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…

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At St. Mary's Dental

Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, cosmetic dentistry is about making positive changes to your teeth and smile, while at the same time maintaining your dental health. Everyone, it seems, would like to improve the appearance of their smile. Who wouldn’t? When we combine several cosmetic dentistry…

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…

Are You Smiling?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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The importance of brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is something we emphasize to all of our patients. Along with regular checkups and cleanings at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, it’s the best way to maintain your beautiful smile. A good dental hygiene routine, something you do every single day without fail, is…

4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

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This article is about some of the most frequent conditions that should be discussed with us, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. There is a solution for each one of these issues. Tooth Decay. This is easily the most common dental problem. Tooth decay (cavities) occurs when plaque combines with the sugars and/or starches in…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most dentists hand out…

You May Have Gingivitis

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This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is about gingivitis, which is early-stage gum disease. Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t impact your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can…

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we want to see our patients at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. A checkup can give you real peace of mind, especially since every one we do includes an oral cancer screening. Lung and breast cancer get a lot of public attention, and rightfully so.…

Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Your Maryland Dentist And Cleaning Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth clean is a critical part of maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the advantages of visiting us at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is having a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits. Your Partner in Oral Health Our dental hygienist can professionally clean and polish your teeth at…