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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

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 Can I Replace Missing or Damaged Teeth?

Are you interested in replacing severely damaged and/or missing teeth but don’t know which restorative dentistry option is right for you? At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Deborah Klotz and Dr. Robert Schlossberg offer multiple tooth replacement options that can help you improve the appearance, feel, and function of your teeth. Based on your specific needs […] Continue Reading

Maryland Dentistry Practice Up for Nomination as Best General Dentist in Best of Bethesda Reader’s Poll

Bethesda Sedation Dentistry is one of several dentist’s offices in contention for Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda Readers’ Poll. Bethesda, MD — Drs. Deborah Klotz and Robert Schlossberg, of Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, have a long history of helping people achieve beautiful smiles with their cosmetic, sedation, and general dentistry services. Now they are encouraging people […] Continue Reading

How Does Smoking Affect Oral Health?

You already know that smoking is hazardous for your health. Medical research throughout the years has linked it to lung cancer and an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Did you also know that smoking can have a very serious impact on your oral health? In today’s post, we want to briefly mention some of […] Continue Reading

Why Should You See a Dentist Twice a Year?

The question of why you should see a dentist twice a year has a very simple answer: to give your smile the best chance at a long, healthy future. At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Klotz and Dr. Schlossberg look forward to seeing patients twice a year for checkups and cleanings. During a regular visit, our […] Continue Reading

How Fluoride Benefits Your Teeth

In our last post, we defined what plaque is and how to manage it. Today we’d like to define another common dental term and explain its impact on oral health. This time we’re talking about fluoride. Fluoride is used is most major toothpaste brands, and many communities add it to their water supply. What’s more, […] Continue Reading

What Is Plaque?

You’ve probably heard Dr. Schlossberg or Dr. Klotz talk about plaque before, but do you know what plaque actually is? Plaque is a soft, sticky film made up of millions of bacteria. With time, it can build up on teeth and around the gum line, causing both gum disease and cavities—two very common oral health […] Continue Reading

Effective Care for Frequent Bad Breath

Do you struggle with frequent bad breath? As we mentioned in our last post, frequent bad breath is often a symptom of gum disease, which is caused by the accumulation of bacteria around the gum line. Thankfully, no one has to live with the embarrassment of frequent bad breath. Using chlorine dioxide, a special compound […] Continue Reading