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    Reasons Your Dentist May Recommend Orthognathic Surgery

    Last updated 2 days 8 hours ago

    Orthognathic surgery addresses a number of problems including difficulty speaking, eating food, or even breathing. During the procedure a dentist will seek to correct abnormalities in the jaw. Here are a few reasons your dentist may recommend orthognathic surgery.


    There are three types of malocclusions that describe different types of misalignments in the jaw. They are commonly known as underbites and overbites. These conditions vary in severity and may cause a lack of aesthetic appeal or even negative oral conditions. An overbite, or a class two malocclusion, can lead to dental problems like tooth loss, bone damage, or general discomfort. Any type of malocclusion may cause your dentist to recommend orthognathic surgery. The surgery can improve your visual appearance as well as treat possible defects.

    Difficulty Eating

    If you have difficulty eating due to jaw problems your dentist may recommend orthognathic surgery. The difficulty may stem from different sources; your jaws may be misaligned and therefore unprepared to efficiently chew and swallow food, or you may be experiencing muscle pain that prevents you from being able to chew your food over a long period of time. Regardless of the source of the difficulty, orthognathic surgery can help you to eat properly.

    Loose Teeth

    Jaw problems may contribute to loose teeth, which in turn leads to tooth loss. This can impair the functioning of your teeth overall. Your teeth become loose due to the uneven distribution of pressure that results from misaligned jaws. Certain teeth take on the bulk of the work when it comes to chewing food, and thus they become weakened. This can not only reduce function but also cause a significant amount of pain. An overbite may additionally damage soft tissue on the roof of your mouth.

    If you believe that you may need orthognathic surgery, please do not hesitate to call Premiere Dental Arts at (240) 215-3510. We provide the Frederick area with cosmetic, pediatric, and family dentistry as well as orthodontics. If you would like more information about our services, feel free to visit our website or stop by and find out what we can do for you today.

    Sorting Out the Sources of Tooth Sensitivity

    Last updated 8 days ago

    There are many reasons why you may be experiencing sensitivity in your teeth. It may have to do with your oral health, your habits, or possible dental conditions. If you have sensitive teeth and you are not sure of the reason, do not hesitate to visit your dentist. Here are a few of the sources of tooth sensitivity.

    Aggressive Brushing
    Your teeth may be sensitive because of the way you are taking care of them. You may be wearing away at your teeth if you brush them too aggressively. Consider switching to a toothbrush with softer bristles and brushing your teeth with greater care. Your teeth might also be having a negative reaction to the toothpaste you use; certain toothpastes with teeth whitening chemicals tend to cause teeth to become sensitive.

    Teeth Grinding

    Grinding your teeth is a nasty habit that can have a negative impact on your oral health. Your teeth may become sensitive due to the wearing away of enamel from grinding. Grinding your teeth too often and too hard can even cause the dentin of your teeth to become exposed; this eliminates some of the defense between the nerves of your teeth and the food you eat. If you find yourself grinding your teeth, talk to your dentist about a mouth guard that can help to save your enamel and prevent you from developing sensitive teeth.

    Plaque and Gum Disease

    While brushing your teeth too aggressively may cause sensitivity, the same effect may happen if you neglect to brush your teeth. When you fail to brush and floss your teeth, plaque is allowed to build up in your mouth. This can damage your enamel and cause sensitivity. Gingivitis or gum disease can also contribute to sensitive teeth, so be sure to see your dentist at regular intervals in order to prevent these problems.

    Do you have sensitive teeth? If so, contact Premiere Dental Arts or visit our website. We are a Fredrick based dentistry practice that provides orthodontics as well as pediatric, family, and cosmetic dentistry. If you would like to find out more about our business, feel free to call us at (240) 215-3510.

    Discover the Difference of a Premiere Dental Experience

    Last updated 15 days ago

    At Premiere Dental Arts, there are many factors that separate us from our peers. We strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible through a warm and welcoming atmosphere as well as a staff full of kind individuals. Keep reading to learn more about the difference of a Premiere Dental experience.

    You will notice the convenience of our practice before you even walk through the doors. You can park in our private parking lot and stop by from the early morning to the evening. We are happy to take care of your oral health regardless of your age, so the whole family is more than welcome to come along. We also offer flexible financial options including debit and credit cards and we accept most major dental insurances.

    Premiere Dental Arts is proud to serve the Frederick area with a variety of dental services. If you are interested in learning more about our business, please feel free to visit our website or call us at (240) 215-3510. If you live in the area, stop by and meet with us today.

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    Tips for Tackling Your Bad Breath

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Bad breath is an issue that can severely damage your confidence. Fortunately, there are several ways to address this issue. Watch this video for a few tips for tackling your bad breath.

    Bad breath occurs when bacteria is allowed to exist in your mouth, specifically on the back of your tongue. This problem may be worsened by eating the wrong types of foods, like garlic and onions. The best way to combat bad breath is by practicing proper oral hygiene; this entails brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing each day in addition. You can also use sugarless gum or mints to improve your breath and stimulate the flow of saliva.

    For more tips for tackling your bad breath call Premiere Dental Arts at (240) 215-3510. We are a dentistry practice that specializes in family, cosmetic, and pediatric dentistry in addition to orthodontics. You can find out more about our services by visiting our website.

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