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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Fall Is Almost Here! Are Your Teeth Ready?

Published: September 7, 2018

Fall begins on September 22, 2018, and that means all things pumpkin are coming your way. Whether you love the thought of pumpkin spice everything or loathe it, there is no doubt that the fall season brings promises of many tasty treats on the horizon. So, are your teeth ready for all of the scrumptious […]

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The Benefits of All-On-4® Vs. Removable Dentures

Published: August 15, 2018

For centuries, medical professionals have worked diligently to fit their patients with dentures. As most people have already heard, even George Washington had several pairs of ill-fitting dentures! Fortunately, modern periodontist practices can offer patients a wide variety of dentures and high-tech denture appliances that would surprise our first American president. One of the most […]

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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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