Why Is Flossing Important When You Have Braces?

If you’re wondering why flossing is important when you have braces in Rockville, Maryland, then our orthodontist, Dr. Chetan Parikh, is more than happy to help you. The more you know, the better because you will fully understand the reasons why we strongly recommend the things we do. This might give you the motivation you… Read more »

What to Know About Dry Mouth

Xerostomia is a dental condition impacting the saliva levels of the oral cavity, leaving the mouth with a feeling of dryness that can cause harm to the pearly whites. With a tiny bit of assistance from our staff, you can manage dry mouth; here are a few things that you should know. Numerous people think… Read more »

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Your Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain is a formal term for any pain of the mouth or facial area. This is a frequent issue for the human race. One study stated that 22% of U.S. residents reported orofacial pain in a six month period. It is a rare individual that does not have some kind of facial pain in… Read more »

Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth

Did you know that wisdom teeth sometimes get stuck and can’t push through properly because they are the last ones to arrive? Sometimes the other teeth don’t leave room for their late neighbors, and this may result in impaction. Impacted teeth can invite tooth decay, gum disease, and even issues for your other teeth.  So,… Read more »

Protect Your Teeth with a Night Guard

Do you grind your teeth when stressed? This may seem mundane, but it can actually be a significant risk to your dental health. The abnormal pressure applied to the biting surfaces of the teeth may over time cause chips and minor or even major dental fractures. This can in turn create heightened tooth sensitivity. And… Read more »

Find Out About How Invisalign® Works Here

Do you ever wonder about the process involved in Invisalign® treatment? If so, you have come to the right blog! Here, our dentist, Dr. , is happy to share some details about the treatment so you know a little more. The first step of treatment involves our dental team making a digital model of your… Read more »

Treating TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ, is a condition in which the hinge that connects your upper jaw to your lower jaw is not working as it should.  You may experience moments when our jaw “locks up” or pops or clicks. Headaches, and tenderness around the jaw are also symptoms of TMJ. Those symptoms… Read more »

The Food that Can Be Bad for Your Child’s Teeth

Your child’s little chompers are strong and reliable, helping your child eat, talk, and smile. However, this doesn’t mean they’re invulnerable to dental issues. In fact, there are certain foods in the world today that can harm your child’s little teeth, and our dentist, Dr. , encourages you to keep them away from your child’s… Read more »

How to Keep Your Braces in Tip-Top Shape and Stay on Track

Your braces are a strong appliance that can effectively shift and move your teeth to give you the smile you want. However, that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. In fact, there are many things you can do to damage your braces and delay your treatment time. This is why it’s best to try to keep your… Read more »

Minor Lifestyle Modifications Might Be Included in a TMJ Disorder Treatment Strategy

Discomfort in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw can also influence the surrounding muscles and other connective tissues. TMJ disorder is a condition affecting these areas. It can often cause discomfort when biting down, a dull ache in the muscles in front of the ears or around the temples, as well as a clicking… Read more »