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  • The Truth about TMJ
    TMJ is the quick way of referring to your Temporomandibular Joint. Pardon the pun, but that’s quite a mouthful! What is this joint, what does it do, and, if your Read more
  • When was your last dental checkup?
    While the doctor and our team tell you daily oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, are essential to optimal oral health, regular dental checkups at Mehr Tucker, DDS, Read more
  • Germs living on my toothbrush? Say it ain’t so!
    You may have heard talk about the germs that can reside on your toothbrush and thought, “really?” It’s true—there are several kinds of bacteria that can lurk on the bristles of Read more
  • Proper Brushing Techniques
    Brushing your teeth properly removes the food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. However, you do not want to scrub your teeth or gums Read more
  • I have sensitive teeth. What are my options?
    At Mehr Tucker, DDS, LLC, we have patients coming in asking us why a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee becomes a painful experience, or why brushing Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Mehr Tucker, DDS, LLC, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end of Read more
  • What NOT to Eat after Wisdom Teeth Extraction
    Now that you’re having your wisdom teeth removed at our Rockville, Maryland office, you’re probably looking forward to spending a few days on the couch with a cool dish of Read more
  • Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health
    There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including Read more
  • Xerostomia: What does that mean anyway?
    Does your mouth always feel like it’s dry? If it does you may be suffering from xerostomia. Xerostomia is defined as dry mouth resulting from reduced or absent saliva flow. Read more
  • Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!
    It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read more
  • Three Must-Have Dental Treatments
    There are numerous options for dental treatments out there, so how do you choose which are right for you? Our experts at Mehr Tucker, DDS, LLC have handpicked the three Read more
  • Botox for TMD
    If you are experiencing persistent jaw pain, popping sounds, or lockjaw, you may have temporomandibular disorder, TMD. TMD can be painful and hinder your ability to bite, chew, and even sleep, Read more
  • What is gingivitis, and how can I treat it?
    Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease that results when bacteria in your mouth cause inflammation in your gums. This is a common condition, and you can treat it Read more
  • How long will a root canal last?
    According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canals have a success rate of over 95% and in most cases they last a lifetime. There are a few factors that ensure Read more
  • How can veneers improve my smile?
    the doctor and our team at Mehr Tucker, DDS, LLC believe everyone’s smile should be a something they can be proud of. Most of us aren’t born with naturally perfect Read more
  • Periodontics and Braces Treatment
    Most people think braces are all about their teeth. While it is true orthodontics is meant to move your teeth into proper position, there's more to it than that. To Read more