Protect Your Smile from the Signs of Aging

Published: August 15, 2017

We put a lot of effort into making sure our bodies and minds remain in good shape as we get older. Your smile can age too, and it requires a bit of maintenance to ensure that it stays healthy and beautiful. The greatest threats to your oral health may come from your medication and the […]

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The Connection Between Bad Breath and Periodontal Disease

Published: July 13, 2017

We have all had moments of annoying bad breath. Not only is it embarrassing, but it can make our mouths feel uncomfortable. However, for those with gum disease, bad breath can become a lingering problem. Periodontal disease occurs due to a buildup of bacteria between the teeth and gums. The bacteria releases particulate, which becomes […]

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4 Indications Dental Implants May Be the Right Treatment Choice for You

Published: July 11, 2017

If you have lost one or more teeth, you are probably considering your tooth replacement options. Dental implants are commonly chosen to replace individual missing teeth, but the placement process might sound intimidating to you. While there are tooth replacement options that are not embedded directly into the jaw bone, it is this very feature […]

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Are Your Medications Bad For Your Oral Heath?

Published: June 15, 2017

Prescription medications could be responsible for the condition of your mouth.  Whether you are suffering from bleeding gums, tooth decay, or dry mouth in Rockville, MD, medication, supplements, and even vitamins could be at the root of your problem. Your dentist should review your medical history with you, along with any prescription and over-the-counter vitamins […]

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Treating and Preventing Gum Disease

Published: June 7, 2017

In honor of Men’s Health Month, it is important to recognize the threat that gum disease poses to the general population. It is believed that most Americans suffer from some form of gum disease, but statistics show that men are disproportionately affected by this condition. Regardless of your gender, if you are in need of […]

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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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