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Annapolis Dentist Blog


Modern Dental Fillings

Traditional dental fillings were made of metal, which often contained mercury. They also were less-efficient and may be failing now after years. At Annapolis Smiles, Dr. Scott Finlay offers modern fillings that are metal-free and safe for your smile. Learn…


Why You Should Choose Annapolis Smiles

At Annapolis Smiles, we know you have many choices when it comes to who is going to take care of your dental needs in Annapolis, MD. We are proud to have developed a reputation as your trusted dentist's office in…


How Tobacco Impacts Your Oral Health

Chewing tobacco has many things that can cause harm to your oral health. But smoking isn’t a good option for optimal mouth health either. What exactly are the impacts of tobacco use on your oral health? Dr. Scott Finlay, a…


The Uses of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are one of the most useful tools in a dentist’s arsenal. They’re able to be used for many fixes, both cosmetic and restorative, for your teeth. Dr. Scott Finlay, an Annapolis family dentist, discusses the many uses of…


3 Solutions for Shifting Teeth

WHY DO TEETH SHIFT? Teeth can shift over your lifetime. Understanding the implications of this imbalance can motivate our desire to correct the alignment before significant damage occurs. There are several reasons why teeth can shift. The major contributors to…


5 Foods to Avoid for a Healthy Smile

Your diet plays a big part in the state of your oral health. Even if you brush and floss regularly and visit your Annapolis dentist regularly, your diet can still cause problems with your teeth. Dr. Scott Finlay of Annapolis…


Infection Control at Our Practice

With COVID-19, many dental offices were closed to everything but emergency dental services. Now that things are opening back up, we want our patients to know that their safety is our top priority. Dr. Scott Finlay, a dentist in Annapolis,…


3 Ways to Keep Good Dental Hygiene at Home

While Dr. Scott Finlay & Associates’ office is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that our patients may be looking for options to help maximize their dental care at home in lieu of cleanings or other elective visits.…


Did You Miss Your Dental Appointment?

Due to COVID-19, many dental practices adopted limited hours and focused on emergency services. If you had an appointment for something like a dental filling, it was probably canceled or postponed. But what should you do now? Dr. Scott Finlay,…


How Stress Can Impact Your Oral Health

In these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, stress levels are increasing everywhere. Worry is setting in about the virus and how long all of this will last. And this increased amount of stress can impact your oral health more…