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What You Can Expect at Your Invisalign Consultation

Considering orthodontics can be an exciting time for you, and with all the options available, you probably wonder which will be the best choice for you and your smile. Many patients are interested in Invisalign because it is such a convenient option for so many adults.If you want to learn if Invisalign is right for you, contact our Ocean City dental office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.Here are a few things you can expect at your Invisalign consultation:We will discuss your goals for your smile – What you want for your smile will influence the treatment we recommend. If you have jaw pain or bite ...

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Bad Breath? Here's What You Can Do.

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Bad breath can create a barrier between you and your professional and social goals. It plagues millions of people and often goes unmentioned because of the fear of offending or hurting someone’s feelings.Your dentist, however, should be the one person who is completely honest with you about your breath, If you suspect that you have bad breath and want a dentist in the Ocean City area who will tell you the truth, give us a call!Bad breath comes from a number of causes:Tongue BacteriaDon’t just brush your teeth; brush your tongue too! The texture of your tongue can harbor bacteria and cause bad breath. It’s not a bad idea to ...

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When a Cracked Tooth Doesn't Hurt

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Sometimes when we explain to one of our patients that they need a dental crown, they are shocked because they have not experienced tooth pain.The truth is that dental conditions often do not cause pain until the condition is well advanced. This is because your tooth’s nerve is protected deep inside your tooth structure. Enamel and dentin house the nerve and blood supply of your tooth, and unless decay or damage has reached those internal tooth structures, you may not know that anything has changed.Why We Recommend Dental CrownsWe often recommend dental crowns after a root canal, deep decay, or fracture to your tooth structure. The goal of a dental ...

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What Is Bone Grafting and Why Do We Recommend It?

Bone Grafting Ocean City MD
Bone grafting is not as mysterious as it sounds! Performing bone grafting procedures in our Ocean City, MD dental office actually opens the door for patients who would otherwise be unable to have dental implants to replace missing teeth due to insufficient bone density.Here is a little information about bone grafting:Where Does Donor Bone Come From?Donor bone can actually come from a variety of sources:Cadaver boneYour own boneLab-created boneBovine boneNo matter which source we use, the bone is sterilized and free from pathogens. It actually looks a bit like the inside of a silica packet once it has gone through rigorous screening and processing.One of the benefits of using your ...

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Types of Dental Emergencies

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If you experience a dental emergency, being prepared and informed on how to handle the situation and what to expect can make a big difference! Our office is prepared to help in a dental emergency and get you or a family member the treatment needed to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. Here are some of the most common types of dental emergencies:Injury: One of the most common dental emergencies is an injury. If you have a cracked or broken tooth because of an injury while playing sports, or some kind of activity, it can cause a lot of pain. You might have even had your tooth knocked out ...

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The Neuromuscular Treatment Process for TMJ Pain

TMJ Treatment | Atlantic Dental Ocean City MD
If you suffer from TMJ, also known as TMD or jaw pain, you might be desperate for help. Clicking, popping, and locking jaws can make it difficult for day-to-day life to feel comfortable. TMD can even lead to headaches, migraines, and facial soreness that wear on the body over time.At Atlantic Dental, our dentists have completed additional training to gain in-depth knowledge about the comprehensive system that includes your muscles, jaw joints, nerves, teeth, and gums. They have a deep understanding of occlusion (how your bite comes together) and can address most cases of TMD through neuromuscular treatment.We will begin with an evaluation to determine the best way to approach ...

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Tooth Replacement Options

Tooth Replacement Options in Ocean City MD
If you need to replace a tooth, you're probably looking into your options. There's a lot of great options available today for tooth replacement, and our team is proud to offer some of the best choices. Choosing the right treatment is all about your specific needs for the tooth, along with your budget and preferences.At the beginning of any tooth replacement process is the tooth extraction. Your dentist will evaluate your needs to prepare for whichever replacement option you choose, and then your tooth or teeth must be extracted. This process can vary based on your needs, but it's typically an easy procedure, and most patients do not even have ...

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