What To Do In Case Of A Dental Emergency

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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…

Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums, as well as a strong jawbone. Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. At Hereford Dental Health serving Parkton, Monkton and Sparks, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ jaw health. Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient…

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

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At Hereford Dental Health in Monkton, we discuss cavities a lot. We feel that having a better understanding of exactly what a cavity is will help you take better care of your pearly whites. Cavities can also be called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings…

Beating Horrible Halitosis

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The team at Hereford Dental Health in Monkton would like to share with you some insights about halitosis. Halitosis, or bad breath, can be embarrassing when it happens. Poor oral hygiene is often the cause. Make sure you schedule your preventive visits and teeth cleaning with us twice a year. Brushing just the teeth may not…