The Connection Between Gum Disease and Stroke

Published: May 15, 2017

You’ll probably see any number of announcements about May being National Stroke Awareness Month. Since 1989, we’ve recognized this opportunity as a time to educate the population about the realities of stroke in Rockville, MD. Although we’ve done an excellent job overall, individuals are still surprised when they hear how stroke and a common dental condition […]

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How Successful Are Dental Implants?

Published: April 25, 2017

If you have missing or broken teeth, it’s more than just your confidence that is at stake. If teeth are removed from the jaw, then the bone can deteriorate over time, as there is nothing to stimulate new growth. Fortunately, dental implants can be placed that stimulate the jaw to grow and give you a […]

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Ouch! Could Sensitive Teeth Be a Warning Sign of Gum Disease?

Published: April 13, 2017

You start to drink a sip of cool ice water, and before you know it, you’re grabbing the side of your cheek. Your teeth are throbbing from the cold. What’s wrong? This is a common occurrence for those with sensitive teeth in Rockville, MD and around the world. It can lead to a host of […]

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Dentures, Bridges, and Risk of Bone Loss

Published: March 16, 2017

Tooth loss due to gum disease, poor oral hygiene, or trauma is a fairly common problem among adults and it can make eating and speaking difficult. Fortunately, there are many treatments to restore all the benefits of a healthy smile. Dr. Steven Rice is an experienced periodontist who can recommend the best treatment to replace […]

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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Published: February 27, 2017

Dental implants are one of the greatest advancements in the dental field in the past few decades. Although they have been used in various forms since the time of the Ancient Egyptians, the technique has been refined in recent times and is now one of the most preferred tooth replacement methods of dental professionals today. […]

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Dental Anxiety, Fear or Phobia… Sedation Dentistry Can Help!

Published: February 16, 2017

Look closely in the mirror and smile widely. Do you notice any teeth that seem to be longer than the others? Are there areas around the gum line that seem to expose more tooth than you might expect? Are any gums pulling away from the teeth? These are all signs of receding gums. Receding gums […]

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Receding Gums and the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Published: January 17, 2017

Look closely in the mirror and smile widely. Do you notice any teeth that seem to be longer than the others? Are there areas around the gum line that seem to expose more tooth than you might expect? Are any gums pulling away from the teeth? These are all signs of receding gums. Receding gums […]

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Practice Healthy Eating Habits This Holiday Season

Published: December 16, 2016

This year, during the holidays, it is important to make sure you and your family focus on practicing healthy eating habits. While it is tempting to indulge in everything sweet and decadent during this time of year, it is a much better idea to continue following a healthy eating schedule and an exercise routine. Just […]

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Dental Implant Timeline

Published: December 15, 2016

It is a big decision to go the route of dental implant treatment. Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, so it is important to consult with your periodontist, Dr. Steven N. Rice, about the pros and cons of such treatment and whether or not you qualify. Depending on the type of implant, […]

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Beginners Guide: Diabetes and Oral Health

Published: November 11, 2016

It is time again for Diabetes Awareness Month. This is the month we dedicate ourselves to raising awareness and educating as many people as we can about diabetes in Rockville, MD. You might be wondering why a periodontist practice is talking about diabetes. Believe it or not, diabetes is more related to your oral health […]

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