282017Jul
Mouthguards: Protecting Your Smile and Your Brain

Mouthguards: Protecting Your Smile and Your Brain

Summer is flying by and fall sports are around the corner. Tryouts and pre-season camps will be in high gear soon, if they are not already. We love when our patients are being active, but unfortunately, sports-related dental injuries happen all the time. According to the American Dental Association, athletes are 60 times more likely…

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122017Jul
Why Bother With Straight Teeth?

Why Bother With Straight Teeth?

Millions of people – adults, teens and children – have improved their lives and their health by getting their teeth and their bites corrected. A nice smile with straight teeth can make a big impact on your life and with how others perceive you. Four Good Reasons YOU SHOULD WANT Straight Teeth Quite simply, straight…

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292017Jun
Oh No – I Need a Root Canal!

Oh No – I Need a Root Canal!

Your dentist just told you that you needed a root canal. You are now in panic mode because you’ve heard bad things about them. We here at Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill would like to take the time to set the record straight about root canals. With today’s dental technology it is much easier…

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162017Jun
What Comprehensive Dental Care Patients Are Saying

What Comprehensive Dental Care Patients Are Saying

At Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill, Dr. Peter Merai and his dental team truly value when a patient takes the time to write a review or testimonial about their personal experience. Here’s what just some of them are saying: “I live in Massachusetts and travel to Maryland several times a year on business. I…

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252017May
Summer is the Perfect Time for a Dental Exam and Cleaning

Summer is the Perfect Time for a Dental Exam and Cleaning

School’s almost out for most kids. If you are afraid that a busy summer might take a toll on your child’s oral hygiene, think again. Summer break is a great time to schedule those needed exam and cleanings. In fact, it’ a good time for the whole family to come in. By now you probably…

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202017May
“But It’s Really Not Bothering Me!”

“But It’s Really Not Bothering Me!”

Are You Putting Off Dental Work Because… “It’s Not Really Bothering Me That Much!”? If you have been putting off dental issues because you think the dental pain will eventually go away; or it’s not really bothering you, it’s time to think again. Most dental problems are not symptomatic until there is a serious issue…

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52017May
Cosmetic Dentistry for Better Oral and Overall Health

Cosmetic Dentistry for Better Oral and Overall Health

Did you know that properly aligned teeth have been shown to alleviate dental issues caused by an improper bite? Left untreated, these dental issues include an added risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis. Other issues include speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Misalignment can strain your teeth,…

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212017Apr
Is Your Oral Hygiene on Auto-Pilot?

Is Your Oral Hygiene on Auto-Pilot?

The year seems to be flying by and with summer around the corner, oral health may be the last thing on your mind. If you’re oral hygiene has been on auto-pilot, it’s time to pay more attention to your dental care to avoid potential (costly) problems. Here are some everyday habits to avoid that could…

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62017Apr
Brushing Before Bedtime

Brushing Before Bedtime

Many of us have had nights when; snuggled in bed watching, reading, or on the verge of falling asleep, it hits you – you forgot to brush your teeth! While it is tempting to stay in bed, rationalizing that it can wait until morning, you shouldn’t put it off. Going to bed without brushing your…

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242017Mar
Does Alcohol Contribute to Gum Disease?

Does Alcohol Contribute to Gum Disease?

In moderation, alcohol consumption can be part of a healthy lifestyle. But overall, alcohol is generally not considered to be a healthy indulgence. We know that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, but what about your teeth and gums? Next time you reach for that drink, stop and think twice about…

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