Signs Of Oral Cancer: What Not To Ignore

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This message from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville focuses on a very serious issue: oral cancer. Oral cancer claims tens of thousands of lives each year, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings at each checkup. Early detection can make all the difference! At home, you can pay attention for any of the following:…

How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, the dental health of our patients is our number one priority each and every day. We hope that goes without saying! How do you measure dental success? A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth? It could mean all those…

The Future Of Tooth Decay In Mechanicsville

The Future Of Tooth Decay In Mechanicsville

Tooth decay is the single most common dental issue there is. Unlike a cut on your finger, a cavity will not heal itself. In a worst case scenario, an untreated cavity can lead to future problems, up to and including tooth loss. That’s why we stress regular brushing and flossing to all of our patients,…

Why Look For The Seal?

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Here’s a reminder from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville: when you go to the store for oral care products, make sure your purchase carries the seal of the American Dental Association. You can depend on the American Dental Association (ADA), which only places its seal on a product after it has been found to be…

Debunking Dental Myths

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In this post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we focus on three common myths about dental health. All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those…

Dental Confidence Or Caution

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Whether you are one of those who goes willingly to the dentist or are hesitant about getting work done, the team at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville wants you to make and keep regular appointments for cleanings and checkups. Regular dental appointments are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. For most…