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I Have Dental Anxiety: Can You Help? Jun 1st, 2024

While it’s common for young children to feel a little apprehensive about their first few dental appointments (they’re just getting used to them), we know that dental anxiety can strike at any age. Dental anxiety refers to the jitters before and during a dental appointment. Dental phobia is a much...

Ask Your Dentist These Questions at Your Next Cleaning May 8th, 2024

Routine dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. These twice-yearly cleanings eliminate debris, plaque, tartar (below the gumline), and biofilm (a thin film of bacteria) that at-home brushing and flossing alone can’t do. At Supertooth® Dental Group, our experienced team of dentists and technicians believes in...

7 Ways to Instill Good Oral Health Care Habits in Your Kids Apr 1st, 2024

As a parent, you play a crucial role in shaping your children's oral health practices, and our team of providers at Supertooth Dental Group, are here to support you on that mission with our pediatric dental services. Here are seven effective ways to instill good oral health care habits that...

5 Dental Hygiene Mistakes to Avoid Feb 15th, 2024

Much like developing a skincare routine for your ultimate glow, establishing a dental hygiene routine is the key to achieving a vibrant smile. Unfortunately, not everyone is well-versed in the art of proper and effective dental care. In fact, without the right guidance and care, you might even fall into...

What to Do About Intense Tooth Pain Feb 2nd, 2024

Every year, around 2 million people go to the emergency room because they have tooth pain, and countless more seek emergency care from their dentists. How do you know the difference between a bad toothache and an emergency? At all Supertooth dental locations, our highly trained providers keep some time...

5 Common Tooth Brushing Mistakes to Avoid Jan 2nd, 2024

It’s no secret that brushing your teeth is the foundation of oral hygiene. Twice-daily brushing is likely a regular part of your routine already, and the new year is a good time to review your technique for maximum effectiveness.  There are avoidable habits and mistakes that could negatively affect your...

What’s a Deep Dental Cleaning, and Why Would I Need One? Dec 11th, 2023

How long has it been since you’ve been to the dentist? Dentists recommend biannual dental appointments, and there are good reasons to maintain that schedule.  Without regular dental exams, you may not realize you have tooth decay, which can worsen and develop into an infection.  You could also be developing...

Dental Anxiety: What Are Most People Afraid Of? Nov 1st, 2023

Whether you lack the money for dental insurance, you’ve had bad experiences in the past, or you feel embarrassed about your teeth there are many reasons why people don’t make regular dental visits. Lack of routine checkups and bad dental hygiene are common factors in many of the dental issues...

How to Care for Your Teeth After an Extraction Oct 1st, 2023

Our talented dentists at Supertooth™ Dental Group may sometimes recommend extracting a tooth to protect your oral health.  Whether you see a dentist at one of our two or clinics in Germantown, or in Gaithersburg or Bethesda, Maryland, our team explains the reason for pulling your tooth and provides comforting...

5 Invisalign Mistakes to Avoid for Optimal Results Sep 1st, 2023

Invisalign is a system that straightens teeth faster and with less pain than traditional braces. It’s, by far, the most aesthetically pleasing solution available.  However, plenty of things can go wrong and impact your final results.  Fortunately, you can avoid these mistakes easily with a bit of guidance from experts....

Is a Gum Injury a Dental Emergency? Aug 1st, 2023

An optimal dental hygiene routine includes daily brushing and flossing, so it’s easy to assume your teeth are the focal point of dental care. However, if you don’t focus on your gums, you could easily lose the teeth you’ve diligently cleaned for years. At Supertooth™, located in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown,...

Bone Grafts Before Implants: What to Expect Jul 1st, 2023

Although dental implants have revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry and provide a long-lasting 一 and aesthetically pleasing 一 solution for replacing missing teeth, not everyone is an immediate candidate for them. That’s because you need ample jaw bone to support a dental implant.  In cases where your jaw bone lacks the...

5 Important Benefits of Traditional Braces Jun 1st, 2023

Misaligned teeth cause many oral and whole-body health issues, from headaches to lack of self-confidence. You benefit from taking time to work with a dental professional to straighten out your bite. Metal braces have traditionally worked for many patients who need straighter teeth, better aligned teeth, or reduced interdental gaps....

Don't Let Anxiety Prevent You From Getting the Care You Need: We Offer Sedation Dentistry May 1st, 2023

No one looks forward to a trip to the dentist, but that doesn’t mean you have to dread it. At Supertooth, in Bethesda, Germantown, and Gaithersburg, Maryland, we understand that even routine dental care can cause anxiety, and that’s why we offer sedation dentistry.  With sedation dentistry, you can get the care...

5 Reasons Dental Implants are Superior to Other Teeth Replacement Options Apr 1st, 2023

If you’re one of the 120 million Americans who are missing one (or more) teeth, you’re probably exploring your replacement options. Restorative dentistry services, such as dental crowns and bridges, can restore the form and function of your mouth, but which restoration is right for you?  At Supertooth, our team...

