A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool: The X-ray

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, providing first-rate dental care is much easier when we have thorough information about our patients’ dental health. Pictures are more accurate than written notes. Since they show what’s going on below the surface, they’re worth even more than a thousand words. Along with a thorough visual oral exam,…

Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

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For most of us, getting a cavity filled may not be the highlight of the day. But thanks to modern anesthesia, like what we use at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, it’s more an inconvenience than anything else. Some people, though, are resistant to local anesthesia like lidocaine. That makes something that is usually…

Have Your Dessert!

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Join the club! No one confuses dessert with healthy food, but for many of our patients at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, it’s just not realistic to recommend avoiding sugary treats. If you fit that category, here is something useful to know: eating sweets at certain times is…

5 Reasons To See St. Mary’s Dental

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In this message from St. Mary’s Dental Care in Mechanicsville MD we look at the big picture. Developing a relationship with an experienced dentist is vital for maintaining healthy smiles for every member of the family. Here are five reasons to make us your partner in dental health. Visit Us For the Truth. Healthy habits…

Bad Breath Is No Fun

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This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville takes on an unpleasant topic: bad breath. Imagine you are starting a new job and are going to meet with your new boss for the first time. Confidence is key to your success. As you reach out to shake the extended hand your broad confident smile exposes…

Sleep Dentistry At St. Mary’s Dental

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Dental appointments are stressful for some people. For some it can get so bad that they avoid the dentist altogether – not a good idea, since it puts their dental health at risk. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we provide sedation dentistry, so those who need extra help can get the dental care they…

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…