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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 19, 2024

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people celebrating New Year’s

Embarking on New Year’s resolutions provides a fantastic opportunity to set personal goals, whether they involve travel, career advancements, or culinary skills. Amidst the myriad of possibilities to fulfill aspirations over the next 365 days, have you thought about crafting resolutions that focus on enhancing your oral health? Read on to explore five suggestions to nurture a healthier beam in the upcoming year.


4 Holiday Drinks Dangerous to Your Dental Dreams

December 5, 2023

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Two women chatting over coffee with a Christmas tree in the background

The holidays are here with all the usual spirited décor and tasty treats, but it’s important to remember to care for your teeth. You probably already know that brushing and flossing them twice a day is essential to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but there’s more you can do to protect your pearly whites. The drinks you enjoy can also impact them, for better or worse. Keep reading to learn a few beverages that are popular this time of year that could hurt your smile!


How to Show Gratitude for Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 8, 2023

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People smiling at thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, family, and, of course, feasting. While we’re giving thanks for the many blessings in our lives, it’s also a great opportunity to show some appreciation for our teeth, which play a crucial role in our overall health and well-being. Let’s explore how you can give your pearly whites the attention they deserve this holiday season.


How to Survive Halloween with Invisalign

October 26, 2023

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A cheerful woman holding an Invisalign aligner

Whether you’re a parent or a child, you may be excited for Halloween. That’s only natural – the scary holiday is only a few days away now! If you have clear aligners, though, you might wonder how to handle the festivities. You wouldn’t want your spooky evening to ruin your trays or vice-versa. Luckily, your Silver Spring dentist can offer some guidance. To that end, here are three helpful tips on surviving Halloween with Invisalign aligners.


4 Ways to Look Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

September 11, 2023

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Smiling woman resting her head in her handsYou expect to see a few gray hairs and wrinkles as time passes, but your teeth can also give away your age. If your pearly whites have lost their luster or are showing signs of wear and tear, you can turn back the clock with cosmetic dentistry. Here are 4 ways you can look younger by revamping your smile.


Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

August 8, 2023

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Young male student sitting at deskA new school year is here. As your child heads back to the classroom, you expect a few cases of the sniffles, but you may not anticipate a dental emergency. Believe it or not, 1 in 6 Americans experiences a dental emergency every year, and children aren’t an exception. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 51 million hours of school are missed annually because of dental problems. Your little one doesn’t have to miss time in the classroom. Here are 4 tips to protect their smile from dental emergencies.


Summer is a Great Time to Start Invisalign!

July 18, 2023

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Woman smiles outside.

Everyone wants to look good for the summertime. Many people work on their appearance in the hotter months by catching a tan or engaging in outdoor activities, but the season is a great time to work on your smile too!

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that does the same job as conventional braces in less time, greater comfort, and without dietary restrictions, all while remaining virtually invisible. The process involves a sequence of aligner trays that are custom-fitted to your teeth. You wear each tray between meals for roughly two weeks before moving on to the next one. If you’d like to see your teeth straighter and less crowded, read on to find out why summer is an excellent time to begin Invisalign.


You Should See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation – Here’s Why!

June 8, 2023

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Passports on a world map

Summer vacation will be here before you know it! You have so many things to look forward to. Whether you are going on a big trip, spending some time by the pool, or just enjoying the warm weather, there’s plenty to be excited about. However, this also means that going to the dentist may not be at the top of your priority list. There are several reasons why you may want to go to the dental office before the summer takes off. Read on to learn why now is the perfect time to head to the dental office for your next checkup and cleaning.


Does Invisalign Work if You Grind Your Teeth?

May 17, 2023

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A dentist placing Invisalign aligners on a patient’s teeth

If you want a straighter smile, you’ve likely heard of Invisalign. The treatment is great at aligning crooked teeth! That said, those who grind their pearly whites may worry it won’t work for them. They might even think Invisalign and teeth grinding don’t mix. Well, your local Aspen Hill dentist is here to say otherwise. It’s possible to get aligners even as a teeth-grinder. To prove it, here’s a summary of how Invisalign works if you grind your chompers.


What Kind of Diet is Best for Dental Implants?

April 7, 2023

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a couple eating foods that are best for their dental implants

Dental implants are touted by most dental professionals as the best tooth replacement option on the market. The biocompatible titanium steel posts that are inserted into the jaw provide incomparable stability and stability. Additionally, this advanced tooth loss solution not only looks completely lifelike but returns the full functionality of having a complete set of teeth, such as speaking clearly and eating with ease. But is there a diet that is best for dental implants? Read on to find out!

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