The Importance of Mouth Guards

July 28th, 2015
Mouth guards can protect your teeth.

Mouth guards can help protect you from grinding and clenching your teeth.

Stress and sports are two of the biggest causes of people grinding and clenching their teeth. It is a habit that can be extremely hard to break and can also severely damage your teeth. So what can do you do prevent yourself from ruining your teeth? Talk to your dentist about obtaining a mouth guard! Read the rest of this entry »

Which is Better: Dentures versus Dental Implants?

July 20th, 2015
Dentures vs Dental Implants

Choosing between dentures and dental implants can be confusing. But maybe this will help you decide.

If the thought of someone seeing your missing teeth gives you the shivers, this article is for you. For many people, missing or broken teeth are an embarrassment. They are the people that cover their mouths when they talk or laugh. But there are two types of products that can help you get your confidence back: dentures and dental implants. But which one do you choose? Read the rest of this entry »

Bad Habits for Your Teeth

July 16th, 2015
Bad habits for your teeth

There are several habits that could be causing your toothaches.

Every parent knows that having their child suck their thumb past teething is a bad idea. But what about the other habits children pick up from other adults or even from their own parents? Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

July 9th, 2015
Toothbrushes need to be replaces every three to four months.

Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months. Are you overdue?

Toothbrushes are 25 percent of our dental care routines but anyone who has ever walked into a drugstore knows how difficult it is to shop for a toothbrush. There are so many different options to choose from: hard, soft, or medium bristles, tongue scrubbers, electric ones, ones that just kind of vibrate but don’t move, and the manual ones with the little plastic arms that look vaguely useful but are really just weird. So short of play “Eenie Meenie Miney Mo”, how do you choose the right one for you? Read the rest of this entry »

Pediatric Dental Care: Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Mouth

July 2nd, 2015
Your child's first dental appointment sets the tone for how they feel about the dentist for the rest of their lives.

Your child’s first dental appointment sets the tone for how they feel about the dentist for the rest of their lives.

The average child develops teeth between three and 12 months of age. By the time your child is three years old, they will have 20 teeth inside their mouth. Some parents question proper dental care for these baby teeth and also wonder how to teach their kids to properly clean their mouths. So, how do you teach kids not to be scared of a foreign object being pushed into their mouths or of the dentist who is going to gently stick their fingers in their mouth? Here are some tips and tricks about caring for your little one’s teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating your Dental Care Routine

June 25th, 2015
Dental Care is important to teach your children.

Dental Care is important to teach your children.

From birth, we have been told to brush twice a day every day and to floss between meals. But no one has really explained to us why we’re supposed to do this so we sometimes brush it off as a theory and brush whenever we feel like it. Dental care isn’t just to prevent bad breathe from ruining your conversations; it is an important step in preventing cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer. When choosing the right dental care routine, there are some things you should know.

Serious Problems Caused by Lack of a Routine

According to, in addition to causing problems with your teeth and gums, poor dental care can lead to more serious health problems such as diabetic complications, dementia, and respiratory infections. There is also indication that poor dental hygiene can lead to other conditions like immune system disorders and even problems with pregnancy and low birth weights in babies. Now that the dangers of a lack of routine as established, how do you choose the one that is right for you?

Picking the Right Plan for You

This is no longer your grandmother’s dental care routine of brushing with regular baking soda to achieve those pearly whites. There are several things to consider when choosing a plan for your dental health: your personal health care needs, using products with fluoride, and visiting your dentist.

  • Personal health care needs differ from person to person based on their overall health and their current daily routine. To ascertain what routine you need to start with, contact your Catonsville Dentist for an appointment where we can go over your needs in person.
  • In the 1940’s, the government started introducing fluoride into the water system in order to help rural communities stay healthy. Even with it in our water, using dental care products with fluoride in them can help strengthen your teeth and prevent decay.
  • Patients should see their dentist every six months to a year. This regular check up will help to make sure that your routine stays on the same track or if it needs to be adjusted. It will also give the dentist a chance to take care of any problems if they appear.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had a cleaning or talked to your dentist about your dental care routine, then it’s time to make an appointment. You can contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting

Your Oral Surgery Recovery Guide

June 18th, 2015
oral surgery prep

Recovery from oral surgery can go smoothly with a little preparation.

The word surgery automatically scares many people. Oral surgery doesn’t have to be an unpleasant or scary experience. In some cases, you won’t even need full anesthesia, and it is almost always an outpatient procedure. If you are worried, the best way to ease your mind is to make sure you are fully prepared. Get the ball rolling by sharing your concerns with your dentist and getting answers to all of your questions. This will help you better prepare so when you head into the dentist for oral surgery, you’ll know what to expect and recovery will go smoothly. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Childhood Dental Problems

June 12th, 2015
pediatric dentistry problems

When it comes to pediatric dentistry, the problems are unique.

When it comes to your children, dental hygiene is as important, if not more important. Their teeth are fragile, and problems early on can lead to a lifetime of issues. Once those teeth start to show up, it’s time to start teaching your little one how to take care of them. Even still, problems can arise. What are the most common childhood dental problems that kids experience? Most pediatric dentists report cavities and tooth trauma as the most common issue your child may experience with their teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

Oral Hygiene: Why you Should Keep your Tongue Clean

June 5th, 2015
tongue cleaning

Cleaning your tongue can be very beneficial to the health of your mouth.

Most people have their dental hygiene down, and have done the same thing since they were children. Brushing and flossing twice a day is a dental standard, but people often neglect their tongue. While your teeth and gums need all the attention they can get, your tongue is a truly important part of your mouth too. Maintaining a healthy tongue can be extremely beneficial to the health of your entire mouth. If you don’t know how, don’t worry! We can help you out. Read the rest of this entry »

Smile Bright with Cosmetic Dentistry

May 29th, 2015
cosmetic dentistry smile

Cosmetic dentistry is a wonderful way to restore your confidence in your smile.

A bright and beautiful smile can make or break your first impression. Of course, a smile isn’t always a reflection of who you are inside, but when you can smile with confidence, it changes the way you are perceived. Creating a beautiful smile isn’t about making your smile more beautiful for the world; it’s about making you feel more confident and secure. Few people are born with perfect smiles, but with the help of cosmetic dentistry, you can have a smile that radiates health and warmth. Read the rest of this entry »