Jennifer Sokolosky DMD
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Tooth Decay

Illustrated image of a decaying tooth | Clarksville MD Dentist

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay.
It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime.

So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Here are some of the accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay.

Common Symptoms

• Nothing (in the early stages)

• A toothache or spontaneous tooth pain • Tooth sensitivity

• Pain (slight or severe) when eating something sweet, hot, or cold

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Unused benefits

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We’re barreling toward the end of the year, which means it’s time to remind everyone about their flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Odds are, many of you still have some funds left in your FSA. If you are looking for a way to use it and not lose it, we're here to help you! Please don't hesitate to give our clarksville MD dental office a call with any questions or concerns that you may have. 

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Understanding the Five Stages of Tooth Decay

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Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your toothpaste and even the local water supply can stop a cavity from penetrating through the enamel and reaching its second stage. Even the saliva in your mouth and the foods you eat help to re-mineralize a tooth in jeopardy. But that’s just the first stage! What about the rest? Understanding how a cavity progresses can ...

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What You Need To Know if You Snore or Have Trouble Sleeping

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?  

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a life-threatening condition that affects over 18 million Americans. This commonly undiagnosed syndrome involves the cessation of breathing during sleep. While sleeping, the upper airway muscles enter relaxation and may vibrate against each other (this vibration is what causes snoring). As sleep deepens, muscle relaxation increases and can occlude the airway. This severely decreases the amount of oxygen flowing to the lungs. The body responds to this lack of oxygen by sending a signal to your brain that you are suffocating. The brain compensates by lightening the phase of sleep in order to increase control and contraction of upper airway muscles, ...

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What Your Hygienist Wants You to Know about Whitening

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One universal desire I have noticed among my patients is to achieve a radiant, bright smile. Whiter teeth improve our self-confidence and make us feel more comfortable during social interactions. Especially with Valentine’s Day, weddings, and summer vacations just around the corner, any dental hygienist will tell you that the most common question we receive is “how can I make my teeth whiter?” While this question may seem simple, it often requires a more in depth explanation than can be done in a dental chair. This is why I have decided to devote my second blog post to increasing awareness about how we can attain that “Hollywood smile” while ...

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Flossgate: Do You REALLY Have to Floss?

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As a registered dental hygienist, I have received many questions from excited patients about recent media reports that claim daily flossing is unnecessary. These articles claim that flossing may be “overrated” (thank you, New York Times). I have had so much interest in these reports lately that I have decided to write this blog post to address it once and for all! Before you toss your floss, please consider these important facts that the media left out!

The articles were inspired by a statement released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the benefits of flossing have not been properly researched. This does not mean ...

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Meet our new friend, Alexa!

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It is that time of year again - time to make your new resolutions! As thousands of people are heading to the gym this month, our motto is, "new year, new gadgets!"
We just welcomed a new team member, Alexa, to our office by adding an Amazon Tap to our hygiene rooms. 

Now you can play music, check the weather, and listen to jokes while having your teeth cleaned!

What is your resolution? Perhaps it is to maintain or improve your smile. We can help!
Call us today to schedule your appointment!

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