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James H King III
Specializes in General Dentistry
8830 Cameron Court; #207
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. James King's area of specialization is general dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and SuperMed.

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Specializes in Dentistry
804 Pershing Drive; Suite 003
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Agnes Bolus-Alignay specializes in dentistry. Patients rated Dr. Bolus-Alignay highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, TRICARE, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
804 Pershing Drive; Suite 003
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Vijay Mathura's area of specialization is dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Mathura average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mathura honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE.

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Angelica Esther Mena
Specializes in General Dentistry
3930 Knowles Avenue; Suite 302
Kensington, MD
 

Dr. Angelica Mena practices general dentistry in Kensington, MD. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE.

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Faith Cousins
Specializes in General Dentistry
8610 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Faith Cousins works as a general dentist. On average, patients gave Dr. Cousins a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
804 Pershing Drive; Suite 003
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Bob Mathews specializes in general dentistry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Dentistry?

A dentist provides oral (mouth) health care, ranging from routine cleanings all the way to oral surgery. Dentistry is about more than just teeth: dentists also care for a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips, and salivary glands; they even check for signs of disease in the head and neck.

A dentist has a number of jobs they perform to keep their patients healthy. They examine areas inside and around the mouth to look for unusual lumps or swelling that could indicate a problem, and they take biopsies if needed. They educate their patients not only about the daily care of their teeth and gums, but also about proper nutrition and not using tobacco. Of course, teeth are their main focus, and dentists know how to treat them right. A dentist can clean, repair, remove, replace, or reposition teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.

Some disorders of the mouth and teeth require special treatment and surgery. Although a general dentist can perform minor surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, when it comes to more specialized oral care, there are dentists who have chosen to focus their education and experience in certain areas. These subspecialties include:
  • Endodontics, the specialty that focuses on the pulp and nerves inside the tooth (endodontists often perform root canals)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, which is dental care specifically tailored towards children
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which deals with surgery of the jaws and lower face; this can include everything from trauma after an accident to removal of wisdom teeth
  • Prosthodontics, the specialty of replacing missing teeth or bone within the mouth with prosthetics, or manufactured parts
  • Orthodontics, which involves aligning the teeth and shaping the jaw using braces

The health of the mouth can be a strong indicator of overall health. Dentists teach you how to take good care of your teeth, and they keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.