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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92017Mar
Pregnant Women are Encouraged to Be Diligent with their Dental Care

Pregnant Women are Encouraged to Be Diligent with their Dental Care

In between trips to the OB and time spent setting up the nursery, seeing your dentist could fall off your radar before your new baby arrives. However, Dr. Merai and his dental team encourage women to remember to come in during their pregnancy. If you’re normally a patient with heavy plaque, or you are prone…

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232017Feb
Is Bad Breath Affecting Your Relationships?

Is Bad Breath Affecting Your Relationships?

Questions about bad breath are very common in our Oxon Hill dental office. There are a number of reasons you might have bad breath thanks to the bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth. There are many spicy and sugary foods and drinks, including alcohol and coffee that can create breeding grounds for bacteria, which…

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102017Feb
Protecting Your Child’s Teeth from Cavities

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth from Cavities

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so it is a great time of the year to focus on your child’s oral health. With Valentine’s Day this month and Easter fast approaching, are you prepared to protect your child’s smile from the sugar-laden sweets that lay ahead? To keep cavities at bay from the sugary…

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302017Jan
National Children’s Dental Health Month 2017

National Children’s Dental Health Month 2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. During this month, Dr. Peter Merai, the staff at Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill and the American Dental Association want to remind parents that their children can avoid cavities! Following a balanced diet, limiting snacks, brushing and flossing twice each day- and regular dental check-ups are the…

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132017Jan
Is Your Smile Supported by Healthy Gums?

Is Your Smile Supported by Healthy Gums?

The next time you look in the mirror, ask yourself this question: “Is my smile supported by strong, healthy gums?” With studies showing that gum disease is now linked to larger health issues like diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia, keeping your gums in excellent condition is critical for your overall well-being. For healthy…

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