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Do Dental Implants Feel Natural?

August 13, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Did you know that a staggering 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth? Plus, over 36 million Americans are missing all their teeth! Fortunately, dental implants can be used to restore the smile, bite, and speech of patients who are missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth. In fact, roughly 500,000 were placed between 2019 and 2020 alone! But many potential patients have one important question: do they feel natural? Read on for the answer, as well as four additional benefits.


Scared About Having a Root Canal? Don’t Be!

July 9, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient about root canal

As you drive to your routine visit, you recount all the times you were “too tired” or “too busy” to properly brush and floss your teeth. Now that you are in the treatment chair, you desperately pray that your dentist does not find a mouthful of cavities during their examination. After a few minutes of poking around your mouth, they sit back and speak the five words you fear the most, “You need a root canal.”

Does this situation sound familiar? Or worse, did it happen to you and now you are avoiding the dentist at all costs? Unfortunately, roughly 15% of Americans don’t get the dental treatment they need out of anxiety around the procedure. Culprit number one is the highly feared root canal. However, here are four reasons patients today shouldn’t be scared!


What Should You Do If Your Temporary Dental Crown Falls Off?

June 17, 2020

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Woman covers her mouth after losing temporary dental crown

A dental crown in Annapolis is a durable and beautiful restoration that typically takes two appointments to place. Between appointments, a temporary crown is placed to protect your vulnerable tooth from damage and decay. While it’s designed to stay in place for a few weeks, it can fall off. If this happens, don’t panic! Read on to find out how to handle this minor dental emergency.


Is it Safe to Go to the Dentist?

May 21, 2020

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dental treatment room that has just been cleaned

Are you wondering whether or not it’s safe for you to schedule your semi-annual checkup and cleaning with your dentist? After over a month of being closed, your dentist is finally opening up their doors to make sure that their patients are able to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you’re wondering what they’re doing differently in response to the threat of COVID-19, you can read on to learn about the extra safety measures being taken to prioritize your health.


4 Mistakes to Avoid When Whitening Your Teeth

January 14, 2020

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Who doesn’t want to have a sparkling smile they can be proud of? Teeth whitening can be the perfect way to enhance the appearance of your teeth that have become discolored or stained over the years. However, you need to be careful; if something goes wrong during the process, you could permanently damage your grin. Below are 4 common teeth whitening mistakes that should be avoided at all costs.  


Mission of Mercy – Read Dr. Lisco’s Story!

December 3, 2019

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Dr. Lisco at the MoM event.

Mission of Mercy is an entirely free adult dental clinic that is hosted several times a year at various locations, and provides dental care to the underserved and uninsured. Dr. Lisco, a dentist in Annapolis, is proud to be playing her role in helping those who need it most.