Why Flossing is Important

August 10th, 2016
Don't let food particles and plaque build up between your teeth. Make sure that you are making flossing a priority.

Don’t let food particles and plaque build up between your teeth. Make sure that you are making flossing a priority.

Every time you go to the dentist you might become a bit embarrassed when you have to admit that you aren’t flossing regularly. You might make up excuses like “I don’t have enough time” or you might just be honest and tell the dentist that you always forget to floss. Believe it or not, there are a few really great reasons why dentists are constantly telling us to floss. Check out the rest of this blog if you want to discover why flossing is so important for anyone with a set of pearly whites. Read the rest of this entry »

What is A Cavity?

August 4th, 2016

So what exactly are cavities and how do they develop?

I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the world cavity if you’ve been alive on this planet for some time. The word itself carries a negative weight so palpable, we’re sure you remember all the methods to prevent them from grade school. So, with all this emphasis we put on ridding our oral cavities of these suckers, so we actually know what they are? In this week’s blog, we’ll answer that question for you! Read on with us as we explore what exactly a cavity is, how they form, and why they’re so detrimental to your continued dental health.

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That Sweet Tooth You’ve Got Causes Cavities

July 28th, 2016

Prevent cavities by limiting your sugar intake!

I’m sure your friends and family have joked around about how much junk food you eat by comically poking fun at you saying, ‘You’ve got quite the sweet tooth!’ While indulging in sweets is satisfying, unfortunately consuming too much sugar leads to tooth decay. The chain of events that takes place after you eat your favorite cookie or a piece of cake can lead to cavities. If cavities aren’t promptly taken care of, a root canal procedure may be necessary. Here’s how you and your family can take action to prevent tooth decay today!

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Simple Ways To Make Teeth Brushing Fun For Your Child

July 20th, 2016

Follow our tips to motivate your child to brush every morning and night.

Motivating your child to brush their teeth every morning and night is exhausting! Are your tired of those tears of resistance and whining refusal to accept the imaginary airplane that is your child’s toothbrush? Fortunately, we have some solutions for you! There are creative ways you can make teeth brushing an exciting adventure with specific games and reward systems. The importance of Oral hygiene should be stressed from a young age.Read our blog this week if keeping up with your child’s oral hygiene has become a nightmare.

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My Teeth Are Greying, What Do I Do?

July 14th, 2016

A gray tooth could be a sign of lack of blood flow. Dental attention should be sought immediately.

As we age, our teeth are going to inevitably change color. Sometimes, however, you might notice a dullness or grey-discoloration to a specific tooth. This could be more serious than a simple cosmetic concern. Often times, a grey tooth is a sign of an underlying condition that could require immediate treatment. You should seek dental attention right away if your teeth are greying. Oral complications should not be taken lightly. Your teeth matter! You don’t want to grow old and have them fall out. Practice self-care by reading on to find out more about tooth discoloration and what it means for your oral health.

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Are Silver Fillings A Health Risk?

July 8th, 2016

Tooth color restoration is a great way to get rid of silver filling eyesores.

With tooth colored restoration paving the way for modern cavity fillings, some of you may still have dental amalgam (silver fillings). So why did we make the switch? Over the years, many have raised concerns about mercury components within amalgam filling material. The metal filling mixture includes silver, mercury, tin, copper, and small amounts of zinc, indium, and palladium. For the last 150 years, silver fillings have been used to treat mild to severe cavities and tooth infections. A much less costly alternative to tooth colored restoration, amalgam is still used by some dental practices. Let’s debunk the apparent health risks associated with silver fillings, this week, and explore alternative filling options if you want to play it safe.

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The Consequences Of Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard

July 1st, 2016

Learn proper tooth brushing techniques with Catonsville Family Dentistry

While frequent tooth brushing breaks down plaque and gets rid of bacteria, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. You should be brushing your teeth every morning and night to reduce tartar build up, toothbrush abrasion is a serious dental concern that leads to sensitive teeth and receding gums. When your gum line recedes, the roots of your teeth are exposed. They are sensitive and prone to infection when left unprotected. Rough brushing wears down the enamel of the teeth, as well,  which makes them more vulnerable to decay. In this week’s blog we’ll take a look at the major consequences of brushing your teeth too hard, and explore proper techniques to get your oral health back on track.

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Dentures: What Are False Teeth Made Out Of?

June 22nd, 2016

Gone are the days of animal bones and lead! Learn more about how dentures are made today.

Long gone are the days of using animal bones to make false teeth. Used to fit seemingly realistic replacement teeth in the area where the authentic counterpart has either fallen out dentures serve as support for the surrounding soft and hard tissues of a missing tooth. Whether you need full or partial dentures, knowing what they’re made of is always important. The material of anything you’re going to be placing in your sensitive oral cavity should be known. This week we’ll provide you with a wide range of information on the history of dentures and their 21st-century makeup.

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Nights Guards Protect Teeth From Harmful Grinding

June 16th, 2016

Buying the right night guard is the solution to excruciating pain caused by grinding.

We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve had a tough work week or are going through a lot in your personal life, stress can alter your body’s equilibrium in many ways. Grinding the teeth at night is a sign of being overwhelmed. Often, you won’t be aware of your nightly oral clenching until you feel it in your jaws the next day. The added pressure, scraping, and shifting that occurs while forcefully biting down cause serious dental problems. Being aware of the signs and consulting a professional dentist about possible solutions will help keep those pearly whites strong and shining! Read on to find out if you are, in fact, grinding your teeth at night and how night guards can help!

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Childhood Tooth Loss? Learn What to Expect From Pediatric Dentistry Experts in Catonsville

June 10th, 2016

Children will start to lose teeth early. Knowing how to spot abnormalities is key to your child’s dental health.

Are you concerned your child is too young to start losing teeth? Or maybe they have a habit of grinding their jaws and you’re worried it’s causing premature tooth loss. Whatever your parental fears, keep your mind at ease by learning the usual age tooth loss occurs, what to expect when it starts happening, and how to handle a bothersome loose tooth.

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