Protect Your Enamel, Protect Your Teeth

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This message from Hereford Dental Health- Craig Longenecker DDS serving Parkton, Monkton and Sparks is about tooth enamel. Your enamel is uniquely suited to protect your teeth. If you keep your tooth enamel healthy, you will avoid many dental issues. You won’t get cavities. Your teeth will be less likely to chip or crack. It’s best…

What To Do In Case Of A Dental Emergency

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Monkton Dental Emergencies

Many Monkton residents will experience at least one tooth emergency in their life. You could break a tooth playing a sport, accidentally dislodge a crown, experience sudden pain caused by an abscess or break a wire on your braces. In the case of a dental emergency, call us at Hereford Dental Health- Craig Longenecker DDS…

Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers

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The team at Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS believes in educating our Monkton patients. We hope today’s post will alert you to some harmful oral health risks.  Too often, we treat tooth decay and damage caused by the following: 1. Sports Injuries Many parents send their kids out on the playing field with…

Energy Drink Warning For Monkton

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We’re committed to providing oral health and wellness tips. Hereford Dental Health serving Parkton, Monkton and Sparks advises our patients  about healthy habits during every dental visit. We are seeing more and more adults and teens with tooth enamel erosion caused by repeated consumption of sports drinks. Most of our patients take good care of their…

Gritting Your Teeth: Stress And Your Smile

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At Hereford Dental Health serving Parkton, Monkton and Sparks, our team cares about your smile. Did you know that stress can also impact your oral health?  Here are some dental problems linked to stress. Canker and Cold Sores Cold sores are a symptom of the herpes simplex virus. Scientists don’t know exactly what causes canker sores but suspect…

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

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A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums. At Hereford Dental Health serving Parkton, Monkton and Sparks, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ gums. Which of the items below are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)? a. Pregnancy b. Overbite c. Diabetes d. Heredity All of the above. Pregnancy, menopause, or any…

Should Teens Whiten Their Teeth

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Getting a smile just like their favorite singer or movie star might be high on your teen’s priority list. However, you may want to talk with your dentist before buying an at-home tooth whitening product. At Hereford Dental Health serving Parkton, Monkton and Sparks, we would like to discuss teens and teeth whitening with you. As…

Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around Parkton. At Hereford Dental Health serving Parkton, Monkton and Sparks, we encourage our patients to enhance their smiles in the healthiest way. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they use can lead to serious…