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    Why Adults Avoid Going to the Dentist

    In the eyes of a child, it can seem as though adults aren’t afraid of anything. They’re big, they’re strong, they work hard, and they make life flow in an easy way. But in fact, one of the most common and widespread fears among older demographics is a phobia of the dentist. Why is this, and how can it be corrected? At Federal Hill Smiles, we understand that not every individual is comfortabl…Read More

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    FAQs About Tooth Extraction

    As a child, you likely remember losing your baby teeth. But once your permanent chompers came in, you probably never envisioned losing those. However, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary, even in adulthood, and for good reason. To better understand why having a tooth pulled is common in adulthood, what the process looks like, and why you should not be concerned about the routine procedure, w…Read More

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    Most Common Types of Dental Trauma

    Most people go into the dentist for a routine checkup twice per year, not thinking much of the run-of-the-mill procedure. But when dental trauma (injury to the teeth and/or gums) occurs, the necessity of having a reliable local dentist becomes all too apparent. In this article, we’ll review some of the most common types of dental trauma and what causes them. We’ll also discuss how a dentist or…Read More

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    What is a Root Canal?

    A root canal is very commonly performed, but those who haven’t had the operation may not know about its processes and progression. In this article, we’ll take a look at all the fundamentals you need to know about root canals. If you are seeking a root canal expert or oral surgeon in the Baltimore area, be sure to give Federal Hill Smiles a call today! Root Canal Overview So, what exactly is a …Read More

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    Veneers: What You Need to Know

    There are many reasons why an individual may consider getting dental veneers, whether it’s for functional or aesthetic purposes. Regardless of the exact reason, however, there’s no doubt that there is a lot to know about veneers and much to think about before getting started. In this article, we’ll discuss how veneers can improve dental health and appearance, as well as what the process look…Read More

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    Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums

    Establishing a routine of quality dental health habits is one of the best things you can do for oral hygiene, now and far into the future. In this article, we’ll review some dentist-approved tips for healthy teeth and gums and inform you on manageable ways to incorporate them into your daily hygiene regimen.  For more immediate information on how best to care for your teeth and gums, get in tou…Read More

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    FAQs About Periodontal Disease

    According to a report by the CDC, more than half of American adults over the age of 30 have a mild or advanced form of periodontal disease. In a developed nation such as the U.S., it can be hard to understand why the prevalence is so high, but with greater education of the public, we can work to reverse this disconcerting trend towards gum disease. In this article, we’ll answer some frequently a…Read More

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    What Does A Dentist Do?

    When it comes to dental health, there are more than a few different areas of specialty. From dental hygienists to orthodontists to implant surgeons, it can get a bit confusing when you walk in the door of your local dentist’s office.  In this article, we’ll briefly discuss what precisely a dentist does — and does not — do, so you can be crystal clear about the services you can expect the …Read More

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    Which Dental Implant Is Right For You?

    Dental implants have been used for decades for age-related tooth loss, but nowadays, more and more people are relying on these prosthetics for cosmetic purposes. A dental implant is a permanent solution for missing or misshapen teeth that functions by artificially replacing roots or serving as an anchor for crowns, bridges, or dentures.  Whether you’re seeking a dental implant for medical reaso…Read More

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    A Bite-Sized History of Dentistry

    Most people think that modern dentistry began relatively recently, but in fact, the roots of dental history extend much further back than the deep roots found in a set of molars. Indeed, most historians and archaeologists agree that dentistry and remedies for toothaches can be traced back to societies that flourished more than 9,000 years ago! In this article, we’ll take a brief, bite-sized look…Read More