Gaithersburg Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Spring Retainers
Our team at Schneider Family Dentistry is well equipped and trained to handle all of your dental needs. State-of-the-art dental equipment and having an in-house periodontist has also helped us offer a full array of dental services with support from our incredible front desk!
Unlike most general dental offices, we offer options for teeth realignment without braces. A spring retainer is made to straighten crowded front teeth.
We are fortunate to be able to offer our patients laser dentistry. Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures. These can include cavity preparations, tooth sensitivity, saving broken teeth, eliminating a gummy smile, removal of benign growths and the healing of cold sores and canker sores.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants act as a foundation for an artificial tooth, permanent bridge, or a snapped-in denture! Read More...
Veneers are thin but strong pieces of porcelain/ ceramic bonded to the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a tough, tooth-colored material like ceramic, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Our in-office CAD-CAM milling machine and laser scanner allows us to make these IN HOUSE, ELIMINATING A SECOND VISIT AND THE IMPRESSION! Read More...
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...
FYI: Resolution of recurrent ulcers/canker sores after discontinuation of cow's milk protein intake.
Article from the ADA.
Ulcers/canker sores are one of the most common oral mucosal conditions, and study results have shown a prevalence of approximately 1.5% among children and youth in the USA. They manifest as yellowish, shallow, painful, round or oval ulcers. In most people they occur smaller than 1-cm in diameter and heal within 1-2 weeks without treatment. However, some people have a more severe manifestation, with frequent occurrence of multiple or large ulcerations, which can be painful, particularly when eating and toothbrushing.
Food is often a suspected trigger; patients identify a variety of foods as potential triggers, particularly acidic or spicy foods. However, discontinuation of many of the commonly suspected foods has not led to a decrease in frequency or complete resolution. Patients rarely identify cow's milk as a suspected trigger. Most case reports have described resolution after dairy elimination and studies found elevated levels of circulating antibodies to cow's milk protein.
So next time you get an ulcer, consider cutting back on dairy.