Archive for December, 2012
Have you ever heard the term, “long in the tooth?” For a long time that term was used to describe many elderly people because not only were teeth exposed in many of these people, but the roots of their teeth, as well. As we age, because of bacteria in the mouth, receding gums, which expose […]
It is a well-known and undisputed fact that Vitamin D is necessary for normal bone growth and health. Without Vitamin D, bones become thin, brittle or misshapen. However, although there is no disputation as to Vitamin D’s role in supporting bone health, there is disagreement over whether or not the vitamin helps prevent tooth decay. […]
Many tend to think that as we head into our golden years, we are past the age of having to worry about cavities and other oral hygiene issues. However, this is far from the truth because as we age, cavities and other oral health issues actually happen more frequently for several reasons. One reason older […]
We have all heard of stem cells in the news, and how they may be used in treating serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Although stem cell therapies exist, most are in the experimental stages at this time. One area of research showing great promise is the use of stem cells […]
Many individuals with stained, discolored, crooked, chipped or cracked teeth, are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth and either refrain from smiling or attempt to hide their smiles. Is there is a way for these individuals to quickly and painlessly transform their smile into the beautiful smile they have always wanted? Yes there is, […]
The heart of our practice is the many families who come to our office from the Odenton area, from as far as Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and beyond. We welcome patients of all ages. Dr. Mark Gasbara is a proud father of five children himself. Dental care is most effective when it begins in childhood. Children who learn good dental hygiene at an early age tend to be encouraged to maintain good dental habits and are more likely to carry those healthy habits into adulthood. Dental care is most effective when it begins in childhood.