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…

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 It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Plaque is that filmy stuff that forms on teeth. Since it is caused by the breakdown of the foods we eat, plaque formation is a constant process. And that’s why we keep reminding our patients to brush and floss twice a day, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. The plaque process goes something like this:…

How Tooth Brushing Prevents Gum Disease

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Everyone should brush their teeth at least twice a day. In this post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we’ll talk about why this is so important. Brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes food debris from teeth and cleans…