We Take Jaw Pain Seriously

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we take jaw pain seriously. Persistent jaw pain could be an indication of a treatable condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joints are among the most complex in the human body. Usually shortened to “TMJ,” they’re the muscles, tendons, and bones that connect the jaw to the…

Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

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Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush for cleaning your teeth? In this article from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we won’t recommend one over the other. We’re just going to take a close look at the electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have been commercially available in the United States since the 1960s. But…

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we want to see our patients at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. A checkup can give you real peace of mind, especially since every one we do includes an oral cancer screening. Lung and breast cancer get a lot of public attention, and rightfully so.…

A Proud Dental Practice

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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…

Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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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:…

Does Your Teen Feel Wisdom Teeth Coming In?

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65 percent of men and women who detect wisdom teeth notice them in their late teens or early twenties. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we help our teenage patients with their wisdom teeth issues. Why are wisdom teeth often extracted? There are several reasons… Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth and nerves. Most jaws…

Dental Breakthroughs On The Horizon

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we use the latest proven dental technology to provide our patients with quality dentistry. In addition, we keep up-to-date on the most recent research that is propelling the industry forward. Here are some of the intriguing dental technologies currently being studied and tested: Fill and Heal: Bioactive Glass A…