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3 Ways You Can Unintentionally Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment

September 24, 2020

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When Invisalign was introduced in the late 1990s, the world of dentistry was forever changed. Not only did this revolutionary teeth-straightening solution offer patients virtually invisible treatment, but it also delivered flawless results in a fraction of the time! So, it’s not surprising that over two decades later it remains one of the leading orthodontic solutions for children and adults alike. However, to stay on track with your Invisalign treatment, there are a few rules you must follow. Read on for Invisalign do’s and don’ts in Annapolis.

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Do You Want to Completely Rebuild Your Smile? Read This!

September 10, 2020

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Did you know that the average American has over three untreated decayed teeth? Yikes! However, the alarming statistics don’t stop there. In fact, 120 million U.S. adults are missing at least one tooth and damaged teeth are at an all-time high following the recent stay-at-home orders. So, if your teeth are decayed, injured, or looking less than perfect, your dental team may suggest a full mouth reconstruction in Annapolis. Read on for who is a good fit, what treatment options are available, and how to care for your new smile!

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4 Common Tooth Extraction Myths, Debunked

August 31, 2020

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Many people feel a twinge of fear when they first hear that they need a tooth extraction. This is because there are so many rumors circulating about the procedure, that it’s hard to have a realistic outlook on what it will be like. Fortunately, your dentist in Annapolis uses the latest techniques and technology in their office, making the most common and frightening tooth extraction misconceptions untrue. Read on to get four of the most common myths about this procedure debunked by a professional.

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3 Common Dental Emergencies Among Young Athletes

August 27, 2020

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It can sometimes be difficult to watch your child enjoy themselves while they’re out playing the sport they love because you’re worried about them getting injured. Unfortunately, situations like dental emergencies are a common occurrence that you can’t really avoid while you’re on the field. With the phone number of your trusted nearby emergency dentist, you’ll be able to get your child the help they need fast, and hopefully prevent it from ever occurring again. Read on to learn about three of the most common dental injuries that young athletes experience and how they can be avoided.

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1. Cracked Teeth

Cracked and fractured teeth commonly happen when athletes take an unanticipated hit to the face. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, players who don’t wear protective mouthguards are 60 times more likely to crack their teeth and experience long-term dental issues.

Cracks extending longways down your child’s teeth, which dental professionals have coined “craze lines”, don’t pose a serious threat to their oral health, because these are just scoring lines in the enamel. A cracked or fractured tooth will have a split that begins at the crown of the tooth and goes directly into the tooth. Although these aren’t always visible, you can tell that they’re there if your child experiences sporadic sharp pains, pain while eating and drinking, or the loss of a section of the enamel that exposes the yellow-colored dentin beneath.

2. Fractured Teeth Roots

If your child was struck at just the right angle, they may also experience a fractured root. This occurs when a crack starts at the root of the tooth instead of the crown and travels all the way to the biting surface. This issue is often invisible, which is why it can be so dangerous if it’s not treated. Without root canal therapy, their pulp could be at a high risk of becoming infected and causing serious pain.

3. Tooth Intrusion

Oftentimes, the first sports-related injury that comes to mind is knocking out a tooth. Although this is still a common issue, tooth intrusions are a more frequent occurrence. This occurs when the tooth is driven back into the jawbone. This happens more to younger athletes who still have their primary teeth than to older ones because their alveolar bones, which support the tooth sockets, aren’t as hard as an adult’s. Without timely treatment, it could result in the tooth dying or the root of the tooth shortening in response to the damage.

How Can You Protect Your Young Athlete’s Smile?

It’s safe to say that you don’t want any of these common dental injuries to happen to your athlete. Although it’s a good idea to have an emergency dentist’s phone number on hand at all of their games, just in case, it’s also important to take them to visit their dentist to get a protective custom sportsguard. These are made from highly resorptive materials that will help guard their jaw and teeth from force, allowing you to watch their game without having to worry about them becoming injured!

About the Author

Dr. Gary Goodman has been treating dental emergencies since 1981, and has extensive experience with even the most complex cases. He aims to treat his patients in pain the same day they call and offer several sedation methods to help make emergency patients comfortable while they’re in the treatment chair. He also offers customized protective sportsguards to help keep patients out of the treatment chair to begin with! For questions or to schedule an emergency appointment or consultation for a sportsguard, visit Goodman Dental Care’s website or call 410-263-1919.

Sanitation Standards: 3 Ways Dental Practices Are Staying Safe During COVID-19

May 21, 2020

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There are fewer cleaner places than the dental office. Practices are held to high safety and cleanliness standards by the CDC and OSHA. Due to the pandemic, these standards have become even more rigorous. Even though life during COVID-19 can feel uncertain, you can be confident that your dental visits will be completely safe. Learn what your emergency dentist in Annapolis is doing to protect patients from the virus.

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5 Oral Hygiene Tips to Avoid COVID-19

April 4, 2020

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Woman holding a toothbrush at emergency dentist in Annapolis.We live in uncertain times as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing is the norm to combat the spread of the virus. While you keep your distance, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your face, you might wonder if there’s more you can do to avoid COVID-19? Believe it or not, your oral hygiene habits can help keep the virus at bay while also preventing an unplanned trip to your emergency dentist in Annapolis. Here are 5 oral hygiene habits to implement to stay healthy.

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Looking to Transform Your Smile Just in Time for the Holidays? Try Cosmetic Bonding!

December 13, 2019

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The holiday season is approaching more rapidly than you would like it to. Ordinarily, you would relish the opportunity to spend more quality time with your friends and family, but this year your smile isn’t quite up to snuff. Chips in your teeth and little gaps in your smile make you self-conscious about your appearance, and you don’t want the people you love to see you like this. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution – cosmetic bonding. A cosmetic dentist in Annapolis is here to talk about how bonding can give you the smile of your dreams just in time for the holiday season.  

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5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

September 18, 2019

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You may be surprised to learn just how important your gum health is to the rest of your body. Decades of research has shown that the same harmful bacteria that causes gum disease in Annapolis can lead to the formation of several serious medical conditions. These studies have emphasized the importance of practicing preventive techniques that not only keep your smile looking and feeling great, but also free of oral health problems. Read on for five actions you can implement into your daily life to ward off harmful bacteria and prevent gum disease from wreaking havoc on your body.

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4 Signs You Have a Dental Emergency

September 12, 2019

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Dental issues are infamous for becoming more painful and severe the longer you leave them untreated. The sooner you visit your emergency dentist in Annapolis, the sooner you can relieve your pain and prevent further damage from occurring. There’s really no such thing as being “too cautious” when it comes to seeking urgent care from your dentist, but there are some tell-tale signs that what you’re experiencing needs immediate attention. Read on for four symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore.

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Celebrating 50 Years in Dentistry for Linda Edelen!

September 5, 2019

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Linda Edelen

These days, it is rather uncommon to find someone who has worked at the same company for more than a couple of years. At Goodman Dental Care, we have several team members who have stayed with our practice for decades. In fact, Linda Edelen recently reached an amazing milestone: 50 years! In this blog post, learn more about Linda’s journey in dentistry and how she has helped our practice become what it is today.

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