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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42016Nov
Healthy Thanksgiving Advice for Your Oral Health

Healthy Thanksgiving Advice for Your Oral Health

For many, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to enjoy time with family and friends. It’s really not a time when there is much thought or concern about one’s diet or oral health. But with a little effort, you can enjoy the holiday and stay true to your dental health concerns. Did you know that bacteria…

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132016Jul
Straighten Your Teeth for Better Oral Health

Straighten Your Teeth for Better Oral Health

To straighten your teeth was once considered a purely cosmetic dental treatment. However, properly aligned teeth have been shown to alleviate dental issues that can be caused by an improper bite. These include speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth…

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182016May
Diabetes and It’s Link to Your Oral Health

Diabetes and It’s Link to Your Oral Health

Over 29.1 million children and adults in the Unites States have diabetes, with over 8.1 million living with the disease undiagnosed. Whether Type 1 or Type 2, if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you know that it can cause problems with your eyes, kidneys, nerves and your heart. However, a diabetic may or may not…

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122016Apr
April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. If you are behind on your regular dental check-up and cleaning, now is the time to come for your exam. Dr. Peter Merai offers oral cancer screenings during your routine exam at Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill. Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancers…

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32015Nov
How to Combat 6 Common Causes of Bad Breath

How to Combat 6 Common Causes of Bad Breath

Questions about bad breath are very common for dentists. Halitosis is a common problem for both men and women of all ages. Some bad breath is normal, but other episodes of bad breath could be a symptom of something greater. It can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other…

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202015Oct
Do You Need to Find Relief from Jaw Pain?

Do You Need to Find Relief from Jaw Pain?

1 in 4 people suffer from some form of Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) and most don’t even know it! When your TMJ joint isn’t working properly, the muscles around it can cause extreme pain when you chew, speak or even yawn. This pain can travel from your jaw to your neck and face causing…

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