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By StarBrite Dental 21 Nov, 2017

No one ever plans on having a toothache or breaking a tooth. This is why they're called " dental emergencies " - because they're often disruptive and happen at inconvenient times. However, regardless of whether you have an accident causing tooth damage or you have an infection suddenly flare up, dental emergencies are usually simple to resolve if you act quickly.

At StarBrite Dental, our mission is to provide you with the highest quality dental care possible, including immediate treatment for your urgent problems. We offer a team of top-notch dentists and dental specialists in a warm and friendly environment. We treat dental emergencies as a top priority and work to get you in and feeling better as quickly as possible.  

We realize emergencies don't necessarily happen during normal business hours. That's why we created a 24-hour Emergency Hotline for our patients.   No matter what oral health problem you're experiencing, you can call us anytime at (240) 832-1606.

We hope we never have to see you for a dental emergency. However, should the need arise, we are here for you and ready to help.

Sincerely,
Dr. Maryam Seifi, DDS
StarBrite Dental

By StarBrite Dental 17 Nov, 2017
By StarBrite Dental 02 Nov, 2017

Coffee, tea, ice cream, or a long, icy drink on a summer day—we all enjoy pleasures like these. But when your teeth are sensitive, hot and cold foods or drinks are simply causes of torment. If your teeth have begun to hurt every time you eat something hot or cold—or even when you breathe through your mouth in cold weather—you should know that there are solutions to this sensitivity. It just takes the right care by a skilled dentist to find the exact cause of the problem.

By StarBrite Dental 30 Oct, 2017

Dr. Maryam Seifi and her Starbrite Dental team continued their proud support of the Special Olympics of Maryland Organization (SOMO) in Montgomery County this October when they came out in force at the 4th Annual SOMO Inspirational 2K/5K Walk/Run. SOMO is an organization focused on bringing people together to create a healthier and more welcoming world for the Special Olympics and its athletes, focusing on mutual respect for everyone in our communities. That is a mission that is shared by both Dr. Seifi and her caring staff.

At StarBrite Dental, Dr. Seifi and her staff work every day to bring health, understanding, and gentle care to all of her patients. Here’s what she has to say about working with SOMO: "I love supporting the community and working with positive community events like this one! We are super excited to be a SOMO community sponsor and it has become a little tradition at the office."

This year was even more special, as Dr. Seifi’s own daughter, Nicole Powell, who was a Gold Medal Winner for Team USA in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Poland last year , was invited to put on a special, inspirational routine. Her routine showcased some of the very same acrobatics that won her Gold in 2016. Nicole knows the value of teamwork, of practice, and of never giving up - values that the Special Olympics imbues into the athletes competing every year at their events. Nicole was joined by her brother; Shawn Powell, who has recently joined her in an Acro partnership. Their incredible performance was inspirational to the Special Olympics athletes, their families and participants in the event.

For more photos, please visit the StarBrite Dental Facebook page.

By StarBrite Dental 19 Oct, 2017
A: Very well. 90% of patients worldwide have had success in treatment. Based on an actual survey, 9 out of 10 patients report that they were “very satisfied” or “extremely satisfied” with their experience and their results.
By StarBrite Dental 17 Oct, 2017

In America, visits to the orthodontist are very common among those in their early teens. But not everyone gets their teeth straightened at this early age, and not everyone sees this treatment as important, either. For quite a few people, it may not seem like their misaligned teeth are much of a problem. Others may never have thought getting their teeth straightened was a worthwhile investment. As the years pass, however, the wisdom of this investment becomes quite apparent.

Proper tooth alignment is not just about your appearance. It’s about correct distribution of the stresses of biting and chewing. Your teeth are actually designed to benefit from these stresses, but when the teeth are misaligned, stress hits on the wrong parts of the teeth and this gradually creates problems. Some of those problems can be serious and result in eventual tooth loss and even major health problems. We’ll explain why.

By StarBrite Dental 10 Oct, 2017
By StarBrite Dental 29 Sep, 2017

Invisalign provides patients with a completely invisible method for teeth straightening allowing the wearer the freedom to flash their smile comfortably while wearing their aligner. Almost no one can tell you’re wearing them unless they hear it from you.

Invisalign uses a removable set of clear trays custom molded to fit your teeth.  They are changed approximately every one to two weeks. The fit is adjusted each time to steadily move your teeth so they are gradually straightened. The process continues until you have the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Invisalign removable aligners are comfortable when worn and easily maintained. Keep your busy schedule and we’ll see you every few weeks to fit you with  a new aligner. Our average patient has their teeth straightened in about a year. When you sit down for a meal, just remove your aligner, brush and floss your teeth afterwards, and pop it back in. It’s as easy as that.

I invite you to come see me for a complimentary Invisalign consultation . I'll be happy to discuss your situation!

Sincerely,
Dr. Maryam Seifi, DDS
StarBrite Dental

By StarBrite Dental 18 Sep, 2017
By StarBrite Dental 15 Sep, 2017

If you are over 50 years old, it can become important to start paying closer attention to your dental health. With proper care for your dental and oral health, you can prevent the kind of tooth loss experienced by so many Americans, especially those in this age group. More than 175 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 35 million have no teeth at all.

Preserve your teeth by following your dentist’s recommendations closely now and in the future. There are certain common problems that can be experienced in one’s older years. However, you can minimize or avoid these problems through proper dental care.

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