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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 »

How to Floss Teeth Properly

February 10th, 2016

Flossing correctly is incredibly important for your oral health. Proper teeth flossing removes unwanted food particles and plaque from places in your mouth that a toothbrush cannot easily reach. These include under the gumline and between teeth. A buildup of plaque over time can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so daily flossing is necessary for healthy teeth. Follow these how to floss steps in order to take the best care possible of your teeth.  how-to-floss

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What Are “Hidden” Sugars and How Can They Hurt Your Teeth?

February 1st, 2016
You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

Even though you know how bad sugar is for your teeth, and even though you go to great lengths to avoid it in great quantities, the sad fact is that even passing up candy, ice cream and cake isn’t necessarily enough to ward off cavities and other sugar-related tooth issues. Many foods have “hidden” sugars that will cause cavities and tooth decay just as surely as downing spoonfuls of unadulterated sugars will. Learning what those foods are will help in the never-ending fight against cavities. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Let Gingivitis Invade Your Mouth!

February 1st, 2016
Gingivitis

A daily oral health routine is instrumental in preventing Gingivitis.

Simply put, you don’t want to mess with Gingivitis. It is the precursor to periodontitis, better known as gum disease. In the earliest stages of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque builds up, which causes the gums to become inflamed. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn More About Teeth Whitening

January 25th, 2016

We all know that you only get one chance to make a first impression, and what better way to make you stand out than with a dazzling white smile. Job interview, first date; whatever the situation, a brilliant smile can only help you out. Here are some more facts about the quick, easy, and affordable teeth whitening procedure.teeth-whitening-catonsville-md

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How Can You Best Prevent Cavities?

January 18th, 2016
dental care

The importance of preventing cavities should be stressed from an early age

For as far back as y0u can remember – starting well before your first regular dental checkups – the word “cavity” has been used as an all-purpose dirty word for what you most want to avoid in your teeth. Even now, as an adult, the word carries horrible connotations, and you surely warn your own children about the dreaded “c-word.” Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Flossing

January 16th, 2016
Benefits of Flossing

Flossing helps to relieve the pressure food can put on your teeth and helps to remove bacteria!

We have been told from day one to brush our teeth, floss, and to use mouthwash. But according to a 2013 survey by the American Dental Association, 18.5 percent of Americans do not floss and 31 percent floss less than daily. If you are among these Americans that do not floss regularly, it could mean trouble. So why should you floss daily? Well, let’s check out some of the benefits of flossing as well as some types of floss available.
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Caring for Your Teeth Between Checkups

January 4th, 2016
Oral hygiene

Your smile can be greatly beautified by following simple rules of hygiene between cleanings.

While it is vitally important to see your dentist for preventive maintenance every six months, the vast majority of your mouth’s care needs to be taken care of home. It’s in your best interest to develop an oral health-care routine that you can easily follow and be sure to perform it every day. Read the rest of this entry »

New Year’s Toothbrush

December 31st, 2015
Replacing toothbrushes

Make sure you replace your toothbrush every three to four months to ensure they are healthy!

As you start preparing for the New Year ahead, there is one thing that should be left behind in 2015: your toothbrush. When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, now is the time to replace it with a fresh one! Read the rest of this entry »