By Carroll County Dental Associates
May 28, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dentures  

Several types of dentures are available for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. One exciting option is an implant supported denture. Dental implants hold the denture securely in place so there is no need for messy dental adhesives, as is necessary with some other types of dentures. A dentist can determine if you are a good candidate for implant supported dentures. Carroll County Dental Associates is your dental office for implant supported dentures in Westminster.

What are Implant Supported Dentures?

Implant supported dentures replace missing or extracted teeth like other types of dentures. What distinguishes them from other types Denturesof dentures is that they are held in place by dental implants. Dental implants are sturdy metal posts placed in the jawbone and act as anchors for dentures. The dentures are attached to the dental implants so there is no need to apply dental adhesives daily. The implants hold the dentures securely in place. Your dentist for implant supported dentures in Westminster can determine if you are a good candidate for them.


Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures offer multiple aesthetic and functional benefits. Aesthetic benefits include filling in the gaps from missing teeth and giving you back a full smile. Implant supported dentures can also reduce the facial sagging and drooping that naturally results when teeth are missing teeth and there is not enough support for the muscles of the face. By providing additional support for facial muscles, the natural shape of the face is restored.

A major functional benefit of implant supported dentures is that normal biting and chewing functions are restored when missing teeth are replaced. Additionally, speech often improves with implant supported dentures. The artificial teeth of the implant supported denture help correct tongue placement when speaking, which can be altered by the gaps created when teeth are missing. Finally, another major benefit of implant supported dentures is that the dental implants hold them securely in place without the use of messy dental adhesives.

Implant supported dentures offer a secure option for replacing missing teeth and restoring the beauty and functionality of your smile. For implant supported dentures in Westminster, MD, schedule an appointment with one of the experienced and knowledgeable dentists at Carroll County Dental Associates by calling (410) 848-5577.

By Carroll County Dental Associates
March 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

How Invisalign from your family dentists in Westminster, Maryland can give you a straight smile

Have you avoided straightening your teeth because you don't like the idea of wearing metal braces? If so, there’s a new orthodontic treatment in town! It’s called Invisalign, and it’s the most comfortable, discreet way to achieve a straight smile. The best part is, there are Adult Clear BracesNO brackets and wires! The dentists at Carroll County Dental Associates in Westminster, MD, offer Invisalign treatment to give you the straight smile you’ve been waiting for.

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment, offering comfort and convenience that can’t be matched by conventional brackets and wires. These are just a few of the many benefits you can count on when choosing Invisalign:

  • Cosmetic beauty, because the Invisalign appliances are made of clear plastic so they are virtually invisible to people around you
  • Fast results, because the entire Invisalign treatment takes between 9 and 15 months, compared to years for conventional brackets and wires
  • Outstanding comfort, because the Invisalign appliances are smooth, with no sharp metal parts to irritate your gums, cheeks, or lips
  • Easy maintenance, because you remove the appliances to clean them and to brush and floss your teeth, making it easy to keep your smile healthy

Invisalign appliances may look delicate and beautiful, but they are strong enough to correct many of the same problems as conventional brackets and wires. Invisalign is the perfect choice if you have:

  • An overbite or underbite
  • A crossbite or open bite
  • Crooked or badly-aligned teeth
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Overlapped or rotated teeth

Invisalign treatment is easy. You simply wear your first set of appliances, called aligners, for 2 weeks. You move up to another set of aligners, which you wear for another 2 weeks. You progress to a new set of aligners every 2 weeks until your treatment is complete, usually at 9 to 15 months.

Invisalign treatment can give you a straight, beautiful smile easily, quickly, and comfortably. To find out more about the benefits of Invisalign, call (410) 848-5577 to schedule an appointment with one of the dentists at Carroll County Dental Associates in Westminster, MD, today!

By Carroll County Dental Associates
January 08, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Blog  

Welcome to the Blog of Carroll County Dental Associates


Whether you are an existing patient or searching for an experienced, specialized dentist in the Westminster, MD area, we’re excited you are here. Carroll County Dental Associates


With the industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in the dental practice.


As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle.

Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in the field’s technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.

As always, feel free to contact our office with any dental questions or concerns.

-- Carroll County Dental Associates

By Carroll County Dental Associates
December 12, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist has the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.

Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about the irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.

Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. Your dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.

What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.

How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.
Contact Your Dentist

You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.

November 04, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
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The Holiday Season is about giving back, and there's no better way to do that than with our community. Carroll County Dental Associates has selected four organizations/families who need our support during the Holidays: Team Madison, Carroll County Cold Weather Shelter, Carroll County Food Sunday, and The Maxwell Family. We would love to invite you to join us in helping our community -- Read on to see how you can get involved!

Support Team Madison with Carroll County Dental

Madison Barnes is a 12-year-old girl residing in Westminster, MD who has been fighting medial issues her entire life. Madison was two pounds at birth and born with Down Syndrome. Currently, she is fighting to regain mobility after being diagnosed with severe bilateral Legg Perthes and Hip Dysplasia, a developmental deformation of the hip joint. Madison is a verbally limited girl who cannot express herself, has a moderate bilateral hearing loss, a seizure disorder, a feeding disorder with a gastrostomy tube, as well as other serious issues. 

Madison has undergone 10+ surgeries, including bone marrow/stem cell treatments, Botox, hip distraction, and reconstruction to repair both hips. More surgeries will take place over the next 4-5 years. Insurance will not cover all of the procedures since some are considered experimental. 

Carroll County Dental will be supporting Madison's mom, Karen's, Thirty-One Fundraiser to help raise funds for medical treatment.

  • What: Thirty-One has a large selection of affordable, trendy, personalized bags and totes that make wonderful gifts for the Holidays!
  • Where: You can shop online or stop into the office to see a catalog
  • Dates: The fundraiser will run from Nov 1st - Nov 30th 

Donate Food & Clothing to Carroll County's Food Sunday and Cold Weather Shelter

Carroll County Dental will be collecting food and cold weather clothing from Nov 1st - Dec 30th for Carroll County's Food Sunday and Cold Weather Shelter. Please support this cause by bringing in the following items in the month of December:

  • Non-perishable Food: canned fruit, hot or cold cereal, canned vegetables, canned tuna, chicken, salmon, plain rice, canned soup, spaghetti in one pound boxes, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, canned beans, and tomato sauce
  • Cold Weather Clothing: socks, underwear (all sizes), and sweatpants

Carroll County Food Sunday is a non-profit organization of volunteers and members of the community coming together as neighbors helping neighbors by supporting Carroll County residents in meeting their emergency and supplemental food needs.

The Cold Weather Shelter, run by the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc., provides protection from freezing weather conditions during the winter months for homeless adults in Carroll County. This seasonal shelter operates from November 15th until March 30th.

Join Us for Handbag Bingo to Support the Maxwell Family

The Maxwell Family {Kerri - mom, Rich - dad, and adorable 2 year old twins} have had many setbacks this year. After Kerri lost her job and the family's Medical Insurance, Rich suffered two strokes leaving him with no feeling on one side of his body and no speech. While recovering, his brain started to swell and another surgery was needed. Rich is now home and going through physical therapy. All money raised at Handbag Bingo will help fund the family's growing medical bills.

  • What: Authentic Dooney & Burke, Michael Kors, Coach, Alex & Ani, Raffles, Door Prizes and much more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
  • Where: Manchester Fire Hall Activities Building at 3297 York Street, Manchester MD 21102
  • When: January 14th, 2017, doors open at noon and bingo starts at 2pm

Thank you for your support during this holiday season! 

Carroll County Dental Associates

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