For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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There are simple things you can do every day to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. The team at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville has compiled the following list of things not to do. Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or broken bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum…

Root Canal vs Dental Implant

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In this post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we are going to talk about root canals, tooth extraction, and dental implants. When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, we make a judgment call: whether to try saving the tooth with root canal therapy, or extracting it. Sometimes patients think an extraction is the…

Bad Breath Q & A

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In this blog post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we have some answers to frequent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time…

Don’t Let A Simple Problem Become Serious

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In this post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be caused by cold sores, gum disease, teeth…

Oral Appliance Therapy For Sleep Apnea

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Do you think you might have obstructive sleep apnea? If you do, it’s crucial to see a doctor soon. Left untreated, it can become life-threatening. Treatment for sleep apnea is available at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. Here are some signs that you may have sleep apnea: Loud snoring Abrupt awakenings Difficulty staying asleep Frequently…

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…