When you think of the month of October, your first thoughts probably go to crisp, cool mornings, Halloween decorations, and pumpkin spice everything. But did you know that there is something else that happens in October? October is Dental Hygiene Month, which means it’s a great time to review some practices that can help improve your dental health. Check out some simple ways to make sure that your teeth stay healthy.
Does the thought of going to the dentist send you into a panic? Or maybe you are so nervous about the dentist that you have been avoiding a needed treatment. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Approximately 75% of adults in the United States share this same fear. There is a solution to your fears and worries with sedation dentistry.
Your oral health has a big impact on your quality of life, and maintaining a healthy mouth should be taken seriously. To maintain a healthy and functional set of teeth, following a daily teeth-cleaning routine is not enough. You also need a trusted dentist you can turn to for regular checkups and for unforeseen circumstances.
For some of our patients, there comes a time when they look at their smiles and they aren’t happy with what they see. What once was a small imperfection here, a slight bother there have turned into a series of issues that have really affected the appearance of their teeth. They put off doing anything about it because it wasn’t so bad “back then”, but now it’s something they think about more often, and they wonder if there is anything they can do about it. The good news is, yes, there is something you can do about the appearance of your teeth, and we want you to know you deserve to have a great-looking smile. Read on to find out more.
Are your teeth badly decayed or infected? Do you worry that the only solution is to remove them? Don’t panic. There’s a procedure that can save your teeth, get rid of the pain, and prevent it from coming back: a root canal treatment. Even though you may think of a root canal as painful and uncomfortable, thanks to modern dental technology, we can perform this procedure effectively and virtually pain-free.
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.