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What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Your overall dental health depends on healthy teeth and gums. Along with regular checkups at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, consistent brushing and flossing helps keep everything in good shape. You already know how to brush your teeth. But there are best practices that you may not be aware of. Bearing in mind that

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5 Ways To Floss Daily

If you’ve noticed that you’re too tired to floss your teeth each night, this post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD is for you. We want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss, since it’s an essential part of your daily dental health routine. If you’re an early riser, try

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What Can Fluoride Do For You?

This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD focuses on fluoride. What is it, exactly, and why is it so good for your dental health? The Miracle Mineral Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. It is found in different foods as well as in water. Many cities adjust the fluoride content of their

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Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. While you can switch up what you call them, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, we advise you to never switch up a well-engrained oral health routine. Practicing proper oral hygiene daily with pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque, and gum disease, not to

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A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool: The X-ray

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,

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Bad Breath Is No Fun

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

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Been A While Since You Had Your Teeth Cleaned?

How long has it been since your last cleaning from a dental hygienist? You don’t have to answer that. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we provide thorough cleanings and checkups to ensure they have healthy teeth and great smiles. We are devoted to giving each patient personalized care in our state-of-the-art office. Maintaining your

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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,

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Why Look For The Seal?

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

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Want To Keep Your Enamel Healthy? Avoid Doing These 11 Things

Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body, but that doesn’t mean teeth are indestructable. To keep them healthy and problem-free, the team at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville recommends (strongly!) you avoid the following. 1. Chewing on hard foods We’re looking at you unpopped popcorn kernels and hard candy. 2. Chewing on

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