262018Feb
Getting Back to Basics: The Dos And Don’ts of Toothbrushing

Getting Back to Basics: The Dos And Don’ts of Toothbrushing

Brushing our teeth is something we do everyday, twice a day (right!?). If we’re not careful, it’s easy to fall into a routine of bad habits. Using correct brushing techniques is crucial to the health and appearance of your smile. The Toothbrushing Dos: Technique: Tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle against the gum line…

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82018Feb
Encouraging Healthy Habits During National Children’s Dental Health Month

Encouraging Healthy Habits During National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Dr. Peter Merai and the staff at Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill ask all parents to encourage their kids to practice good oral and dental health! Why Is Oral Health So Important for School-Aged Children? Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. Kids miss…

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252018Jan
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Dr. Peter Merai, the staff at Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill and the American Dental Association ask all parents to encourage their kids to practice good dental health! This year’s slogan is “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy…

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122018Jan
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be Just as Important as Dental Cleanings

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be Just as Important as Dental Cleanings

Dr. Peter Merai of Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill cares about the health of your teeth and gums. Dr. Merai also cares about how great your teeth look. After all, he knows that when you look great, you feel great! When you have a confident and great looking smile, it often translates to better…

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292017Dec
2018 Oral Health Resolutions

2018 Oral Health Resolutions

Welcome 2018! Out with the old and in with the new. As we begin a new year, it’s always a great time to resolve to be healthier, wealthier and wiser. Like most dentists across the globe, we also encourage you to include better oral health and hygiene in your resolutions! Whether it’s improving toothbrushing habits…

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152017Dec
The Holidays and Your Oral Health

The Holidays and Your Oral Health

The holidays are in full swing and soon everyone will be making their 2018 resolutions. But before all that, let’s go over some of the pitfalls you can avoid during the holidays! The holidays offer some of the best foods that we eat all year, jam packed into a few weeks. But in terms of…

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22017Dec
Electric Versus Manual Toothbrushes

Electric Versus Manual Toothbrushes

Many of our patients don’t realize how important it is to use the right toothbrush and consider all toothbrushes to be about the same. This prevents many from seeing a reason to invest in an electric toothbrush. Using a manual toothbrush is better than nothing but studies show that there are several advantages to using…

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172017Nov
The Gift of Good Oral Health

The Gift of Good Oral Health

People tend to consume sugary treats and enjoy alcoholic beverages more than usual during the holidays. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, many forget to perform the most basic of oral hygiene tasks that help counteract the effects of indulging in sweets. However, it’s quite important to maintain good oral hygiene during the…

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22017Nov
Conquering Dental Fear & Anxiety

Conquering Dental Fear & Anxiety

Did you know that almost 75% of the population feels some level of fear when facing dental care? Between 5-8% of Americans totally avoid dentists out of fear and anxiety altogether. While dental fear may stem from legitimate causes, it doesn’t need to define your future dental experiences. At Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill,…

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182017Oct
Halloween Tricks and Treats on Your Teeth

Halloween Tricks and Treats on Your Teeth

Halloween is around the corner. For weeks (okay, months), store shelves have been showcasing Halloween candy. Between the candy purchased to give away, and the candy brought home from trick or treating, the temptation to go on a sugar overload this month is hard to ignore. However, keep in mind that those sugary goodies can…

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