What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you call it one-sided, with the dentist choosing any treatment, while the patient is mostly a bystander?At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, we don’t do things that way. You will notice the difference when you first walk in our doors. You will discover a friendly…

Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

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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…

Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Afraid of the Dentist? Your Mechanicsville Sedation Dentist Can Help

If you experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, sedation dentistry from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville may be for you. Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and a popular option for those coping with dental anxiety. Though it may sound impossible, with…

You Be The Judge

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If you are researching cosmetic dental smile makeovers, you have probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? The team at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD invites you to judge for yourself. A smile makeover involves multiple procedures which may…