Our Guide to Recovering From a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extractions are among the more invasive procedures within dentistry, and they typically require at least a few days of recovery time. Here are some tips to help your wisdom tooth recovery process fly by. Stock Up on Soft Foods We strongly recommend getting a few days’ worth of soft foods to eat before […]

Does My Child Need Sealants?

Dental sealants are a helpful tool in the toolbox of preventive dentistry. Here’s how they work: Dental sealants are thin coatings that we paint onto the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent food particles and bacteria from settling in those nooks and crannies and turning into cavities. The whole process takes just a few minutes! […]

Do I Need to Go to The Dentist While Pregnant?

You know there are certain foods and activities you should avoid when you’re pregnant. But is it safe to go to the dentist? We’ll answer that and more below! Visiting the Dentist While Pregnant The good news is it’s totally safe to visit the dentist while you’re pregnant. In fact, you should! Maintaining good oral […]

What to Do When a Dental Emergency Happens

Have a dental emergency? Don’t panic! We know that dental emergencies must be treated with urgency in order to obtain the best possible outcome, so we are here ready to help our patients dealing with a dental crisis. To learn more about what to do in case of dental emergency, and what really qualifies as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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