Getting Started with Invisalign®: What to Expect Mar 14th, 2023

At one time, not so long ago, if you needed orthodontics, your only option was traditional braces, metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth, which your dentist tightened a bit at a time to pull your teeth into a different position. Now, there’s another option: Invisalign® clear aligner trays.The highly...

What Is Tongue Scraping, and Should I Be Doing It? Feb 3rd, 2023

It’s no secret that brushing and flossing plays a crucial role in oral health. And, to keep your teeth and gums and optimal health, you shouldn’t skip your dental visits twice a year. But did you know there are additional steps you can take to amp up your oral hygiene...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Jan 1st, 2023

Who wouldn’t want to straighten their teeth anywhere and anytime? That’s just one of the benefits of the Invisalign® system. It can also completely reinvent your smile in as little as six months — faster and more affordably than braces! This novel approach uses clear, custom-made aligners to smile your...

What’s Considered a Dental Emergency? Dec 1st, 2022

Did you know that some dental emergencies could be life-or-death situations for your tooth? That may seem melodramatic, but prompt action can make a real difference in whether you lose a tooth permanently — especially if it got knocked out. Here at Supertooth™ — expert general dentists in Bethesda, Germantown,...

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Invisalign Treatment Nov 1st, 2022

There’s a lot to love about Invisalign®. After all, it came on the scene with a game-changing approach to teeth straightening — no painful metal wires and brackets required!  Instead, Invisalign uses removable aligner trays to shift your teeth a little at a time, and they do it discreetly, thanks...

Benefits of Concierge Dentistry Oct 1st, 2022

Rushed appointments, unfriendly receptionists, hygienists who can’t remember your name — are we describing your dentist’s office? You’re not the only one frustrated by dentists who care more about their bottom line than their patients.  You’re also not the first to consider switching to concierge dentistry.  At Supertooth, our team...

Why Am I So Anxious About Going to the Dentist? Sep 1st, 2022

Dental anxiety is all too real. Some people become fearful about going to the dentist after they’ve had a bad experience, while others dread specific aspects of the office, such as the smell or the sounds. And people who have an underlying mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression, or...

How to Get Your Kid Excited About Oral Health Aug 1st, 2022

After months of teething, it’s exciting (and relieving) to see your baby’s first pearly white tooth emerge from below the gums. But that’s just the beginning! Parents are the guardians of their children’s oral health. You may brush their teeth and floss for them and schedule their dental cleanings, but as time passes,...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Jul 1st, 2022

Whether your tooth is missing as the result of an accident or irreparable decay, you may be tempted to ignore the space if it’s not obvious when you smile. Since your teeth are meant to act as a team, however, losing just one can create problems that greatly impact your...

3 Ways Sugar Impacts Your Teeth Jun 1st, 2022

There’s nothing quite as delightful as a sweet treat. Whether you enjoy a cold cup of juice, a butterscotch candy, or a chocolate chip cookie, nearly everyone has a go-to treat. And there’s a good reason for this: Human bodies are programmed to love sugar. The human brain loves sugar since...

Is Invisalign Right for Your Child? May 1st, 2022

Parents often prefer Invisalign® aligners over traditional braces for correcting their children’s misaligned teeth, because these devices can achieve results without the embarrassment and inconvenience of metal wires and brackets. Children who use Invisalign can maintain a normal appearance during orthodontic treatment. By giving patients the best of both worlds,...

When is Tooth Pain a Dental Emergency? Apr 1st, 2022

Tooth pain can really make you miserable, regardless of whether your pain comes from something minor, such as a popcorn kernel stuck in your gums, or something more serious. However, sometimes dental pain points to a problem so serious that it requires emergency dental care. It’s important to recognize these signs...

A Closer Look at Holistic Dentistry Mar 1st, 2022

Did you know that dental problems like teeth grinding, poor alignment, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction can cause symptoms outside of your mouth, like headaches?  That’s because your body is a complex and intricately linked system. And just because something starts in your mouth doesn’t mean it will stay there....

How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Dentist Visit Feb 1st, 2022

You may experience fear of the unknown every now and then, perhaps when you begin a new job, or take a new exercise class. So imagine what it may feel like when you tell your child they’re going to the dentist for the first time. They might not understand what...

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Annual Dental Checkup Jan 1st, 2022

Between getting to work on time, making sure your kids get where they need to be, keeping nutritious food in your house, and all the other commitments associated with daily life, going to the dentist probably isn’t at the top of your list.  But taking care of your oral health...

Everything You Should Know About Caring for Your Braces Dec 1st, 2021

If you have braces, it means you’re committed to having a strong, healthy smile. They require that you invest both time and money, as well as your comfort — so, we want to help you help your braces. Here, our team of experts at Supertooth™ shares some strategies for caring...

