PearlFection Patient Resources

Online Dental Education Library

The team of dental specialists and staff at PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Also, we like to provide interesting and helpful links to other resources we think our patients might value.  Below you will find a short description and a link to external dental related information that the doctors would like our patients to have access to:

  • Article on Probiotics and Oral Health:

    http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-102/issue-10/practice/oral-probiotics.html

  • Article on Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease:  /docs/Perio_heart and periodontal disease-1.pdf

  • This research article should be read by every endurance athlete, like runners, swimmers and bikers. For those of you who engage in endurance sports, proper hygiene is extremely important due to the chemical makeup of your saliva. View Article

  • We have long known that Probiotics are an important part of good oral health. Here is another article supporting that research. Please let me know when it is done. I want to post to Facebook. View Article

  • Executive summary of evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants:  A report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. View Article 

  • Article on Sealants use and their effectiveness in preventing cavities in children - Pit and Fissure Sealants in the Prevention of Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents. View Article

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Frederick MD Dentistry Services - Invisalign, Whitening & Root Canals
... Our Dentists Offer the Following Services Right here in our Frederick Office Emergency Dental Care Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Dentures (new and repairs) Implant Supported Dentures (All on 4) Cosmetic Fillings Dental Implants Veneers Teeth Whitening About Orthodontics Braces Invisalign Pediatric Dentistry Sealants Botox® Cosmetic Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics) Tooth Extractions (including impacted wisdom teeth) Periodontitis (Gum Infection) Scaling and Root Planing Cosmetic Dentistry X-ray Cone Beam CT Oral Surgery Prosthodontist Cleanings Oral Cancer Screenings Biopsies Family Dentistry Laser Surgery Snoring & Sleep Apnea Prevention IV Sedation Dentistry Zygomal Implant Oral Health Education     Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Teeth Whitening in Frederick MD
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

2013 Angie's List Super Service Award Recipients for 2nd Year in a Row
...  The practice provides dental care in the following areas: General Dentistry, Dental  Hygiene, Tooth Whitening, Crowns, Bridges, Fillings, Restorations, Dental Implant restoration, Invisalign Orthodontics, Root Canals (Endodontics), Pediatric Dentistry, Extractions, Checkups, Periodontics and preventative dental care, Dentures and Partial Dentures...

Pediatric Dentist
... We also offer restorative services including fillings, crowns and bonding for kids when needed...

Pearlfection Dentistry
...   The practice provides dental care in the following areas: General Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Tooth Whitening, Crowns, Bridges, Fillings, Restorations, Dental Implant restoration, Invisalign Orthodontics and General Orthodontics, Root Canals (Endodontics), Pediatric Dentistry, Extractions, Checkups, Periodontics and preventative dental care, Dentures and Partial Dentures and Botox...

Orthodontist Dr. Stephen Tigani
...”  The practice provides dental care in the following areas: General Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Tooth Whitening, Crowns, Bridges, Orthodontics, Clear Braces, including Invisalign, Fillings, Restorations, Dental Implants, Restoration, Invisalign Orthodontics, Root Canals (Endodontics), Dental Surgery, Bone Grafting, Pediatric Dentistry, Extractions, Checkups, Periodontics and preventative dental care, Dentures and Partial Dentures...

Comprehensive Dental Care in Frederick and Urbana Maryland
...They provide services such as Root Canals, Oral Surgery, Invisalign, Braces, general orthodontic treatment, dental implants, cancer screenings and biopsies, emergency dental care, Botox treatment, tooth extractions, bonding, teeth whitening, cleanings, veneers, fillings and dentures in Frederick, Maryland among other services at www...

Full Mouth Reconstruction
...Here are some of the services we offer: Dental veneers Dental crowns Dental implants Dentures Dental bridges TMJ treatment Root canal therapy Dental fillings A good candidate for full-mouth reconstruction will be someone who requires more than one of the above cosmetic and/or restorative treatments in order to improve their oral health...

Full-Mouth Restoration
...Some of these services include: Crowns and bridges Teeth whitening Extractions Scaling and root planing (to treat gum disease) Fillings Dental bonding Gum reshaping Dental veneers We also believe that everyone should be able to receive quality dental care whenever they need it...

Reconstruction Due to Injuries to the Jaw, Mouth and Teeth
... Cosmetic Dental and Oral Surgery Treatments in Frederick and Urbana, MD There are a number of restorative and reconstructive options available to improve your smile and oral health after an injury or dental issues like tooth decay or gum disease: Orthodontics Dental Implants Crowns and Bridgework Root canal therapy Dentures Fillings Bone graft Oral reconstruction surgery to repair jaw or dental injuries Sedation dentistry Extractions (for impacted or severely damaged teeth that can't be saved through restorative procedures like fillings or crowns) TMJ treatment Dental damage not due to tooth decay, gum disease, or the normal wear and tear of the aging process is usually unexpected, but you don't have to settle for a less than perfect smile...

