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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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The Consequences Of Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard

July 1st, 2016
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Learn proper tooth brushing techniques with Catonsville Family Dentistry

While frequent tooth brushing breaks down plaque and gets rid of bacteria, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. You should be brushing your teeth every morning and night to reduce tartar build up, toothbrush abrasion is a serious dental concern that leads to sensitive teeth and receding gums. When your gum line recedes, the roots of your teeth are exposed. They are sensitive and prone to infection when left unprotected. Rough brushing wears down the enamel of the teeth, as well,  which makes them more vulnerable to decay. In this week’s blog we’ll take a look at the major consequences of brushing your teeth too hard, and explore proper techniques to get your oral health back on track.

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Dentures: What Are False Teeth Made Out Of?

June 22nd, 2016
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Gone are the days of animal bones and lead! Learn more about how dentures are made today.

Long gone are the days of using animal bones to make false teeth. Used to fit seemingly realistic replacement teeth in the area where the authentic counterpart has either fallen out dentures serve as support for the surrounding soft and hard tissues of a missing tooth. Whether you need full or partial dentures, knowing what they’re made of is always important. The material of anything you’re going to be placing in your sensitive oral cavity should be known. This week we’ll provide you with a wide range of information on the history of dentures and their 21st-century makeup.

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Nights Guards Protect Teeth From Harmful Grinding

June 16th, 2016
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Buying the right night guard is the solution to excruciating pain caused by grinding.

We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve had a tough work week or are going through a lot in your personal life, stress can alter your body’s equilibrium in many ways. Grinding the teeth at night is a sign of being overwhelmed. Often, you won’t be aware of your nightly oral clenching until you feel it in your jaws the next day. The added pressure, scraping, and shifting that occurs while forcefully biting down cause serious dental problems. Being aware of the signs and consulting a professional dentist about possible solutions will help keep those pearly whites strong and shining! Read on to find out if you are, in fact, grinding your teeth at night and how night guards can help!

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Childhood Tooth Loss? Learn What to Expect From Pediatric Dentistry Experts in Catonsville

June 10th, 2016
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Children will start to lose teeth early. Knowing how to spot abnormalities is key to your child’s dental health.

Are you concerned your child is too young to start losing teeth? Or maybe they have a habit of grinding their jaws and you’re worried it’s causing premature tooth loss. Whatever your parental fears, keep your mind at ease by learning the usual age tooth loss occurs, what to expect when it starts happening, and how to handle a bothersome loose tooth.

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What Does Invisalign Do?

June 3rd, 2016
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Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth that have shifted over time without braces.

While straight teeth are often considered to be more aesthetically pleasing, there are also a number of health benefits to having properly aligned teeth. According to information from the American Dental Association, having straight teeth not only leads to a more confident smile but can drastically improve your dental health. Invisalign not only gives you a beautiful smile, but reduces your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral conditions.

 

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Teeth Whitening In the Greater Baltimore Area

May 26th, 2016
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In-office teeth whitening is more efficient. Schedule an appointment with us today.

The best way to lighten teeth and remove stains and discoloration, teeth whitening is the most popular solution. Unfortunately, it is not a one-time procedure, and whitening needs to be repeated to keep teeth from dulling. Most whitening procedures are conducted by qualified dentists. Let’s explore what you might expect from an in-office tooth whitening procedure.

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What is Periodontal Disease and How can you Prevent it?

May 17th, 2016
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Schedule a cleaning with Catonsville Dental Care. Prevent periodontal disease now!

“Peri” means around and “odontal” means referring to the tooth. Periodontal disease refers to an infection of the structures surrounding your teeth. These include gums, the cementum that covers the root, the periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone. In the early stages of periodontal disease, the gums are affected first. They may become puffy, sore, and bleed when brushing teeth. In more severe forms of periodontal disease, all other surrounding structures become infected as well. It is very important to understand the causes of periodontal disease, the early signs and symptoms, and how to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place.

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Bad Breath is Bad News

May 16th, 2016

 

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Bad breath got you down? We can help.

No one likes having bad breath. It’s an easy way to run a date, spoil an interview, or even just bother people on the bus. It can be very embarrassing, but we can help you. You can also help yourself by checking out these tips for in-between checkups. Are you ready to learn more about bad breath and how you can keep it out of your mouth? Let’s do it. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

May 6th, 2016
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Taking proper care of your gums can affect the health of your whole body

Gum disease affects nearly 10 percent of Americans by the time they reach age 64. While this sounds like a relatively low number, it could be you if you fail to take proper care of your teeth now. If you don’t floss every day, for example, and brush at least twice a day, you are at risk. And it’s a bigger risk than you might realize. Poor care of your gums can affect many other facets of your overall health. Read the rest of this entry »