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When you’ve got a great smile, you don’t want to keep it to yourself. So spread the word!

For each new patient you refer to our office, you will receive a $5 Target Gift Card and be entered into our quarterly drawing for a $250 gift card to Target, Amazon or anywhere you'd like!

How does it work? It’s simple!

  1. Spread the word about Padonia Dental Associates! You can also pick up our Sharing Smiles Referral Cards at the office and pass them along to people you know—friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else! 

  2. Tell your friends and family to give your name when scheduling their first visit or have them bring in our Sharing Smiles Referral Card with your name on it. 

  3. When a person you sent comes in for their first appointment, you receive a gift card and are entered in the quarterly drawing for a $250 gift card of your choice! 

The referral of your friends and family is the greatest compliment we can receive. We are truly thankful for the continued trust you place in our office. 

*Gift cards and entries into quarterly drawing are limited to 2 members of the same immediate family. Referral patient (new patient) must provide referring patient name when scheduling first appointment to receive a Referral Reward. Rewards will be given out after new patient’s first appointment. This promotion is available to existing patients only (existing patients are those whom have been seen by our practice within the last 36 months). Rewards are non-transferrable. Family members of employees are not eligible. Must be 18 years or older to receive Rewards. This program is subject to change and can be discontinued at any time.

 

Keeping You Safe

We have exciting news! Padonia Dental Associates is now open for elective procedures. We want to reassure you that we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, providers and team members. It is important not to put your oral healthcare needs on hold during this time as neglect could lead to more severe problems in the future. We also have telemedicine options if you prefer a consultation with our doctors from home. 

We have implemented rigorous measures and infection control protocols in the office to ensure your safety, including the following: 

  • PPE will be worn by all of our providers, including N95 masks, gowns, face shields, and hair covers; masks will be worn by all other team members
  • Office and treatment rooms will be sanitized between appointments and constantly throughout the day
  • Team members and patients' temperature will be taken before entering the building
  • To reduce face to face interaction, insurance and financial related inquiries, medical history and a COVID 19 screening will be handled before your visit
  • Please call our office if you have an upcoming appointment and are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or chills
  • Patients will call the office upon arrival and wait in their cars until their appointment time
  • Patients are required to wear a mask upon entering the building
  • Adults accompanying other adults must wait in their car unless their assistance is medically necessary
  • Children under 18 may be accompanied by one parental guardian
  • Please remain 6 feet from any other patient while you are in building and follow social distance markings
  • A peroxyl rinse will be done before every appointment to reduce bacterial and viral counts in the mouth

We will help guide you through your appointment and ensure your safety as well as ours. If you have an appointment that was cancelled, we will be giving you a call to reschedule. If you would like to schedule a routine or elective procedure or if you have a dental emergency, please give our office a call at 410-560-1400 so we can get you scheduled.

We may look a little different the next time we see you, but we assure you we are still smiling under our masks! We look forward to seeing you!

~ Padonia Dental Associates

EMERGENCIES ARE SO MUCH easier to deal with if we’ve prepared for them in advance, and that includes dental emergencies. You might be wondering what you can do to prepare for something like an unexpected tooth injury or dental health issue. It’s true that a dental emergency isn’t quite the same as a food shortage or a flat tire, but we can still make plans for what to do.

If A Baby Tooth Gets Knocked Out…

Call the dentist right away if your child loses a baby tooth in an accident, especially if it wasn’t loose beforehand. In most cases, we won’t put the tooth back in because it could create problems for the incoming permanent tooth. Since that tooth will be replaced eventually anyway, this might not seem like a big deal, but there may be other, less obvious damage.

If A Tooth Gets Broken…

In the event of a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth, get straight to a dentist. The sooner treatment happens, the better. What you can do beforehand is find the broken tooth fragments and place them in cold milk to preserve them. You can also rinse your mouth out with water.

Never ignore a crack or chip, because if the damage is deep enough to expose the dental pulp, the tooth is in danger of infection, which can lead to the death of the pulp, a painful dental abscess, bone loss, and worse.

If An Adult Tooth Gets Knocked Out…

If an entire permanent tooth is knocked out, get to the dentist as fast as you safely can, because the clock is ticking on the fate of that tooth. If the dentist sees you within an hour of the accident, the tooth can usually be saved. You can improve the tooth’s chances by putting it back in the socket and holding it in place with clean gauze or a washcloth. If it won’t go back in, storing it in cold milk will also help.

Do NOT handle a knocked out tooth by the root. Do NOT let it dry out. Do NOT scrub it clean or use any soap, alcohol, or peroxide on this. Doing any of these things will kill the root, and then it will be much harder or even impossible to successfully replant.

It’s too bad we can’t just regrow adult teeth, isn’t it?

We’re Ready To Help In Case Of Emergencies!

In addition to being familiar with common types of dental emergencies, it’s essential to know where you’re going to go for help! Our practice is ready to help any patient with an unexpected dental problem. We hope that you’ll never need to use this information and that the only time we’ll see you will be for regular appointments, but it’s always good to be prepared!

You can rely on our practice!

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

By Padonia Dental Associates
March 02, 2018
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Some patients have to wait years and go to many dental appointments to get the beautiful smile that they’ve always wanted. If waiting that long simply isn’t an option for you, talk to your dentist about dental veneers. With veneers, you get a big difference in the appearance of your smile with a very small procedure that can be completed in about two or three appointments. Learn more about veneers from your Cockeysville, MD dentist.Dental Veneers

What Is a Veneer?
A veneer is a covering placed over the surface of a tooth to make it look more attractive, whiter and more naturally shaped. It’s commonly made of porcelain, which is a very tough and durable material that resembles natural tooth enamel. The veneer resists staining and fixes a number of common cosmetic problems, including chipping, gaps and ridges in the teeth.

What Will Happen at the Veneer Appointment?
When it’s clear that veneers can help your smile, the next step is to get your teeth prepared for them. The preparation process involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth to make room for the veneer and ensure a proper bond. Since a veneer is as thin as a contact lens, less than a millimeter of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth. The dentist will take an impression of the tooth so that a proper veneer can be made. At the final appointment, the veneer is bonded and shaped to perfection.

How Long Will this New Smile Last?
Veneers are a wonder of cosmetic dentistry not just because they give you a big difference in your smile with a small procedure, but also because they are long-lasting. Once a porcelain veneer is bonded, it can last for as long as 20 years—maybe even longer. It’s important to treat your veneers with as much TLC as your other teeth to keep them looking great for as long as possible.

How Do You Care for Veneers?
The veneer has a strong bond to your tooth, but you have to keep it clean and free from plaque buildup to ensure its ongoing health and resilience. Brush around all surfaces of the tooth and floss between the teeth daily. Avoid biting hot foods (or drinking hot beverages) with your veneers as much as possible and drink less sugary beverages. One of the most important things to remember after you get veneers is to keep up with twice-yearly appointments for cleanings and checkups.

Contact your Cockeysville, MD Dentist

Veneers can give your smile a makeover that you never imagined was possible, and it only takes one small dental procedure to make a big difference. Call your Cockeysville, MD dentist for a veneers appointment today.

By Padonia Dental Associates
March 02, 2018
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Welcome to Our Blog!

Padonia Dental Associates would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about dermatology care and our practice.

At Padonia Dental Associates we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their skin health and wellbeing.  Our blog was designed to provide you with valuable skin health care information, the latest dermatology developments and skin care advice from our dedicated team. 

Padonia Dental Associates hopes you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper skin care and treatments.

We welcome all comments and questions.

-- Padonia Dental Associates