Richard J. Walicki, DMD

General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA Since 1990


2260 E. Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134

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Philadelphia, PA  19134

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Dental Tips

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.

Eat Sensibly

If there were only ONE thing to convey that might help you achieve a more desirable oral condition – it would be to gain an understanding of the role your diet plays in the formation of tooth decay.

Ill-Fitting Dentures

Ill-fitting dentures have about four dentist-related remedies and two patient-related ones.

Tooth Brushing

When do you brush your teeth?

If you are like most people, chances are you brush on rising and before going to bed.

Try doing it after meals instead.  Here is a an article I wrote some time ago that explains why: 

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

Bleeding Gums

Can Bleeding Gums Kill You?
No doubt, the question may elicit a few snickers and maybe even the occasional one-liner like “No, but I know someone whose breath could kill!” Nevertheless, the possibly shocking truth is that yes, bleeding gums and poor oral health can kill you.

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.

Supplements and Dental Health

Is taking vitamin and mineral supplements merely a "nice thing to do," or could it have broader implications for both dental and general health?

Replace Missing Teeth

When we are born we come into the world without teeth. Some of us leave the same way, but that really isn’t what nature intended.

Get Regular Check-ups

Should you, or shouldn't you?  In uncertain economic times, neglect can cost you much more in the long-run.