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Dental Tips for the Halloween Season

October 13th, 2016
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Protect your child’s teeth from sugary sweets.

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that your children will be celebrating the spooky holiday at school and at their friend’s house. You may even have started early and snuck a few pumpkin shaped cookies into their lunch as a ghostly surprise. This is a fun time for you and your little one, and it’s important to ensure that they’re maintaining proper dental hygiene during the entirety of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Tips for Travel Tooth Care

October 7th, 2016

http---10.1.10.228-advpgallery.com-wp-content-uploads-2016-09-ThinkstockPhotos-76755193If you’re heading out this weekend for a quick trip away from home, you may want to remember a few more things than your rain jacket. Travel is the perfect time to let go of your routine and enjoy the idea of freedom. The open road means hot tub dips, late evenings out, and sweet treats. Go ahead and enjoy yourself, but just remember to stay on top of your oral health. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prevent Gum Disease

September 29th, 2016
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Visit Catonsville Dental Care For Frequent Dental Cleanings

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque builds up between the gums and teeth. When this bacterium begins to grow, the gums around the tooth can become inflamed. When left untreated and uncared for, the inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure to slowly deteriorate. Read the rest of this entry »

Have your Teeth Whitened for Fall

September 23rd, 2016
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Have your teeth whitened for the new season!

Yesterday was the first official day of fall. Summer is over, and it’s time to start sifting through our wardrobe in order to pack away our summer dresses and bring out the sweaters. If you’re looking for more of a physical change in your appearance, consider having your teeth whitened by Catonsville Dental Care. Read the rest of this entry »

Stop Smoking. Love, Your Teeth

September 16th, 2016
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Your bad habit could be affecting your smile.

You may be one of the many Americans still habitually smoking cigarettes. You don’t need us telling you that it’s bad for your health; you’ve already heard it before. What you may not know is that your habit is taking a toll on those pearly whites. Every day you smoke, you’re at a greater risk for developing tooth stains, gum disease, and even mouth cancer.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Benefits of Mouthwash

September 8th, 2016
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Do you incorporate mouthwash into your daily routine?

Do you remember those Listerine advertisements? They pictured a man or a woman rinsing with the alcohol based mouth rinse for 30 seconds, holding back the urge to spit prematurely. The specific brand of mouthwash was famous for recognizing the sometimes-uncomfortable sensation that results in rinsing with Listerine. At the end of the commercial, when the white-toothed actor spits out that green liquid, they smile and exhale in a cleanly victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Tooth Abscess 101

September 2nd, 2016
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Call Catonsville Dental Care to treat your tooth abscess.

An abscessed tooth is an infection starting at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. Commonly, it’s caused by severe tooth decay, trauma to the tooth, or gum disease. It occurs when the soft tissue inside of the root canal dies and becomes inflamed. They’re extremely painful, and can lead to fever, swelling, and throbbing in the jawbone.   Read the rest of this entry »

Back-To-School Oral Care

August 26th, 2016
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Schedule a check-up for back-to-school!

The bells have rung and the kids are back to school. It’s time to pack away the sun hats, beach towels, and time to start preparing for the chaos of a new year. You’ve checked off that school list, bought new shoes, and took the children to their pediatrician for their yearly immunization shots. But have you scheduled a routine dental checkup? According to the American Dental Association, a dental examination is as important as the shots your children receive as part of back-to-school preparations.

As you send your child back to school, schedule a regular check-up with their dentist, and take the time to go over a few healthy habits to ensure their teeth are ready for school. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Reasons to Invest in an Electric Toothbrush

August 19th, 2016
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Is it really better to use a manual toothbrush?

Many people use electric toothbrushes to keep their teeth clean, white, and healthy. However, is the electric toothbrush truly that far superior to your average toothbrush? Dentists say yes, and overwhelmingly recommend them. The electric toothbrush is the best way to keep your teeth clear of plaque build up and all of the health problems it causes. By brushing twice daily with an electric toothbrush using proper technique, you can master oral care and take control of your health.

An Electric Toothbrush Cleans Teeth More Completely

When it comes to cleaning ability, electric toothbrushes are far ahead of regular old toothbrushes. The whirring bristles of the electric toothbrush remove plaque better for one thing. They also can more easily and completely clean hard to reach areas a manual toothbrush neglects. These includes the back of the molars and your gumline.

An Electric Toothbrush Stops You From Brushing Too Hard

Many people try so hard to keep their teeth clean and protect their oral health that they brush too hard, which can injure your gums and cause them to recede. Brushing too hard can also remove enamel from the surface of your teeth and lead to tooth sensitivity and other issues. Since an electric toothbrush does all the work for you, there’s no risk of brushing too hard.

An Electric Toothbrush Offers More Universally User-Friendly Oral Care

People with physical conditions that limit their dexterity or the use of their hands should definitely use an electric toothbrush. Their larger handles are ideal for those who cannot physically grip the traditionally slender manual toothbrush. They also do not require fine motor skills to use, as they do all of the work for you.

 

Call Catonsville Dental Care For More Important Oral Care Tips

Catonsville Dental Care provides high-quality dental services to Catonsville, MD, and the surrounding areas. If you’re concerned about your gum health, or any other dental issues, we will be happy to provide you with the service and care that all of our patients have come to expect. We offer dental cleanings, implants, Invisalign, and other dental services as well as routine dental care and corrective treatments. With years of experience and countless testimonials, we’re your one-stop offices for all of your dental needs!

Book your appointment through our website today, or gives us a call today at410-747-1115 for your FREE consultation! You can also view the rest of our services and current specials HERE.

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 »