Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care
Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care

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How long will a root canal last?

According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canals have a success rate of over 95% and in most cases they last a lifetime. There are a few factors that ensure the root canal will last and should be followed. You want to…

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How do I know if my gums are receding?

Gum recession, a common result of gum disease, occurs when the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away or pulls back, forming pockets between the gumline and exposing more of the tooth. Gum recession occurs gradually, so you might not…

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Avoid Brushing After Every Single Meal!

Here is some surprising yet worthwhile advice you might be hearing for the first time: Brushing after a meal can be incredibly bad for your teeth if you do it after eating certain foods. Enamel is an extremely hard mineral on the exterior of…

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My teeth feel great. Do I still need to see the dentist?

Absolutely. Checking in with Dr. Kevin Granger on a regular basis—usually every six months—is essential to keeping your smile looking its best. At Enterprise Dental Care, we are proud to offer a number of preventive procedures to ensure the…

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Three Valuable Dental Treatments

In our office, we customize treatment for every patient. Amid all of the fillings, crowns, and veneers, we find there are three treatments that are most valuable when offering our patients options: dental implants, bite guards, and teeth…

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Mouthguard Q&A

Today, Dr. Kevin Granger and our team at Enterprise Dental Care thought we would talk about mouthguards, what they are, where to get them, and when to use them. Q: What is a mouthguard? A: A mouthguard, which is made of soft plastic, is a…

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Which toothpaste should I use?

Toothpastes come in many forms and boast different flavors, benefits, and endorsements. All are designed to remove surface bacteria and prevent the buildup of plaque that can cause tooth decay. With so many choices, Dr. Kevin Granger and our…

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Dental X-Ray Safety

It's easy to be skeptical about X-rays whether we speak of a full-body X-ray or a dental X-ray. Radiation is radiation. It's vital to know all the facts before judging too harshly, though. Dental X-rays can be one of the best preventive tools…

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When snoring becomes more than just annoying: The dangers of sleep apnea

Sawing wood. That’s what your wife calls it when you wake her up with your snoring. This type of scenario plays out in homes around the world, and couples have to find a way to make light of the nocturnal annoyance. Snoring can become more than…

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When should I floss during the day?

A vital step in your oral health routine is flossing. We hope our patients at Enterprise Dental maintain good oral hygiene, including daily flossing between each visit to our Mitchellville, MD office. A toothbrush is not always enough to get to…

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Why are my gums shrinking?

If you’ve noticed that your teeth have appeared to be longer, you may be suffering from gum recession. This is a common problem among adults, and can result from several factors. If gum recession seems to be happening in your mouth, schedule an…

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Periodontal Disease Associated with Cardiovascular Risk

We all know that brushing your teeth and flossing regularly keeps your smile sparkly and bright, but did you realize that cleaning your teeth can actually help your heart? Recent research suggests that people with periodontal disease also have…

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Aging and Oral Health

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of adults age 65 and older have no remaining teeth. What's more,…

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Seven Foods that will Give You a Smashing Smile

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But did you know that what you eat also affects your smile? Chow down on these seven tasty treats, recommended by Dr. Kevin Granger, Dr. Marshone Clark and our staff, for a healthier mouth and a…

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My gums are shrinking!

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Let’s look at some of the causes and what you can do about it. …

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Oral Health Concerns Specific to Pregnant Women

A lot of changes occur in a woman's body during pregnancy. Hormone fluctuations are responsible for many of those changes, including the need for additional attention to the teeth and gums. Women who are expecting are at an increased risk for…

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Should I have TMD treated? Why?

TMD occurs when your bite is not properly aligned. It can cause the jaw to experience unnatural stresses and prevent it from resting properly when your mouth is closed. If you have TMD, you may have noticed a clicking noise when you chew,…

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Three Must-Have Dental Treatments

In dentistry, there are a wide variety of treatments, everything from elective procedures to those that are necessary and potentially lifesaving. So given the slew of treatment options, how do you choose what’s right for you? Our experts at…

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Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Today, Dr. Granger and our team at Enterprise Dental Care thought we would examine the relationship between osteoporosis and oral health, since 40 million Americans have osteoporosis or are at high risk. Osteoporosis entails less density in…

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What's in toothpaste and how does it work?

Dr. Granger and our team recommend that you brush your teeth two to three times a day, for at least two minutes each time. But have you ever wondered what’s in toothpaste and how it actually works? The mouth is home to more than 500 types of…

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