7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

Mechanicsville Extreme Smile Makeover

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin made that wise observation in the 1730s, but it’s as valid as it ever was today, especially the ounce of prevention you get from seeing the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD every six months. Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy…

The Gift Of Oral Health

The Gift Of Oral Health In Mechanicsville

Many dental patients wonder why, with all the improvements in dentistry, the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD still sends you home with a complimentary toothbrush and floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simplicity fool you. These tools are your best bet…

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

cancer related tooth risks Mechanicsville

If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD urges you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications. According to the National Institutes of…

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Baby

Mechanicsville dental exam during pregnancy

This post from the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD is for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Carrying your precious baby not only consumes your time, but your attention as well. But don’t forget your needs and your vitality during these important months. It’s important to understand that the…

Protect Teeth From Cracks

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Ouch! No one wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth, so in this blog post from the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable problem. The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science. You…

Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Are Mechanicsville Dental Implants Worth It?

Are dental implants from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD worth the investment? Absolutely! A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. The dental implant itself is a metal post that is surgically placed in the patient’s jaw. Usually made of titanium, it serves as a replacement…

Gummy Smile?

Gummy Smile?

Many of our patients at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD undergo crown lengthening to correct a gummy smile. The procedure brings proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does…