Maximize Your Dental Benefits

1:38 19 November, 2018 Published by

Many insurance plans include preconditions that try to shift the cost of your dental care back onto you. However, the end of the benefit plan year provides an opportunity for you to turn the tables and get the most out of your insurance providers. If you want to get the…

The Truth About Charcoal Toothpaste

23:04 28 October, 2018 Published by

Activated charcoal is now an ingredient in many commercially-available products. The products include face wash, makeup, and now, as a way to naturally whiten teeth, even toothpaste. But does it actually work? Is charcoal actually an effective ingredient to whiten your teeth or is it just a gimmick that can…

Know Your Teeth

0:19 28 September, 2018 Published by

Our teeth: They help us eat our meals. They determine the shape of your mouth and consequently your entire face. They’re the smile that helps you make first impressions on people. Yet many of us don’t know which tooth is a bicuspid and which is an incisor. When we have…

A Healthy Smile Could Save Your Life

0:00 31 August, 2018 Published by

It’s common wisdom that “eyes are the window to the soul”. However, to your Howard County Smiles dentist, the mouth can be the “window” to a view of your overall health. In fact, it can be the “door” as well.  Research shows that many oral health issues lead to systemic…

Nightguards For TMD Pain

18:34 30 July, 2018 Published by

Many patients suffer from jaw pain and frequent headaches, but can't seem to find relief. What they don't know is that symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, and tooth damage are all symptoms of TMD. TMD is one of the most commonly undiagnosed dental problems in dentistry. TMD can only be…

Is Invisalign the Solution For Your Smile?

18:15 28 June, 2018 Published by

Getting straighter teeth and improving your dental health with orthodontic treatment has never been easier. With Invisalign, you can now achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile without the common discomforts and hassle associated with traditional metal braces. Invisalign is great for people who can benefit from orthodontic treatment but want…

3 Solutions For Gum Disease

17:15 22 May, 2018 Published by

If left untreated, gum disease can have adverse effects on the function and health of your natural teeth. Gum disease is one of the most common causes of adult tooth loss. Recent research has even suggested that patients with gum disease may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack,…

Dr. Ray Becker Discusses The BioPAK System on WMAR ABC2 News!

18:10 25 April, 2018 Published by

Ellicott City, MD dentist Dr. Ray Becker is committed to providing the highest level of dental care to patients in need. As one of the leading dentist in Occlusal and TMD Disorder diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Becker strives to educate patients on the latest news and methods for bite related disorders. Dr.…

Same Day Dental Restorations in Ellicott City, MD

16:51 22 March, 2018 Published by

Ellicott City dentist Dr. Ray Becker offers Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing, or CAD/CAM to create dental crowns, dental veneers, and dental bridges in just one visit to Howard County Smiles. Dr. Becker has advanced training and understanding of CERAC and recently visited ‘Midday Maryland’ to discuss the benefits of CERAC restorations. Most restorations…

All About Tooth Bonding

17:06 27 February, 2018 Published by

Dr. Ray Becker is a highly trained, trusted dentist in Ellicott City, MD. Damaged teeth is a common dental concern that many patients of all ages experience. At Howard County smiles, we offer a full range of solutions for patients with damaged teeth, including tooth bonding. If you are seeking…