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Every tooth’s root has a small opening known as a canal that is filled with nerve fibers and blood vessels that provide nutrition to our teeth. These blood vessels and nerves are crucial to the health of your teeth; if they become infected, they may start to hurt significantly. If your teeth get infected, you...
Although experts encourage parents to let their kids have fun on Halloween because one night of candy is not enough to cause cavities, the amount of candy they collect can last for days and affect their oral health. To avoid issues with your family’s dental health, here are five tips that can help you and...
Oral hygiene must be prioritized year-round. But, this is even more crucial than during the autumn season. Fall is upon us and you know what that means: trick or treat, hefty Thanksgiving feasts, and cups of pumpkin spice latte. It’s the season for sweet foods and it’s time that we take a moment to prepare...
Aside from checkups, ultrasounds, and lab tests, pregnant women should also make sure not to miss their regular dental appointments. After all, being pregnant increases your risk of oral health problems. Remember, it's part of your overall wellness, so you should take extra care of your mouth, gums, and teeth during this time. Don’t worry;...
Many people assume that cosmetic dentistry is all about looks and aesthetics, but that isn’t necessarily true. Here are some of the benefits that cosmetic dentistry can offer. Boost Your Self-Confidence Dental issues can cause someone to lose their self-confidence and become insecure. Cosmetic dentistry gives individuals the opportunity to eliminate their insecurities by resolving...
Your teeth are the focal point of your smile. Light up the room with your grin by having your teeth professionally whitened. Here are 10 of the reasons why you should work with us to get this done! Enhance Your Confidence By trusting in our teeth whitening services, you can achieve a brand new level...
Dental health is incredibly important, and it's something that we should all be making a point to take care of. Regular dental check ups are the best way to maintain your oral health. They're also a great way to prevent more significant problems down the road. If you have not considered making dental check ups...
As the years go by, you might notice that your teeth are no longer as sparkly white as it was before. Teeth discoloration is normal and can be caused by consistent consumption of dark beverages, such as coffee, tea, colas, and wines. Tobacco from cigarettes can also stain your teeth. Even though it’s normal, you...
Brushing your teeth might seem like a simple activity, but in truth, most of us don’t actually have good tooth brushing practices. Fortunately, it’s never too late to adjust your habits for healthier teeth and gums. Here are six common toothbrushing mistakes that you should start fixing. Picking the Wrong Toothbrush To pick the right...
Regular dental appointments are an essential aspect of proper oral health. This helps ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and well-taken care of. During your routine check-up, a dental professional will assess your overall oral health and look for any potential issues that may arise. They will also perform a thorough cleaning to...
The new year has come all too soon, but it’s not too late to create new year’s resolutions for healthier teeth and gums, and to improve your dental health. Here, we break down the best routines from Dr. Abiodun Adesanya, My Bowie Dentist, the leading family dentist in Bowie, MD, to get the pearly whites...
The holidays are just around the corner, and you’re probably already making a list of gifts to buy. Choosing gifts can be tricky, however, especially when you don’t know much about the person. If you’re having trouble, might we suggest some tooth-friendly holiday gifts? Below are seven lovely tooth-friendly holiday gifts we’re sure whoever receives...
Holiday stress can cause some issues with our oral health. What do bruxism (teeth clenching) and shopping surges have in common? First, they are common during the holidays. And, both may very well be the products of stress — during the holidays and out of it. Whether it is the Fourth of July or Christmas,...
Halloween is right around the corner! Do you have your costume ready? Have you figured out what you want to be and how it relates to your skin tone? Did you know that this is also a perfect time to think about your oral health, and Halloween isn't just about giving candy to little children...
How does a Manual vs Electric Toothbrush compare? Your toothbrush plays a vital role in your oral health. Using the right toothbrush can effectively remove plaque and bacteria that can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Brushing your teeth regularly can also keep your breath fresh and your teeth free from stains. But since toothbrushes...
Brushing at least twice a day is one of the steps needed to maintain good oral health. In today’s market, there are numerous dental tools available to choose from to keep teeth healthy and clean. One of these is the electric toothbrush. Many of our patients wonder what the pros and cons of using the...
What Is a Dental Bridge? Dental bridges cover the gap created between two or more teeth. On each side of the gap, the bridge is supported by other real teeth. The space in between is filled by a false tooth called a pontic. It is made of gold, porcelain, alloy or a mix of these....
Getting dental insurance and having dental work done is vital to having healthy teeth. However, it is also something that we often overlook. Oral health is as important as your body's health. Getting routine check-ups and frequent visits are something that every individual should add to their daily life. The good thing is that there...
You probably know that getting a cavity treated immediately is imperative if you’re trying to maintain perfect oral health. That said, what will happen if a cavity is left untreated? Even if your tooth isn’t hurting in a specific scenario, should you still get it checked by a professional like My Bowie Dentist? There are...
