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
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 […]
Arlene K.
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.
Very good hygienest
Gary G.
Awesome! Dr. Gorman is a true professional and very detailed in his work.
Nick H.
The staff is very friendly and the office is very clean. I had a root canal done and the pain level was about slim to none. Dr. Oppenheim is the best!!!
Denise D.
Office staff is efficient & clinical staff is knowledgeable & take good care of my teeth & gums.
Bonnie W.
Dr. Gorman is a very good dentist.
Elyse S.
Very good service!!
Ana S.
Dr. Challagulla is AWESOME!!! I had my first root canal and it was better than expected. A day later and I feel no pain. Thank you guys!!!!
Tyesha H.
Matthew is the best dental hygienist ever!
Kimberly K.
First time receiving care from that dentist. I’m impressed. . . he was awesome!
Wyona C.
the service was excellent and my Dr have me a pain free experience.
Ashley M.
Everyone is so great! I get so nervous to go to the dentist but they made it actually enjoyable believe it or not! Great practice!!
Melissa C.
The best atmosphere and service!
Yovnda T.
The dental hygienist gave me a thorough cleaning and irrigation of my teeth and also made excellent recommendations.
Paul L.
I like my Dentist, very Happy atmosphere
Gail K.
Excellent service and professionalism as usual. Very satisfied.
Nicholas L.
elena did a great job cleaning my teeth
Steven K.
The friendly environment and wait time is awesome.
Cameron J.
The services are always stellar.
Kody T.
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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 - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Phone: (443) 898-1240
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