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4 Reasons You Should Leave Braces to the Professionals

July 22, 2020

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Dentist helping patient put on Invisalign

By now, you’ve probably heard about DIY braces. Over the past few months, this trend of using household items to straighten your teeth has exploded on social media. In fact, micro and macro-influencers alike are using paper clips and rubber bands to achieve a “picture perfect” smile overnight and at a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately, the dangerous consequences of this fad are not getting the same publicity. Therefore, a dentist is sharing four reasons you should leave braces to the professionals.


What Are the 3 Different Types of Sleep Apnea?

July 5, 2020

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Young man snoring while sleeping

Did you know that up to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder? Plus, a staggering 100 million people suffer from sleep apnea worldwide. When you think of this condition, you might think of periods of not breathing and large treatment masks that help patients sleep, but did you know there are actually three different types of sleep apnea? Read on for the three forms, as well as common symptoms and where to find treatment.


3 Easy Steps for a Beautiful (and Healthy) Smile!

June 29, 2020

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Couple brushing teeth using tips from dentist

A beautiful smile is not always a healthy smile, but how can you achieve both? Seeing your dentist regularly is a start, however your best defense against oral health issues is what you do at home. Dental hygiene not only ensures that your smile’s appearance remains attractive, but it prevents problems like cavities, infection, and more risks that can sometimes even have an impact on your overall health. Thankfully, there are some easy steps you can take to keep your smile in tip-top shape.


Trouble with Sleep Apnea? Your Dentist Can Help!

June 23, 2020

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Woman tired from sleep apnea at computer

Do you worry each night about whether or not you’ll get good sleep? Do you wake up in the morning feeling drowsy and unrested? You may have sleep apnea, which is a common sleep condition that causes pauses in breathing, making it difficult to sleep. Thankfully, your dentist has an easy and effective treatment option to help you take back control when it comes to your rest. Keep reading to learn more about sleep apnea and how your dentist can help you count sheep with ease!


Do I Have Sleep Apnea? 4 Warning Signs to Watch Out For

May 14, 2020

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You don’t want to ignore sleep apnea until it leads to a heart attack or starts badly affecting the quality of your life. Thus, it’s important to be able to identify the disorder as quickly as possible. The most obvious sign of sleep apnea is usually loud, chronic snoring – but what if you don’t have a partner that can tell you about the noise you’re making? Here are 4 symptoms that could warn you about your sleep-disordered breathing.


The Link Between Gum Disease And Your Heart Health

May 12, 2020

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Bacteria that cause gum disease move through the bloodstream.

Gum disease can do more than damage your gums. Some studies have shown that individuals who suffer from this condition are three times more likely to have a heart attack. But why exactly is that? Read on to find out the surprising connection between these issues and what you can do to protect yourself.


Keeping Your Smile Strong: Reasons You Might Need Dental Implant Restoration

April 23, 2020

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Person having dental implants restored by dentist in Owings Mills

Dental implants are a fantastic way to restore your smile. They are the closest that you can get to brand new teeth. When placed properly, dental implants can last for decades. However, on rare occasions, dental implants can fail and need to be restored. Implant failures typically come in two varieties: early and late. Your implant dentist in Owings Mills is here to help explain the types of implant failures and how to keep your smile whole and healthy.


Pain Relief in Your Cupboard: 5 At-Home Remedies for Toothaches

April 4, 2020

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Person having toothache at home

There is never a convenient time to have a toothache, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many people quarantining, a grocery store trip for over-the-counter medicine may be the last thing you want to do. If you have severe, long-lasting dental pain you should schedule an emergency dental appointment immediately. However, here are 5 at-home remedies you can turn to in the short-term to help get you out of pain while you’re waiting for your emergency dental appointment.  


How and Why You Should Clean Your Tongue

March 19, 2020

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close up person sticking out their tongue

You’re diligent about brushing and flossing every single day, sometimes even several times a day. Yet, on your last date, your partner turned away from you when you tried to kiss them because your breath was atrocious. You didn’t eat anything foul-smelling, so why did this happen? According to a dentist, if you don’t clean your tongue, you can still be susceptible to bad breath despite daily brushing and flossing. That’s why we’ve written this guide on how and why you need to clean your tongue.


Why Are Your Gums Bleeding?

March 3, 2020

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a toothbrush lying in the sink with blood on it

Gum disease is a common, yet, harmful condition that attacks the soft oral tissue surrounding your teeth. As this happens, your gums may become red, inflamed, and even bleed, especially when trying to brush or floss your teeth. With millions of Americans suffering from some type of gum disease, it is no surprise that dentists are offering periodontal therapy as a way to combat the issue and prevent worsening problems. Learn why it is that your gums are bleeding and what your dentist suggests you can do to take back control of your oral health.

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