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Do I Need Teeth Whitening?

April 13th, 2016
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Teeth Whitening can be an incredible, life-changing experience.

One of the most popular questions we receive at Leikin and Baylin Dental Care is whether a patient should get a teeth whitening treatment – whether teeth whitening is dangerous, whether it should be done at home at home, whether veneers are a better option and, by far the most popular, how much teeth whitening costs. At Leikin and Baylin, we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about whitening. Read the rest of this entry »

What Do You Need to Know About Sensitive Teeth?

April 7th, 2016
tooth sensitivity

Got sensitive teeth? There are steps you can take to lessen the pain and, often, to eliminate it entirely.

It happens to a lot of us: We’re living our lives, plodding along as per usual, then, out of nowhere, we bite into an ice cream cone or take a sip of coffee and the pain is enough to make a shy, bald Buddhist reflect and plan a mass murder. Your first thought is that you have a cavity, but you’ve had cavities before, and they didn’t put you on your knees as though you’d been in the company of Ray Lewis in the 2000s. And you’ve been so careful to brush and floss each day! Read the rest of this entry »

How To Choose the Right Mouth Guard

April 1st, 2016

If you’ve been diagnosed with bruxism, your dentist has probably recommended that you use a custom dental guard, which is also called an occlusal splint. Dental guards are not cheap however, and purchasing one from your dentist may cost as much as $500. If the hefty price tag nearly gave you a heart attack, don’t worry, ordering online can reduce this cost to nearly a fifth. Depending on how severe your bruxism is and your specific mouthguard needs, there are numerous mouth guard options online. When you choose a night mouth guard online, it will cost between $100-200 and last from 6 months to 5 years. Keep these things in mind when you choose a night mouth guard.

Photo: Protect your teeth with a good mouth guard

Protect that beautiful smile with a good night mouth guard

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Should I Use an Electric Toothbrush?

March 23rd, 2016

It’s that time again. The bristles have gone soft. You need a new toothbrush. Will this time be the time you decide to switch from a manual to an electric toothbrush? Choosing the right one can be difficult, but we’re here to help

MEET THE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

Photo of manual and electric toothbrush

Will you switch to an electric toothbrush? Or do you prefer a manual toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes, once a high-priced novelty, have risen in popularity over the past few years. And although they still cost more than manual toothbrushes, users say they’re worth the investment.

WebMD says the electric toothbrush’s 6,000 to 30,000 strokes per minute appear to offer more cleaning power per dollar spent than a manual toothbrush. One manufacturer conducted a study, asking more than 16,000 manual toothbrush users to switch to an electric toothbrush. The results were published in the March 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association:

When asked to monitor their patients’ progress, the dental professionals said the powered brush had a positive effect on the oral health of more than 80% of the patients. Most participants reportedly said their oral health was better after using the device.

ELECTRIC VS. MANUAL – BETTER OR JUST DIFFERENT?

Electric toothbrushes have their drawbacks. Replacing batteries and brush heads can be expensive and time-consuming. Electric toothbrushes are expensive to replace if broken or lost. Some users — especially young children — have expressed sensitivity to the vibration and buzzing sound made by electric toothbrushes. But electric toothbrushes are easier to use: less manual scrubbing is required and some electric brushes run on a timer, letting you know when you’ve brushed long enough.

While manual toothbrushes lack the frills of their electric counterparts, they’re low cost and will keep your teeth clean when used properly. If you’re not sure which type of toothbrush you’d prefer, some manufacturers offer low-cost electric brushes that combine the buzzy cleaning power of an electric toothbrush with the familiar feel and look of a manual toothbrush.

Ultimately, dentists agree that regular brushing and flossing — whether manual or electric — is the key to good dental health.

Catonsville Dental Care

Regularly seeing your Catonsville Dental Care dentist will help to determine if your child’s dental routines need modifications. For more information on pediatric dental care as well as other preventative dental care services, call Catonsville Dental Care today! Call today at 410-747-1115, or submit any questions by visiting CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

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Benefits of Preventative Dentistry

March 17th, 2016

If you don’t take preventative dentistry seriously, it could cost you between $45,000 $80,000 to have full mouth reconstruction.

But by practicing preventative dentistry, you can protect yourself from these large costs. To help current and potential patients, Catonsville Dental Care wanted to share a quick guide on the many benefits of caring for your teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Mercury-Free Dentistry is Important

March 7th, 2016

Mercury free-dentistry is important for your teeth, your general health, and the health of the planet in general. This is why at Gaithersburg Sedation And Family Dentistry we do our utmost to engage in safe practices. Below are some of the many reasons why mercury-free dentistry is important.  

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Is it Time for Dentures?

March 7th, 2016

While many people assume that they will never need dentures or prosthetic dentistry because they take such good care of their teeth, and that dentures are relatively uncommon, more people have dentures than you might think. 60% of respondents in a recent Prevention.com survey said that they don’t expect to need dentures because of the care they take of their teeth. However, it turns out that 20 million women over the age of 40 wear dentures currently, and the number of American adults who need dentures is projected to increase from 33.6 million in 1991 to roughly 37.9 million people by 2020. If you experience some of these 8 warning signs, dentures may be in your future as well.

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Is Invisalign Right for You?

February 29th, 2016
Invisalign braces keep you smiling

Invisalign braces can help get you the smile you want while saving you from the embarrassment metal braces can cause!

When it comes to choosing the right kind of orthodontic care, the majority of people come down to selecting between two choices: traditional braces and Invisalign. As traditional braces have been around for a much longer time, it is understandable why some people would tend to sway towards this option. They believe they can trust the effectiveness of traditional braces and that there must be a reason they are still around after all these years! Read the rest of this entry »

Proper Night Guard Care

February 24th, 2016

Your night guard is your best protection against bruxism, a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. During the night it sits between the surfaces of your teeth and prevents the constant grinding and clenching from doing any significant damage to your teeth. To that effect, it is wise for you to perform proper night guard care. The better you take care of your night guard, the better it will take care of you.night guard

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What Should You Be Doing to Get A Brighter Smile?

February 15th, 2016
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What should you be doing to achieve the brighter smile you long for?

With Valentine’s Day in the rear view mirror for another year, it’s a great time to take stock in your smile and learn what you can do to help brighten it. Your pearly whites, at this point, may not look as pearly as you’d like. Without proper attention, your smile may begin to show its age, Luckily, there are several simple steps you can take to help improve your smile and restore much of its lost luster. Read the rest of this entry »