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 appointment […]
Arlene K.
Clean and professional atmosphere
Caesar C.
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.
Jennifer, my hygienist is wonderful! She was so gentle I barely knew she was there lol Great experience!!!
Stephanie J.
Very professional and personable service.
Maria E.
The dental tech was so knowledgeable, and proficient at cleaning my teeth, that I almost fell asleep!
Tracy T.
I like Dr. Gorman
Elyse S.
Everyone in the office provides great customer service. Dr. Snyder is very nice, calm and caring. He is very gentle with the procedures and ensures that his patients understand what is being done.
Ciara W.
Friendly staff. Wait time is short. Staff is knowledgeable and very courteous.
Jarie K.
Just went for a hygienist appointment. I had the best visit! No cavities and my teeth feel great. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Joanne P.
Very pleasant customer service from the time of appointment to check out
Melissa G.
I really liked the atmosphere along with how knowledgeable everyone was at this dental office.
Avril B.
The dental hygienist gave me a thorough cleaning and irrigation of my teeth and also made excellent recommendations.
Paul L.
Dr Gorman and staff are very thorough and sincerely concerned about patient dental health.
Sonia G.
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.
Friendly courtesous staff. Appointment are always on time. When you call to scheduled they give you fast appointments.
Jarie K.
Very good service!!
Ana S.
I have been seeing Dr. Oppenheim for years and he is the reason
James V.
the service was excellent and my Dr have me a pain free experience.
Ashley M.
The best atmosphere and service!
Yovnda 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 - 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
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (443) 898-1240
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