When visiting our office for a hygiene appointment, we do more than clean your teeth and inspect for cavities. We also provide an oral cancer screening, which takes only moments to perform but can save not only your oral health but also your life. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society, approximately 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer yearly. If diagnosed and treated early, the effects may not be long lasting; however, routine examinations will continue for the rest of your life because the potential for recurrence is high.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and dental cleaning? If you can’t recall or it has been quite awhile, we want you to call and schedule your next appointment today. Believe it or not, we understand everyone is busy, especially with everything going on during the past year. It seems like schedules are constantly changing, and it has been easy to forget to schedule your appointment, or maybe you needed to cancel your appointment and haven’t rescheduled. No matter the reason, delaying hygiene visits and needed treatments can cause major consequences. Read on to find out more.
For the past 35 years, we have taken great pride in building lasting relationships with our patients so that we can offer you a lifetime of beautiful, healthy teeth. We are proud that our team members share our philosophy and offer you the very best in care and service. We wanted to take some time this month to help you learn a little more about one of our dedicated dental hygienists, Blaire.
Have you noticed a difference with your oral health and can’t quite put your finger on what might be causing the problem? A number of patients who maintain proper oral hygiene and continue to visit our office regularly are experiencing symptoms with their teeth and jaw that are a mystery. We know what the potential problem might be and the answer may surprise you. Continue reading to learn more about what might be causing your unexplained dental health concerns.
Do you have family members that are constantly complaining about your snoring? If the answer is yes, then you might be suffering from a very common condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked during sleep, reducing or stopping your breathing throughout the night. Basically, this means that, during the time you are sleeping, you have short periods where you stop breathing. Your sleep becomes affected by this because your brain becomes alerted and wakes you up briefly over and over. Many people who are affected are unaware that they are waking during the night.
How We Use Technology Can Make Your Visit More Comfortable We think everyone will agree that we have never been more thankful for technology than we have been this year. Technology has given us the ability to work, attend school, and “see” our families during the difficulties of the past year. Zoom meetings, Google Meets,…
Do you dream of improving your smile and straightening your teeth, but are unsure which option would be beneficial to you? Or perhaps you don’t even know where to begin, feel very overwhelmed, and are not sure if it is a waste to pursue treatment at your age.
At Smiles by Holsinger and Higgins your comfort is our priority. We are proud to have been serving the Denton, MD area for the past 35 years. We treat our patients like family and take great pride in building lasting relationships with our patients. We strive to offer you a lifetime of beautiful, healthy teeth. We offer our patients a perfect blend of state-of-the-art technology and treatments with natural tranquility.
We all know that tooth decay can cause numerous negative effects for your oral health. Without treatment, decay can lead to severe cavities, worn enamel, discomfort, infection, and even tooth loss. Did you know there is another area in your mouth that needs just as much monitoring and affects almost half of the adults in the United States?
For Drs. Holsinger and Higgins, February is important for two reasons—Valentine’s Day, of course, and it also marks the practice’s anniversary. In fact, this February, Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins is celebrating 35 years of providing superior family dental care in Denton, MD.