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General Dental

What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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

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What’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

If you have tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew with your back teeth, the surfaces may be damaged. One option from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD is the use of an inlay or onlay, one of our restorative dentistry procedures. Inlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a

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Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

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

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Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes

Porcelain veneers (also called laminates) are thin shells that are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. They are super-strong and are available from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD. Porcelain veneers can correct a variety of dental issues, including: 1. Chips 2. Cracks 3. Stains 4. Teeth that

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A Smile Like A Precious Gem

Would you like a brilliant smile? St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville can help. Cosmetic dentistry is a blend of science and artistry that can make positive changes to your smile, in both form and function. If you are missing one or more teeth, ask us about dental implant. These are titanium posts surgically implanted in

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Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry 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

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Helping Teeth Survive Adolescence

If you are the parent of a daughter or son, you may already have some concerns about your child’s well-being. As young men and women progress toward complete independence, some make questionable choices when it comes to health and dental care. You may know Mechanicsville teens that skip meals and others that eat ramen noodles

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You Be The Judge

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

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The Cure, Not the Cause: Root Canals in Mechanicsville MD

Too many people see a dentist’s office as a painful and scary place. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, we dispel that image with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Even so, when patients hear they need a root canal, a lot of them are going to get tense. It doesn’t need to be that

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Marvel to Mainstream: Dental Implants in Mechanicsville MD

Millions of Americans are missing one or more of their teeth, and because of that they seldom smile. If you are one of them, a dental implant from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD can restore your smile. Not so long ago, dental implants were seen almost like something out of science fiction. Today they

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28160 Old Village Rd Mechanicsville, MD 20659
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