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Hormones and Gum Disease

Gum disease is a condition that affects the soft tissue of the gums. In its early stages, gum disease can cause redness and swelling of the gums. Additionally, you may notice bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth. As…

2 Uses for Mouthguards

A mouthguard is a device you place in your mouth to protect your teeth. Whether it is from sports injuries or grinding your teeth, mouthguards provide a soft barrier for your teeth and soft tissues.  There are several types of…

Caring for Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile. It is possible to use veneers for a variety of reasons. For example, you use dental veneers to whiten your teeth if you have significant…

Ins & Outs of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are one way for dentists to stop the progress of tooth decay. However, they can also help fix cracked or broken teeth. You may not think that you should know anything about dental fillings. But, one in four…

Importance of Children’s Oral Health

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic illnesses amongst children, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Almost half (42%) of children between the ages of 2 to 11 develop cavities in their baby teeth.…

Choosing Dental Bridges For Missing Teeth

Losing a tooth can be a stressful experience. Not only do you have to go through the distress of missing a tooth, but you also have to choose a replacement option. It may be overwhelming to think of replacing your…

How to Fix Missing Teeth

If you have lost a tooth or a few to trauma, decay, or extraction, it can be overwhelming to think of your next steps. It is important to talk with your dentist about your options moving forward. You need to…

Are Dental Cleanings Necessary?

It is no secret that many people don’t enjoy going to the dentist. Keeping track of your appointments or getting your children to the dentist can feel like a hassle as well. It can be even more difficult to get…

What Are the Signs of Tooth Decay?

Do you have chronic toothaches or dental pain? Are your painful dental symptoms making everyday life uncomfortable? You may have early signs of tooth decay. Although the majority of bacteria in the mouth help your oral health, harmful bacteria can…

How to Treat Tooth Damage

Have you just chipped a tooth? Do you have tooth wear or dental erosion? Dr. Suman Chibb and the team at Owings Mills Dental Care offer dental care to repair their patient's smiles. As a general dentist, Dr. Chibb works…