Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

Dental Cleanings During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, your dental health may be the last thing on your mind. However, many women experience an increase in dental issues during pregnancy. Today’s post contains important information about dental health for expectant mothers and those planning to become pregnant. Dr. Longenecker recommends having a thorough dental cleaning early in your pregnancy.…

Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

Categories: Dental Health
sleep dentistry Parkton

People that are plagued with dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common diagnosable mental condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously. Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be challenging,…

Orthodontic Options In Monkton

Categories: Invisalign
Monkton Invisible Braces

Welcome to my Monkton cosmetic dental blog. I’m Dr. Craig Longenecker of Hereford Dental Health, a full-service dental practice. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Monkton, Maryland since 1998. During this time, I have developed many rewarding relationships with my patients and staff members. Many dental patients have chosen cosmetic dentistry to…

Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

Categories: Dental Health
dental cleanings Monkton

Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are important because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Craig Longenecker encourages patients to practice preventative dentistry by: Brushing Flossing…

Two Hints For When You’re Too Tired To Brush

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Sparks gentle dentist

Too tired to touch a toothbrush. We’ve all been there. Hereford Dental Health in Monkton and Dr. Craig Longenecker are committed to helping patients throughout the White Hall, Sparks, and Hereford neighborhoods to maintain balanced hygiene and to correct imperfections that can lead to inhibited confidence and self-assurance. On our blog today we are offering…

When Style And Oral Health Collide

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When Style And Oral Health Collide in Monkton

Oral piercing is a popular form of body-art in Monkton, but just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s safe. I’m Dr. Craig Longenecker, a dentist serving the Sparks, Hereford, and White Hall areas. When my patients ask me about the safety of oral piercings, I make sure they look at the possible dangerous consequences. First,…

What’s New In Dentistry?

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Advanced Dentistry in Monkton

The world of dentistry continues to advance at a rapid pace. If you have visited your Monkton dentist lately, you have probably noticed some things that make your visit more comfortable, such as the ability to watch TV or listen to music while receiving treatment. Many Parkton dentistry patients welcome oral conscious sedation to reduce…