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Posts for: August, 2019

August 27, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Find out how Botox can improve your appearance.

This simple injectable treatment has become a popular way for both men and women around the world to get younger-looking skin by botoxsmoothing away lines and wrinkles without ever needing surgery. From the offices of our Frederick and Urbana, MD, general, cosmetic, and restorative dentists, Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, and Dr. Nikta Pashai, oral surgeons Dr. Brian Chang and Dr. Leo Perez, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist Dr. Amos Chi, orthodontist Dr. Stephen Tigani, pediatric dentist Dr. Leslie Oakes, and endodontist Dr. Patik Patel, here are the benefits of getting Botox:

 

Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles Without Surgery

When people think about getting younger-looking skin they often think about lifts, nips, and tucks in order to do it—however, our Frederick and Urbana, MD, dentists make it possible to improve your current appearance and take years off your face without ever having to get invasive cosmetic treatment. If you want to target those early signs of aging, then Botox is right for you!

 

Lift the Brow Line

As we get older our skin begins to sag and fold, especially around the brow area. By receiving Botox treatment, you can provide this area with a natural lift, making you look less tired as a result.

 

Treatment is Fast

Another major benefit to Botox treatment is that patients can experience results at an astonishingly quick rate. In fact, it only takes a few minutes to administer the injections, and you can expect to spend around 15 minutes in total in our office.

 

No Downtime

We know that people lead busy lives, and while they want to get the treatment and care they need to feel confident in their appearance, we also know that many patients can’t take days or weeks off of work for elective treatments. Fortunately, patients who undergo Botox treatment can immediately return to their daily routine, whether that entails running errands or going straight back to work. While there may be some slight redness or soreness near the injection sites, these symptoms are usually very minor and won't impede your routine in the slightest.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call

Pearlfection Dentistry provides cosmetic and dental care to patients in Frederick and Urbana, MD. If you are interested in finding out if Botox is right for you, please call our office at (301) 663-5550 (Frederick) or (301) 831-8303 (Urbana).


August 27, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Disease  

It’s important to catch gum disease early to prevent further health problems.

Problems that affect your teeth don’t just affect your mouth—they often negatively other parts of the body as well. Although brushing and Gum_Diseaseflossing can go a long way to preventing gum disease, it’s important that you visit our Frederick and Urbana, MD, general, cosmetic, and restorative dentists, Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, and Dr. Nikta Pashai, oral surgeons Dr. Brian Chang and Dr. Leo Perez, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist Dr. Amos Chi, orthodontist Dr. Stephen Tigani, pediatric dentist Dr. Leslie Oakes, and endodontist Dr. Patik Patel, as well for regular dental cleanings.

As one of the leading causes of tooth loss today, gum disease is surprisingly common, affecting millions of American adults every year. In its earliest stages, you may notice that your gums are puffy or bleed whenever you brush and floss. These are telltale signs of gum disease and they shouldn’t go ignored. By visiting your Frederick and Urbana, MD, dentist right away for care, we can actually reverse these early gum disease stages.

However, if gingivitis is left untreated, it can develop into periodontitis, which not only damages your teeth and bone, but also:

 

Your Brain

That’s right—your gums and brain are linked. In fact, there is a direct link between gum disease, tooth loss, and cognitive functioning. For example, older men who have lost teeth due to gum disease are at a higher risk for cognitive decline than those with full sets. Those with periodontal disease also have an increase in beta-amyloid within the brain, which is a marker for Alzheimer’s.

 

Your Heart

There is also a correlation between heart disease and gum disease. While someone with one disease won’t necessarily have the other, these two often appear together. Additionally, those who smoke or drink heavily are also more likely to develop both of these issues.

While research is still being conducted to figure out the correlation, some doctors believe that the connection is due to inflammation. As inflammation progresses it damages organs and tissues within the body including the cardiovascular system.

 

Cancer Risk

One study also found that there was a small, but exponentially increasing, risk of cancer in people with periodontal disease. More specifically, there was a significant link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer. The link? A type of bacteria that’s found in both gum disease and in tumors of the intestinal system.

 

Concerned? Give Us a Call

If you are dealing with the symptoms of gum disease and are looking for a dental team that can provide you with care in Frederick and Urbana, MD, then call Pearlfection Dentistry today. We are only 45 minutes from Washington DC and Baltimore, making it convenient to get dental cleanings and care either before or after work. Call our office at (301) 663-5550 (Frederick) or (301) 831-8303 (Urbana).