Bad Breath Q & A

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In this blog post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we have some answers to frequent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time…

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is about your tooth enamel, and how you can best protect it. Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely common, though largely preventable.…

What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

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When you meet someone who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you start making assumptions about them? It isn’t fair, but we are often judged by appearance. A missing front tooth can be addressed with a dental implant from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. A dental implant is a…

Versatile Veneers For A Vivid Smile

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Have you ever wished you could attach perfectly shaped, white surfaces to the front of your teeth? Guess what? With porcelain veneers from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, you can! Porcelain veneers can turn unattractive smiles into sensational smiles with minimal disruption to existing tooth structure. They are custom-made for each tooth from a durable,…

What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

Categories: Dental health
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During routine dental examinations at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we look for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will get oral cancer this year. Consider this sobering news from the Oral Cancer Foundation: “The…

Is Cosmetic Dentistry For You?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Many of the patients who visit St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville have questions about cosmetic dentistry. There is some reliable information online, but there are many questions that only a dentist can answer. Cosmetic dentistry is all about making positive changes to the appearance of your teeth and smile, while at the same time complementing…

Don’t Let A Simple Problem Become Serious

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In this post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be caused by cold sores, gum disease, teeth…