Rockville Family Dentistry Blog

The Liquor Link: Alcohol and Gum Disease

October 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shahram Modarres @ 5:00 pm
woman with sore gums

Many people enjoy a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage to unwind from the day. According to the CDC, two-thirds of adult Americans (66%) drink alcohol. It has been proven that light to moderate consumption does no harm to your well-being. But consuming excessive amounts of liquor and spirits can be detrimental to your health. Did you know too much alcohol can even possibly lead to gum disease? Read on to learn more about the link between alcohol and gum disease and what you can do to keep your smile healthy!

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Which Do I Need…Dental Bridge or Partial Denture?

August 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shahram Modarres @ 10:14 pm
man comparing partial dentures and dental bridges in Rockville

Are you missing several teeth in a row or have significant gaps in your smile? Not only can this feel frustrating or embarrassing, but it can also impact how you eat, speak, and care for your oral health. Fortunately, there are several ways you can restore your smile, two treatments being partial dentures and dental bridges. Although these options address similar issues, they do come with certain essential distinctions. So, how do you know which to choose? Read on to learn the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges!   

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Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers: Which Is the Right Choice for Me?

August 2, 2022

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Matching correct shade of veneers to patient’s teeth.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—which is why many patients these days opt for cosmetic dentistry to enhance their pearly whites. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has actually doubled within the last five years! And this demand has been met thanks to several available cosmetic treatment options, with two popular ones being teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Here’s a closer look at these two treatment options so you can decide which one of them is right for your smile.

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Common Reasons for Dental Bridge Failure

July 9, 2022

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Image of a dental bridge being placed.

Dental bridges are an incredibly effective method for replacing missing teeth—these handy little bridges are able to easily restore two or three lost teeth in a row, making them an excellent option for many patients. However, they aren’t perfect and aren’t meant to last forever; even with proper care, they usually last for 10 or 15 years before needing to be replaced. That said, it’s important to be mindful of some of the things that could potentially trigger dental bridge failure. Keep reading to learn more about some of the things that cause bridges to fail along with some tips for preserving them.

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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Sleep Apnea

July 2, 2022

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Man snoring because of sleep apnea.

Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! And sadly, there are also many myths floating around out there that deter people from seeking the treatment they need. But sleep apnea is serious and can lead to many severe health complications if left untreated. That said, keep reading to learn more as we bust four of the most common myths about sleep apnea so that you can be more informed and in a better position to improve the quality of your sleep.

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How Long Can Dental Crowns Last?

June 2, 2022

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Image of a dental crown being placed on a tooth.

Did you know that your tooth enamel is technically the hardest material in your whole body? But despite this, you can still injure your teeth! Thankfully, dental crowns are one of many available solutions that can restore the look, feel, and functionality of damaged teeth. But you might have questions about the lifespan of such an effective and useful treatment method. Keep reading to learn more about how long dental crowns can potentially last along with some tips for extending their lifespan.

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What Are Types of Tooth Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore?

May 4, 2022

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worried man with toothache

Tooth pain can be unbearable for an array of reasons – you bit down too hard, you got hit in the mouth while playing sports, or maybe you just woke up with an intense toothache. If you experience any of the toothache symptoms or other issues discussed below, you should act instead of ignoring the discomfort. Read on to learn what problems necessitate you should call your emergency dentist in Rockville.

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Tips to Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shahram Modarres @ 11:23 pm
man with electric toothbrush

The first-known use of the term “spring cleaning” was way back in 1841. It is defined as “the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place.” Conveniently for a dental blog post, the place where said cleaning is occurring can be your mouth! Spring is a great time to dust off the cobwebs and seek a fresh start. Your oral health isn’t too far removed from what is likely its most difficult time of the year – the holiday season – and a teeth cleaning could be just what the doctor (or dentist) ordered. Keep reading to get some helpful tips from your dentist in Rockville.

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Dental Bridge Lifespan and How to Make Them Last

February 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shahram Modarres @ 2:50 pm
person with a dental bridge smiling

If you’re missing one or more consecutive teeth, a dental bridge may be just what you need. These restorations complete your smile, improve your bite, and prevent the other teeth from shifting into the gap. Bridges are a long-lasting solution to missing teeth, but how long can you expect them to last? Read on to learn about the average lifespan of a dental bridge, the different kinds, and how to make them last as long as possible.

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3 Signs that You Need a Dental Crown Replacement  

January 14, 2022

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woman getting a dental crown replacement

Like ancient royalty, unfortunately, dental crowns do not last forever. In fact, the average longevity of one is just around 15 years. Sometimes, those who take optimal care of their crown can increase that lifespan by another 10 to 15 years. However, no matter how intricate your oral hygiene routine is, it’s still possible to require a dental crown replacement at some point in your life. Whether you find a piece of it sticking out of an apple or detect some of the tell-tale signs listed below, restoring your smile may become necessary. Here are 3 signs that you should schedule an appointment with your Rockville, MD dentist to replace a crown. 

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