The Maryland Dental Center Difference

From fillings & cleanings, extractions & wisdom teeth, to advanced surgeries like dental implants & bone grafting, we are consistently one of the busiest dental clinics in Maryland & Virginia. Why?¬†We offer affordable services while maintaining the highest standards in dental care, utilizing the latest standardized technologies available, and having trained and experienced staff.   …

Your Dentist is a Fellow or Master of the Academy of General Dentistry

Your dentist is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists who are dedicated to professional development and continuing education. All AGD members must remain current with advances in the profession to provide quality patient treatment. A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry …

Women’s Dental Health

Women’s oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren’s Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of …

What is a General Dentist?

The Academy of General Dentistry defines general dentist as the primary dental care provider for patients in all age groups. The general dentist is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. A general dentist is an expert in dentistry. These dentists are highly educated and …

Toothpaste

Brushing with toothpaste (also called a “dentifrice”) is important for several reasons. First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, the toothpaste contains fluoride, which …

Time for Braces

Orthodontics is a special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve one’s smile and oral health. “Ortho” means correct or straight, and “Odont” means tooth. A dentist usually recommends braces to improve the patient’s physical “orofacial” appearance. Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect …

Technology in the Dental Office

Dentistry has come a long way in making patient check-ups more comfortable. With today’s technology, dentists are better equipped to detect and treat decay and perform other procedures with maximum comfort. You might find that your dentist has added some of the relatively newer technologies the next time you visit the dentist. Below is a …

Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is caused by the stimulation of cells within tiny tubes located in the dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp). When the hard enamel is worn down or gums have receded-causing the tiny tube surfaces to be exposed-pain can be caused by eating or drinking …