Toothwiz

Your One Stop Shop for All Things Dental

Welcome to Toothwiz

Your One-Stop-Shopping for All Information on Dental Health

This site was formerly the dental practice website of Dr. Richard J. Walicki, DMD.

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Walicki practiced dentistry at an office on Allegheny Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That practice was sold in January, 2018.

This site is now devoted to disseminating Dr. Walicki's vast wealth of information concerning not only dental health, but factors supporting an individual's general health.

Feel free to browse this site, search it, or read more about Dr. Walicki.

Got a question? Feel free to write to Dr. Walicki using this form. While we can't respond to all individual emails, if your question is one which we feel would be pertinent to our readers, we will post content on this site which is responsive.

Thanks very much for joining us here. Let us know what you think!

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Dental Basics: Understanding Cavities

If knowledge is power, then educating yourself about a few dental basics may be the quickest route to fewer dental problems and lower dental bills.  Many people have questions about cavities.  Why do we get them? How can they be prevented?

Dental Basics: Understanding Periodontal Disease

Years of practice have convinced me that most people don’t “get” this -- but they should.

Here’s how I know, and why you need to understand periodontal disease.

What can you tell me about infection control?

The dental profession takes this aspect of health care very seriously and believes you should too. We have compiled a few questions we might ask if we were in your shoes, and our answers to them. A dental practice should keep its office clean, but infection control is about much more than just that.

Cracked Tooth Information

A cracked tooth can be painful, annoying, and an exercise in frustration for patients and dentists alike.  While there can be many factors that contribute to cracked teeth, the bottom line is that if your tooth is cracked  the solution is often involved, potentially expensive and, despite best efforts, tooth loss is still a very real possibility.  The following compilation of questions and answers isn't short, but if you think you have a cracked tooth, it is worth reading so that you can know what to expect.

Understanding Tooth Clenching and Grinding

Few dental conditions are able to wreak more havoc than tooth clenching and grinding.  Yet many people who engage in the activity are either unaware that they do it or they deny it.  

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