Waugh Chapel Dental

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Navigating the world of dental care can be overwhelming, but we are here to help simplify it for you. Our FAQ section is designed to answer some of the most common questions we encounter, providing you with the knowledge you need to take control of your oral health. From understanding routine procedures to learning how to maintain optimal dental hygiene at home, we have got you covered.

Most people should schedule a dental checkup every six months. However, depending on your specific oral health needs, we might recommend more frequent visits.

Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, reducing sugary snacks and maintaining regular dental checkups are key to preventing cavities.

Yes, oral health and overall health are closely linked. Issues like gum disease can contribute to health problems elsewhere in the body, such as heart disease.

In the event of a dental emergency, contact our office immediately. We prioritize urgent cases and will guide you on the next steps.

Dental X-rays are a vital tool in diagnosing oral health issues. They emit very low levels of radiation, and we take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including whitening, veneers and aligners, to enhance the appearance of your smile. Schedule a consultation with our dentists today to explore your options.

Yes, flossing is essential. It removes plaque and food particles between teeth where a toothbrush struggles to reach, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Dental implants are a durable and natural-looking solution for missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post (implant) that fuses with the jawbone, topped with a crown.

When performed by a professional or under their guidance, teeth whitening is safe and effective. It is important to follow the given instructions to avoid sensitivity or damage to your teeth and gums.

Good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing and professional dental cleanings, is key to preventing gum disease. Also, avoid smoking and limit sugary food and beverages.

Your first visit typically includes a comprehensive dental examination, X-rays (if needed) and a cleaning. We will discuss your oral health, any concerns you may have, and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Have more questions? We are here to answer them. Contact Waugh Chapel Dental today at 410-451-9600 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Robert Daly or Dr. Poorna Phaltankar and learn more about our dental services in Gambrills, Maryland. Together, let us achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

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