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Dr. Moose is just one of our several highly trained, professional, caring dentists at Premiere Dental Arts. Her background features studies at Russell Sage College in New York, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of California, Los Angeles. She taught pediatric and orthodontic dentistry during her time at UCLA.
Dr. Moose loves kids, making her a wonderful pediatric dentist. She also loves to run, and stays active by participating in marathons. She spends her free time watching NCAA sports and listening to all types of music. She also enjoys listening to the stories of her patients. It is very important to her that each of her patients feels well cared for, comfortable, and happy.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Moose or any of the other wonderful dentists on our staff, call us at (240) 215-3510. Dr. Moose looks forward to treating you and your family in Frederick at Premiere Dental Arts.
Last updated 9 days ago
Myths and fears about root canals keep many people from visiting the dentist for much needed treatment. Not visiting a dentist when you need a root canal can actually make things much worse for you, which may lead to more pain, more invasive dental treatments, and other procedures later on. Read on to get the truth about root canals.
Pulling the Tooth Isn't Better
Many people believe the myth that it's just better to extract a tooth instead of fixing it. The truth couldn't be further away from that line of thinking. Whenever possible, the natural tooth should be left in place because, while there are alternatives for missing teeth, they are just not as good as the real thing.
Root Canals Aren't Painful
In most cases, having a root canal isn't any more uncomfortable than having a filling. Most people actually have less pain after a root canal, because the procedure removes all the swelling, inflammation, and pain-causing bacteria from the tooth's pulp. This relieves pressure on the nerves, thus reducing pain in the tooth. With a good dentist and proper anesthetics, you won't experience the excruciating pain wrongly associated with root canals.
Root Canals Don't Make You Sick
Misinformed research from nearly a century ago still permeates the minds of people today. The thinking once was that the only way to stop disease in the tooth was to remove it, and if the tooth wasn't removed, the disease would spread throughout the body. People thought that leaving an infected tooth in the mouth would lead to infections in other parts of the body, or cause infections later on. Root canals remove the infection from the tooth and do not cause infection or illness in other parts of the body. If you have any underlying medical condition that may complicate a root canal, you should speak to both your dentist and your doctor.
Rather than face an extraction, let the dentists at Premiere Dental Arts in Frederick perform a root canal to save your tooth. Our experts can provide oral health care for everyone in your family. Give us a call at (240) 215-3510 for an appointment today.
Last updated 16 days ago
Your gums are as much a part of your oral health as your teeth. When you visit your dentist, he or she exams your teeth and gums to look for signs of problems. One issue with gums occurs when they recede. Watch this video to learn more about receding gums.
As this clip explains, receding gums can be caused by periodontal disease, trauma, genetics, or tooth position. Treatments are available, and your dentist can help treat and prevent gum recession. If the gums do recede, problems such as sensitivity and even tooth loss can occur.
To schedule an appointment with one of the dentists at Premiere Dental Arts in Frederick for an evaluation, call us at (240) 215-3510. We can also provide the routine cleanings and exams you need to catch and prevent gum recession. Let us help you take care of your teeth!
Last updated 24 days ago
If your teeth aren't as straight as you'd like, you have options besides traditional metal braces. One choice your orthodontic dentist may recommend, especially to adults, is Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment is a great way to get the straight teeth you want without the look of braces. Here is an overview of what you can expect with Invisalign:
Once you decide on Invisalign, your orthodontic dentist begins the treatment by taking molds of your teeth. The molds, combined with X-rays, measurements, and other information from the dentist, are used to create custom trays, just for you. The set of trays will work together to realign your teeth.
Every two weeks, you'll replace the aligner you've been wearing with the next one in the series. This allows for slow, steady movement of the teeth. Your progression to the smile of your dreams moves rapidly, and you should be able to see change with each new set of trays.
Invisalign allows you to see your orthodontic dentist about every six weeks for a checkup. This saves you time as compared to monthly checkups for traditional braces. Your dentist will ensure the aligners are working for you, and use the time to answer any questions or concerns you have.
Taking care of your teeth is even more crucial with Invisalign. You'll need to brush and floss at least twice a day, and the trays will need to be cleaned. Doing so prevents the buildup of bacteria on your teeth and in the trays.
While you can remove your aligners to eat and care for your teeth, you need to commit to wearing them for 20-22 hours each day for them to work. Since they are virtually invisible, you won't have to worry embarrassment during your normal activities. The more consistent you are with your commitment, the better the trays will work for you.
If you've decided Invisalign is right for you, let the orthodontic dentists at Premiere Dental Arts in Frederick start your custom treatment plan today. We can help you get a clean, white, properly aligned smile. To schedule an appointment, call us at (240) 215-3510.
Last updated 25 days ago
When you look in the mirror, do you notice that you have fine lines and wrinkles forming around the corners of your eyes or in between your eyebrows? Crow’s feet and frown lines can make you look older than you really are, which can be a frustrating experience. Botox is an injection that is used to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles for an improved cosmetic appearance. The Botox solution relaxes the muscles that cause the wrinkles, leading to a smoother appearance. In addition to cosmetic purposes, Botox can also be used by your Frederick dentist to improve conditions such as TMJ, a high lip line, and chronic migraine headaches. Take a look at this Infographic to see how Botox can be used at your dentist’s office. Please share with your friends and family, and ask your cosmetic dentist if Botox should be part of your next appointment.