Dr. Ronan Freyne's Blog
April 11, 2018
When it comes to caring for their smiles, patients have a lot of questions. The goal of every good dentist is to help patients better understand how to achieve their healthiest smiles and keep them healthy for life. That’s why they’re always happy to answer questions and provide educational resources to help patients get the care they need in our office and at home. In this post, we’ll answer some of those questions we hear most often from our patients to help you learn more about why preventive dentistry is so important.
March 4, 2018
Did you know the CDC estimates that nearly 65 million Americans have some form of gum disease? Not only that, but the rate increases with age, and an estimated 70% of people over the age 65 have it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths about gum disease that can prevent you from having great oral health!
Periodontal (gum) disease can be defined as an inflammatory condition that erodes the gums and supporting bone around the teeth. In advanced stages, the teeth can become loose and fall out – even if they’ve never had a cavity. Since teeth are hard to come by, it’s worth it to take care of the ones you have! As a dentist in Chevy Chase, we’re going to clear up five common myths about gum disease so you can have a better understanding of this common condition.
February 16, 2018
When you look scroll on your timeline, what do you see? The perfect images of people all over your phone, on the TV, and in the magazines. There’s more pressure than ever to look your best in today’s world—and when you don’t you don’t feel great about yourself. Unfortunately, too many people succumb to social pressures and overbleach their teeth, causing true dental problems.
Thankfully, your local cosmetic dentist offers a safe way to brighten teeth and improve your overall appearance safely with teeth whitening in Chevy Chase. Learn more about how to avoid overbleaching in this week’s blog post.
February 7, 2018
Every day you wake up and brush your teeth. Sometimes you forget to brush your teeth at night—but shhh! Don’t tell your dentist, right?
Unfortunately, even when you think you’re taking okay care of your smile, visiting your local dentist in Chevy Chase can tell you otherwise. It’s actually crucial to take excellent care of your smile at home by brushing twice a day, flossing, and even adding an antimicrobial mouthwash for a boost to your oral health.
Learn more about why effectively removing dental plaque, food, and bacteria from your mouth is so important—starting with brushing your teeth twice a day.
January 15, 2018
Unfortunately, you live in a compartmentalized world. Everything has to be categorized or labeled to identify it. In some regards, this is great. It makes for a more ordered and stable existence. But, there are other situations where an abundance of this type of thinking can be to your detriment. An example is with your oral health. It’s easy to view it as just the wellness of your mouth, teeth and gums, but your dentist in Chevy Chase says that it’s not isolated. It’s part of a vast system that depends on its healthy existence, as reflected in the connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about what these two conditions have in common and how preventive dentistry can protect you from them.
January 4, 2018
This is too good to be true! Get a perfect smile and a smaller waist all in one? Yes, it’s for real. For years you’ve not only been struggling with your imperfect smile, but also, your stubborn weight. But through wondrous human ingenuity, a new diet system has risen from the most unusual of places – your dentist and the teeth-straightening method called Invisalign of Chevy Chase. Learn more about how you can experience a complete makeover.
December 29, 2017
One of the most essential tools your dentist in Chevy Chase uses for patients is an X-Ray machine. X-Rays shine a light on your mouth brighter than any overhead lamp can, telling them exactly what’s going on in your mouth. On top of that, dentists use several other types of technology to provide you the best quality care possible.
From scanners to X-Rays to sterilization lasers, learn the tools your dentist uses every day to keep your mouth healthy for years to come.
December 15, 2017
There are very few things in this world more valuable than your time. You want results, and you want them fast. However, you don’t want to compromise a great deal of quality. Is this asking for too much? Your cosmetic dentist in Chevy Chase says “No.” You can have the smile you desire fast with direct bonding.
November 15, 2017
If you’re considering which way is the best way to straighten your smile, you might automatically sign off traditional braces—we don’t blame you. There are too many more discreet, modern ways to achieve the same awesome results, like Invisalign in Chevy Chase.
The Invisalign straightening system is a series of clear aligners that work to gradually straighten your teeth over a brief period. If you want to learn more about Invisalign and if it would fit your lifestyle, this post is for you!
November 12, 2017
Although it is a bleak reality, the fact remains that there are very few lives today that haven’t been touched by cancer in one way or another.
When cancer is brought up, people can relate to it because their mother, father, friend, or colleague has it or knows someone that has it. As much as you don’t want to think about it, it is important to consider the very realistic chance of you or a loved one having oral cancer, especially since there are so many risk factors that can contribute to the development of oral cancer.
Your dentist in Chevy Chase wants you to have the information you need to keep your mouth healthy. While many patients who develop oral cancer have a history of tobacco use and/or excessive alcohol consumption, a quarter of all cases occur in patients who have never engaged in these hazardous behaviors. Learn more about how you can avoid developing the disease in this week’s blog post.