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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Are you afraid of going to the dentist? At Three Creek Dentistry in Derwood, MD, we are dedicated to providing our patients with a comfortable, safe environment and provide sedation dentistry to help you relax in the dental chair. Here, we’ll explain what sedation dentistry is, what kind of sedation we use, and explain why […]

February Is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month and is meant to raise awareness of gum disease and encourage people to practice better oral health to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease. At Three Creek Dentistry in Derwood, we’re dedicated to helping you prevent gum disease with regular checkups and cleanings and by educating you about […]

How to Straighten Teeth Without Braces

For many, wearing metal braces was a rite of passage. For straight teeth, you needed to go through a few years of discomfort and a shiny metal smile. Now, orthodontics has changed. There are more comfortable options than traditional wires and brackets. Here’s how to straighten teeth without braces at Three Creek Dentistry: Invisalign Invisalign […]

Tooth-Friendly Holiday Treats

The holidays are full of delicious foods that are often bad for your oral health. But never fear! Here, we’ll give some great ideas for teeth-friendly holiday treats. Gingerbread Cookies It might be surprising to find cookies on this list, but gingerbread cookies are a healthier option for your oral health because they do not […]

Can Dental Implants Break?

Those who have received dental implants know that they are strong, durable, and a great replacement for lost or damaged teeth. Although they are firmly rooted and built to last many years with proper care, dental implants can break. It’s important to know the details for how this can happen to help prevent it. If […]

Do I Need Dentures or Dental Implants?

Losing your teeth can be daunting, but know that there are quite a few different tooth replacement options that can suit your needs. You don’t have to live without properly eating, talking, or smiling forever! Two popular restorative options are dentures and dental implants. In this blog post, we’ll review what both of them entail […]

September Is Self-Improvement Month: 5 Tips for Better Oral Health

It’s never too late to improve your health. That goes for oral hygiene, too. With proper oral care, you can reverse the signs of tooth decay, whiten teeth, and preserve your teeth for a lifetime. Here are 5 tips for better oral health. 1. Cut Out Bad Habits If you smoke or use tobacco products, […]

Why Is My Jaw Sore When I Wake Up?

If you wake up suffering from jaw pain, you aren’t alone. An estimated 10 percent of adults wake up with tension in the jaw. Facial pain, neck tension, and headaches upon waking can be due to a number of causes. Bruxism, or chronic teeth clenching, is often the culprit. If you’re curious about why your […]

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Gum Disease?

Gum disease affects 65 million Americans, but the truth is, it is an easily preventable and treatable issue. Here are the signs and symptoms you should look out for so you can protect your oral health. What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease is a three-stage disorder caused by the abundance of dental plaque, the sticky […]

Signs You May Need Urgent Dental Care

When you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it’s hard to maintain your composure and stay rational in the moment. Read on to learn more about what constitutes a dental emergency and how you can handle one if the time comes. Symptoms to Look Out For 1. Injury to Your Tongue, Jaw, or Mouth It’s […]

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