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Silver Spring MD Dentist Blog

Apr
06

Longevity of Teeth Straightening Treatment

If you seek a straighter smile, your dentist can align crooked teeth using clear braces. These custom-made plastic aligners gradually shift your teeth into an aligned position when worn as instructed. Though the advantages of this cosmetic dental solution seem…

Mar
15

How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

About half of the world’s population will grind their teeth periodically, and about 5% of people clench or grind their teeth on a regular basis. The constant grating of the top teeth against the bottom teeth, a habit known as…

Feb
09

Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

Gum disease refers to a relatively common infection in the gum tissue. It can begin with inflamed gums, but as it advances, bacteria can eat away at the structure of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. This can result in irreversible…

Jan
06

How Dental Bonding Enhances the Smile

Do you feel unhappy about the color, shape, or overall appearance of your teeth? You could suffer a blow to your self-esteem when you do not feel proud of your smile. But you can improve the look of your smile…

Dec
15

Benefits of Aligning Your Smile

Do you have teeth that overlap, have gaps, or are otherwise misaligned? Crooked teeth can form for many reasons, including factors outside your control like genetics. You might feel self-conscious about alignment issues with your teeth, but they could also…

Nov
04

Dental Veneers Improve Oral Health

Patients seeking lasting and beautiful cosmetic dental treatment often ask their dentists about porcelain veneers. These cap-like shells adhere to the front of a patient’s teeth with bonding to build a brighter and straighter smile according to the patient’s goals.…

Oct
07

Smile Enhancement After Gum Disease

About half of American adults will contract gum disease. Despite its prevalence, many people do not realize that this infection of the gum tissue can cause severe and irreversible dental damage. You will require intervention from a dentist to get…

Sep
16

Comparing Clear Aligners and Braces

If you have crooked teeth, there are aesthetic and health benefits to aligning them. Your dentist can evaluate your dental structure to learn which cosmetic treatment will give you the best results to straighten your smile. Traditional metal braces from…

Aug
09

Bleeding Gums Can Impact Pregnancy

Research published in Oral Health & Preventative Dentistry suggests that treating gingivitis in pregnant dental patients reduces the chances of preterm births and increases birth weights. Gingivitis refers to the early stage of gum disease, an infection in the gum…

Jul
06

Ready for a Cosmetic Dental Consult?

Are you unhappy with the way that your smile looks? Your dentist can provide smile enhancement treatment to boost the appearance of your teeth and gums. All you have to do is give your dentist a call and schedule a…