College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

Your Mouth Holds Clues to Your Overall Health

You may not have thought of it but dentists are disease-detectives, too! Here at our College Park dental practice, we do more than just root canals, place dental implants, and help you whiten your teeth. You may not know it but we also look for clues that could tell us about your overall health. After all, it has been estimated that signs and symptoms of 120 non-dental diseases  can actually be detected through a routine dental exam. (Little, James W., Falace, Donald A., Miller, Craig S., & Rhodus, Nelson L. (2008). Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.)

Below is a just a quick look on the link between your oral health and overall health:

  • If your enamel (the outermost covering of your teeth) is worn down, it could mean that your teeth is regularly bathe in acid. If you’re not consuming drinks that are relatively high in acid, stomach acid may be the culprit. Perhaps, you have acid reflux or currently suffering from bulimia.

  • For individuals with extremely worn-down teeth, they may not be aware of their tooth grinding while snoozing their way to dreamland! Chronic teeth grinding may be a symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

  • Highly sensitive and swollen gums could mean a lot of things. It could be an early sign of leukemia, diabetes, an underlying cardiovascular problem, or perhaps Vitamin C-deficiency.

  • Sores in the mouth, tongue or cheek that stay there for a long time may be a sign of oral cancer.

The aforementioned mouth-body connection are just a tip of the iceberg. Furthermore, such facts support the idea that regular dental visits can help you figure out the current state of your overall health. In addition, by taking care of your mouth through regular brushing, flossing, and eating right, you are actually taking measures in taking care of your body, too.

Let us help you improve your oral health! Here at our Maryland dental practice, we make it a point to go at great lengths to match our services to your expectations. Call us now for an initial consultation! Call (301) 238-7083 or fill out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!

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Patient Reviews
I have been going to College Park Dental since the 90s and Dr. Brager has been my dentist. Dr. Brager, Bernard, and Teresa have always, each time I have gone, been outstanding. They are very […]
Causaunda F.
For fifteen years my family and I have gone here and they are always good with us.
Edward P.
I believe that the highest rating is that I have been a patient at College Park Dental nearly 20 years. I never had a need of wish to change dentists. Although this is a large practice, there is no […]
Edit S.
Not only am I happy with the dentistry, but it’s the only medical office where I never have to wait. I show up at my appointment time, and five minutes later, I’m sitting in the chair. The office […]
David E.
I’ve been coming to this office for years now and Dr. Brager and the staff have always been very kind and helpful.
Kevin Y.
Friendly people. Quick getting in and out. Great service.
Keenan D.
I’ve had service at college park dental numerous time and all my experiences has been awesome. Dr. Bragger is phenomenal in making you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit and procedures. […]
Tamika B.
I have been coming here for over 18 years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Dr. Hoang is very friendly and professional and always takes her time during my appointments.
Rachel P.
I think I have been going to Dr. Brager for 42 years – since 1975, before College Park Dental. Between the work he and his team have done and his referrals, I have a good working set of teeth and […]
Jean S.
The best experience ever with a dental procedure. My tooth broke off due to very poor dental care and I used their website to request an appointment. They got me in the same day and didn’t extract […]
Casey P.
I’ve been going to College Park Dental for the last 3 years or so. Prior to going here, I hadn’t been to the dentist in over five years. Throughout the past three years, I’ve had over a dozen […]
Jeremy Z.
The staff is polite and courteous. The Dentist’s are thorough and attentive to my needs. Highly recommended if you are trying to find a great dentist office in a convenient location in Maryland.
Jason A.
I have been a patient of Dr. Brager’s for more than 30 years. He is not only an outstanding and careful dentist, but he is entertaining while in the chair! Very informative on what to expect/next […]
Sarah T.
I had a great experience at College Park Dental. I went in for a cleaning with Dr. Tiwary and her assistant Cindy, Both were so kind and made me feel comfortable. Cindy and I had small talk and just […]
Marina S.
Dr. Brager has been giving me excellent care for 20 years. I trust him and appreciate his skill and consideration.
John B.
For more than 35 years I have received very professional,, courteous and friendly service at College Park Dental. Dr Brager, Sue, Bernard, Tiffany, Mary and the entire staff provide first class […]
Amy G.
I will admit to being a real chicken when it comes to the dentist. Everyone in the office does a great job of making you feel at ease and confident about the whole process. I would and have […]
Maxine G.
I love College Park Dental. Over the years the staff has been very good to me from making an appointment, to explaining my estimates, to handling my dental processes in which Dr. Braeger is to […]
A A.
Dr. Tiwary is a wonderful dentist. My wife and I travel a ways to have her as our dentist.
David B.
For years I’ve been frightened to go to the dentist, so I put it off as long as I could. Then I needed dental work and had to bite the bullet and make the call. I called someone close to home, […]
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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