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…

Find A Few Minutes To Floss

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One common reason people say they don’t floss is that the practice is difficult to fit into their daily schedule. If you’ve found this to be true, and feel like you are too busy to floss, here are some suggestions from the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD for fitting this vital dental…

Teen Teeth: Adolescent Oral Health

 adolescent dental issues

If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, this post from St. Mary’s Dental Care in Mechanicsville MD is for you. At St. Mary’s Dental, we see cavities and gum disease in teenagers far too often. Possible causes and complicating factors include insufficient dental hygiene, unhealthy diet, malocclusion (misaligned bite), smoking, hormonal…

Sleep Apnea Is A Serious Health Threat

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, we often see patients who have been struggling with deficient sleep for months, or even years. Some of these people end up being diagnosed with sleep apnea or related conditions. You Can’t Just “Tough It Out” The reluctance to request treatment is lamentable, because it negatively impacts on…