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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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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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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302016Dec
New Year = New Dental Benefits for Many

New Year = New Dental Benefits for Many

The beginning of a new year can be a fresh, new start for a lot of people. It often arrives with healthy resolutions for 2017. For many of our dental patients, a new year also means new dental insurance benefits. Your oral health is an important part of your overall health and wellness. The beginning…

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