By contactus@dentalrockville.com
April 12, 2022
Category: Dental Hygiene
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When was the last time you saw your dentist for a checkup?

Life gets busy. We get it! But it should never get so busy that you forget to see your dentist. It is time for you to turn to Dr. Jay Samuels in Rockville, MD, for your routine teeth cleaning. After all, these six-month checkups are truly the best way to keep your smile healthy.

What happens during a dental cleaning?

When you come into the office for your six-month checkup here’s what to expect:

  • A thorough professional cleaning using specialized tools that will fully remove plaque and tartar buildup, while also removing surface stains
  • A comprehensive oral examination to make sure that your teeth look healthy and that there aren’t any issues
  • An oral cancer screening to evaluate the soft tissue of the mouth to look for lesions, patches, and other warning signs of oral cancer
  • Once a year we will perform X-rays to get a more in-depth look at the health of your entire mouth including the face and jaw (it can also detect decay between teeth)
  • We will provide recommendations as necessary. If you grind your teeth at night we may recommend creating a custom nightguard that you’ll wear to protect your teeth while you sleep

How often do I need a dental cleaning?

Most people need to see the dentist twice a year. Smokers, those with active oral health diseases, and pregnant or menopausal women may be more at risk for developing dental issues and may want to come in every 3-4 months for cleanings and checkups. 

If it’s been more than six months since your last routine cleaning, then it’s time to turn to Dr. Jay Samuels in Rockville, MD. To schedule your next visit, call (301) 881-4200.

 

The way you take care of your toothbrush is almost as important as the way you brush your teeth.

Proper care for your toothbrush is something we tend to overlook, but the next time you brush your teeth, be sure to remember these helpful tips:

When You Finish Brushing
After you brush your teeth, rinse off your toothbrush with water and allow it to air-dry. If you cover up your toothbrush, microorganisms may be able to grow on the brush because of the moisture. 

When to Replace Your Toothbrush
Every 3-4 months you should switch your brush to a new one. Your toothbrush begins to wear and may not be cleaning your teeth as effectively if you use the same one for long periods of time. If you notice bristles beginning to wear, replace the brush at that time, even if it is sooner than 3 months.

Who Can Use Your Toothbrush?
Never share your toothbrush. It is an easy way to spread germs and can increase your chances of an infection.

Besides at-home hygiene, the best way to keep a healthy mouth is through routine visits to the dentist. If you are due for a cleaning or have any concerns about your teeth, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels in Rockville, MD.

Happy 2018! We hope everyone had a great New Year’s Day. With the new year here, many of us now have to start working on those resolutions we set for ourselves. Some of you may want to start exercising more or spending more time with your family, but how many of you are focusing more on your dental health?

Maintaining a healthy life also means keeping your mouth healthy. The good news is that taking proper care of your teeth and gums only take a few minutes each day. So what should you focus on to improve your dental health?

Make sure you are flossing

Flossing is vital for removing bacteria around your gums and between your teeth that brushing cannot get rid of. Flossing also helps decrease your chances of getting gum disease and tooth decay.

Choose mouth-healthy food

Choosing to eat healthier food is a common goal for many people, but we typically do not think about how the food we eat is affecting our teeth. Fibrous foods and dairy products are great additions to your diet if you are looking for food that can be beneficial to your teeth. Cutting back on the sugary foods and sweets is also a good way to keep your teeth healthy.

Go to the dentist

Practicing proper dental hygiene is important, but visiting the dentist for a cleaning and check-up is just as important as brushing and flossing twice per day. Your dentist will be able to treat any problems that may be occurring and can spot signs of dental health problems that you may not even notice yourself.

Is improving your dental health part of your New Year's resolution?

If you want to start your new year healthier, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels in Rockville, MD. 

We all want to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but many of our patients may not think about what is going on below the gum line. When gum disease occurs, regular cleanings cannot fully restore your gums and teeth back to a healthy state. This is when your dentist will recommend receiving a deep cleaning. 

What is a deep cleaning?
A deep cleaning is also called scaling and root planing. Scaling is a procedure that cleans underneath your gums and in the pockets of gum tissue in order to remove tartar. Root planing smoothes out the roots of areas where germs may be able to get in and thrive. The scaling and root planing process helps your gums heal and for the periodontal pockets to shrink. This procedure usually requires 2-4 visits to complete.

Although gum disease is not always 100% curable, it is easily treatable. Deep cleanings are an important part of treating gum disease and keeping it from causing more harm to your mouth. After your first treatment, regular visits to the dentist will be necessary to keep your gums healthy along with proper at-home hygiene.

To protect your gums from this disease, be sure to click here to learn more ways to fight against gum disease. 

Are you concerned about the health of your gums?

If you have not been to the dentist lately and are concerned that your gums may not be healthy, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels to examine your gums and teeth and make sure that any issues are taken care of.

By contactus@dentalrockville.com
December 11, 2017
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If you have been looking for a way to improve your smile, dental implants may be able to help. Whether you have been interested in the past about dental implants or are just thinking about getting them now, we want to share some important information with you. 

There are two different kinds of dental implants that you should be aware of, endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants use screws or blades that are fastened to your jaw bone. These implants will be used as the base for several teeth. 

Subperiosteal implants are good for individuals that do not have a strong jaw bone to support the endosteal implants. Subperiosteal implants use metal wires and your gums to support the implant. 

So how does this dental procedure work?

Your tooth will be removed 
The dentist will prepare your jaw bone for the procedure 
Once your jaw bone has healed, your dentist will install the implant
After the implant has healed, the dentist will place an abutment (this will hold the fake tooth) on the implant
Then your new tooth will be set in place

dental implants Rockville MD dentist

Following this procedure, regular dental appointments are recommended in order to ensure the dental implant is working properly. You should treat your dental implant just like you would your normal teeth, so brushing and flossing are still necessary. 

Interested in dental implants?

If you would like more information on dental implants or which dental implant would be best for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels in Rockville, MD.





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