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February 15, 2019

What Is Snoring and Sleep Apnea? Here are Five things to Know About Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Everyone deserves a restful sleep. If you snore or suffer with sleep apnea, there are treatment options available.  At Peartree in Elliot City, MD, Dr. Michael Zhou specializes in effective treatments for snoring and sleep apnea that will help you achieve a night of more restful sleep.  Contact his office at (410) 750-2599 to schedule your consultation today. 1. Causes […]
January 15, 2019

Find Relief From Jaw Pain And TMJ Disorder

If you experience chronic or severe jaw pain or a stiff jaw that restricts movement, it could be a sign of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Thankfully, you can find treatment to solve the underlying dental problem, relieve symptoms and restore function. Dr. Michael Zhou at Pear Tree Dental Care in Ellicott City, MD can help address the underlying dental causes […]
December 17, 2018

5 Steps to Make the Most of Your Upcoming Dental Exam

Most people only experience dental exams a few times a year, depending upon their oral healthcare needs. If you have a consultation or cleaning on your calendar, be sure to prepare so you make the most of your time with your dentist. Scheduled for a dental exam with Dr. Michael Zhou at our Ellicott City, MD practice? If not and […]
November 30, 2018

How to Prepare for Your Next Dental Cleaning

Most dental patients can expect to come to their dentist every six months for a thorough dental cleaning. Yet the majority simply note the date on their calendars without considering how they can prepare for the appointment. To help make your next appointment at PearTree Dental Care in Ellicott City, MD, an enjoyable experience, why not take the following suggestions […]
August 28, 2018

Beautiful You: Choosing Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you feel self-conscious about the way your teeth look? Do you cover your mouth when you laugh or smile? If you have teeth that are gapped, crooked, sharp, or not as healthy as you would like, it is understandable that you might not feel confident when you smile. Some people naturally develop perfect teeth. Then there are the rest […]
July 25, 2018

How to Know It’s Time to Replace Old Dental Work

When a filling, crown, bridge, or other dental work is new, most people don’t think about how long it will last. Dental restorations aren’t designed to last forever, though. Today’s blog will help you know the symptoms that could indicate old dental work is failing, as well as how long various restorations generally last. If you have any questions about […]
July 3, 2018

Why Prevention is Better Than Cure

Have you ever heard the expression that that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” In dentistry, we prefer to say that it’s more like a ton of cure. When it comes to oral health, preventing problems is easier, less expensive, and less traumatic than curing them. At Peartree Dental Care, we want to see our patients […]
May 22, 2018

How the Opiate Epidemic Impacts the Dental Field

Most people feel anxiety or fear when faced with a trip to the dentist. This is because any dental procedure is invasive and the patient is typically awake. Soreness in the mouth can linger for days after work is done. Because of this, it is not uncommon for a dentist to prescribe opiate painkillers to the patient once the dental […]
May 2, 2018

Opiate Painkiller Abuse and the Dental Industry

On October 26, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services declared opiate abuse and addiction a public health crisis. In the United States alone, as of March 2018, approximately 115 people die every day as a result of an opiate overdose. Oftentimes, this addiction begins at a dental office with a legitimate prescription for an opiate painkiller following a […]
August 18, 2017

Amalgam vs. Composite Fillings: Which is Better?

When it comes to amalgam vs. composite fillings, there are both benefits and drawbacks. We discuss both to help give you a better understanding. “You have a cavity.” It’s generally not a sentence that we enjoy hearing from our dentist. However, with the advancements made in dentistry, there are several different options to consider for tooth repair. While traditional silver […]