We are proud to announce that Dr. Higgins was recently sworn into the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. The mission of the Board of Dental Examiners is to protect the citizens of Maryland and to promote quality health care in the field of dentistry and set standards for the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene through regulations and legislation. Read on to find out more.
A staple in oral hygiene, fluoride is a natural cavity fighter. It’s so beneficial for dental health that many countries, including the United States, add fluoride to public water sources to improve the health of citizens. What is fluoride anyway? It is a mineral that is naturally found in soil, water, plants, rocks and even the air.
Everyday we see how dentistry transforms people’s lives. While many patients just come in for their regular cleanings and exams and don’t encounter dental issues, there are patients who have conditions that cause pain or affect how they chew food. Then there are patients who wish they could change the look of their teeth and are embarrassed to smile. We are happy that we are able to use our dental skills and technology to improve their teeth, restore their dental health and boost their confidence. We’d like to introduce you to some of these patients.
Have you been thinking of improving your smile but aren’t sure which treatment is right for you? Do you wish you could change the appearance of a chipped, cracked, or stained tooth? Our patients have found great success using a simple dental treatment to fix these common but bothersome dental conditions. Read more to find out about this procedure.
Does the very thought of going to the dentist send shivers down your spine? You may be suffering from dental anxiety or phobia. This can be caused by a traumatic dental or healthcare experience, or generalized anxiety and phobias. Some people could experience this as a slight nervousness, but for others, a trip to the dentist can be an actual nightmare that prevents them from getting appropriate treatment.
While we may be spending more time at home these days, those who suffer from sleep apnea can take advantage of this time to practice habits and activities that boost the effect of sleep apnea treatments and improve their overall health. If you or a family member suffers from loud snoring, constant waking during the night while gasping for air, and daytime fatigue, certain lifestyle changes can help boost sleep apnea treatment success. Read on to find out more.
If not treated properly, sleep apnea can cause health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, psychological disorders, and more. There are multiple treatments for sleep apnea, however, that can promote a healthier lifestyle and keep these conditions at bay. One of them is exercise.
Now that Spring is here, many of our patients want a quick and easy way to freshen up their smile. After years of coffee and tea drinking, or even smoking, you may find your teeth are stained and discolored and regular whitening toothpaste dosen’t make much of a difference. What if we told you could have whiter teeth in just 30 minutes? Read more to find out about our innovative teeth whitening treatment.
Now that you have a smile you love, would you like to further enhance your appearance by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles? As cosmetic dentists, we offer Botox and dermal fillers to help soften facial wrinkles, add volume to lips and cheeks, and give you a boost of confidence that comes from a refreshed appearance.
Do you become anxious or fearful when you think about an upcoming dental appointment? Do you have a friend or loved one who has dental phobia and avoids going to the dentist? We want patients like you to know that if you or someone you know suffers from dental anxiety, there is a solution to help you have a stress-free dental appointment so you can get the dental care you need.