Category Archives: Your Health

Why Lack of Sleep Is Dangerous to Your Dental Health

by Dr. Gemmi on November 22, 2017

Modern life is hectic. Between work, family, friends and ever present social media, it can seem like there is no down time to relax and get a good night’s sleep every night. Many of us actually wear our lack of sleep as a badge of honor proving how successful and popular we are. This lack of sleep however is actually very dangerous to our dental health. Lack of Sleep Linked to Periodontitis Studies have shown that the amount of sleep you get every night is directly connected to the...

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7 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Health

by Dr. Gemmi on October 23, 2017

If you have been feeling run down and stressed lately and have too many aches and pains to name them all, you are probably feeling like you have lost control of your health. Don’t worry though there is always a way to take time for you. It is too important not to. Here are 7 ways to take back control your health: Exercise, Exercise, Exercise There is too much evidence now on the mental and physical health benefits of exercise to deny it. This doesn’t mean you have to become a gym...

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5 Tips for Improving Your Dental Health

by Dr. Gemmi on September 18, 2017

Dentists out of all the medical professions tend to get a bad reputation. People tend to associate the dentist with pain, making them afraid to step one foot into the office even if they are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort. What many people don’t realize is that with the skill of dentists today and the technology at their disposable, a trip to the dentist is not something to dread. Dentists out of all the medical professions tend to get a bad reputation. People tend to associate...

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3 Ways Oral Appliance Therapy Can Treat Sleep Disorders

by Dr. Gemmi on July 27, 2017

It might surprise you to know that your sleep health is connected to your oral health in so many ways that certain dentists specialize in using oral appliance therapy to treat sleep disorders. If you suffer from a sleep disorder like obstructive sleep apnea or are a loud snorer, wearing an oral appliance might help you get a better night’s sleep and improve your overall health. First, you are probably asking, what exactly is oral appliance therapy? Well, it is where you wear a...

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Your Guide to Orthodontics in Philadelphia

by Dr. Gemmi on June 28, 2017

Has your dentist told you that you need to see an orthodontist for treatment, but you are nervous because you don’t know what to expect or how to find the best orthodontist in Philadelphia? Don’t worry. Knowledge is power. Here is your guide to Orthodontics in Philadelphia: What is Orthodontics Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Orthodontists use devices and appliances to reposition teeth and remodel the bone underneath....

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Can You Play Sports With Braces?

by Dr. Gemmi on June 23, 2017

Keeping your child safe is your number one priority so when your sports-loving kid was told he or she needed braces, your first thought probably was, is it safe to play sports with braces? While your child’s mouth will need extra protection from blunt trauma when he or she is wearing braces, there are effective ways to keep your child safe without having to give up on sports for a while. So can you play sports with braces? The answer would be a resounding Yes! Talk to the orthodontist...

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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Crooked Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 22, 2017

Crooked teeth are so much more than an aesthetic issue, but too often people think about forgoing correcting it because they don’t have the money to fix something that is just related to their appearance. When you are worried about making ends meet each month, it can seem impossible to have the resources to invest in orthodontic work for either you or your child. But crooked teeth have a way of impacting many more aspects of your life than you realize and by correcting dental issues, you...

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Healthy Habits for Teens and How to Encourage Them

by Dr. Gemmi on June 15, 2017

The teen years are a fun and exciting time for your child, but often a very nerve-wracking time for you as the parent. It is a time when you are giving your teen more independence and responsibilities which is a good thing, but it is also important that you instill in them healthy habits that are essential to living a long and happy life. If you help them form these habits now, you will be giving them the tools to navigate any obstacles they may face as they grow into adulthood. Here are...

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How to Teach Your Teenage Children to Eat Healthier

How to Teach Your Teenage Children to Eat Healthier

by Dr. Gemmi on May 18, 2017

No matter how much you try to teach your kids the importance of healthy eating, by the time they get to their teenage years they often tend to make poor food choices. Fast food, soda and late night pizza pies….Don’t be surprised if you see them making strange food choices. Part of it is because they are away from home more hanging out with friends and doing extracurricular activities. When you are out and about, it is easy to go grab a burger and fries or even worse just a bag of chips....

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to be More Active

7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Be More Active

by Dr. Gemmi on May 10, 2017

We all know that being physically active is important to our health, but with our jammed pack schedules it can be hard to make the time. The same challenges face our kids. They have school, homework, extracurricular activities and then the temptations of television and video and computer games, and if they have their own phone or iPod or iPad, they have easy access to not only movies, and games, but also to the internet and social media. On average kids today spend more than 30 hours of...

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