Dr. Leonard Tau

Dentistry
Philadelphia, PA
male

Locations

Office

Philadelphia, PA

Address

11905 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Directions

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About

Bio

I graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, MA in 1999. After finishing school I completed an Advanced Education of General Dentistry in Somerdale, NJ in 2000. After honing my skills in a couple of office I acquired the Pennslyvania Center for Dental Excellence in 2007. I reside in Blue Bell, PA with my wife Risa and 5 year old son Aidan.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Gingivitis: You may have gum inflammation know as gingivitis or worse yet would be periodontitis. Make an appointment to see a local dentist to fix your problems... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Listerine: Listerine is a brand of antiseptic mouthwash. The product is marketed under the slogan "kills germs that cause bad breath". It was named after joseph ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Nope: Flagyl treats infections but not tooth infections. The best antibiotic for tooth infections are penicillin or Amoxicillin as we as Clindamycin for tho... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Antibacterial irri: Very commonly done in my office. It is a technique that certain dentists use to prevent and control periodontal disease. Antimicrobial irrigation con... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Based : Based on your description you definitely need to have those caps removed and redone. Prior to doing that it sounds like you have a number of problems... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
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Usually Versed plus : Versed is a short acting benzodiazepine that is a powerful anti-anxiolytic medication. It is normally given with other drugs, like a narcotic, to prov... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Face pain causes: There are too many possibilities to discuss. Giving you a list will not help you. You need to see a dentist and a physician to evaluate the cause of y... Read More
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A member asked:
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If : If you are checking for black spots, brown spots or anything unusual you are ahead of the game. Lots of parents do not check for things. There is no... Read More
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Another : Another vote for no. Enamel will never grow back. You would need to see a dentist and have them fix the chip with a little bonding.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Lingual : Lingual braces tend to be more expensive because of the greater difficulty placing them. Invisalign is less intensive and will require less visits in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
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Anchorage: F the implant is already there then it provides great anchorage to move the other teeth. Implants do not move like teeth do. If it is a special implan... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
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A book: The oral health bible is a book written by dr. Michael bonner a dentist.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
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Depends: The crown itself will not be affected but the gumline around the crown would be different when the gum is removed. You would need to make sure you ke... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Laser cavity treated: Hard tissue lasers such as the waterlase iplus can treat cavities via laser. My suggestion is to search on google for a dentist who provides this ser... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Not sure: Dry mouth could be attributed to a number of different things. Systemic problem or medication comes to mine. I would seek care from a doctor to see ... Read More
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I : I am not sure what exactly your problem is but based on the fact that you are having pain i would consult a local dentist and help him pinpoint the pr... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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It : It is better to wait to restore a tooth until the patient is a little older. 8 year old boy has a lot of growing to do. In the meantime you may have... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Not long at all: Recovery from a dental implant is usually very fast. I actually go with my patients to a lot of the surgeries and the recovery is so little right no... Read More
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Sorry : Sorry to hear about your situation. It is common practice for a dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon for extraction if they feel that complication... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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I am concerned : Given the history and the description of the issue I am concerned enough to recommend that he sees an oral surgeon and have a biopsy done if necessary... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Should not be a problem, take it before you rinse to keep the effect of magic mouthwash.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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It might: Having discomfort after pulpotomy is very normal and is not something to worry about. It sounds like the rct was not completed so be sure to go back ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
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Bruxism sympttoms: Motrin, advil (ibuprofen) are great to treat symptoms of bruxism but i would treat the bruxism and the symptoms should alleviate. Speak to your denti... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Normally it can take months for an abscess to develop but it also depends on what caused the abscess in the first place. No matter what an abscess ne... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
It can : Over activity of these muscles can sometimes cause a ringing sensation, called tinnitus. It is not unusual for the patient with tmj/cmd to complain of... Read More
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A male asked:
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I : I agree with the other dentists who already answered this question. You need to go to your dentist. You have no idea why your teeth are yellow. You... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Not sure: This is not a tooth issue, this disease is a periphery nerve disorder, placed in the wrong section.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: I would go back to the dentist who extracted the tooth for them to check to see if something else is going on.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Flase teeth and fine: False teeth and fillings are safe for the body. All materials are approved for use. Should not pose a health risk at all.
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Dr. Leonard Tau
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Unfortunately : Unfortunately sensitivity underneath a filling is not abnormal or uncommon. It can be caused by a number of different factors. 1) your filling may... Read More
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In : In no way shape or form should a deep cleaning hurt. In my office that patient is completely numb before we even start the procedure. Afterward you m... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Dentistry
NO: Tooth loss is related to gum disease, not early puberty.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Sure, : You should have no problem playing baseball although you may want to limit the activity if it is the same day due to bleeding concerns but no other is... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Should be fine: 20 is a fine age to have your teeth whitened as long as you gums and teeth are healthy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
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Access to root canal: This refers to the notion that getting straight line access to the canals in a multi-canaled tooth may require irregular shaped access preparation in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
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Yes: Invisalign is a great way to straighten crowded teeth. Every case is different though. I would seek a consultation from a trained invisalign dentist... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Never heard or it: Not sure what you mean by decay went into the muscle. You may have meant nerve which would mean root canal but i never heard of decay into muscle.
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When : When a bridge is inserted it is normal for the bite to need some adjusting. Normally it is done outside the mouth but may need to be altered slightly ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Just as infants have teething pain , kids who are getting molars can describe some discomfort. If when erupting some tissue forms around the tooth th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
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Not really: In theory at least this can be bad, as excess acid secretion in combination with pockets of damage to the stomach lining may lead to an ulcer. N fa... Read More
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If : If you went to the dentist in february 2012 and he said that he saw signs of cancer than you need to go have it checked. Oral cancer is 80-90% succes... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Sorry : Sorry to hear that you are having a problem after having laminates places. As far as the numbness that you are experiencing i would tell you I have n... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Dry mouth foods: Dry mouth can occur for several reasons. It may be an indication that you have diabetes, and it is a sign that you are not producing enough saliva in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Those two can be associated with a disease called sjorgrens syndrome. Dry eyes, dry mouth are very common with this. Patients need eye drops and sal... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Very safe: Digital radiographs eliminate 90% of the radiation. It is very safe to have digital radiographs taken.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Don't know: You have not stated what your problems are. I would seek care from a dentist to determine what the best course of actions for the issues your are ha... Read More
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Dr. Leonard Tau
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It : It sounds like you have an amalgam tattoo which can occur during filling removal. It is 100 benign and you should not worry about it. If you are con... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Stages of gingivitis: Gingivitis is a stage of gum disease in and of itself. Here is the stages healthy, mild gingivitis, moderate and severe, then mild, moderate and seve... Read More
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Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
A form of a barrier: Dental dams are typically made of thin latex. They are used to keep the operative site clean and dry. Moisture is a detriment to most restorative dent... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Not to worry: It sounds from the description that he is in fact teething. If it continues i would take him to a pediatrician to have him evaluated.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
Dr Tau is a colleague, friend, and outstanding dentist who in numerous aspects in the dental world sets the mark for the rest of us to strive for. I endorse this dentist. Michael I. Wollock, DMD, AGD...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
It is a pleasure to endorse Dr. Leonard Fredric Tau. Not only are his answers very informative and well thought out, but his answers give new insight into dentistry that he clearly loves. It is an h...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I find Dr. Tau to be a highly knowledgable and passionate supporter of his profession, often writing and freely sharing ideas with those of us in his field. His insights on varying topics are held in ...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School
MD

Awards

Top Dentists, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Dentist, Third Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Dental Association
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