Dental Implants: Myths vs Facts

Do you need a tooth replacement? You may know that a dental implant is one option for replacing a tooth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth and root system. It consists of a titanium post that is placed in the jaw bone with a crown attached to the top. A dental implant, when placed properly, will look and function …

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Do you struggle with self confidence? Life can be difficult enough without the added stress of worrying about how you look. It’s normal to feel self-conscious from time to time, but when you generally lack self confidence it can be debilitating to your daily life.  Does your lack of self confidence stem from your dissatisfaction with your smile? If you …

The 4 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the top of the line tooth replacement option. If you have a tooth that is damaged, decayed, cracked, broken, or missing, a dental implant can replace it for a natural look and function. Even so, patients sometimes hesitate to agree to an implant for various reasons from cost to fear. But there are many reasons why dental …

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

Are you considering Invisalign for yourself or your child? If so, you probably have a lot of questions about this alternative orthodontic treatment option. Invisalign is beginning to rival braces in terms of popularity, cost, and effectiveness. If you’re on the fence about whether or not Invisalign is right for you or your child, here are some of the most …

Grinding Teeth? Here’s What You Should Know

Some people know that they grind their teeth—they might wake up in the morning with a clenched jaw or notice that they’re grinding their teeth while sitting at the computer at work. More often, patients have no idea that they grind their teeth because it occurs while they’re asleep at night. Unfortunately, teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) can cause …

How Much Does Invisalign Cost in Silver Spring, MD?

There was a time when getting straighter teeth meant wearing metal braces for a few years. Luckily, we have many more options these days. There are ceramic braces that blend in with your teeth, sublingual braces that go on the backs of your teeth, and the most popular alternative to traditional braces: Invisalign. While braces straighten teeth through a system …

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be quite embarrassing. Many cases, such as “morning breath,” are short lived and easy to correct. In some cases, though, bad breath can become chronic. If yours does not respond to brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, see your dentist as soon as possible. Chronic bad breath can be caused by many factors. Here are …

5 Signs of Gum Disease

5 Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects roughly 80% of all adults in the United States. Yet many have no idea that they have it, as the symptoms of early stage gum disease can be quite subtle. However, it is vital to recognize the warning signs, as gum disease is easy to halt and reverse in its early stages, but increasingly …