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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 come in different types today, do you know...
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 electric toothbrushes...
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....
Having dental work done is vital to have healthy teeth. However, it is also something that we often overlook. Dental 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 exists insurance that can...
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. 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 allergic symptoms that come during...
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 dental 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...
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: 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 commitment to your...
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...