GENERAL DENTISTRY & PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

Our dental services in Waldorf, MD will keep you smiling for a lifetime.
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WHY IS GENERAL DENTISTRY IMPORTANT?

Keeping consistent check-ups with your dentist will keep your smile healthy, improve your overall wellness, and save you money.

Going Beyond the Teeth

Neglecting the care your smile needs will lead to tooth loss AND can increase your chances of serious health risks, such as hearts disease, diabetes, and so much more!

Prevent Future Problems

Regular checkups with Dr. Silberman, Dr. Barakh, and one of our Registered Dental Hygienists ensure your smile stays in great shape. When you visit your dentist in Waldorf, MD every six months, we can prevent smaller issues from becoming bigger (and expensive!) problems.

Gentle & Innovative Care

Our goal is to make sure you receive quality care in a gentle manner by walking you through your dental care, so you know what’s happening. We use non-invasive and digital technology to visually show you what we’re seeing with your smile, so you can trust our diagnosis is open and trustworthy.

OUR GENERAL DENTISTRY SERVICES AT A GLANCE
Browse through what we offer for our preventative and general dentistry services.
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Dental Hygiene

Preventative care and supportive care by our hygienists are important because they get your teeth cleaner and healthier than your normal home routine of flossing and brushing. Our dentists and hygienists educate our patients about the links between oral health and your systemic health. Did you know that your dentist or hygienist can often detect diseases such as diabetes?

During your regular dental cleaning and checkup, your dental hygienist and one of our dentists will carefully examine your mouth, checking for cavities and signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer, and other dental health problems. We will also thoroughly clean, rinse, and polish your teeth to maintain optimal dental health.

What can you expect at your hygiene appointments?

  • A dental exam conducted by Dr. Silberman or Dr. Barakh
  • A gentle, thorough cleaning by your Registered Dental Hygienist
  • A full series of digital x-rays (less radiation exposure than traditional x-rays)
  • Use of intraoral cameras to get a broader view of the oral cavity. You can immediately see whatever he sees if a diagnosis is made.
  • Fluoride application
  • Oral cancer screening

We strive to help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease to keep your smile radiant and healthy for years to come.

Dr. Silberman giving a patient a metal-free filling - a part of a general dentistry services in Waldorf, MD
Composite Fillings

When a tooth has decay, a filling is needed to protect your tooth and prevent the decay from spreading. We believe dentistry should be done right the first time, so we use composite (tooth-colored) fillings to ensure they blend naturally with your smile.

You can smile with confidence and no one will have to know you received treatment (it’ll be a secret between you and Dr. Silberman).

Why choose composite fillings? Watch our video!

Composite Fillings

Dr. Silberman giving a patient a metal-free filling - a part of a general dentistry services in Waldorf, MD
Waldorf dentist, Dr. Daniel Barakh placing an inlay and onlay
Inlays & Onlays

When a tooth is damaged enough that it can’t support a filling but small enough that it doesn’t need a crown, an inlay or onlay is the preferred method to protect your teeth. An inlay fits inside the outer edge of the tooth while an onlay can cover a small portion of the tooth (going beyond the cusps of the tooth).

Whether you’re in need of an inlay or onlay, the team at The Silberman Dental Group only uses the best materials to ensure your dental care lasts for a long time.

Registered Dental Hygienist, Mece, with a young boy patient about to get a sealant
Sealants

A sealant is a clear or tooth-colored plastic material that our hygienists will apply to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, the place where tooth decay occurs most often. A dental sealant can prevent tooth decay by covering the grooves and pits of these chewing surfaces, effectively sealing out any decay-causing germs and food.

Registered Dental Hygienist, Mece, with a young boy patient about to get a sealant
Dr. Silberman about to give a tooth extraction for a patient
Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is needed when a tooth is so severely damaged it cannot be saved from a root canal or your smile needs to be prepared for future treatments such as orthodontics and dental implants.

Your comfort and trust are our top priority, so we’ll make sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire procedure. We even offer sedation dentistry for those who need an extra boost to feel relaxed. Nitrous oxide is also an option that very safely helps a patient to relax during the dental procedure.

The human tooth anatomy to breakdown what to expect with a root canal
Root Canals

Root canal therapy is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. If you suffer from tooth pain, extreme tooth sensitivity, or localized facial swelling, you may benefit from root canal therapy.

Is root canal therapy painful?

Many people have concerns about root canal therapy but because of dental advancements and local anesthetics, most patients have little if any discomfort with root canal treatment.

Root canals are completed in one visit and take between 1 to 1.5 hours. Patients are comfortable throughout the procedure. Patients can listen to their choice of music during treatment and we have known many patients who actually fell asleep during the treatment.

Most people require only over the counter medication (if anything) after root canal treatment. You can eat, drink, and even return to work the very same day if you choose to. You will feel fine. Dr. Silberman makes himself available to all patients, no matter what the procedure, any time of the day and evening.

The human tooth anatomy to breakdown what to expect with a root canal
Dr. Silberman talking to a patient about same-day crowns
Crowns after Root Canals

Crowns look and feel just like your natural tooth; porcelain crowns are often favored because the color and translucence closely matches the appearance of natural teeth. For more information on how a dental crown can enhance and restore your smile, we invite you to call The Silberman Dental Group.

Learn about our CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns!

Same Day Dental Crowns

Close up of dental tools in a persons mouth to illustrate that we offer oral cancer screening as part of our general dentistry service in Waldorf, MD
Oral Cancer Screenings

According to the American Dental Association, 41,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year. Oral cancer can be beaten with early detection, and your dentist in Waldorf, MD is your first line of defense to detect the early signs.

During your biannual checkup, Dr. Silberman will conduct an oral cancer screening and will discuss with you any concerns he sees. It could save your life!

A patient getting a oral cancer examination which is offered as part of our general dentistry services in Waldorf, MD

WATCH OUR VIDEOS ABOUT PREVENTATIVE & GENERAL DENTISTRY

Excellent oral health starts with being educated on what’s going on with your mouth. Watch our videos to learn about the importance of preventative care.
“MY TEETH FEEL CLEANER AFTER EACH VISIT”

‘‘I've been going to Silberman dental for a long time. The environment is friendly and every time I leave, it's with a smile. My teeth feel cleaner after each visit.’’

Myke (Actual Silberman Patient)

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR DENTAL HEALTH?

Watch our videos where we answer questions we frequently hear from patients.
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ASK OUR TEAM ABOUT GENERAL & PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

We look forward to keeping your smile healthy!
Serving communities throughout Maryland including:
  • Waldorf
  • Charlotte Hall
  • White Plains
  • La Plata
  • Brandywine
  • Accokeek
  • Mechanicsville
Serving communities throughout Maryland including:
  • Waldorf
  • Charlotte Hall
  • White Plains
  • La Plata
  • Brandywine
  • Accokeek
  • Mechanicsville