Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Keeping Your Teeth White

Everyone wants a whiter smile. It is one of the first things people might notice when they meet you and a picture perfect grin may make the right first impression. But if your teeth are discolored, you may find yourself trying to hide your smile, covering your mouth when you... Read more »

Why Your Saliva is So Important

If we are honest, no one really wants to talk about saliva. It isn’t something that comes up in polite discussions or most any other discussions for that matter. But it is more important than you may think when it comes to your oral health. Your saliva contains important vitamins and... Read more »

The Cool Tools That Make Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids

Sometimes kids don’t like cleaning and caring for their smile. This can make it tough for parents to keep their children’s teeth healthy and strong. If your child is one who dislikes oral hygiene, our dentist, Dr. Jenny Hawkins, has a tip for you. Use cool oral hygiene tools that... Read more »

The Benefits Offered by Dental Implants

Do you wonder what dental implants can do for you? If so, our dentist, Dr. Jenny Hawkins, is happy to give you the answer you’re looking for! Dental implants are top-notch dental restorations that can help you, your smile and your oral health in many ways. To help you understand... Read more »

7 Signs That You Should See Your Dentist in Between Cleanings

Maintaining optimum oral health means daily oral hygiene care at home and visiting your dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups. This allows you to help prevent potential oral issues like tooth decay and gum disease, but it also lets us treat problems while they are least invasive and... Read more »

Did You Know That April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month?

Early detection and treatment of cancer increase its chances of success. As part of April's Oral Cancer Awareness month, our Pax Dental team in Lexington Park, Maryland, would like to share some important information with you that could save your life. When you come in for your yearly checkups, we... Read more »

Gum Disease Can Be Treated With Scaling and Root Planing

If you find yourself with gum disease, there is help. Good oral hygiene habits are crucial if you want healthy gums and teeth. Brushing, flossing, consuming a balanced diet and seeing your dentist regularly all help maintain tooth and gum health. But if you have pockets in your gum tissue,... Read more »

Dental Sealants: Molar Protection Against Cavities

If your child is experiencing cavities on their molars, even with diligent brushing and flossing, we invite you to check out dental sealants to help protect their molars or premolars from tooth decay. The molars are often particularly vulnerable to cavities because they are so challenging to reach in the... Read more »