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Infection Control & Patient Safety

Dear Patients: We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines.…


How to Handle a Dental Emergency

With COVID-19, many dental offices are following the advice of the ADA and remaining closed for everything but emergency dental care. Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy, dentists in Silver Spring, MD, are among those that are here to…


I Got You Babe

Today is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The significance of the date may have, at one time, been the ominous deadline for income taxes to be filed. Unless of course, you receive a refund, then your return has probably been filed…


Stress and Dental Health

The COVID-19 viral outbreak has caused a great deal of anxiety for many people. For many patients, this can include anxiety about their dental health. Unfortunately, stress can contribute to poor dental health. It is important to give your teeth…


What’s the Big Deal About Floss?

Whenever you’ve visited our office for a routine cleaning, you have no doubt heard us mention floss. Is it really so important? Regardless of how well you brush your teeth, floss is nevertheless essential to maintaining healthy teeth. What Can…


The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are 98% successful in replacing missing teeth and recommended by many dentists. However, dentures and dental bridges have effectively treated patients for many years. Because of this, many people may wonder why they should use dental implants instead.…


Crowns in a Day

If you have ever had crowns, you are doubtless familiar with messy dental impressions and long process of waiting for the crown to be made and placed. A damaged tooth can really impact your lifestyle, so the long wait is…


Better Ceramic Restorations with CEREC

One of the common dental procedures that people hate most is taking impressions. The trays are uncomfortable, the impression material can be cold and taste bad, and the whole process can be less than pleasant. Unfortunately, impressions are needed whenever…


A Healthy Diet for Healthy Teeth

You probably know that sugar causes cavities. But did you know that the effects of your diet on your teeth go further than that? In fact, you can do your mouth a world of good with a healthy diet. Good…


Choosing the Best Dental Products for You

Standing in your drugstore's dental aisle, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by options. Not only are there a lot of kinds of products these days - every product comes in a handful of variations from each of several…