Are you looking for a new Dundalk dentist? At iSmile, we create a warm and friendly environment for patients of all ages who require dental care. Dr. Mohamed Hassan is a general dentist that works with his patients to discover the right treatments for their oral health issues. From routine dental cleanings to dental implant surgery, Dr. Hassan has the expertise to plan his patient’s treatment from their initial consultation to healing and maintaining their results. On this page, you can read our patient information for new and current patients that visit iSmile in Dundalk, MD.
Why Are Routine Dental Visits Important?
At regular appointments, our dental team provides patients:
- Dental Cleanings: A prophylaxis cleaning removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the teeth and gums. Plaque is a sticky film that builds up in the mouth. Once plaque hardens, it becomes tartar or calculus. Calculus is harder to remove at home. Our dental hygienists use special dental tools to remove plaque and tartar, which lessens the chance of tooth decay and gum disease. Harmful bacteria in the mouth can easily eat away at the bone and gum tissue, resulting in cavities and gum inflammation.
- Digital X-rays: Unlike traditional x-rays, modern digital x-rays are a much safer option that emits 80 percent less radiation. We use digital x-rays to get a complete view of the patient’s teeth, gums, and jaw. With x-rays, we can diagnose problems including impacted teeth, gum disease, and cavities.
- Dental Exams: Our dentists thoroughly examine patients’ smiles after their cleanings and x-rays. A visual exam can sometimes find problems that are not in x-rays, like discoloration in the teeth or gums.
- Oral Cancer and Gum Disease Screenings: We examine the smile for signs of oral cancer and periodontitis during regular dental visits. Both of these dental problems can significantly affect the function and health of the teeth and gums. We look for signs of oral cancer, including chronic mouth sores or white and red patches in the mouth. Some common symptoms of periodontitis, or gum disease, include red, bleeding, and irritated gums. Patients with gum disease may also have loose teeth or receded gums.
Learn about our dentists, office staff, and dental services on our website:
New Dental Patient FAQs
If you are a new patient of iSmile, feel free to read answers to questions about our practice and oral health tips:
Does your dental office accept new patients?
Yes, iSmile accepts new dental patients. You can call our dental office for an appointment at 410-288-1162 or request a dental appointment with our dental team on our website.
How often should I schedule dental visits?
Our office offers bi-annual dental visits or visits every six months. We can thoroughly clean the smile at routine visits and look for any emerging dental problems. We can also create a comprehensive treatment plan for you if we find an issue. When making treatment plans, we consider each patient’s individual goals, budget, and oral health needs.
Why is flossing important?
Flossing every day removes food debris from between the teeth. We recommend that patients floss before brushing to remove food from between teeth and make it easier to clean these areas when brushing. Brushing and flossing help prevent cavities and gum disease caused by bacterial buildup. Not flossing between teeth can lead to bacterial buildup that is difficult to remove on your own. Tartar or calculus is a hardened bacterial buildup that we need to remove in-office at routine cleanings.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you need a new dentist in the Dundalk or Baltimore area? Request a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. You can also call iSmile at 410-288-1162. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have a question for our team. They will always be glad to help you get the answers you need.