Archive for November, 2013
A serious dental emergency is a knocked-out, or in medical terms, an avulsed tooth. A dental accident such as this is commonly caused by accidental falls, fighting, car accidents, sports-related trauma and biting on hard food. When a tooth has been knocked out, the blood vessels and nerves of the tooth are damaged and cannot […]
A popular dental treatment for those with discolored teeth is tooth whitening, which is also known as tooth bleaching. Although this dental treatment has become extremely popular in the past twenty years, tooth bleaching has actually been around since the 1800’s. The development of home applied tooth whitening treatments in the late 1980’s significantly changed […]
The enamel – the visible, outer coating of the teeth – is a very hard, durable substance designed to withstand the rigors of biting and chewing. Why does the enamel of one individual’s teeth appear to be white while the enamel of another’s teeth look yellow or gray? There are many reasons why people have […]
Many Americans suffer from tooth loss due to tooth decay, gum disease or trauma to the tooth or jaw. One of the most popular replacements for a missing tooth in recent times is a dental implant. An implant, which is basically an artificial tooth root, provides a strong foundation for either permanent or removable replacement […]
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.