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Why Mercury-Free Dentistry is Important

March 7th, 2016

Mercury free-dentistry is important for your teeth, your general health, and the health of the planet in general. This is why at Gaithersburg Sedation And Family Dentistry we do our utmost to engage in safe practices. Below are some of the many reasons why mercury-free dentistry is important.  

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Is it Time for Dentures?

March 7th, 2016

While many people assume that they will never need dentures or prosthetic dentistry because they take such good care of their teeth, and that dentures are relatively uncommon, more people have dentures than you might think. 60% of respondents in a recent Prevention.com survey said that they don’t expect to need dentures because of the care they take of their teeth. However, it turns out that 20 million women over the age of 40 wear dentures currently, and the number of American adults who need dentures is projected to increase from 33.6 million in 1991 to roughly 37.9 million people by 2020. If you experience some of these 8 warning signs, dentures may be in your future as well.

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Is Invisalign Right for You?

February 29th, 2016
Invisalign braces keep you smiling

Invisalign braces can help get you the smile you want while saving you from the embarrassment metal braces can cause!

When it comes to choosing the right kind of orthodontic care, the majority of people come down to selecting between two choices: traditional braces and Invisalign. As traditional braces have been around for a much longer time, it is understandable why some people would tend to sway towards this option. They believe they can trust the effectiveness of traditional braces and that there must be a reason they are still around after all these years! Read the rest of this entry »

Proper Night Guard Care

February 24th, 2016

Your night guard is your best protection against bruxism, a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. During the night it sits between the surfaces of your teeth and prevents the constant grinding and clenching from doing any significant damage to your teeth. To that effect, it is wise for you to perform proper night guard care. The better you take care of your night guard, the better it will take care of you.night guard

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What Should You Be Doing to Get A Brighter Smile?

February 15th, 2016
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What should you be doing to achieve the brighter smile you long for?

With Valentine’s Day in the rear view mirror for another year, it’s a great time to take stock in your smile and learn what you can do to help brighten it. Your pearly whites, at this point, may not look as pearly as you’d like. Without proper attention, your smile may begin to show its age, Luckily, there are several simple steps you can take to help improve your smile and restore much of its lost luster. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Floss Teeth Properly

February 10th, 2016

Flossing correctly is incredibly important for your oral health. Proper teeth flossing removes unwanted food particles and plaque from places in your mouth that a toothbrush cannot easily reach. These include under the gumline and between teeth. A buildup of plaque over time can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so daily flossing is necessary for healthy teeth. Follow these how to floss steps in order to take the best care possible of your teeth.  how-to-floss

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What Are “Hidden” Sugars and How Can They Hurt Your Teeth?

February 1st, 2016
You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

Even though you know how bad sugar is for your teeth, and even though you go to great lengths to avoid it in great quantities, the sad fact is that even passing up candy, ice cream and cake isn’t necessarily enough to ward off cavities and other sugar-related tooth issues. Many foods have “hidden” sugars that will cause cavities and tooth decay just as surely as downing spoonfuls of unadulterated sugars will. Learning what those foods are will help in the never-ending fight against cavities. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Let Gingivitis Invade Your Mouth!

February 1st, 2016
Gingivitis

A daily oral health routine is instrumental in preventing Gingivitis.

Simply put, you don’t want to mess with Gingivitis. It is the precursor to periodontitis, better known as gum disease. In the earliest stages of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque builds up, which causes the gums to become inflamed. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn More About Teeth Whitening

January 25th, 2016

We all know that you only get one chance to make a first impression, and what better way to make you stand out than with a dazzling white smile. Job interview, first date; whatever the situation, a brilliant smile can only help you out. Here are some more facts about the quick, easy, and affordable teeth whitening procedure.teeth-whitening-catonsville-md

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How Can You Best Prevent Cavities?

January 18th, 2016
dental care

The importance of preventing cavities should be stressed from an early age

For as far back as y0u can remember – starting well before your first regular dental checkups – the word “cavity” has been used as an all-purpose dirty word for what you most want to avoid in your teeth. Even now, as an adult, the word carries horrible connotations, and you surely warn your own children about the dreaded “c-word.” Read the rest of this entry »