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 very happy with my services!
Willie R.
I thought this particular treatment was going to be painful during and after but that wasn’t the case. It was a good experience (for the dentist) , and even a better experience afterwards when […]
Christeen H.
I was taken on time. The staff was friendly. I have been a patient there for many years.
Linda P.
The friendly environment and wait time is awesome.
Cameron J.
Very happy with the assistance and advice I received.
Eric W.
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.
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.
Excellent service and professionalism as usual. Very satisfied.
Nicholas L.
Dr. Gorman is a very good dentist.
Elyse S.
Excellent prompt and responsive
Gary G.
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.
Friendly staff, clean office, and good work.
Kevin H.
I had my first appointment here last week, based on a recommendation. I was so pleased with the visit. The staff was friendly and professional, and I was taken back almost immediately. Dr. Gorman […]
Regina R.
Excellent care. No waiting.
Sarah B.
The dental hygienist gave me a thorough cleaning and irrigation of my teeth and also made excellent recommendations.
Paul L.
I like Dr. Gorman
Elyse S.
Matthew is a huge asset to the firm. He is thorough, gentle and knowledgeable.
Marcia S.
I have been seeing Dr. Oppenheim for years and he is the reason
James V.
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.
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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 - 5:30 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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