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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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Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

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

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A Proud Dental Practice

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

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Use Five Fingers For Quick And Healthy Flossing

This message from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is for kids who want to make flossing a habit. Here are five flossing steps made so easy you can tick them off one finger at a timw. Thumbkin: Thumb to Chest Reminder Thumb to chest can remind me that this isn’t for my friends. Brushing the

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Persistent Dry Mouth?

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

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Why Is Dry Mouth Risky For Your Teeth?

A condition known as dry mouth is fairly common, and has some common causes. It can be really uncomfortable, and can also pose a threat to your dental health. Here are some tips from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STO-me-ah. Some of its causes

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Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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:

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How Tooth Brushing Prevents Gum Disease

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

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Smart Brushing Beats Aggressive Brushing

Most people brush their teeth every day (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush incorrectly, not realizing it may be contributing to oral problems. Here are some smart brushing tips from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville: One of the most important things to remember is to use a gentle touch when

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