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…

What Is General Dentistry?

If you explored our website before landing on this blog, you have may noticed the term “general dentistry” on the menu, along with other services. “General dentistry” may sound bland, but it isn’t. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, it’s your assurance that we can diagnose and treat your most essential issues, and ensure your…

Stick Out Your Tongue!

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums. These conditions can affect the tongue. We’re using this blog post to discuss the tongue. Have you ever considered all the important things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew,…

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is about your tooth enamel, and how you can best protect it. Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely common, though largely preventable.…