Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dr. Pohlhaus is Interviewed About the Dentist's Role in Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea.





Dr Pohlhaus was recently on WBAL TV discussing the dentist's role in treating snoring and sleep apnea. He also talks about the NightLase procedure. NightLase is a non surgical laser treatment of the soft palate that reduces snoring in 80 percent of the patients treated. For more information on NightLase and other snoring treatments visit The Baltimore Center for Laser Dentisrty's website at www.baltimorelaserdentist.com



Monday, February 22, 2016

Revolutionary Cavity Treatment Now Available


We are very excited to introduce a new treatment for tooth decay called  Advantage Arrest™. 
This procedure was recently highlighted on WBAL TV and here is a link to the story.... http://www.wbaltv.com/health/new-way-to-treat-cavities-is-quick-painless/36616006 
Imagine treating decay effectively without needing a filling at all.
This treatment has been available in Europe for many years and just recently got FDA approval for use in the United States. This remarkable treatment can stop decay in teeth and allows the cavity to heal where many times no filling will be needed at all. When an early decay is detected in a tooth the topical solution is applied for just a minute. It rapidly kills the bacteria that caused the cavity and applies a strong dose of fluoride to start the healing process. The treatment may need to be repeated every six months for up to two years. It is ideal for treating the early decay we find with the Diagnodent laser decay detector and our digital, high resolution x-rays. This procedure can be used at all ages and can be ideal for baby teeth in young children. We at the Baltimore Center for Laser Dentistry have always been committed to using the least invasive procedures when treating dental problems and Advantage Arrest is basically non-invasive. The only disadvantages  are that the decay turns dark so it is contraindicated in esthetic areas and larger cavities still need fillings in adult teeth. 
Early diagnosis and treatment is the key...allowing you to keep healthy teeth that last a lifetime. Call us at 410-789-4999 today!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

20 mistakes that ruin your teeth

Here is an excellent blog post about things to avoid that can damage your teeth.

Here's the list.........

Multitasking while you brush
Over-cleaning your toothbrush
Using social media as your dentist
Avoiding x-rays
Storing your wet toothbrush in a travel case
Hanging on to that tongue or lip piercing
Drinking apple cider vinegar
Ditching your retainer
Brushing right after your morning OJ
Ignoring your daily (or nightly) grind
Smoking
Reaching for a toothpick
Skipping dentist appointments
Going overboard with whitening products
Not drinking enough water
Skimping on calcium and vitamin D
Getting addicted to juicing
Reaching for the wrong mouth rinse
Using a brush that's too hard
Drinking soft drink - even the diet stuff

If you are unsure how best to care for your teeth and gums or its been 6 months or more since your last dental check or hygiene visit then call us to make your appointment for a full mouth health assessment. We will inform you and show you exactly what is going on in your mouth and how best to manage or treat any conditions you may have and prevent you having major problems down the track.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Diabetes and Oral Health

A recent study has confirmed what prior research has shown and wet gloved dentists have known for a long time. Diabetes increases the risk of tooth loss. Diabetics are more prone to periodontal disease and dental decay. The American Diabetes Association has long recommended that physicians refer diabetics to the dentist along with the podiatrist and ophthalmologist. Unfortunately, most medical doctors only refer the eye and foot doctors. This is unfortunate because not only does diabetes affect oral health.....poor oral health effects diabetes as well. There is a proven correlation between untreated periodontal conditions and elevated blood sugar.
Check out this excellent article that spells out the need for dental care for diabetics.

Click the banner for information on the health care team for diabetics

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Insurance Update: Now Accepting CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield



We are pleased to announce that we are now in network for CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield dental insurance. Our office participates in both the traditional (PAR) network and Federal Employee Program (FEP).
 If you have any questions give us a call at 410-789-4999.
www.laserdentistbaltimore.com

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Holiday Smile Specials

Kor Whitening 2

Kor Advanced Whitening


This holiday season we are offering 20% off any KoR Whitening or Clear Correct Orthodontic case that is started before the end of the year. Consultations for both procedures are complimentary.
KoR is the most effective whitening system we have ever used. It uses specialized trays and the best whitening gel on the market to achieve stunning results.Click for more information on KoR. 
Clear Correct uses a series of clear, computer generated retainers to gently move the teeth. The retainers are virtually invisible and easy to wear.Click here for more information on Clear Correct 

Call us at 410-789-4999 for your  complimentary consultation today!