A root canal happens when a dentist cleans out a tooth's decay from the root and pulp. Our teeth have a layer of enamel, which is followed by a layer of dentin underneath. At the core of the tooth lies a soft root that extends into our jawbone. When decay enters the soft core of...
Springtime is here and there are a multitude of allergies that come with it especially with our oral health. Many people experience dryness, nasal congestion and sinus issues as the weather changes. While these problems may not seem like the source of any dental issues, this is far from the truth. Sinus problems and other...
Oral healthcare problems like gum disease, also known as gingivitis, are ignored by many because they are mostly unnoticeable. Most people are more concerned with tooth problems because they come with noticeable pain whereas, gum disease often has no pain. Gingivitis is the inflammation of gums caused by built-up plaque bacteria on the gum line...
There are many reasons why wearing a mouth guard could benefit you.  There are also a few different types of mouth guards out there.  Which one is right for you? And when should you wear it? Mouthguards are used to protect you from certain injuries, but also to help protect your teeth from grinding and...
The temperatures are dropping and the climate is becoming drier every day, the holiday season is here and biting winds are destroying your skin. However, your skin is not the only thing that is at risk from the harshness of the changing weather. The winter season can cause multiple dental problems in your mouth which...
Dentist offices across the nation - and globe - had been advised to close one COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) was declared a global pandemic this past March.  All routine appointments had to be rescheduled for a later date, which at the time was the X factor in all of this.  Here in Maryland, Dr. Adesanya’s office,...
Candy is one of the many different types of foods and drinks that may cause harm to the teeth - and Halloween is a holiday full of sweets. Yet, they get a much worse reputation than most other foods. The reason behind this is that sugary foods that are left behind on teeth make way...
Are you looking for tips to keep your teeth healthy? Especially when Halloween is just around the corner? For many people, Halloween is one of the most pleasurable holidays of the year, and for a good reason. Who does not like relishing in a bag full of candy? While Halloween may look a little different...
The results were recently announced, and it is with pleasure and gratitude that we announce our selection as a 2020 Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor.  Thank you to all of you who voted for us! Each year millions of people across the nation vote for their favorite service providers in 25 different categories.  Neighborhood Favorites winners...
For many of us, a new year means new insurance, and although you may believe that having and using one is vital, for many of us, understanding their dental insurance can be quite confusing. Maximums, deductibles, exclusions, networks, waiting periods, missing teeth clauses – this all might end you up scratching your head and wondering,...
Is professional teeth whitening a viable option? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American adults spend over $1.4 billion on teeth whitening products available over-the-counter or online. This figure represents the total amount spent in one year. To further add to the prevalence of teeth whitening in the U.S., more than 38.29 million...
If you’re constantly waking up with a pounding headache and tense jaw muscles, there’s a possibility you may be suffering from teeth grinding aka bruxism. Bruxism is a medical term for jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Aside from the headache and pain in your jaw muscles, the effects of bruxism aren’t apparent right away. In...
A person’s smile is one of the first few things people notice about them during a meeting, and this is enough reason to always want to ensure that it stays healthy all the time. One of the few ways to do this is by adopting cosmetic dentistry measures that have been proven to better people’s...
Dear patient: Office Reopening Procedures We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our...
Many dental practices across the nation are closing their doors to routine and elective procedures and prioritizing emergency dental care during COVID-19 (coronavirus) after receiving recommendations and guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).  These are all in addition to the closure...
When it comes to the preparation of some of our favorite grilled foods, charcoal plays a very important role. However, emerging research has come to establish that the usage of charcoal can go beyond food preparation as we know it. With the emergence of activated charcoal being used in toothpaste these days for teeth whitening,...
Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) to ensure we are taking the appropriate measures to protect the health and well-being of both our patients and staff. We are currently operating under normal business hours and treating patients as usual. We have always practiced universal precautions as a...
Dr. Adesanya’s office cares about your dental health and want you to never think twice before flashing that beautiful smile. That’s why we have compiled the ultimate four reasons why you should invest in dental implants: What are Dental Implants? In a recent issue of Your Health Magazine, Dr. Adesanya answered the question of what...
  It is possible to keep your teeth healthy and have a healthy smile while also giving in a bit to your sweet tooth, especially during Valentine’s Day. While avoiding sweets altogether is the best option for your teeth, Dr. Adesanya, a family dentist in Bowie, Maryland, knows Valentine’s Day is a sweet day to...
Tooth pain is no picnic. In fact, pain from pulpitis (inflammation of the tooth nerve) is classified as the second most severe pain that a human can feel, second only to passing kidney stones. Pain from teeth sensitivity is nowhere as severe as pulpitis pain, but can still be quite annoying, taking the fun away...
There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all. Did you know that studies have shown that more than 45% of people would first notice your smile before your hair or clothes?!  Having a healthy smile means taking care of those beautiful pearly whites, which means having a strict oral...