Welcome to Our Blog
By Dr. Alice Charland Bassford D.M.D. M.A.G.D.
July 21, 2016
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Welcome to the Blog of Dr. Alice Charland Bassford D.M.D. M.A.G.D. 

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Silver Spring, MD area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Silver Spring, MD office with any dental questions or concerns.

-- Dr. Alice Charland Bassford D.M.D. M.A.G.D.


Wipe that CPAP off your face. Ditch the mask
By Alice Bassford
October 11, 2016
Nearly half of all adults snore. Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is the most prevalent, under-diagnosed health issue in the US. Snoring can be a disruption in the bedroom, but there's a lot more to snoring that could keep you up at night. Sleep-related dental problems such as GERD(heartburn/acid reflux) and bruxism(teeth grinding) may be signs of more serious health risks including stroke, heart disease, arrhythmias and esophageal cancer. Plus there are proven links between lack of sleep and a host of problematic symptoms including chronic sleepiness, depression, impotence, memory loss, morning headaches, hypertension and weight gain. We screen all our patients for sleep apnea, with an in-office questionnaire. Then we can discuss and determine a course of treatment that is best for you!