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How to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Tooth-Friendly

November 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 9:34 pm
older couple smiling during Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of joy, gratitude, and, of course, delicious food. As we gather with family and friends to celebrate, it’s important to consider the impact of our holiday meals on oral health. Maintaining a cavity-free smile during the festive season may seem challenging, but with a few mindful choices, you can enjoy a tooth-friendly Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading for some helpful tips to keep your smile shining bright throughout the season!


3 Must-Know Tips for Keeping Your Invisalign Clean This Halloween

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 5:22 pm
a closeup of a patient holding their Invisalign aligner

Halloween is right around the corner, and you might be feeling pretty excited to enjoy some spooky festivities, put on your chosen scary costume, and feast on some of your favorite treats and sweets. But if you have Invisalign, it’s best to beware of some of the scary things out there that don’t send a chill down your spine, but rather, threaten your clear aligners! Continue reading below to learn more about three tips that are certain to help you keep your Invisalign aligners clean and uncompromised this spooky season!


How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 5:56 pm
dentist holding out pair of dentures

Suffering from missing teeth? Dentures are removable dental devices tailored to replace those missing teeth, aiming to restore both oral function and appearance. Crafted to suit your mouth, dentures offer a natural-looking smile, enhanced chewing capability, and vital support for your facial muscles. If you’re interested in the denture journey and wish to delve into the timeline, continue reading as we explore and provide insights into the denture process.


Can Healthy Teeth Be Replaced With Dental Implants?

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 4:15 pm
Lower half of woman's face smiling with a diagram indicating her front tooth is an implant

While dental implants are one of the best solutions for replacing your natural teeth, nothing really compares to the ones we’re born with! Our natural teeth serve us better than any alternatives and can last a lifetime if we care for them properly.  

Why, then, do dentists recommend tooth extractions and dental implants? Investigative reporters discovered that in the past decade, there’s been a growing number of tooth extractions in cases where the tooth could have been repaired instead. While it’s unlikely that your dentist would advocate for a treatment you don’t really need, it might put your mind at ease to understand why and when dental implants are required. Keep reading to learn more!


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Keep Your Smile Looking Young

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 9:44 pm
Woman with questioning expression.

The quest for the fountain of youth has gone on for thousands of years, but your dentist is here to help until that works out. A beautiful smile is a wonderful asset both socially and professionally, but people with a little wear and tear on their teeth can feel self-conscious or even embarrassed about showing them. Here are a few ways cosmetic dentistry can restore a youthful appearance to get your smile back into fighting shape.


Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

June 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 1:11 am
patient wondering if dental implants can get cavities

Dental implants have become a popular and effective solution for replacing lost teeth, providing individuals with improved aesthetics, functionality, and confidence in their smiles. However, like any dental treatment, questions may arise regarding their susceptibility to certain issues, such as tooth decay. Keep reading as we explore whether dental implants are vulnerable to tooth decay and shed light on their overall oral health implications.


Treatments To Prepare You For Dental Implants

May 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 5:41 am
3-D image of a bone graft

Dental implants are one of the most celebrated methods of tooth replacement. Their durability, strength, and realistic look have made them incredibly popular among both dentists and patients.

However, unlike other methods of tooth replacement, dental implants require surgery to be placed in the jaw. This means that there are some preliminary procedures that may be necessary before you’re ready to get dental implants. If you’re curious, here are a few examples.


What to Do if Your Child Loses a Tooth

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 5:36 am
child holding a tooth that they’ve lost

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience for anyone, and that’s just as true for children as for anyone else. In some ways, the situation is even more complicated for them—depending on their age, they could have lost either a baby tooth or a permanent tooth.

Thankfully, if your child is in this situation, their dentist will be able to help. Here’s what you should do immediately after the tooth comes out, and how a professional may be able to help.


Why Are Toothaches More Painful at Night?

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 10:38 pm
WOman in bed with tooth pain

Has your smile felt fine during the day and suddenly taken a turn when it is time to go to sleep? Many people find that their toothache worsens at night and can take a toll on their ability to sleep comfortably. There are a variety of reasons why this could be happening. Continue reading to learn more about why toothaches can become worse at night as well as some tips that can help you get a good night’s sleep before you can see your emergency dentist in the morning.


3 Of The Most Common Causes of Facial Pain

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 9:13 pm
person holding their cheek and wincing

When you’re in pain and need help, you probably don’t want to have to think too hard about why that is; you’d rather see a dentist as quickly as possible, and have them tell you.

However, even after you’ve made your emergency appointment, it may be a good idea for you to have an understanding of what could be going on with you. This could help you communicate well with your dentist and ultimately make your treatment go faster. If your face hurts, here are a few reasons that could be the case.

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