and all options thoroughly and find the one that fits your needs and lifestyle best. Contact our Collegeville or Williamsport office today to schedule your next appointment! We love being able to give patients from the Philadelphia area and beyond new reasons to share their smile with the world!
Out of all the dental injuries a person can suffer throughout their lifetime, tooth loss is often considered one of the most devastating, especially if over time, your gaps begin to outnumber your pearly white. If left untreated, missing teeth can cause a variety of serious problems, including dramatic shifting of your remaining teeth as they try to fill the gap, jawbone deterioration, and an elevated risk of gum disease. Even worse, your self-confidence can suffer considerably! Many patients prefer the ease and affordability of dentures to correct these problems, but these devices can often become loose and unreliable over time due to changes in the gum tissue, leading to potentially embarrassing situations. Thankfully, Dr. DiGiallorenzo can offer you a truly revolutionary solution at his Collegeville and Williamsport offices: implant-supported dentures. By combining the unmatched stability of dental implants with the easy, removable nature of dentures, our patients can finally enjoy a tooth replacement option that’s truly the best of both worlds!
Rebuild Your Smile and Your Self-Confidence With One Seamless Solution!
The process is simple enough – Dr. DiGiallorenzo will place a number of implants into your jaw, which will serve as “roots” that will naturally fuse with and even reinvigorate your bone tissue. Then, after an appropriate amount of healing time has passed, we’ll fit your custom-made dentures into place on top of them, providing your smile with an enhanced level of security and stability. Plus, your implant-supported dentures are still removable, which allows for easy cleaning and comfort!
Nobody is too old to receive implant-supported dentures; in fact, Dr. DiGiallorenzo regularly treats patients in their nineties! Contact either our Collegeville or Williamsport office today to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions about our variety of tooth replacement options. Our team is well-known for providing concise, comprehensive care that puts the overall health of the patient first. We love giving patients from all over the Philadelphia area and beyond a reason to smile!
Do you often feel your jaw popping or clicking when you speak or eat? Do you suffer constant pain in your face, shoulders, and back? Is it sometimes hard to chew, bite, or even move your jaw as much as you’re used to? There’s a chance you could have TMJ dysfunction (also often referred to as TMD), a debilitating condition that can cause daily discomfort and frustration. No one deserves to have suffer through that kind of pain – that’s why Dr. DiGiallorenzo is happy to offer various TMJ therapies at his Collegeville and Williamsport dental offices. With the help of carefully selected treatments and services that our team in the Philadelphia area will handpick to fit your unique TMJ dysfunction symptoms, we’ll be sure to get you back to smiling in no time!
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TMJ is short for temporomandibular joints, which connect your lower jaw to your skull as well as interact with various complex blood vessels, nerves, and bones. Although they’re small, even a slight misalignment can cause extreme pain and other frustrating side effects. That’s where TMJ therapy comes in!
TMJ therapy will begin at either our Collegeville or Williamsport office with a thorough consultation and diagnosis. Dr. DiGiallorenzo or a member of his team will use revolutionary cone beam technology to provide an accurate diagnosis of your unique situation. Once we know what your needs are as our patient, we can provide care! Here are the various methods and services we use to provide TMJ dysfunction relief:
- Nutritional supplements that are meant to support joint health and relaxation
- Vapor Coolant Sprays
- Massage Therapy
- Laser Biostimulation
- Cervical Alignment
- Muscle Relaxants
- Tooth Replacement Therapy
Dr. DiGiallorenzo will work closely with you to determine which of these methods (or what sort of combination) would provide you with the maximum comfort and relief possible! If you think you might be suffering from TMJ dysfunction, please contact us as soon as possible. We love seeing patients from the Philadelphia area, as well as from all over the country!
Nearly 75% of Americans today suffer from some level of gum disease. What’s worse, a large portion of those people aren’t aware that they have the condition at all! While the early stages of gum disease (also commonly referred to as periodontal disease) may only cause mild injury and discomfort, such as bleeding, it can lead to a host of serious problems if left untreated, including tooth loss. Here in Collegeville and Williamsport, Dr. DiGiallorenzo takes the ever-present threat of gum disease very seriously, which is why he offers periodontal therapy at his Philadelphia-area offices. However, you might be wondering how you can successfully ward off the condition yourself if you have yet to experience it. Here are some helpful tips from our team on how to keep a watchful eye out:
- Tobacco use greatly increases your risk of gum disease. Consider cutting back or quitting altogether!
- If you constantly grind your teeth due to stress, it could make oral health problems that lead to gum disease worse. Enroll in a stress management program to help relieve your symptoms.
- Genetics can contribute to your risk of getting gum disease! Check with your family members to see if they have the condition. If they do, be sure to attend regular check-ups with Dr. DiGiallorenzo so that he and his staff can keep a close eye on your mouth.
- You can easily spread gum disease to your spouse, so be sure to get checked out if either they or you are already are suffering from gum disease.
- A strong immune system helps the body fight against damage caused by gum disease! Be sure to exercise for at least thirty minutes a day, three times a week.
For more tips, take a look here! Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his team in Collegeville and Williamsport want to make sure that you have all the information you need to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start benefitting from our comprehensive dental care! We happily see patients from the Philadelphia area and beyond.
When it comes to offering patients the most comprehensive and comfortable oral health care available, keeping up with the latest dental technologies is crucial. After all, these tools help to bolster patient education, ensure that care is more thorough and precise, and save smiles of all ages potential time and frustration. For many years, Dr. DiGiallorenzo has been committed to providing you personalized dental care that is both wholesome and advanced; that’s why he’s proud to combine his world-renowned holistic dentistry treatments with revolutionary tools that make dental treatments of all kinds much more concise and comfortable. Both of our Philadelphia area locations are equipped to the brim with services that will surely make you smile!
Here are just a few of the technologies our team is happy to offer you at our Collegeville and Williamsport locations:
- I-CAT cone beam 3D digital imaging – this revolutionary tool allows Dr. Digiallorenzo to provide each of his patients with much more detailed and precise treatment planning with the use of 3D images. Our team can make much more accurate and thorough diagnoses and more successfully predict outcomes for dental implant procedures.
- Millennium Laser from LANAP – When it comes to gum disease treatment, unnecessary pain and stitches are a thing of the past with the help of this incredibly precise and minimally invasive laser.
- The Wand – this tool provides harmless and painless anesthesia injections.
- Sedation dentistry – for patients who find themselves anxious or even scared while undergoing dental work, Dr. DiGiallorenzo offers a choice of methods that can help you relax during your procedure, including IV sedation.
To learn more about our dental technologies, feel free to visit this page! Smiles of all shapes and sizes trust Dr. DiGiallorenzo for skilled, personalized care that puts their overall health and comfort first each and every time. Call our Collegeville or Williamsport offices today to schedule an appointment! We’re happy to provide dental care for patients from all over Philadelphia, as well as the world!