Our office is now open for routine dental care in addition to dental emergencies. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesdays from 8 am - 6 pm, Fridays from 8 am - 3 pm, and most Saturdays from 8 am - noon. Please read our letter regarding the changes we have put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and clinical staff.
As we continue to work together to flatten the Coronavirus curve it's important to remember to take care of yourself. Eating well, exercising, and taking care of your teeth and gums are especially important now that our regular routines have been interupted. Be sure to brush and floss every day.
MAKE FLOSSING A HABIT: Flossing removes food particles and plaque from the areas where you toothbrush can't reach. Keep Flossing Your Teeth Even If You’re Worried About the Coronavirus. Flossing every day will help keep your teeth strong and healthy until your next dental visit.
We “DO NOT” perform amalgam restorations in our office.
Amalgams, or silver fillings, are mercury filled restorations used to replace tooth structure lost due to bacteria releasing cavities. It is the mercury in these fillings that expand and contract (with fluctuations in temperature) thus causing our teeth to crack.
Placing an amalgam restoration sometimes requires removing excessive healthy tooth structure (sometime beyond the boundaries of the cavity) in order to provide bulk strength to the metal filling. The base of the filling must also be made wider to accommodate for retention. Both of these actions may weaken healthy tooth structure. When you combine this with the expansion of amalgam you can set yourself up for a cracked tooth situation.
Sometimes, long before a tooth break around a metal filling, the silver filling will expand the edge of the filling will become susceptible to chipping, eventually breaking off. This opens up passage ways for microscopic bacteria to leak into the tooth, creating a cavity under the metal filling.
These cavities are often hard to diagnosis in x-rays, the metal of the filling hides the rotting nature of the cavity.
Many silver filling (even small ones) make teeth more susceptible to needing onlay, root canal, or crown therapy. Silver fillings can also leach materials into the surrounding dental tubules inside the tooth, which can leave a permanent blue/gray halo that sometimes even bleaching can not remove.
Providing experienced, compassionate dental care services for the communities of Eldersburg, Sykesville, Marriottsville, Finksburg, Mount Airy, Taylorsville, Glyndon, Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Deer Park, and surrounding areas.
Conveniently located in South Carroll on Oklahoma Rd. at the intersection of Rt 26 Liberty Rd, Oklahoma Rd, and Ridge Rd, with the Eldersburg Commons Shopping Center, McDonald's, and Shell Gas Station.
Our driveway is on Oklahoma Road opposite McDonald's and the Oklahoma Road Middle School
(click here for driving directions).