Monday, June 25, 2018

New Patient Info

Good afternoon!

Are you thinking of switching dentists or looking to see a dentist after some time away? Dr. Mansfield is accepting new patients of all ages to our practice in Germantown Maryland!

Your first visit to Germantown Dental Care involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. You can save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

We also want to share our Mission Statement to help you get a better understanding of who we are.

Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earning the trust and respect of patients, other professionals and the community.
  • Exceeding your expectations.
  • Ensuring a compassionate professional environment.
  • Striving for continuous improvement at all levels.
You can also access our new patient forms to help speed up  your first visits check in process by visiting our new patient page here.  If this sounds like the type of dental practice you are looking for then give us a call today! (301) 540-5195 We are here to help you be your best self! 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sensitive Teeth: Possible Causes and Ways to Help

Hello all,

Today we want to talk about sensitive teeth. We're pretty sure most people have experienced tooth sensitivity at one point or another. Whether you drank or ate something too hot or too cold, or had a minor dental issue that was extra sensitive. Or perhaps you have just always felt that your teeth are extra sensitive and have been learning to deal with it. 

Well, there can be many causes for oral sensitivity and thanks to our friends at Mouth Healthy we have a great informational article we'd like to share. 

"Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.
Possible causes include:
  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Fractured teeth
  • Worn fillings
  • Gum disease
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Exposed tooth root
In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Under the gum line a layer called cementum protects the tooth root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is dentin. Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules (small hollow tubes or canals). When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth. Dentin may also be exposed when gums recede. The result can be hypersensitivity (Mouthhealthy.org)."

CLICK HERE for a quick video about sensitivity, from the American Dental Association.

To continue reading the article and learn about some possible ways to help your tooth sensitivity visit the article link here.  To have your teeth looked at by a professional, caring dentist in Germantown Maryland, visit Dr. Mansfield today! http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Monday, June 11, 2018

Why Wait? Its NEVER too late to visit a dentist!

Good morning,

Whether it's your first time or your first time in the last thirty years, it's never too late to make a difference in your oral healthcare and visit the dentist! Here at Germantown Dental Care we offer a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. We can also help you come up with a plan to get back on the right track, at your pace. Here are just a few of the services we provide:

  • Bonding
  • Cosmetic Contouring
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Specialty Dentures
  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Sealants
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Extractions
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Dentures
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Dental Implants

To come visit us, or set up your next appointment please call: (301) 540-5195 today! Our friendly and patient staff are ready to help you today! Visit us online at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Teething 101

Good morning all,

Today's blog topic is for all of our new parents out there: teething 101. We have talked before about the importance of brushing your baby/toddlers teeth even before their first dental visit. But when can you know their teeth are coming in? And what are some things you can do to help?

"It’s not hard to tell when your baby starts teething. He or she may irritable during the day and sleepless at night. (And you might be too!) Here’s what to expect and how to keep your baby comfortable.'

'Your baby was born with all 20 primary teeth below their gumline. They typically start to come through between 6 and 12 months. Children usually have their full set of baby teeth in place by age 3 (Mouth Healthy)."

To learn more about signs, symptoms and when teething symptoms aren't normal, visit the original article link here. If you have any questions about how to relieve your child’s teething symptoms, talk to your dentist or pediatrician.

Learn more about how we cater to children (and patients of all ages!) here at Germantown Dental Care by visiting: www.germantowndentalcare.com!