Have Your Dessert!

Have Your Dessert Mechanicsville

Do you have a sweet tooth? Join the club! No one confuses dessert with healthy food, but for many of our patients at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD, it’s just not realistic to recommend avoiding sugary treats. If you fit that category, here is something useful to know: eating sweets at certain times is…

Signs Of Oral Cancer: What Not To Ignore

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This message from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville focuses on a very serious issue: oral cancer. Oral cancer claims tens of thousands of lives each year, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings at each checkup. Early detection can make all the difference! At home, you can pay attention for any of the following:…

Dental Confidence Or Caution

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Whether you are one of those who goes willingly to the dentist or are hesitant about getting work done, the team at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville wants you to make and keep regular appointments for cleanings and checkups. Regular dental appointments are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. For most…

We Take Jaw Pain Seriously

Mechanicsville TMJ Treatment

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?

Toothbrush Wars in Mechanicsville

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…