Valley Dental Associates
9199 Reisterstown Road, Suite 206B, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Bust Your Bad Dental Habits

Bust Your Bad Dental Habits.

You may brush your teeth every day and floss to keep plaque at bay, but these good habits might not be good enough to cancel out the many bad habits some of us have. Crunching on snacks, gnawing on fingernails and brushing too hard are just a few of the bad habits you might want to break in order to maintain the healthiest smile.

You might know that slurping sugar-laden drinks like soda is bad for your teeth, but the ice in your glass can also be detrimental. Crunching on the ice can cause teeth to fracture or create microscopic cracks in the enamel, according to WebMD. Both of these can lead to bigger dental woes in the future.

Teeth were once an all-purpose tool for humans, but these days, it’s better to rely on man-made devices for jobs like tearing open a bag, ripping a price tag off a new shirt or mending bent jewelry. Using your teeth for these tasks can cause a weak tooth to chip or fracture.

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Patient Reviews
Friendly, do good work, I like the people who treat me
Roger K.
responded promptly and effectively to a dental need
Joel L.
I am very satisfied with the service I receive. Always courteous and conscientious of my dental care.
Ray H.
Valley Dental Associates has a great staff….they have always been friendly and accommodating to my needs. My first time there was a dental emergency, (I did have an actual first visit appointment […]
Arlene K.
Every aspect of the process was professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
Joseph V.
I was taken on time and I was out 1 hr later (which was the length of time I was told it would take)
Pearl Z.
Great experience with this office. The staff was really helpful in getting me in on a short notice. Dr. Challagulla is an excellent doctor, very attentive to patient’s needs and concerns. I usually […]
Oksana L.
Very good hygienest
Gary G.
I like Dr. Gorman
Elyse S.
I was in a great deal of pain and was able to be squeezed in imedialty! I have terrible anxiety about having any type of dental work done however, Dr. Gorman always takes the time to explain to me […]
Ashley H.
Excellent service, from front desk to the dental chair.
Lacretia C.
The assistant cleaning my teeth was very pleasant and very knowledgeable concerning my teeth problem and how it is affected by my diabetes.
Charles C.
I have already recommended two of my friends to this office. They are very professional and friendly.
Alicia H.
The dental hygienist gave me a thorough cleaning and irrigation of my teeth and also made excellent recommendations.
Paul L.
I was extremely satisfied with the customer service and the appointment availability. The staff were very professional and friendly. The office was clean and welcoming.
Lisa C.
I just love the atmosphere there and all the friendly staff.
Marquis S.
I trust my dentist completely.
Barry M.
The staff and Dr Oppenheimer are great. He pulled my teeth and I don’t even know it’s gone.
Verethia W.
The dental tech was so knowledgeable, and proficient at cleaning my teeth, that I almost fell asleep!
Tracy T.
Great office an atmosphere.. Staff is great and Dr. Oppeheim made me feel very comfortable
Erica F.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (443) 898-1240
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