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Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth

If baby teeth are bound to fall out, then you may think it doesn’t really matter how well you take care of them. This is definitely not the case, and is unfortunately a common myth! While baby teeth aren’t here to stay forever, there are many reasons why it’s important to care for baby teeth. […]

What Are Periodontal Pockets?

Have you ever heard of the phrase “periodontal pockets”? You may or may not have heard it said by either a hygienist or dentist during one of your dental visits. “Periodontal” refers to the structures that support the teeth, and is often used to refer to the gums. So periodontal pockets are the same as […]

Diabetes & Oral Health

In dentistry, there’s a saying that the mouth is the gateway to the body. What this means is that there’s a connection between your oral health and your overall health. Dental conditions can end up having a profound effect on the rest of your health, just like how certain health issues can present themselves as […]

Restore Your Dental Implants!

Losing even a single tooth has a big impact on your smile. It changes your appearance, affects your chewing function, and can cause your jawbone to lose density. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth whether you’re looking for a single implant or implant-supported dentures. What are implants exactly? Can dental implants […]

How Do Dentists Check for Oral Cancer?

Every year, about 53,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed. It can develop on or under the tongue, in the tissue that lines the mouth and gums, the lips, and the hard and soft palate. It makes up roughly three percent of diagnosed cancers in the United States. Although tobacco use and alcohol are […]

How Do Dentists Treat TMJ?

TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, is an issue that may arise if you grind or clench your teeth. However, genetics may play a role, and sometimes, the cause is unknown. The condition can cause you pain and even limit how wide you may open your mouth. At Three Creek Dentistry, serving Derwood, MD, […]

Can Dentists Treat Snoring?

If you snore, you know it can cause you to wake up not feeling refreshed the next morning. It can also interfere with your partner’s ability to get a sound sleep. This may cause you to search for a treatment for your snoring. Fortunately, Three Creek Dentistry, serving Derwood, MD, and the surrounding region, may […]

What To Expect During & After A Root Canal

Root canal therapy must be performed when a tooth has been damaged, and harmful bacteria has made its way inside the tooth. The infection should be treated as soon as possible to restore the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading. If you believe you need a root canal treatment and would like to speak […]

What Are Dental Bridges & How Do They Work?

Missing multiple teeth can derail your confidence and ability to eat and talk. The good news is, there are many restorative options to help improve your smile. Among those options are dental bridges, which are ideal for those who are missing multiple teeth in a row. We’ll explain our dental bridge process at Three Creek […]

Will Teeth Whitening Hurt My Teeth?

Unfortunately, some of the foods and drinks you consume, along with certain habits, may affect the whiteness of your teeth. You may want to reverse the staining for a brighter, more youthful smile. Therefore, you may desire a professional teeth whitening. If you’re questioning the safety of the process, Three Creek Dentistry, serving Derwood, MD […]

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