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Silver Spring MD Dentist Blog

Jan
12

How to Keep Clear Aligners Clean

Patients with crooked teeth may worry that they cannot enhance their smiles without the hassle of traditional metal braces. Clear braces and aligners have revolutionized cosmetic dentistry by offering a subtle way to straighten teeth. Throughout this 12 to 18…

Dec
07

Can I Get a Cavity Underneath a Filling?

A majority of Americans experience at least one cavity in their lives. Dentists can treat this issue in one appointment with a dental filling. However, it is possible to develop a cavity under this filling if a patient is not…

Nov
18

Is Tooth Sensitivity a Dental Emergency?

If you eat ice cream and experience a jolt of pain when the frozen dessert hits your tooth, then you know the discomfort of tooth sensitivity. This unpleasant sensation can be excruciating, but does it qualify as a dental emergency?…

Oct
25

4 Ways to Enhance Your Smile

Your smile plays a crucial role in first impressions and your sense of self. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, your self-esteem could suffer. You can restore your confidence with cosmetic treatment from your dentist.…

Sep
28

Protect Periodontal Health with Prompt Care

Pandemic stress has led many dental patients to neglect their usual oral health regimens. This could have detrimental effects not only on your teeth and gums but to your overall wellbeing. A recent study suggests that individuals with periodontal disease…

Jul
20

3 Tips for Long-Lasting Porcelain Veneers

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers can be the perfect cosmetic dental treatment for you. These cap-like shells secure to the front of your teeth to create an even, natural-looking smile. Once your smile…

Jun
09

Prevent Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

Patients can require tooth extraction surgery for a number of reasons, from wisdom tooth removal to advanced tooth decay treatment. They will need time to recover from the procedure, but if patients are not careful in this healing period, they…

Jun
04

Same Day Dental Crowns: A Case Study

Dental crowns are one of the most commonly utilized and highly successful dental treatments used in our office today. They are placed for a wide range of reasons, from cosmetic imperfections to damage and decay. A dental crown can be…

May
10

Types of Dental Implants

Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons, but if left untreated, you can suffer from further dental health concerns. Dental implants can be the ideal tooth replacement solution for you. There are several different implant types available that…

Mar
18

Your First Dental Appointment

What To Expect During Your First Dental Appointment Your first dental appointment at a new dental practice doesn't have to be an anxiety-provoking experience. At Dechter & Moy Dentistry, we are not only dental professionals but also professionals at making…