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Tips for Sleeping After Wisdom Tooth Extractions

March 6, 2024

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Model of a dental tool extracting a toothIf you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, you can expect your mouth to be sore for a few days afterward. It’s important to get plenty of rest. However, nothing is worse than lying awake with dental pain, but you don’t have to spend the night tossing and turning. Here are a few easy tips to help you stay comfortable after wisdom tooth extractions, so you can get a good night’s rest.


Unlocking the Secrets to Invisalign Care

February 21, 2024

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patient smiling while wearing Invisalign

For those seeking a discreet alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign is a promising choice. Unlike metal braces, this modern orthodontic treatment gently guides your teeth into alignment with a series of clear aligners. However, the success of your treatment ultimately depends on the proper care of your trays. If you’re unsure about essential maintenance, continue reading to learn about the dos and don’ts to keep your aligners in optimal condition!


Wow Your Date with These Dentist-Approved Valentine’s Day Gifts!

January 12, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

If you have a date for Valentine’s Day, you’re probably wondering about what gift you can give them as a small token of your affection. While a box of chocolates or other candy might make for a tasty treat, they are heavy in sugar and can cause lasting dental damage. Since tooth decay is not a nice present, here are a few dentist-approved gift ideas to consider when looking around for a gift for your sweetheart.


5 Popular Holiday Foods and Drinks That Can Hurt Your Teeth

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myfrederickdentist @ 10:01 pm
assorted holiday desserts

As the festive season draws near, the excitement of savoring sweet, rich, and carbohydrate-laden delights becomes a common sentiment. Although these delights are celebrated for their influence on general health, it’s crucial to recognize their potential risks to dental wellness. In this guide, we explore five holiday foods and beverages that should be approached with care or savored in moderation. Awareness of their effects can contribute to protecting your teeth from potential harm.


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

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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

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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.

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