Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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This message from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is about your dental health, and improving it. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your dental health in 10 seconds. Here’s how: Find a better place for your toothbrush. Look…

All About Toothpaste

At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we urge all of our patients to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. This very good habit is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your dental health. What kind of toothpaste should you use? There is no one-size-fits-all product on the…

Our Dental Team Takes Care Of You

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, each member of our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care. This article focuses on the duties of a dental assistant. You possibly think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The…

Saving Teeth

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When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, gum disease, or damage from an injury, the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville has to make a judgment call about treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal may be the only way to save it. The mere words,…

Raise Your Dental IQ

Raise Your Dental IQ

Here’s a question from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville: want to raise your Dental IQ and improve your oral health? One simple lesson involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it. But, don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. It’s the balance of bacteria that’s important. This is where brushing and flossing…

7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

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“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?

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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…