1. Chipped or Broken Tooth Repair

    A chipped or a broken tooth happens. Whether you got hit in the face with a ball of some type or you just bit into a hard substance, your teeth can become damaged. Federal Hill Smiles offers comprehensive dental care in Baltimore. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and general and family dentistry. We aim to be your go-to dentist when you have a problem or just need a teeth cleanin…Read More

  2. Mouth Breathing and Dentistry

    Humans are created to breathe primarily through their noses. However, as a backup, we can breathe through our mouths, which we sometimes do when our noses are stuffy or we are exercising. However, chronic mouth breathing can lead to dentistry problems down the road, especially in children. Federal Hill Smiles is a local Baltimore dentist that offers a wide variety of dental services, including gen…Read More

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    What To Expect From Dental Implant Surgery

    Oral surgery is rarely an anxiety-free event, and this stress can often make an appearance for those anticipating dental implant surgery. By conducting a bit of background research in advance, however, it is easy to diminish these feelings of unease about your upcoming dental implant procedure.  In this article, we’ll discuss the three stages of receiving a dental implant, including what happen…Read More

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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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    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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    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