Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year from Germantown Dental Care!

We wanted to take a minute to thank all of our wonderful clients for another incredible year! We wish you and your families a very happy new year! We hope that 2017 will be full of great things, exciting new adventures and lots of teeth cleaning and oral check-ups! 😉 We love serving our clients in Germantown, Maryland and look forward to continuing that in the new year. Until next year, stay safe out there!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Chattering Teeth: What causes it?

Good morning!

It's a chilly morning here in Maryland with temperatures not quite above freezing just yet. You may be someone who experiences teeth chattering when it's cold outside, or you may be someone who chatters at other times. So, we want you to know, what is the cause of teeth chattering? Is it harmful for your teeth?

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In this article from The New York Times entitled 'What Makes Teeth Chatter,' the author answers a few of these very important questions! To learn what causes your teeth to chatter visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/12/science/12qna.html

If you think you could be having sensitivity issues or complications due to frequent teeth chattering then contact us today! Our dental office in Germantown, Maryland is open and waiting for you. With no-pressure appointments and warm personalities to greet you, what are you waiting for?

Contact us today at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/ and schedule your appointment.

Monday, December 12, 2016

A dentist reveals what happens inside your mouth every time you skip a check-up

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an article from http://www.independent.co.uk/ about what happens when you miss a dental check-up. This article in particular goes into the timeline of six months, one year two years and even ten years without a checkup. We can't stress how important regular check-ups are to our patients and everyone out there! We know it's not your favorite thing to do, so be sure you have a dentist you trust and feel comfortable with to make the experience much more pleasant. We are always accepting new patients here at Germantown Dental Care so feel free to call us at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/ or at (301) 540-5195.

A dentist reveals what happens inside your mouth every time you skip a check-up
One patient was left needing £27,000 of treatment after avoiding the dentist's chair for 10 years

"A general rule of thumb is to get your teeth inspected every six months - but people with poor mouth hygiene, previous problems, or genetic factors could need more regular supervision.

But phobias of the dentist's chair and a hectic lifestyle mean that a regular check-up can quickly slip off the radar.

While some with healthy teeth can wait as long as two years for a once-over, people who choose to skip regular check-ups could suffer rapid deterioration of their oral health - and may not even realize anything is wrong.

Even if tooth decay is not an issue, dentists also check for mouth cancer and other ailments, which could potentially save a person's life, says Dr James Goolnik, from the Bow Lane Dental Group in London.

So, what happens if you don’t visit the dentist regularly?"

Click here to read on and find out! 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Vices May Lead to Bruxism

Good afternoon,

As you know we are half-way through the holiday season and Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all only weeks away! As we tell all of our wonderful patients, it's great to enjoy the holidays and the goodies that come with them. However, it's so important to keep your oral health in mind so that you don't cause problems which will give you issues in the long run.

Today we are sharing an article from Dentistry Today entitled 'Holiday Vices May Lead to Bruxism.' What is Bruxism you may ask?  Bruxism is just a fancy word for the 'involuntary or habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep.'

"According to the data, smoking tobacco can more than double to odds of bruxism. Drinking alcohol nearly doubles the odds. And, drinking more than 76 mg of caffeine increases the odds of bruxism by one and a half. Bruxism also has been linked to stress and sleep disorders, which affect many people during the holidays as well, in addition to abnormal bite."

To learn more about this and how you can help prevent it, visit the entire article source here.

If you know that you already grind your teeth at night or think you may be doing it, contact us today to take a look and see how we can help you! http://germantowndentalcare.com/