Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care
Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care

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Minimally Invasive Dentistry

As the field of dentistry advances and the use of technology in the field increases, the concept of minimally invasive dentistry has emerged. Preservation of a healthy set of natural teeth for each patient should be the objective of every…

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Curing the Nail-Biting Habit

Do you ever find yourself gnawing at your nails? Nail-biting is a very common and difficult to break habit which usually has its beginnings in childhood. It can leave your fingers and nail beds red and swollen. But if you think that your nails…

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The Safety of Dental X-Rays

An article was released to the public stating that dental X-rays contribute to a type of brain cancer. After reading an article like this, your first thought may be to avoid dental X-rays, but you may want to hold off on that quick judgment. As…

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TMD Problems and How You Can Prevent Them

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) describe a set of conditions that involve trouble with your jaw and face muscles. They result from a problem in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is a hinge that connects the temporal bones, in…

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How long will a root canal last?

According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canals have a success rate of over 95% and in most cases they last a lifetime. There are a few factors that ensure the root canal will last and should be followed. You want to…

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How do I know if my gums are receding?

Gum recession, a common result of gum disease, occurs when the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away or pulls back, forming pockets between the gumline and exposing more of the tooth. Gum recession occurs gradually, so you might not…

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Avoid Brushing After Every Single Meal!

Here is some surprising yet worthwhile advice you might be hearing for the first time: Brushing after a meal can be incredibly bad for your teeth if you do it after eating certain foods. Enamel is an extremely hard mineral on the exterior of…

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My teeth feel great. Do I still need to see the dentist?

Absolutely. Checking in with Dr. Christopher Doerrer on a regular basis—usually every six months—is essential to keeping your smile looking its best. At Christopher Doerrer, DDS, we are proud to offer a number of preventive procedures to ensure…

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Three Valuable Dental Treatments

In our office, we customize treatment for every patient. Amid all of the fillings, crowns, and veneers, we find there are three treatments that are most valuable when offering our patients options: dental implants, bite guards, and teeth…

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Mouthguard Q&A

Today, Dr. Christopher Doerrer and our team at Christopher Doerrer, DDS thought we would talk about mouthguards, what they are, where to get them, and when to use them. Q: What is a mouthguard? A: A mouthguard, which is made of soft…

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Which toothpaste should I use?

Toothpastes come in many forms and boast different flavors, benefits, and endorsements. All are designed to remove surface bacteria and prevent the buildup of plaque that can cause tooth decay. With so many choices, Dr. Christopher Doerrer and…

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Dental X-Ray Safety

It's easy to be skeptical about X-rays whether we speak of a full-body X-ray or a dental X-ray. Radiation is radiation. It's vital to know all the facts before judging too harshly, though. Dental X-rays can be one of the best preventive tools…

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When snoring becomes more than just annoying: The dangers of sleep apnea

Sawing wood. That’s what your wife calls it when you wake her up with your snoring. This type of scenario plays out in homes around the world, and couples have to find a way to make light of the nocturnal annoyance. Snoring can become more than…

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When should I floss during the day?

A vital step in your oral health routine is flossing. We hope our patients at Christopher Doerrer, DDS maintain good oral hygiene, including daily flossing between each visit to our Mitchellville, MD office. A toothbrush is not always enough to…

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Why are my gums shrinking?

If you’ve noticed that your teeth have appeared to be longer, you may be suffering from gum recession. This is a common problem among adults, and can result from several factors. If gum recession seems to be happening in your mouth, schedule an…

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Periodontal Disease Associated with Cardiovascular Risk

We all know that brushing your teeth and flossing regularly keeps your smile sparkly and bright, but did you realize that cleaning your teeth can actually help your heart? Recent research suggests that people with periodontal disease also have…

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Aging and Oral Health

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of adults age 65 and older have no remaining teeth. What's more,…

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Seven Foods that will Give You a Smashing Smile

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But did you know that what you eat also affects your smile? Chow down on these seven tasty treats, recommended by Dr. Christopher Doerrer and our staff, for a healthier mouth and a smashing smile! …

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My gums are shrinking!

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Let’s look at some of the causes and what you can do about it. …

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Oral Health Concerns Specific to Pregnant Women

A lot of changes occur in a woman's body during pregnancy. Hormone fluctuations are responsible for many of those changes, including the need for additional attention to the teeth and gums. Women who are expecting are at an increased risk for…

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