The Oral-B iO Electric Toothbrush

Posted on:Thursday, March 24th, 2022 @ 5:57 pm

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We have Oral-B iO electric toothbrushes in stock! Use your FSA or HSA to purchase one today.

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15% Off all Whitening Products in December!

Posted on:Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 @ 11:34 am


Call Barbara Bell DDS, PA today to find out more! 301.620.8869  

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Cannabis and Your Oral Health

Posted on:Monday, November 28th, 2022 @ 3:31 pm

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The use of cannabis, particularly marijuana smoking, has been associated with poor quality of oral health.

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Dental X-Rays

Posted on:Thursday, October 20th, 2022 @ 5:32 pm

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Taking dental x-rays is a common diagnostic procedure that is considered extremely safe. Digital dental x-rays have very low doses of radiation, producing just a fraction of what you are exposed to in other imaging procedures. If you’re worried about whether you need dental x-rays or wondering if you should forego this procedure due to other …

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I have a Cold Sore…

Posted on:Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 @ 7:04 pm


…Can I see my Dentist/Hygienist? A cold sore is a small blister caused by the herpes simplex virus (usually type 1), which develops either on the lips or around the mouth. Herpes infections are very common. 50%-80% American adults have oral herpes (HSV-1), which cause cold sores or fever blisters in or around the mouth. …

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Spry Dental Defense System

Posted on:Thursday, August 11th, 2022 @ 6:41 pm

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Natural Oral Care that Ensures a Healthy Smile and Supports Your Active Lifestyle Regular and vigorous exercise is beneficial, but current research suggests an active lifestyle can be hard on teeth, and poor oral health is linked to heart disease. Spry is a leading natural oral care brand dedicated to supporting a healthy, active lifestyle …

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Managing Dental Pain – Updated

Posted on:Monday, August 1st, 2022 @ 5:05 pm


Please review our original article on managing Dental Pain: Advil Dual Action with Acetaminophen is one way to deliver these medications to your pain sites, but combining over-the-counter Ibuprophen (Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol Extra Strength) can achieve equal results. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Drs. Barbara and Katie Bell for …

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A Dog Day at the Dentist

Posted on:Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 @ 7:26 pm

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  Original Article A Dog Day at the Dentist’s: North Carolina Regulates Pups in Dentistry By Michelle Crouch MARCH 1, 2022   CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The first time 11-year-old Levi McAllister had a tooth pulled, he screamed, kicked, and struggled so much that his mom had to hold him down. So when Levi returned to Charlotte Pediatric …

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Ways to control your teeth grinding

Posted on:Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 @ 3:59 pm

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This original article from THE WASHINGTON POST By Sally Wadyka; June 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EDT can be found here The Washington Post article. (below is a copy of the text) Dentists reported a 69 percent jump in patients who clench or grind their teeth during the pandemic, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). And …

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Interdental Cleaning

Posted on:Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 @ 5:35 pm


Anything that can get in between the teeth where the plaque sits and dislodge it out of there will benefit the gums.

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When should I floss during the day?

Posted on:Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 @ 7:32 pm


A vital step in your oral health routine is flossing. We hope our patients at Barbara Bell DDS, PA maintain good oral hygiene, including daily flossing between each visit to our Frederick, MD office. A toothbrush is not always enough to get to the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. When food remains between your teeth, bacteria …

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