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Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

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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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Troubled with Cosmetic Issues? We Can Help

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Your smile and how you feel about it are important!

Being able to smile with confidence makes a good first impression and helps you achieve your goals. If you don't feel confident about your smile, there are things you can do to change it, and your cosmetic dentist in Gaithersburg, MD can help.

Here are a few options to enhance your teeth:

Cosmetic Bonding

Teeth in need of small repairs may benefit from cosmetic bonding. This is a cost-effective and non-invasive way to improve your smile with composite resin, which is the same material used for dental fillings. Composite can repair issues such as:

  • Root exposure due to recession
  • Small chips, fractures, and wear
  • Discoloration
  • Gaps and spacing
  • Size ...

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