The ADA: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

American Dental Association Mechanicsville

This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA logo on toothpaste tubes and dental floss containers, but what else do you know about this organization? The ADA’s self-proclaimed objective is to improve the level of public oral health by supporting the dental…

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Baby

Mechanicsville dental exam during pregnancy

This post from the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD is for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Carrying your precious baby not only consumes your time, but your attention as well. But don’t forget your needs and your vitality during these important months. It’s important to understand that the…

Teen Teeth: Adolescent Oral Health

 adolescent dental issues

If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, this post from St. Mary’s Dental Care in Mechanicsville MD is for you. At St. Mary’s Dental, we see cavities and gum disease in teenagers far too often. Possible causes and complicating factors include insufficient dental hygiene, unhealthy diet, malocclusion (misaligned bite), smoking, hormonal…

Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

Mechanicsville Oral Dentistry

At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, our patients often ask if chewing xylitol gum is an effective substitute for tooth brushing and regular exams at the dentist office. Before answering that question, a few words about xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sweetener that was first discovered in birch tree bark but is also found in…