Sports Injuries and Emergency Dental Care
...fillings; dental crown) A toothache is usually indicative of a cavity; however, if you directly injured a tooth playing sports and developed a toothache later on then the injury may have affected the dental pulp, or inside of the tooth...

The Importance of Preventive Care
...All under one roof you will find, General dentistry-cleanings, check-ups, and x-rays Restorative dentistry—tooth-colored fillings and crowns, as well as dental implants and dentures Snoring and sleep apnea prevention and treatment Cosmetic dental services—porcelain veneers, professional teeth whitening, bonding, and more Periodontics to heal diseased gum tissue Endodontics for comfortable and precise root canal procedures Orthodontics—both conventional braces and Tigan clear aligners Oral surgery for complex extractions and reconstructive needs We cater to patients of all ages, with a special emphasis on pediatric and geriatric dental services...

Is Full Mouth Reconstruction Right for Me?
... The treatments that are often used in full mouth reconstruction include: Inlays/onlays Dental Fillings Crowns Dental bridges Porcelain veneers Dental implants Dentures Consider full mouth reconstruction to be an intense and serious makeover for the health and appearance of your smile...

Signs You May Need Oral Surgery
Some dental problems can be resolved with relatively mild treatments, like deep cleanings, cavity fillings, or taking oral medications to control infections...

Pediatric Dentist Joins PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland
... Dr Oakes is able to perform the most complicated and technically challenging procedures on children, from crowns and bridges, to fillings, cleanings and sedation...

Helping Maintain the Health of Your Child's Smile
...Additionally, our offices in Frederick and Urbana, MD, offer the following treatments to boost your child's oral health: - Dental sealants - Fluoride treatments - Regular dental cleanings - Braces and space maintainers - Tooth-colored cavity fillings A Skilled Team of Dentists at Your Service Get help maintaining the health of your child’s smile by calling PearlFection Dentistry at (301) 831-8303 for the Urbana office, or (301) 663-5550 for the Frederick location...

Welcomes Dr. Tammira Badakhshan To Full Time Status
...Whether that's just by cleaning their teeth, doing a couple of fillings, or cosmetic treatment...

Crowns and Bridges
...     • Recent Dental Procedures: Large fillings and root canals are needed to repair and restore teeth, but they also tend to weaken teeth...

Tooth Extractions
...Visit PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick, MD and let an extraction improve your life! Reasons to Consider Tooth Extraction Extensive damage: When fillings, root canals, and crowns aren’t enough to save a tooth, it will likely need to be extracted and then replaced with a prosthetic tooth...

Prosthodontist
... These prosthetics include:     • Crowns and bridges     • Dentures     • Dental fillings     • Implants     • Dental splints to treat TMJ disorder jaw pain Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry Along with restorative dentistry, we are also experts at cosmetic dentistry...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...If it takes hold, it can form a cavity in the enamel and then progress deeper into the tooth — causing discomfort, difficulty eating and speaking, and a need for fillings or root canal treatment...

Fillings
... Fillings do just what the name implies — seal a small hole in your tooth, i...

Inlays & Onlays
... Both inlays and onlays are considered “indirect” fillings, meaning that they are fabricated outside the mouth (generally at a dental laboratory), and then bonded to the tooth by the dentist...

Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you could have fillings that matched the natural color of your teeth so well that nobody could tell the difference, would you choose them over metal...

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
...Replacing broken fillings and restoring worn teeth is also sometimes needed to create a more balanced bite, even when teeth are not loose...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... A number of studies have shown that for many common dental procedures — cleanings, fillings and restorations, for example — it's safer to continue taking anticoagulant medications than to stop, even temporarily...

Bad Breath
...Bad breath may be caused by large, open cavities that need to be filled, or old, defective fillings that need to be repaired...

Preventive Dentistry
...They prevent cavities from forming and the need for fillings later on...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Air Abrasion
...Because it's a relatively fine-scale instrument, it isn't suitable for treating deep cavities or removing old metal fillings...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Intra-Oral Camera
...It can also be used to give you a video tour of your entire mouth so that you can see things such as plaque deposits, decay, worn teeth, and broken or missing fillings...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...You can expect: dramatically improved early cavity detection reduced size and possibly number of fillings that might be needed, thus possibly lowering the cost of dental treatments reduced chances of unnecessary exploration of teeth that are suspected to have cavities Here's how it works Using this noninvasive technology, your teeth are scanned to examine their structure...

Cracked Teeth
... Biting on hard objects, receiving a blow to the mouth, or having large cavities (or old amalgam fillings) that weaken the tooth's structure are also common causes of tooth fractures...

Root Canal Treatment
...Having multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth increases the chances of this type of injury...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Endodontics
...Extensive dental procedures (such as multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth) may cause trouble; occasionally, even routine procedures like orthodontics may eventually lead to root canal problems...