Family Dental Care in Mechanicsville, MD
St. Mary’s Dental delivers high quality, comprehensive family dental care. With an emphasis on whole-mouth health and well-being for the entire family, Drs. Gina McCray and Kara McCray Demer combine their expertise with compassionate dental care for patients of all ages.
A great and long-lasting smile begins with preventive dental check-ups at St. Mary’s Dental. Our dentists consider the oral health of children, teens, adults and senior adults their highest priority. Extensive dental training and experience, coupled with a passion for individualized care, allows Drs. Gina McCray and Kara McCray Demer to forge lifelong connections with patients from all walks of life.
Dental Care for Every Smile
St. Mary’s Dental offers numerous dental services, including sealants to keep children’s molars cavity-free, clear braces for straight teeth, and even porcelain crowns and dental implants to help restore a damaged smile. The doctors also screen for obstructive sleep apnea issues and can prescribe nasal masks, bite guards, or other oral appliances as helpful interventions for this disruptive health condition.
To help patients look their best, St. Mary’s Dental also delivers outstanding cosmetic dentistry choices, encompassing the smallest of changes all the way up to full smile makeovers. Options include:
- Porcelain veneers to smooth and fill gapped, irregular, or chipped teeth.
- At-home and in-office teeth whitening that’s safe and gives superior results.
- Cosmetic composite resin bonding, an affordable and quick way to sculpt away tooth imperfections.
- Onlays and inlays (partial crowns) and tooth-colored fillings to eliminate decay and preserve tooth structure.
- Natural-looking fixed bridgework and dentures.
Keeping Up With Dental Hygiene
The sooner you can incorporate dental hygiene into your daily routine, the better. If you have children, we relish the opportunity to help them get started on their journey to oral health. At St. Mary’s Dental, we recommend that our patients keep a daily oral hygiene routine to protect against cavities, gum disease, and other health issues that can be caused by oral bacteria.
- Brush in the mornings and right before bed.
- Floss at least once a day.
- Follow up brushing with a good oral rinse.
- Use fluoridated products.
Our family dentistry services also include special cavity protections for children. We can use either dental sealants or fluoride supplements, or both, to strengthen your child’s enamel as an additional safeguard against decay. Dental sealants are thin plastic layers painted onto the back molars. This plastic material fills in the peaks and valleys of the molars, keeping out harmful debris and bacteria. Fluoride supplements are applied as a topical varnish, usually during your child’s family dentistry appointment.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Many patients ask us when they should first start bringing their child to the dentist. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry your child should have their first dental check-up when their first tooth appears, or by the time they celebrate their first birthday.
Gentle Family Dentistry for Anxious Patients
Dental anxiety is something that’s extremely common for dental patients of all ages, from children to adults. For this reason we are proud to offer dental sedation for our patients’ comfort and wellbeing. Carefully administered and monitored to lessen anxiety and accomplish multiple procedures more easily, oral conscious sedation and laughing gas take the fear out of dental work. Sedation dentistry truly is an invaluable tool in serving our patients.
Additionally, our dentists and dental hygienists do their absolute best to ensure you feel as little discomfort as possible during your appointment with us. If you require special accommodations please let us know so that we can do everything in our power to ensure your visit is a pleasant one.
Contact the Family Dentists at St. Mary’s Dental Today!
Whether you’re new in town or simply looking for a different dentist, St. Mary’s Dental is a great option. We offer high quality, compassionate family dental care using cutting edge dental technology in a relaxing environment. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!