Oral Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that each year, more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States. More than two-thirds of the cases occur in men and most are over the age of 60 years old. Oral cancer can develop in any part of the oral cavity, which includes the… Read More »

Quacks for Backpacks 2015

May is Quacks for Backpacks month! We’re supporting the South County Rotary’s Bountiful Backpack Project. They provide backpacks for children in need filled with food to sustain them each weekend. Rubber Duck Race – May 31st, 2015 We will be racing rubber ducks at YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater, MD from Noon to 3pm. You… Read More »

Let’s Talk Tooth Decay

Tooth decay affects more than your teeth; it also affects your overall health, especially when it is left untreated. With untreated cavities, children and adults can have difficulty eating, which leads to a lack of nutrition and more illnesses. In addition, people that have untreated cavities can eventually have difficulty with their speech and even… Read More »

Nail Biting: More than just a Bad Habit

Nail biting, or onychophagia, is a relatively common habit. Estimates suggest that 30 percent of children, 45 percent of teens, 25 percent of young adults and five percent of older adults bite their nails. Some people unintentionally pick up the habit simply as a way to keep their nails short. Others start biting their nails… Read More »

Dental Implants: Not Such a Clear Choice

Perhaps no single development in dentistry has been more profound than dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root up on which a tooth restoration is built. Restorations may include crowns, bridges or dentures. They are made from titanium, which is a strong and light weight metal that has been used successfully in… Read More »