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7 Ways to Avoid a Dental Emergency

October 27, 2021

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patient at dentist to prevent dental emergency in Owings Mills

Preventing a dental emergency in Owings Mills can help you save time and money on expensive, unplanned procedures. Though keeping your teeth healthy may involve stopping old habits or starting healthier ones, it’s worth it to keep your smile in good shape. To keep your teeth and gums safe from harm, follow these seven tips to prevent a visit to the emergency dentist.

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Dental Crowns – Do They Hurt?

October 5, 2021

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tooth with dental crown in Owings Mills

If you have a severely damaged tooth, you may need to get a dental crown to protect it from further harm. Though the procedure will help preserve the tooth and rebuild your smile, you may be wondering if it will hurt. Putting off getting a dental crown can actually lead to worse complications and pain in the future. To help ease your worries, here’s what you can expect from a dental crown procedure and the many benefits it can have on your oral health.

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6 Tips to Avoid Dental Problems This Halloween

September 30, 2021

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Halloween candy

Halloween is nearly here. You are putting some finishing touches on your kids’ costumes, putting up some decorations, and getting ready for heaps of candy. As great and exciting as this holiday is, it definitely doesn’t have the best effect on teeth. However, you don’t need to cut out any activities this year due to concerns over your family’s smiles. Here are some tips for enjoying the spooky season without a mouthful of cavities!

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Will Invisalign Affect How I Speak?

September 17, 2021

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Woman speaking with Invisalign

We aren’t all born with a perfectly straight smile, but that doesn’t mean that you need to go on with misalignment issues. You don’t need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires either. Invisalign is a common option amongst teens and adults because of the numerous benefits that the treatment offers. However, one concern that many people have is whether or not it will affect the way they speak throughout the treatment. Continue reading to learn how Invisalign can affect speech and what you can do about it.

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Can Gum Disease Be Genetic?

August 20, 2021

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Person pulling up lip to show gum disease

Untreated gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and as such it’s a condition you want to avoid at all costs. You’re probably already aware that poor oral hygiene is a major risk factor when it comes to gum disease, but did you know that your genes could play as role as well? If your parents routinely had trouble with swollen or bleeding gums, then your own oral health might also be at an increased risk.

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When Can I Go Back to Work After Getting Dental Implants?

August 17, 2021

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Man returning to work after dental implant surgery

It takes several appointments to have dental implants replaced and restored. Naturally, you’ll want to be able to maintain your normal routine as much as possible, which means you’ll probably be worried about how much time you’ll need to recover after each step. In particular, how long will you have to wait to return to work after dental implant surgery? The answer to that can vary, but luckily your dentist can help you understand the different factors involved and what to expect.

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How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

July 31, 2021

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Woman with perfect teeth enjoying long-lasting results of cosmetic dentistry

Would you like to enhance the look of your smile? Cosmetic treatments can remove stains, reshape your teeth, and so much more — and they can do so in a way that looks completely natural. Still, you might wonder if such treatments will stand the test of time and ensure that you get a decent return on your investment. How long does cosmetic dentistry last? Let’s talk about the expected lifespan of common aesthetic treatments and what you can do to make your results last as long as possible.

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5 Tips for Better Sleep This Summer

July 25, 2021

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Woman with sleep apnea waking up refreshed on a summer morning

Summer is perhaps the most beloved season — but it isn’t perfect. Later sunsets, vacation plans, and hot weather can all seriously mess with the quantity and quality of your sleep. These issues can affect everyone, but they may be especially damaging for people with sleep apnea. Let’s talk about some things you can do to get enough rest throughout this season.

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Dental Implant Sensitivity: What Does it Mean & How Can it Be Treated?

June 10, 2021

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a person holding their mouth because their dental implant is sensitive

Dental sensitivity is a problem that many people face with their real teeth, but is it possible to also experience that with your implant-retained teeth? In short, yes it is, and it can be a sign of several different issues developing, so it’s best that you don’t jump to conclusions and heighten your anxiety, because not all of them are serious. Read on for a guide to pinpointing your discomfort and what you should do about it.

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Will It Hurt to Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

May 13, 2021

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Woman having her teeth gently cleaned with a brush

Maybe fear has kept you away from the dentist’s office for too long, but concerns about your oral health have convinced you to go back. Naturally, you’re probably nervous about your first appointment, especially if you can’t even remember what your last appointment was like. One of the questions likely to be on your mind is, “Do tooth cleanings hurt?” Your dentist will do everything they can do keep you comfortable, but it’s also important to have an idea of what you should prepare for. Read on to learn about the kind of experience you’re likely to have at your next appointment.  

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