Gum Disease Can Cause Life-Threatening Heart Problems

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, P.C.

teeth, gum disease and heart problems

A very important reason to take care of your teeth and gums is prevention of gum disease because it can lead to life-threatening heart problems such as endocarditis. This blog will explain endocarditis and discuss why taking caring of your teeth and gums is so important for everyone, especially those who already have heart issues. Study after study in the dentistry and cardiology fields has revealed links between gum disease and heart problems.

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What is a Root Canal?

What is a Root Canal?

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, P.C.

WhaSigns you need a root canalt is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure performed by a medical professional to remove the infected part of your tooth. This is done to both stop the infection and save your tooth. The space in your tooth is filled, and a crown is then put on your tooth to provide a stable structure and keep the appearance of a whole tooth. Click Here to Read More

Thumbsucking and Your Child’s Teeth

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, P.C.

Thumbsucking Toddler

 

 

Many parents are concerned that thumbsucking or finger sucking will affect their children’s teeth. This is a tough topic because most children suck their thumb or finger out of habit and to sooth themselves. It’s not something you can take away from them or hide. Some older children and even adults have been known to suck their thumb when they sleep and not even know it!

Should you be concerned about your child’s teeth? Read what the experts, like Dr. Rahman, say about thumbsucking and teeth.

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Get Rid of Bad Breath

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, P.C.

Get Rid of Bad Breath

 

We all have bad breath at times, but if you constantly have bad breath, you may have an underlying medical issue that you need to discuss with your dentist. Read the article below and talk to your doctor or dentist to find out ways to prevent and get rid of bad breath.

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Teeth and Pregnancy: Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, P.C.

Teeth and pregnancy

 

 

During Pregnancy, it is important to keep your mouth healthy, and there are some things you can do to make sure you maintain a healthy mouth throughout your pregnancy. Learn about teeth and pregnancy in the following article, and then discuss your individual challenges and needs with your dentist and obstetrician.

 

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When Can My Child Brush with Fluoride Toothpaste?

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, Your Chesapeake Dentist

Toddler with Toothbrush

 

There are always so many questions we have as parents when it comes to the health and well-being of our children. Dental hygiene is no exception.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has given recommendations on how to care for our children’s teeth as they grow from infants to toddlers and beyond. This article will explain the ADA’s recommendations on brushing baby and toddler teeth, and explain the benefits and dangers of fluoride toothpaste.

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Top Ten Reasons to Get Veneers

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, Your Chesapeake Dentist

Dental Veneers

 

 

Why should you get dental veneers? Because they are going to make your teeth look beautiful! If you are still on the fence or considering other options such as bonding or crowns read our top ten reasons to get veneers to help you make up your mind.

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How to Brush and Floss Your Teeth When You Have Braces

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, Your Chesapeake Dentist

Girl With braces

 

Braces add an extra challenge in your day-to-day tooth care routines. It’s very important, though, to take extra care for your teeth, so when the braces come off, you have a beautiful, bright smile!

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What are Crowns and Bridges?

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, Your Chesapeake Dentist

Crowns and Bridges Illustration

 

 

Have you ever heard someone say they need a crown or a bridge? Most likely, they’re not talking about the one worn by a king, and they don’t want to purchase a bridge!

 

Crowns and bridges are placed on your teeth to repair the tooth structure caused by a broken tooth. We hear these dental terms all the time, but until we have a procedure done, or know someone who has had a procedure done, we aren’t entirely aware of what they mean.

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How Diabetes Affects Teeth and Gums

By Dr. Nabeel Rahman, DDS, Your Chesapeake Dentist

Diabetes and Teeth

 

High blood sugar takes a toll on teeth and gums, so if you’re diabetic, this is important information. Read about how diabetes affects teeth and gums, and what you can do to maintain a healthy mouth.

 

 

How Diabetes Affects Teeth and Gums

Glucose, or sugar, is not only in your blood but also in your saliva. When a person has high blood sugar, it means the glucose in your saliva is also elevated. This leads to plaque, which can negatively impact your teeth and gums. Here are some ways diabetes affects teeth and gum:

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