Do You Want Your Dream Smile this Christmas? Here Are Some Tips

Christmas is a bright time of year, especially because of the countless Christmas lights and the spotless snow. To make the season even brighter, you need a pristine smile. Having a bright and brilliant smile will help you have the confidence you need to talk, laugh and smile while you open your gifts and go… Read more »

Fluoride Treatments and Supplements Can Help Prevent Cavities

Your tooth enamel is composed of microscopic mineral structures. The density of these minerals is what gives your teeth the strength to bite and chew food. However, it is possible for the acidic foods and beverages you consume throughout the day to erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This creates microscopic pores and… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Add These Smile Friendly Thanksgiving Foods to the Menu

While you are cooking up a storm this Thanksgiving holiday, Dr. and our team in , , hope you include some smile-friendly fare on your menu. Most people are familiar with heart-healthy food choices, but smile-friendly food choices are not as well-known, yet both are vital to good health. Following are some smile-friendly choices we… Read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Replace a Lost Tooth

Restorative dentistry is a specific focus of dental treatments that are meant to restore a tooth. Your oral health can be altered if a tooth isn’t restored by some means. A great restorative dentistry option is to install a standard dental bridge to help replace lost teeth. A dental bridge in , , is a… Read more »

Do You Have Cancer? If so, Here Are Some Ways to Maintain a Healthy Smile

Did you know that your chances of infection increase during cancer treatment if you have an unhealthy smile? Well, it’s true, which is why it’s best to take care of your smile before you begin chemotherapy or radiation. Some things you can do to ensure a strong oral health are: -Visit your dentist: It’s best… Read more »

A Knocked-Out Tooth Can Be Replaced by a Bridge

Each one of your teeth is anchored in its socket by a series of strong periodontal ligaments. As strong as this hold is, there are times when a hard blow to the face can sever the tooth’s connection with the periodontal ligaments, knocking the tooth out of the socket. When this happens, the tooth is… Read more »

Cold Sores and Canker Sores: What’s the Difference?

You’ve probably heard about cold sores and canker sores, but what do you know about the two? While the two may seem very similar, there are a number of differences between the two. Similarly, do you ever wonder what you can do to avoid canker sores and cold sores—or what you can do to address… Read more »

Test Your Knowledge With this Toothpaste Quiz

Do you think you have a perfect knowledge of toothpaste? If so, our team wants to test your wisdom! To find out what you really know about toothpaste in , , we encourage you to take this toothpaste quiz: Question No. 1: Do all toothpaste brands use the same ingredients? Answer: No, toothpaste ingredients can… Read more »

A Badly Decayed Tooth Might Require Total Restoration with a Bridge

Ignoring a cavity can have serious implications to your overall oral health. If the problem goes too long without professional treatment, the tooth can become so badly decayed that our dentists, Drs. Paul and Brant Stanovick may recommend extracting it to prepare for a dental bridge treatment. A bridge effectively mimics the appearance of the… Read more »

Take Advantage of Summertime by Getting Your Families Checkups

Welcome to the dental practice of Paul R. Stanovick, DDS, where Drs. Paul and Brant Stanovick are pleased to provide comprehensive, family-friendly dentistry for our patients in Mechanicsville, Virginia, and the neighboring communities. While summer is typically viewed as a time when many families choose to vacation and relax from the daily demands of the school-year… Read more »