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3 Reasons Why Root Canals Are Good News

June 29, 2021

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Dentist explaining the benefits of root canals to patient

When your dentist first tells you that root canal therapy is needed, your heart may drop into your stomach. After all, the American Association of Endodontists recently reported that it is one of the most feared procedures. However, if you’re struggling with a badly decayed or damaged tooth, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not as scary as it may seem. In fact, there are multiple benefits of root canals, making it good news! Here are a few.

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Surprising Ways Exercise Can Damage Your Teeth

May 27, 2021

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Closeup of woman tying her running shoes

If you’ve set an exercise-related goal, like weight-lifting a few times a week or jogging daily, your mental and physical health will certainly thank you for it. Your teeth and gums, however, may not. In fact, exercise can have unintended consequences on your oral health, like a cracked tooth, resulting in potentially painful and anxiety-inducing dental emergencies. To prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn more about tooth pain and exercise, five prevention tactics to implement right away, and how your dentist can help!

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Can You Floss Your Dental Implants?

April 14, 2021

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a person flossing their teeth

Just like with your natural pearly whites, the key to long-lasting dental implants is good at-home oral hygiene. Even though your new prosthetic can’t get cavities, it’s still important to regularly brush, floss, and rinse your mouth because one of the leading causes of implant failure is peri-implantitis, or a gum infection caused by harmful oral bacteria. Read on to learn more about how to effectively floss with dental implants.

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How Dental Implants Have Changed Over the Years

January 20, 2021

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Gloved hand pointing at model of dental implants

Tooth loss is a problem as old as human civilization itself, and over the centuries people have experimented with multiple ways to fill in the gaps left in incomplete smiles. Today, the best option for tooth replacement is dental implants in Owings Mills. However, while they’re considered a relatively recent advantage, implants have actually been around for a long time in one form or another. In this post, you’ll see how implants eventually evolved into the sturdy, reliable tooth roots they are today.

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Interested in Dental Implants? Here Are 4 Qualities of a Good Candidate

December 31, 2020

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Dentist pointing to model of dental implantWhether you are missing a single tooth or an entire row, you are all too familiar with the fact that gaps in your smile can prevent you from laughing confidently, chewing easily, and speaking properly. Luckily, thanks to advancements in dentistry and state-of-the-art technology, you can rebuild your smile with dental implants and leave all those problems in the past! After all, they currently hold an impressive 95% success rate, can effectively prevent jawbone deterioration, and are extremely life-like in every sense of the word. Interested in learning more about this modern tooth replacement option? Keep reading to learn four qualities of a good dental implant candidate in Owings Mills.

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It’s Time to Debunk These 4 Myths About TMD

November 5, 2020

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a young female wearing a gray tank top and holding her jaw while cringing in painAre you experiencing chronic jaw pain related to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ)? Between eating, chewing, speaking, and yawning, it’s no surprise that this frequently used joint can become inflamed and result in increased discomfort over time. Unfortunately, like many common dental problems, TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) often comes with a multitude of falsehoods. A dentist shares 4 TMD myths in Owings Mills and sets the record straight, so you can feel more confident about your decision to pursue treatment.

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The Surprising Dangers of Poor Dental Hygiene

October 19, 2020

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Woman with good oral health in Owings Mills smilingYou may think oral healthcare is important for your smile. And, while you are correct, your dental hygiene can also have an impact on the rest of your body. In fact, recent studies have shown a direct link between your oral and overall health. Certain dental issues like cavities and gum disease can put your overall wellbeing at risk. Read on to learn about some of the most common problems that poor dental hygiene can cause.

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4 Surprising Medical Conditions Your Dentist May Find First

September 20, 2020

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Patient undergoing dental examinationHave you ever put off your routine visit due to a hectic schedule? Or canceled your appointment because something else came up? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are not alone. Over one-third of Americans don’t visit the dentist at least once a year. However, it is important to remember that your dental checkups in Owings Mills catch more than just cavities. In fact, 90% of health conditions have oral symptoms, which means your dental team can play an instrumental role in early detection. Read on for four surprising medical conditions your dentist may find first.

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How Can a Weighted Blanket Help with Sleep Apnea?

August 17, 2020

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Man sleeping under a weighted blanketWhen you’re looking for ways to get a better night’s sleep, you may stumble across some people on social media singing praises for weighted blankets. Originally used to help people with anxiety, ADHD, and similar conditions, nowadays virtually anyone can snuggle up under these blankets and enjoy a more restful night’s sleep as a result. This particular sleep aid is so effective, it could even help relieve your sleep disorders! Read on to learn how a weighted blanket could help reduce your symptoms for sleep apnea in Owings Mills.

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Why It’s Best to Avoid the ER for a Dental Emergency Amid COVID-19

April 8, 2020

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a female dentist standing with her arms folded and smilingThe emergency room always seems like the right place to go when dealing with a sudden injury, right? While this might sound like a reasonable solution, you might want to rethink your decision. Why? As the world struggles to overcome the problems brought on by COVID-19 (coronavirus), doctors and nurses are feeling the pressure to take care of those displaying symptoms and who require hospitalization. So where can you go to receive immediate help? An emergency dentist in Owing Mills explains the many reasons why you’re better off calling your dental office first to receive the care you desperately need.

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