Dental Veneers Are Great for Making Flawless Smiles

Dental veneers are great for making flawless smiles. With state-of-the-art technology and the excellent craftsmanship of our team at , we can affix a set of veneers to your teeth to give you the near-perfect smile you have been dreaming of. Each veneer is designed for maximum effectiveness in each patient to achieve the desired… Read more »

What Are the Differences Between Plaque and Tartar?

Did you know plaque and tartar cause gum disease, and when they build up on your smile, they harm the teeth and affect your oral health? There are quite a few differences between the two as well. To tell you a little more about plaque and tartar in , , our dental team has provided… Read more »

TMJ Disorder Has Some Common Symptoms

Your lower jaw is attached to the upper jaw by a pair of temporomandibular joints. These are sophisticated joints working in concert with muscles, ligaments, and a cartilaginous disk. They are what allow you to open your mouth to talk and bite, chew and grind food. Sometimes a mechanical injury or inflammation issues in these… Read more »

A Loose Crown Can Cause Serious Problems

A dental crown is cemented in place with a very strong dental adhesive cement. This is meant to give the tooth the strength to bite, chew and grind hard foods. As firm as this hold is, there are still times when a blow to the face or complications from gum disease can weaken the relationship… Read more »

Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids

As your child grows, he or she learns how to take care of themselves. One of the skills they need to gain during this time is how to brush his or her teeth. Helping your child get into the habit of brushing at least twice a day for two minutes can be difficult. However, if… Read more »

Tinnitus and TMJ Disorder

Did you know that the ringing in your ear is actually a condition known as tinnitus? Tinnitus is not limited to just a ringing noise—in fact, tinnitus can also include buzzing, chirping, hissing, whistling, or virtually any unusual sound. For some, tinnitus can seem like a minor annoyance. Unfortunately, for others, tinnitus can be a… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Enhance Your Smile

Have you ever been curious about Invisalign® but not sure if it was right for you and your smile? If so, you are not alone. Thanks to the medical advances in dentistry, our team here at in , , now offers Invisalign to give you the proper oral alignment in the most discreet way possible…. Read more »

Causes and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Pain in the muscles and tissues that connect your lower jaw to your skull can be a symptom of a number of disorders called temporomandibular joint disorders, more commonly known as TMJ pain. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge on either side of your jaw, where it connects to the head. When the muscles and… Read more »

You Might Be Able to Treat or Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms with a Mandibular Advancement Device

Sleep apnea is a condition affecting the soft palate and other parts of the upper respiratory system, resulting in issues with snoring and breathing interruption when you sleep. There are several different treatment options to consider, but a professional diagnosis is needed to identify the most effective one. The most effective treatment method for your… Read more »

What’s Your TMJ IQ?

At Dental Arts of Frederick, Dr. Kevin Oakes and our team are happy to help our patients in Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding areas with excellent oral care to help you build a healthy smile. Today we would like to answer some common questions regarding TMJ. So, let’s begin! What is TMJ? The joint which connects your jaw… Read more »