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† General Dentistry

† Dental Implants

† Oral Hygiene

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McDonogh Dental

(410) 363-2500

Dr. Charles Fine - Dr. Scott Lever - Dr. H. Mark Sugarman - Dr. Tracy Stein - Dr. Michele Shenk-Cooper - Dr. Wendy Burstein - Dr. Aaron Tosky



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410-363-2500

20 Crossroads Drive, # 110, Owings Mills, MD 21117

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Oral Hygiene

Did you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health? Research has shown that the oral cavity is the gateway to the rest of the body what is present in the mouth can be reflected in other areas of the body. During a dental exam, the hygienist will clean your teeth, evaluate your risk of developing tooth decay and other oral health problems as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. The hygienist will likely discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits and might demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile.


Cleanings and Exams

Sealants

Fluoride Treatments

X-Rays

Gum disease / Periodontal disease prevention


Cleanings and Exams

A healthy mouth is the basis for a healthy body.  The basis of sound dental care is regular dental maintenance. We customize your re-care schedule based on your periodontal (gum and bone) health.   Our hygiene team is educated in the latest techniques and products to make your oral health the best it can be. A complete understanding of your oral health will be obtained during your initial visit and at all future appointments.  This evaluation will involve charting of the existing restorations (fillings), pockets (periodontal evaluation) and other diagnostic evaluations as needed, along with any patient education that is desired.

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Sealants

Sealants, fluoride, and re-mineralizing toothpastes are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. Sealants should be used as part of a child's total preventive dental care. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars or premolars (back teeth). Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in these surfaces. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces to prevent decay. Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. It is an easy three-step process: We clean the tooth with special toothpaste. A special cleansing liquid, on a tiny piece of cotton, is rubbed gently on the tooth and is washed off. Finally, the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield. One sealant application can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked regularly, and reapplied if they are no longer in place.

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Fluoride Treatments

Children and adults may benefit from using additional fluoride products, including dietary supplements, mouth rinses, and professionally applied gels and varnishes.  Fluoride helps strengthen the teeth to prevent decay and also has several other dental benefits.  At McDonogh Dental , we will recommend fluoride products dependent on your individual needs.

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Digital X-Rays

Prevention includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. We use the latest technology digital dental x-rays, and a state-of-the art Digital Panorex to obtain images that are clear, precise and emit up to 60% less radiation than traditional x-rays.  Since there are no chemicals required to develop the exposed x-ray films, it is more environmentally friendly. Additionally, the images can be enlarged and computer enhanced to help diagnose and treat dental disease at an earlier stage. Since our digital sensors are rounded and have no sharp edges, many patients report they are more comfortable than traditional films.

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Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) Prevention

Our hygiene team is devoted to educating you on all aspects of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, left untreated, can destroy bone and tissue in the mouth and teeth can be lost. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen that may bleed easily. We utilize a variety of scaling techniques, medicated gels and prescription mouth rinses to help treat any periodontal areas as necessary. Ultrasonic instruments are sometimes used to make the procedure more comfortable and effective as well.  

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