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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Treat Gum Disease This New Year

Published: January 4, 2018

Have your gums recently started bleeding every time you brush, floss, or eat? Have you noticed a persistent, foul taste in your mouth or been told you have unusually bad breath? If so, you may have gum disease and should be seen by a periodontist right away. Fortunately, it’s possible to reverse symptoms if you […]

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Published: December 14, 2017

Gum recession threatens both the appearance and health of your smile. Gum recession occurs when the periodontal tissue shrinks away, leaving your tooth’s sensitive roots exposed. This can dramatically age your smile, making you look older than you are. It also leaves a greater portion of your teeth vulnerable to decay. It is important to […]

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3 Benefits of Dental Implants Before Thanksgiving

Published: November 8, 2017

A healthy, beautiful smile is essential for oral health and a positive self-image. If you have missing or broken teeth, you may also be at increased risk for more serious oral health problems. Dental implants may be the solution. With Thanksgiving approaching, bringing with it gatherings of family and friends, gift yourself a radiant smile […]

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7 Top Causes of Tooth Loss in Kids, Teens and Adults

Published: October 20, 2017

Why do most people lose at least one tooth by the time they reach their 40s? There are many reasons. As a periodontist in Rockville, MD, Dr. Steven Rice regularly suggests dental implants as permanent solutions for teeth that have been extracted or come out due to the following conditions: Trauma. Teeth sometimes get knocked […]

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Dental Implant Surgery Can Be Stress-Free

Published: October 13, 2017

You have done your research and decided that you would like to replace your missing teeth with dental implants. While you know that this is one of the best investments you will make, sometimes patients become nervous about oral surgery. With an experienced periodontist planning and placing your dental implants in Rockville, MD, there is […]

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