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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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Debunking Dental Myths

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

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Dental Confidence Or Caution

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

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Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

There are lots of people out there who feel pain when they sip coffee or eat ice cream, or take a bite out of something hard. If sensitive teeth are a problem for you, talk to us about it at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. In many cases, sensitive teeth respond to something as simple

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Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

Can you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? If you are like most of us, you got some cavities fairly young, and the ubiquitous silver fillings that were once standard. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville there is a better option. Composite fillings can be made to match the color

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3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, our objective is to help every patient who comes in for an appointment to have the best possible oral health. This post focuses on something that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste. A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth

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3 Important Reasons To Choose St. Mary’s Dental

Everyone wants to have a good experience when they go to the dentist, whether it’s for something simple like a cleaning and checkup or more extenstive dental work. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, the patient experience is important to us. We strive for excellence in everything we do. What are some of the things

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4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

This article is about some of the most frequent conditions that should be discussed with us, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. There is a solution for each one of these issues. Tooth Decay. This is easily the most common dental problem. Tooth decay (cavities) occurs when plaque combines with the sugars and/or starches in

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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

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You May Have Gingivitis

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

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