Bridging The Gap

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Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise attractive teeth? At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we can fill the gap with a dental bridge, and help you get back your sensational smile! A dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth and help you chew and speak…

Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Plaque is that filmy stuff that forms on teeth. Since it is caused by the breakdown of the foods we eat, plaque formation is a constant process. And that’s why we keep reminding our patients to brush and floss twice a day, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. The plaque process goes something like this:…

Dental Implants: Change Your Life In 4 Steps

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Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are vital for a high quality of life and overall health. That’s what makes dental implants, like those available at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, such a major step forward in dentistry. Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw. The implant is, in effect,…

How Tooth Brushing Prevents Gum Disease

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Everyone should brush their teeth at least twice a day. In this post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we’ll talk about why this is so important. Brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes food debris from teeth and cleans…

Dental Implants: Does Your Age Matter?

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Dental implants have rightly been called one of the greatest advances in dentistry: titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw to support one or more artificial teeth. Dental implants are available at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. A common concern for many patients is whether they are too old for a dental implant. We’ll…

Does Your Teen Feel Wisdom Teeth Coming In?

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65 percent of men and women who detect wisdom teeth notice them in their late teens or early twenties. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we help our teenage patients with their wisdom teeth issues. Why are wisdom teeth often extracted? There are several reasons… Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth and nerves. Most jaws…

Dental Breakthroughs On The Horizon

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we use the latest proven dental technology to provide our patients with quality dentistry. In addition, we keep up-to-date on the most recent research that is propelling the industry forward. Here are some of the intriguing dental technologies currently being studied and tested: Fill and Heal: Bioactive Glass A…