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How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease (or periodontal disease) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth. This very common concern is typically caused by an accumulation of plaque, or a sticky film of bacteria, on the teeth and gums. When left untreated, periodontal disease can wreak havoc on a patient’s oral health, […] Continue Reading

Why Switch to Implant-Supported Dentures?

For years, traditional dentures were the gold standard for full-arch teeth replacement; however, patients often find that these restorations come with challenges and limitations that can affect comfort, stability, and confidence. Thankfully, advancements in dental technology have introduced a more innovative solution: implant-supported dentures.   Implant-supported dentures are securely anchored in place by dental implants, which […] Continue Reading

Hidden Consequences of Missing Teeth

A missing tooth might seem like a minor concern, but in reality, tooth loss should never be taken lightly. The potential consequences of untreated tooth loss can be much more significant than patients realize, frequently compromising both oral health and overall well-being.* Beyond the obvious aesthetic concerns, the gaps left by missing teeth can lead […] Continue Reading

How To Fix a Chipped Tooth

It is not ideal to have a chipped or cracked tooth, but there are many treatments that can improve damaged teeth fairly easily. At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, our team offers a variety of restorative dental procedures that can be personalized for your needs. Whether the damaged tooth was caused by a fall, accident, natural decay, […] Continue Reading

Mya’s New Addition

We are thrilled to share the news of a new baby on board! It has been many months in the making and we are bursting with excitement! Bethesda Sedation Dentistry is thrilled to officially announce the arrival of a beautiful and healthy baby boy. He was born to Mya and Neil on March 1. Mom […] Continue Reading

How Many Implants Are Needed for Permanent Full Arch Tooth Replacement?

When replacing a complete row of teeth with an implant-supported full arch prosthesis (commonly referred to as an implant denture), dentists typically use anywhere from two to six dental implants to anchor the restoration in place. Among numerous factors, the exact number of implants will depend on jawbone density, the particular full arch tooth replacement […] Continue Reading

How to Deal with Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a prevalent issue that keeps thousands of Americans from visiting the dentist each year. Unique to everyone, this condition can range in severity from simply feeling uneasy around the sights and sounds of a dental office to experiencing a true sense of dread at the mere thought of the dentist. Fortunately, no […] Continue Reading

Sedation Dentistry Options: What Are the Differences?

Many women and men experience anxiety about visiting the dentist. Dental phobia is a common condition, and it often prevents individuals from obtaining necessary oral care. Additionally, when patients avoid treatments due to anxiety, their dental issues can worsen and eventually develop into more complicated and costly problems. To combat dental phobia, Dr. Deborah Klotz […] Continue Reading

Should I Consider Porcelain Veneers?

At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, our experienced dental team offers many cosmetic treatments that can improve and enhance our patients’ smiles. One option is porcelain dental veneers, which can restore tooth function and form. With a number of benefits, this is a popular option among our patients seeking an aesthetic upgrade to their grin. Porcelain veneers […] Continue Reading

Differences Between Teeth Whitening and Porcelain Veneers

Patients who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their teeth might wonder if teeth whitening or porcelain veneers would be a better choice to achieve a natural-looking, white smile. It is important to note the differences between these treatments to understand which could help patients smile with more confidence. Teeth Whitening Professional teeth whitening […] Continue Reading