Category: Toothache

Toothache Trouble?

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Dentist in Silver Spring MD A toothache can happen to anyone and unfortunately it has a sudden onset.  A cavity usually does not causes any discomfort until it has reached the pulp or the nerve of the tooth so you can have a cavity without symptoms!  The best thing to …

Cavity Prone?

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Dentist in Silver Spring MD Do you find yourself brushing and flossing but still getting cavities? It can be frustrating but many people are prone to cavities despite taking good care of their teeth. Genetics There are a number of studies that show that your genetic make up can have …

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

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Dentist in Silver Spring MD Does your tooth hurt when you bite down? Or does it hurt after you let go of the bite? This condition could be associated with a tooth that is cracked, a condition also known as Cracked Tooth Syndrome. A crack in a tooth can be …

Dental Bonding

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Dentist in Silver Spring MD The term “Dental Bonding” refers to a tooth color composite resin (plastic) material that is used to replace portions of carious (cavity) tooth. In the past Amalgam or “Silver Fillings” were used to restore (fix) cavities, however there has been a shift in treatment and …

Dental Tourism

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Dental Tourism Dentist in Silver Spring MD The rate of patients traveling abroad to receive dental care is on the rise, often referred to as “Dental Tourism”. According to Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, “We estimate that in 2012, 400,000 Americans crossed international borders for dental care.” The …

Foods That Damage Your Teeth

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Dentist in Silver Spring MD The foods and drinks we consume have a great impact on our teeth. Its important to identify what is having a negative impact on our teeth and limiting the consumption. Sugar is the main culprit, the bacteria in our mouth use it as energy and …

Tooth Sensitivity

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Dentist in Silver Spring MD Sensitivity associated with cold drinks or foods can be a bothersome ordeal. The outer layer of the tooth, Enamel, protects the underlying softer layer of Dentin which contains the nerve endings. Once the outer layer is weakened through aggressive brushing, gum recession, clenching and grinding …

Dental Emergencies

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Emergency Dentist in Silver Spring MD All dental emergencies can be potentially serious and should not be ignored as this neglect may lead to permanent damage such as tooth loss. The first thing you should do if you are having a dental emergency is to call us and make an …

Clenching and Grinding

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Dentist in Silver Spring MD With so much stress in our lives today, we find that many people clench and grind their teeth. Most people are not even aware of the issue until it’s pointed out to them. The habit is more formally known as Bruxism and defined as “a …

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