IV Sedation FAQ: Relax with Sedation Dentistry

Published: July 24, 2018

Not every periodontist in Rockville, MD offers IV sedation dentistry. Frequently used with larger procedures like dental implants, or to calm patients with dental fear, IV sedation is a useful service and one many patients prefer. At our state-of-the-art office, we use the latest equipment and ensure our doctors and team members have the training […]

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Dental Implants for Summer Photos

Published: July 9, 2018

If there is one thing that can keep you from smiling for any picture, it is missing teeth. At the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington in Rockville, MD, Dr. Steven N. Rice and staff wants you to feel confident and ready to smile when friends and family are snapping those memorable photos over […]

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Benefits of Implants Supported Dentures

Published: June 13, 2018

Traditional dentures have long been a popular restoration option for missing teeth. They are natural looking and affordable. Many denture wearers, however, have a list of complaints about dentures due to their instability. Held in place with glue or paste, removable dentures can slip or shift when you talk, eat, or laugh. Another option, implant […]

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Dental Implants and Women’s Health Month

Published: May 14, 2018

May is Women’s Health Month, so naturally it is the perfect time to take stock of your current well-being as well as your future goals. Regularly evaluating your dental health is important, since it has been found to be linked to your general health. If you have lost a tooth due to disease, decay or […]

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The Link Between Osteoporosis and Gum Disease

Published: May 14, 2018

Osteoporosis is familiar to most people as a degenerative bone disease. A condition that more commonly affects women, it results in weak, brittle bones that are at greater risk of fracture. Osteoporosis has also been linked with periodontal disease. The two have been found to have a reciprocal relationship. Patients with periodontal disease are more […]

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What You Need to Know About LANAP

Published: April 5, 2018

One of the most recent advancements in dentistry is the use of dental lasers for treating cases of gum disease. Proven and cleared by the FDA as an effective treatment of gum disease in Rockville, MD, LANAP® laser dentistry is a state-of-the-art, gentle solution. Many patients wonder if laser therapy is actually effective and want […]

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5 Tips To Prevent Gum Disease

Published: March 15, 2018

There are numerous symptoms that necessitate gum disease treatment. They include swollen gum tissue, bleeding while brushing, receding gum line, bad breath (also known as halitosis), pus forming around teeth, and loosening teeth. Do not hesitate to see our periodontist, and make sure you take these preventative steps at home. 1. Practice Proper Brushing Techniques […]

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The Importance of Socket Preservation

Published: March 14, 2018

Teeth that are lost also affect the surrounding bone structure of the jaw. Without stimulation from a tooth root, the jaw bone will recede and shrink, causing aesthetic and functional complications. If too much bone is lost, it can be difficult or even impossible to replace the teeth with dental implants. We can control this […]

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Questions to Ask Your Periodontist Before Getting Dental Implants

Published: January 22, 2018

If you have recently lost teeth to gum disease or decay, you know that it can be difficult to determine which restoration is the right one for you. Dentures are popular, due to their affordability but they have many disadvantages. For comfort, stability, and bone health, they cannot compare to dental implants.  It is a […]

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The Top 5 Myths about Dental Implants

Published: January 12, 2018

Doctors have been using dental implants to restore smiles for decades and yet, there are still many misconceptions about this permanent tooth restoration option. Check out our list of the top 5 dental implant myths and test your knowledge about dental implants in Rockville, MD. Top 5 Myths about Implants Surgery will be uncomfortable. Myth […]

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