Will I Be Sedated For Dental Implants?

1:21 29 August, 2019 Published by

If you are missing permanent teeth, you might be considering dental implant surgery. For those patients who are anxious about surgery, or dental appointments in general, the idea there may be pain involved can be very distressing. You may be wondering about sedation for the procedure. Will it be used…

5 Signs You May Need Dental Implants

1:53 30 July, 2019 Published by

Are you fed up with dealing with the messy adhesives and slippage that come with dentures? Or maybe you suffering with pain from a broken or severely cracked tooth? Do you find yourself afraid to smile like you want to because you’re missing teeth? No matter which of the above…

10 Tips For A Healthier Smile

21:11 24 June, 2019 Published by

With all the health advice available online now, it’s hard to know what’s actually important to your oral health and what’s not. Dr. Becker and his team at Howard County Smiles in Ellicott City, MD want to make you aware of 10 dental care tips so that you can have…

What is the Right Way to Floss?

2:08 1 June, 2019 Published by

Although you may already be flossing twice daily as recommended by Dr. Ray Becker of Howard County Smiles in Ellicott City, MD, you may not be doing enough to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Although brushing your teeth is a vital part of your oral hygiene regimen, flossing is…

Who Can Benefit From Dental Implants?

20:47 29 April, 2019 Published by

Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment for people who have lost teeth due to infection, decay, injury, or who require tooth replacement for some other reason. Dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile by filling in the gaps, but they also preserve your oral health by…

FAQ: The Facts About Fillings

2:54 30 March, 2019 Published by

Do you feel like you find out you need another filling every time you go to the dentist? Dentists like Dr. Ray Becker of Howard County Smiles Family Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD want you to know the warning signs that can tell you that you may need a filling,…

Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers

1:57 25 February, 2019 Published by

Our teeth begin to show signs of wear and tear as we age. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can lead to feeling self-conscious and hiding our smile. Perhaps you see your smile in the mirror and are overwhelmed by all the different issues you see there. Maybe you’re…

What to Know About Gum Disease

1:27 28 January, 2019 Published by

Periodontal disease is a common dental ailment that affects one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over. That’s not a small number. In fact, periodontal disease- more commonly known as gum disease- is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the developed world. But the…

All About Dental Implants

1:33 30 December, 2018 Published by

Are you tired of suffering in silence and shame because you’re missing teeth? A dental implant may be your best option to restore your smile and smile confidently again. Learn why patients and dentists prefer this tooth replacement option over others available. What’s So Good About Dental Implants? According to…

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…