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Understanding The Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings

Practicing excellent oral hygiene can help you improve your overall oral health. Oral hygiene is a crucial part of preventive dental care. Ideally, preventive dental care is practiced at home as well as in the dentist office. Preventive dental care…


What Is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy is a one or more treatments that focus on treating various stages of gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that may compromise the health and function of the teeth, the surrounding bone structure, and gum…


Restore Missing Teeth

Are your missing one or more teeth? Whether you lose your teeth to trauma, accident or poor oral hygiene, it is imperative you get them replaced by a highly skilled dentist. Finding the right tooth replacement solution is key to restoring…


Combatting Dental Anxiety

Dental fear and anxiety plague many people, which can hinder them from getting the dental care they need. The longer you go without visiting the dentist, the more likely you will develop a complex dental problem. Routine visits to the…


Do you need a dental crown today?

When a dental emergency occurs you may require same-day dental care. Broken or missing teeth or a loose or broken dental restoration can be painful and prevent you from conducting your routine activities.  For some patients waiting weeks for a…


Have you been screened for oral cancer?

April is oral cancer awareness month. Oral cancer is more common than you may think and numbers are on the rise. Thousands will be diagnosed this year with late stage oral cancer. Oral cancer often goes undiagnosed until the later stages…


Baltimore Smiles Magazine

Baltimore Smiles Have you read our latest issue of "Baltimore Smiles?" Our magazine features the amazing smiles and success stories of real patients of Baltimore, MD dentists Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Roham Rafat. This issue we take a look…


Patient Spotlight: Marrisha Shares Her Story

Marrisha was embarrassed by her smile. Unhappy with previous dental work, Marrisha was told by another dentist that there was nothing she could do to fix her teeth. When Marrisha found Dr. Lazer she was impressed by his clean office,…


3 Reasons You Should Replace Missing Teeth

While the esthetics of your smile are an important thing to consider, missing teeth can impact so much more than just the appearance of your smile. Replacing missing teeth are essential for supporting long-term oral health. 3 Reasons to Replace…


FAQ Dental Implants

Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Roham Rafat provide full dental implant services from the comfort of our Owings Mills dentist office. Dental implants provide the most natural solution for replacing missing teeth. Many patients have a lot of questions about…