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Silver Spring MD Dentist Blog


Welcome Back! Innovating the Patient Experience.

We are so pleased to be treating patients each day and doing what we love most- helping you and your family enjoy a healthy smile. Our Silver Spring dentist office has taken every possible precaution to protect the health and…


Treating Your Discolored Teeth

Discolored teeth are something that could make anyone self-conscious. They make you want to hide your smile instead of showing it off. Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy offer quality cosmetic dentistry in Silver Spring, MD. There are multiple…


Why You Need a Custom Mouthguard

Custom mouthguards are typically made to protect the smile during contact sports or any other activity that could result in an injury to the mouth. Another form of custom guard could be a nightguard, used for problems with TMJ. Drs.…


Did You Miss a Scheduled Appointment?

Due to COVID-19, dental practices were closed to everything but emergency dentistry. Now, things are slowly opening back up and dental practices are able to provide regular services again. But what should you do if you had a dental appointment…


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.…