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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
Photo of manual and electric toothbrushes

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 »

What is A Cavity?

August 4th, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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