5 Signs of a Dental Emergency Nov 1st, 2021

When your teeth are in trouble, you need to know that your dental team is ready and available to help. The team at Supertooth specialize in providing quality emergency dentistry to adults and children. No matter what your dental concern, you can get a same-day appointment and quality treatment to...

Tips for Easing Your Child’s Dental Anxiety Oct 1st, 2021

Fear of the dentist is very prevalent in children. In fact, research has found that 42% of children experience dental anxiety. But, why? And how can we help them overcome their fear? At Supertooth in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown, Maryland, our team of specialists understands your child’s fear. We know...

Am I Too Old for Braces? Sep 12th, 2021

Traditional orthodontic treatment begins once a child loses all (or at least most) of his/her baby teeth. For this reason, many people associate braces with adolescence, but the reality is that braces aren’t just for pre-teens and teens. Our team of experienced dentists at Supertooth™ are happy to offer orthodontic...

Knocked Your Tooth Out? Take These Steps Immediately Aug 8th, 2021

Losing a baby tooth is a right of passage. But, when it happens to a permanent or "adult" tooth, it's a dental emergency. Teeth are strong structures anchored securely in the jaw. But, even in spite of this, approximately five million teeth get knocked out each year. And, believe it...

What’s Included in Holistic Dentistry? Jul 13th, 2021

Have you ever experienced a headache because your body lacked water or a stomach ache from emotional stress? If so, you know that aspects of your body, health, and wellbeing are connected. Holistic dentistry abides by a similar principle: that your dental health is connected to your overall health, not...

Help! I'm Nervous About My Upcoming Dental Appointment Jun 13th, 2021

If you get nervous at the thought of going to the dentist, you’re not alone. In fact, 9-20% of Americans fear going to the dentist. However, you don’t have to be fearful. At Supertooth in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown, Maryland, our caring dental team offers sedation dentistry. With this innovative...

Don't Let Dental Anxiety Stop You From Getting the Care You Need — Oral Sedation Can Help! May 10th, 2021

Dental anxiety affects approximately 36% of the population to varying degrees. Delaying dental treatment can lead to oral infections and even tooth loss.  However, with the help of oral sedation, even people with severe dental anxiety can relax during treatment.  At Supertooth’s offices in Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Bethesda, Maryland, we...

What Every Parent Should Know About Pediatric Dental Care Apr 4th, 2021

The habits kids develop often carry with them throughout their lives. That’s why developing the right ones — from making healthy food choices to brushing and flossing every day — makes a big difference. Here at Supertooth in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown, Maryland, our caring dental team delivers the top-tier...

Dental Implants: More Than Aesthetic Benefits Mar 4th, 2021

Today you can see ads for dental implants in every magazine and all over TV and the internet. They are a newer choice for people with missing teeth. At Supertooth in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, & Germantown, Maryland our team can offer you strong, permanent implants to replace your missing or failing...

5 Amazing Benefits of Invisalign Feb 25th, 2021

Everyone knows that a straight smile makes a huge difference in appearance. But did you also know that straight teeth can help you prevent other dental complications, such as gingivitis or infections that could threaten your overall health? If you want to have straight teeth but hate the thought of...

6 Signs That You May Have Gum Disease Aug 1st, 2019

Gum disease affects a wide number of Americans, but its signs are surprisingly easy to ignore. Because many people focus their attention on issues with their teeth instead and gum disease is frequently painless, it is possible to overlook the symptoms of gum disease until they’re quite serious. Unfortunately, while...

Don’t Suffer From Dry Mouth: 5 Xerostomia Remedies Jul 1st, 2019

Are you suffering from an uncomfortably dry mouth? If so, you’re likely dealing with the irritating effects of xerostomia. Xerostomia occurs when your mouth lacks enough saliva to keep itself thoroughly wet and moisturized. We’ll look at some of the common causes of xerostomia as well as some of the...

What Are the Effects of Sugar on Teeth? Jun 1st, 2019

Summer is here, and so is the ice cream! What better way to spend a Maryland summer than hanging out by the pool with some popsicles, a double scoop, or maybe a refreshing, cold soda? Unfortunately, your teeth don’t feel the same way about the summertime. This is because, for...

Five Reasons Why You Should Floss Every Day May 1st, 2019

Our mouths are something we use every day, so taking care of it should always be a top priority. Taking care of your mouth means you should routinely brush, floss, use mouthwash, and even visually check the appearance of your mouth for anything out of the ordinary. Believe it or...

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month Apr 1st, 2019

How often do you use your mouth in a day? How often do you eat, drink, or speak? How often do you smile? These sound like silly questions, right? But we often underestimate and undervalue the importance of our mouths and oral care. This is probably why oral cancer is...