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How to Ensure Your Family’s Thanksgiving Is Tooth-Friendly

November 4, 2021

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thanksgiving foods on table

Laying on the couch during the holidays with family in town, eating decadent meals. It’s impossible to be healthy when November rolls around each year, right?

Wrong. It may not always be easy to make wise decisions with foods and beverages during Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season, but it’s certainly possible. Keep reading to get some tips from your dentist in Owings Mills about how to have a healthy Thanksgiving.


Are Root Canals Painful?

October 14, 2021

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young woman getting root canal in owings mills

At your last checkup, did your dentist say you need a root canal? If so, you might be filled with dread about the procedure – especially if you’ve never gotten one before. Many people think that a root canal is painful, but that’s actually far from true. In fact, root canals are designed to relieve pain caused by tooth decay or infection. Are you still not convinced? Read on to find out why you have nothing to fear when undergoing this common procedure and what you can do to ensure a smooth sailing recovery.


Denture Adhesive: Signs You Need It and How to Use It

September 9, 2021

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woman smiling with dentures

Millions of Americans suffer from extensive tooth loss. If you’re a part of that group, you know from experience how much it can affect your quality of life. Luckily, dentures are an excellent solution that can complete your smile and restore your confidence. Although they’re a great fix for many, they leave others wanting a better fit or more stability. If you’re thinking about using denture adhesive, here’s what you should know about it and learn how to properly use it.  


What to Expect After Getting a Root Canal

August 29, 2021

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Dentist sharing what to expect after getting a root canal

Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy isn’t a painful or scary procedure. In fact, with a skilled dentist, a powerful numbing agent, and calming sedation, the entire process will be no more cumbersome than a traditional filling. With that being said, it typically takes a few days to completely recover from one. Keep reading to learn all about what to expect after getting a root canal.


Can You Brush Your Dentures While You’re Wearing Them?

August 19, 2021

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Dentures on cabinet with toothbrush and dental floss

Even false teeth still have to be kept clean! Brushing your dentures every day is crucial for making sure they last as long as possible and ensuring that they don’t lead to oral health issues. When you first get your dentures, you’ll likely want to know if you can brush them while they’re in your mouth or if you’ll have to learn a new approach to oral hygiene. Your dentist can give you instructions after you’ve received your prosthetic, but in the meantime, the post below can give you some important tips for cleaning dentures.


4 Important Facts You Should Know About Root Canals

July 22, 2021

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Illustration of the root canal therapy process

What do you know about root canals? There are a lot of misconceptions that leave people fearful of the treatment, but the procedure is nothing to be afraid of. If you’re feeling uneasy, learning the facts about root canal therapy can be a relief and give you the peace of mind that you need to commit to a procedure that’s necessary to save your tooth. Read on for 4 truths you should know when you’re told that a root canal could be in your future.


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.


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!


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.


How Dental Implants Have Changed Over the Years

January 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmattson @ 2:42 pm
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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