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Picking the Right Gaithersburg Dentist for Your Family

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We all hope to work with excellent healthcare providers, and the same is true of your dentist. You want to find a dental provider who has your best interest at heart, takes the time to listen to your needs and concerns, and is with you for the long term. If this sounds like the Gaithersburg dentist you're looking for, here are some helpful tips for finding the right dentist for your family.

Choosing Your Ideal Dental Provider

Don't be afraid to ask your potential provider questions such as:

  • What type of advanced technology does your office provide and how will it benefit me?
  • How long have you practiced in this community?
  • What types of ...

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Has the Soda Train Finally Derailed?

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While it appears that American soda consumption is finally starting to decline according to a recent Harvard study, we are still much higher the limit that is recommended by the government. Sugary drinks not only negatively impact your teeth and oral health, they also affect your overall health and well being.

Eliminating or at least limiting your intake of sugar is a good goal to have for the upcoming new year. Here are some things to keep in mind when limiting your consumption of sugary drinks and beverages.

Be Aware of Hidden Sugars

Always read the labels of the foods and beverages you eat and drink. You might be surprised to see ...

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December's Resolution - Use Your Dental Benefits before the Year Ends!

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Have you planned your December resolution? Yes, you heard that right;  most of us plan our New Year's resolutions, but perhaps you didn't know you needed a December resolution? Here is what it should be: I will maximize my dental insurance benefits before the end of the year.

Not sure what we're talking about? Let us explain.

Dental Insurance 101

Most dental plans run on a calendar year system, meaning they start in January and end in December. Your plan likely has a yearly maximum amount it will pay for treatment, and unfortunately, those dollars won't roll over into next year's benefits. You have to use them in 2017 or lose them in 2018.

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Why So Many Kids Struggle with Tooth Decay

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Did you know that cavities, or tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in children? It's true! Surprisingly, it is actually four times more common than asthma. Why do so many children suffer from tooth decay? There are a few reasons such as:

  • Poor brushing and flossing habits
  • Excessive consumption of sugary beverages such as sodas or juices
  • Snacking on sweet treats or carbohydrates like chips, crackers, or bread

How Parents Can Help

Parents should monitor their child's brushing and flossing habits until at least the age of 7 or 8 years old. Ensure that your child is brushing for at least two minutes twice per day, and flossing at least once. Parents may ...

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3 Reasons to Consider Veneers

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Do you find yourself hiding your smile when you meet someone new? When was the last time you smiled for a photo and showed your teeth? If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your smile, it may cause you to hide it. People that don't smile tend to be considered unhappy or unapproachable. Perhaps it's time to make some changes? Nothing can repair your teeth and enhance your smile quite like porcelain veneers. Here are three problems they can eliminate.

Gaps, and Spacing Between Your Teeth

Those spaces between your teeth might have been cute when you were younger. However, as an adult, your smile needs to make the right ...

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Is a Crown Right for You? 3 Benefits

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Your tooth is fractured, and because it already has an old metal filling, your dentist has recommended a crown for you. This is the first time you've received this type of treatment recommendation and you're wondering why you need a crown.

A crown is typically recommended when your tooth sustains damage or decay that is beyond the capabilities of a dental filling. Here are three benefits dental crowns in Gaithersburg can offer you.

Protection for Your Root

A crown is designed to restore your tooth structure while protecting the integrity of your root. It fits over your remaining tooth and is custom designed and shaded to closely match your natural tooth so ...

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Use your insurance benefits or you will lose them!

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Greetings and happy holidays form Lakeforest Dental Associates!

As we all know the holiday season is fast approaching, with the holidays comes a new year, and a new benefit period! If you don’t use your benefits you will LOSE them, unfortunately, they do not carry over into the New Year. Why not schedule an appointment to maximize these benefits you work so hard for? Please don’t let your benefits go to waste at the end of the year. Come schedule a cleaning or get that problem tooth taken care of for good. Don’t delay on making an appointment to better your dental hygiene, because good oral health leads to good overall health. ...

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