How Is Snoring Different From Sleep Apnea?

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It’s estimated that 50% of people snore at some point during their life. Sleep apnea is a more serious, but also common. We can provide relief, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. Snoring and sleep apnea are related. Many people who snore also have sleep apnea. However, the conditions are not always present together. Why…

Dental Floss: Which Type is Best?

Along with brushing, flossing is the most important thing you can do for healthy teeth and gums. There’s a variety of floss types to choose from. Which one is best for you? It depends. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we’re using this space to summarize what’s available, and what might influence your choice of…

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…