Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

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At Hereford Dental Health in Monkton,we recommend fluoride toothpaste for our patients. As a team passionate about general, family and cosmetic dentistry, your oral health is important to us. Fluoride is an essential mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting…

Be Glad We Have X-Ray Vision with Advanced Dentistry in Parkton

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It’s not extremely comfortable. You have to put on the heavy apron, hold a stiff piece of film in your mouth and sit really, really still while your dentist’s assistant takes x-rays. But is it really necessary? Absolutely! There is no question about it that x-rays are extremely valuable for advanced dentistry in Parkton. Your…

Are you Suffering from Swollen Gums in Monkton?

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If you are a worried resident experiencing an aching tooth or inflamed gums in Monkton, you’re are not alone. About one third of U.S. adults are affected by tooth decay, according to the CDC, and gum disease plagues one in seven people age 35 to 40. Don’t ignore these symptoms, call Hereford Dental Health – Craig…

Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headaches in Monkton?

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Do you suffer from persistent headaches in Monkton? Have you tried medication, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, food allergies, spine alignment, or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose. Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a fairly common impairment yet typically goes undetected. Dealing with Malocclusion Nature intended the…

Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

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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?

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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

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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?

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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…