The Heart-Mouth Connection

Published: February 12, 2019

Your smile may hold the key to heart health. Research has proven a link between oral health and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Maintaining healthy gums is more important than we realized. Preventing periodontal disease can help you live a longer, healthier life. How Periodontal Disease Affects Your Mouth There are bacteria […]

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What Procedures Do Periodontists Specialize In?

Published: January 14, 2019

Do you know what a periodontist does? A periodontist is a specialist who focuses on the health of gums and bone tissue. After they complete their education in general dentistry, they receive an additional three years of training in the prevention and treatment of gum disease and implant dentistry. While their purview is much wider […]

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Scared of the Dentist? We Can Help!

Published: January 7, 2019

Millions of people are scared to go to a dental office. In some cases, this phobia is so severe people will avoid going at all costs to the detriment of their oral health. Fortunately, you have nothing to fear with our periodontist because we provide sedation dentistry. Our methods will make you more comfortable or […]

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5 Signs You Should See a Periodontist

Published: December 17, 2018

When you experience a throbbing toothache, you know it is time to see the dentist but when is the right time to see your periodontist? The signs of periodontal trouble are surprisingly easy to spot. It typically begins with bleeding gums which are, unfortunately, easy to ignore. Read on to learn what signs to look […]

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3 Serious Risks of Living With Gum Disease

Published: December 6, 2018

When you experience chronic bad breath, loose teeth and bleeding gums, you likely have gum disease. In this circumstance, you need immediate gum disease treatment or else you will experience far more severe health problems. Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Heart Disease Several studies have pointed to a correlation between periodontal disease and heart […]

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Is Laser Dentistry Better than Conventional Methods?

Published: November 12, 2018

Advancements in technology have vastly improved the quality of our lives, including the experience we have in the periodontist’s chair. The implementation of lasers in dental treatments has enhanced patient comfort, convenience, and overall results. Laser dentistry is now a commonly requested service, yet fewer than 10% of periodontists offer it, as it requires a […]

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4 Risks of Living With Missing Teeth

Published: November 8, 2018

People lose teeth every day. If you ever find yourself in this situation, then you need to seek out dental implants immediately. Dr. Steven N. Rice is an experienced periodontist who has helped numerous people in Rockville, Maryland find tooth replacements, which are often more successful if they are implanted sooner rather than later. It […]

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What Causes a Gummy Smile and Can it Be Corrected?

Published: October 17, 2018

A beautiful smile is ideally a balance of teeth and gum tissue. Some people have excessive gum tissue covering much of their tooth surface, referred to as a “gummy” smile. While patients with this condition may still have healthy gums, many feel unhappy with their appearance and ultimately choose to fix their gummy smile in […]

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3 Risks of Living With Gum Disease

Published: October 2, 2018

People can tell they have gum disease if they experience a constant sour taste in their mouths, bleeding gums and loose teeth. Any of these symptoms is a good enough reason to schedule a visit to our periodontist. Failing to get prompt gum disease treatment can result in additional health problems quickly. 1. Increased Vulnerability […]

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The Connection between Gum Disease and Systemic Health

Published: September 18, 2018

We know that we have to brush and floss daily to remove plaque from our teeth but do you know why? Bacteria live in the plaque that builds up on your tooth surfaces. As the bacteria grow, they infect your periodontal tissue, triggering inflammation. These two factors, infection and inflammation are the heart of the […]

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