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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

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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.

October 02, 2017
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You may be grinding your teeth at night if you wake up with a headache or an aching jaw. Or maybe your teeth are sensitive to food and drinks that are hot or cold?

Bruxism, also termed teeth grinding, is the excessive grinding of the teeth and/or clenching of the jaw.

There are two main types of bruxism:

Awake Bruxism 

The symptoms of awake bruxism may possibly not exist at all on waking up, and then worsen over the day.

Sleep Bruxism 

Signs and symptoms of sleep bruxism seem to be worse upon waking and improve in the course of the course of the day.

Because stress is normally the primary reason for teeth grinding, we have put together a short list of ideas to help minimize stress. 

1. Watch what you eat and drink right before you go to sleep; alcohol and caffeine may contribute to bruxism
2. Try not to clench your jaw or grit your teeth while you are awake
3. Have a healthy and well-balanced diet
4. Get on a regular sleep pattern
5. Relax prior to bed; try various strategies, such as listening to comforting songs

Do you suffer from bruxism?

If you are looking for relief, be sure to consult with your dentist. Dr. Samuels is always welcoming new patients to his office in Rockville. Feel to schedule an appointment with us today. 

11140 Rockville Pike, Ste 510
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-4200