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West Friendship Dentist, Dentist in West Friendship, MD

Howard County Family Dentistry
  Voted "Top Dentist" by Baltimore Magazine

                       
410-442-2800

Proudly Serving: Ellicott City, Columbia, Clarksville, Howard County,
Baltimore County, Frederick, Woodbine, Glenelg, Sykesville, Eldersburg

Dental Cleanings

 

Dental Hygiene & Periodontal Health

In addition to the meticulous cleaning, polishing, and examination of your teeth, we also take the time to help our patients develop proper oral hygiene habits at home. We will evaluate your hygiene techniques and make adjustments to your routine where needed. Our doctors and hygienists will also make suggestions for preventative measures such as dental sealants or nightguards to protect against bruxism & TMJ.

If we feel that you are suffering from gingivitis or more severe gum disease, we may recommend a root scaling or planing. These measures can be instrumental in preventing bone loss and helping you to keep your natural teeth.
 

Oral Cancer Screenings

 During a dental exam, the doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas.

Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated.

Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.

Scaling & Root Planing


Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure in which the periodontist removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments. It is important to remove the plaque and tartar from the pockets, because aside from the bacterial toxins that irritate the gums, plaque and the rough surfaces of tartar make it easier for bacteria to gain a foothold.

 
 
 
 
Howard County Family Dentistry of West Friendship, MD. We make beautiful smiles a reality. Quality dental care provided by Dentist Thomas Fenlon and staff at our beautiful MD office. Providing a wide array of dental procedures including Sedation Dentistry, TMJ & Headache Treatment, Sealants for Children, Metal Filling Replacement, Bridges, Crowns, Cleanings, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Dental Implants, Inlays/Onlays, Crown Lengthening, Cosmetic Dentist, Veneers, Toothache, Implants, Sleep Dentistry and many other services. All of this available in our convenient Dentist office in West Friendship, MD. Also Proudly Serving: Columbia, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Clarksville, MD, Glenelg, MD, Eldersburg, MD