The Importance of Recognizing Oral Cancer

Cancer is a word no one likes to hear. However, the earlier you can detect it, the better your chances are at overcoming it. That is why our team here at Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Middle River, Maryland, is happy to talk to you about oral cancer, so you can know the signs… Read more »

The Facts About TMJ Disorder

Would you be surprised to hear that there are a number of things you should consider doing if you’re interested in protecting your oral heath? You may already know that you’ll need to brush and floss your teeth every day, but did you know that a number of everyday problems might actually influence your oral… Read more »

Tools and Tactics to Help Prevent Cavities from Forming

Do you know how to prevent cavities from forming? Cavities are the result of damage to your tooth enamel to the point that a hole has formed in a tooth. Although your tooth enamel is a very strong protective layer of your teeth, it can be damaged as the result of plaque buildup and harmful… Read more »

Your Teeth and Drinks: What You Should Know

Do you ever worry about your oral health? Do you ever wonder if there is something you could do—or should stop doing—if you’d like to keep your pearly whites bright and healthy? While you may have already heard, flossing and brushing are important. Still, are you aware that certain drinks might actually have a negative… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants

Do you tend to eat a lot of sugary sweets or drink excessive amounts of sugary drinks? There are harmful bacteria in your mouth that can convert these ingredients into dangerous acids capable of chewing through tooth enamel, putting you at an increased risk of cavities and many other oral health issues. Dental sealants can… Read more »

Fighting Cavities with Alternative Oral Health Treatments Like Sugarless Gum

Although brushing and flossing your teeth is a vital habit that should be implemented daily into every oral healthcare routine, it doesn’t necessarily have to be your only habits to combat tooth decay and gum disease. Even chewing sugarless gum has been noted to have potential benefits for your smile. The reason chewing sugarless gum… Read more »

Cavities: Are You Vulnerable?

Did you know that there are people who don’t brush their teeth but still don’t get cavities? Other brush and floss their teeth regularly, but still find themselves fighting tooth decay. Sadly, some people are more vulnerable to cavities than others are, but did you know that you could be more vulnerable to tooth decay… Read more »

How to Help Your Child During a Dental Injury or Emergency

If your child experiences a dental emergency, there are things you need to do to save your child’s smile and improve the situation. First, you need to keep a cool head. Second, you need to do the following things: -For a knocked-out tooth: If the tooth was prematurely knocked out of the mouth, make sure… Read more »

Use These Ultra-Effective Tips to Combat Cavities

A cavity results from a hole in our teeth. Although our teeth are protected by a thin layer called tooth enamel, there are ways for the enamel to break down. The addition of large masses of bacteria on our teeth, called plaque buildup, use sugars in our diet to create acids that can strip away… Read more »

Insights on the Materials Your Crown Can Be Made From

Here at Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, uses dental crowns for a variety of reasons. They are most often called for to restore a tooth that has been damaged, decayed or imperfected. The material your dentist recommends for a crown will be largely influenced by the tooth’s prevalence in your… Read more »