4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

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This article is about some of the most frequent conditions that should be discussed with us, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. There is a solution for each one of these issues. Tooth Decay. This is easily the most common dental problem. Tooth decay (cavities) occurs when plaque combines with the sugars and/or starches in…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most dentists hand out…

You May Have Gingivitis

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This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is about gingivitis, which is early-stage gum disease. Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t impact your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can…

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we want to see our patients at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. A checkup can give you real peace of mind, especially since every one we do includes an oral cancer screening. Lung and breast cancer get a lot of public attention, and rightfully so.…

Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

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Keeping your teeth clean is a critical part of maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the advantages of visiting us at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is having a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits. Your Partner in Oral Health Our dental hygienist can professionally clean and polish your teeth at…

A Proud Dental Practice

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we are proud to provide our community with the best dental care possible. It’s a lot of work to run a dental office, but it’s an important function. We are commmitted to excellence in what we do. It is by now well-established that your dental health is linked your…

Persistent Dry Mouth?

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Dry mouth is a condition in which your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva, leaving you with a persistent dry feeling in your mouth. If you experience this, be sure to tell us at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STOE-me-uh. It’s a common side…

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

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The purpose of this dentistry article from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry. Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer…

Whitening vs Bleaching At St. Mary’s Dental

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Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that we provide almost daily at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. Everyone, it seems, would like to have a brighter smile. Our teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.…