Jennifer Sokolosky DMD
A Great Dentist

We will help you achieve and maintain a healthy, bright smile you can be proud of.

I found the best and caring dentist, she has all the patience and calmness to treat you well and make you comfortable. I don't like to go to the dentist if I can avoid it, but she helps my attitude to dentist to be changed. Finding the right one who is caring is important. So don't hesitate to visit Dr. Sokolosky. Thanks. - Azeb H.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Other

How can we help you?

Having a clear understanding of all facets of your dental care is essential, so we encourage you to be proactive about asking questions. You deserve to be fully informed, and we believe that no question is too small or unimportant. If it matters to you, it matters to us.

We answer lots of questions for our patients, and some of those we hear most often are listed below. If you don’t see your specific question here or you would like more information, feel free to give our office a call!


​If a manual toothbrush is used for the appropriate amount of time, and done with proper technique, it can perform just as well as a powered toothbrush. But many people don’t brush for the recommended two to three minutes. Children are also good candidates for powered brushes as their brushing habits tend to be less than optimal, especially when they are in braces.

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While everyone certainly does not need an electric toothbrush, in many instances they can be beneficial. Please feel free to call and ask us which brush is best for you!

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We are providers for the insurance plans listed below but are happy to file all claims as a courtesy to our patients. 

Our Network

  • Alliance Network
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Cigna Radius PPO{ Non-par with Cigna Advantage}
  • CareFirst:
  • Participating Provider Dental Network (PAR)
  • Preferred Provider Dental Network (PPO)
  • Basic and Standard Plan
  • Federal Employee Plan Preferred Dental Network (FEP)
  • FepBlue Dental
  • United Concordia Alliance
  • United Concordia State and Federal are covered as Out of Network

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If you have questions about your specific insurance coverage, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for more information.


dental x-rays | family dentistry | ellicott cityAt the office of Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD, our priority is patient safety and comfort alongside modern dental technology. During our dental exams and check-ups, we improve our ability to accurately identify and diagnose oral health issues through the use of digital x-rays.

Preventive dentistry is the practice of keeping your teeth and gums healthy so that major dental issues are caught right as they begin. Being able to clearly see your oral structure, including your bone, tissues, and joints, is critical in observing anything unusual. 

Are Digital X-Rays Safe?

Digital x-rays are extremely safe, especially when compared to traditional x-rays, which expose you to 90% more radiation than digital x-rays; we always have your utmost safety in mind. 

Not only do digital x-rays expose patients to less radiation, but the images can also be viewed within seconds, whereas film x-rays can take some time to develop. Since the images are digital, your dentist can zoom in, control the contrast, and share instantly with insurance providers and dental specialists. The best part is how environmentally friendly digital x-rays without the need for a darkroom and related chemicals. 

What Can Digital X-Rays Help With?

  • Identifying tooth decay, especially between teeth or under a dental crown or filling
  • Bone recession related to gum disease
  • Abscesses or cavities 
  • Issues with your root canal
  • Dental implant placement

When You'll Need X-Rays

For some patients, we recommend digital x-rays every six months. However, if you don’t have a history of oral health problems like gum disease, you may only need an x-ray exam every couple of years. New patients can always expect to have x-rays taken during their first dental visit to MD Smiles so that we can track any dental changes. 

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If you still have additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our Ellicott City dental office. We’ll be happy to talk to you and explain the steps we take to keep you and your family safe.

Dental implant diagram​When a tooth is lost, a whole series of events can begin to occur. Chewing on the affected side becomes more difficult and over time the remaining teeth can actually tilt and erupt into the open space. Teeth like to touch so they will move in all directions.

Replace Missing Teeth!

Depending on the location of the missing tooth, we would most likely recommend either a dental implant, a bridge, or a partial denture.

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All of these options have their benefits and drawbacks. If you would like more information, Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD can schedule a consultation to go over the specifics of your case. Just give us a call at (410) 531-2690 or email us.

teeth with sealantsThe pits and grooves of the teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses some of these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.

Sealants are thin coatings applied to the biting surfaces of your child's permanent molars and sometimes premolars that help prevent bacteria and other debris from getting into the deep crevices on the teeth.

Who Gets Sealants?

Young children are great candidates for preventative measures like sealants because in many cases, decay has not set in. Children’s teeth tend to benefit more from sealants because these pits and groves tend to be deeper and less calcified then they are in adults.

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If you have any more questions about sealants or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to call Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD today!

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You can find information on coupons for dentures and partials at: To schedule an appointment, please contact the Ellicott City, MD dental office of Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD.

Woman getting teeth cleaned at dentist​In a perfect world everyone would brush and floss twice a day. Plaque builds up over time and this sticky bacterial film can solidify and turn into calculus or tartar. This cement-like substance is removed by our hygienist at your regular cleaning visits. A six-month interval not only serves to keep your mouth healthy and clean, but it also allows potential problems to be found and diagnosed earlier.

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In some instances a six-month schedule in not enough. Based on your dental history, rate of calculus buildup, and pattern of decay a 3 or 4-month interval may be needed. We can work with you to determine what will be best for you.

If you have any questions about regular cleanings or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to call Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD today!

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