Archive for April, 2012

Leikin & Baylin Dental Care: Pedodontics (Children’s Dentistry)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Proper dental care and regular trips to the dentist are both extremely important, especially for growing children. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to the dentist be right before their first birthday. This is important for several reasons, including:

  • It teaches your child, at an early age, about the importance of proper dental hygiene.
  • Check to see if there is any baby bottle tooth decay.
  • Ensure that your child’s gums are healthy.
  • Make sure your child’s teeth are coming in correctly.
  • Once all your child’s primary teeth have come in your pediatric dentist will start applying topical fluoride to harden the tooth enamel.
  • Dental sealants can also be applied to protect the teeth from bacteria.

But, let’s face it; children are far different than adults. And because of this, they need to see a dentist that specializes in pedodontics, also known as children’s dentistry.

Dr. Leikin and Dr. Baylin of Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville offer high quality, comprehensive dental care geared towards children and adolescents. Our pediatric dental services include: regular dental visits and preventative treatments, fillings, aesthetic restorations, mouth guards, and much more!

Make sure the kids ask to see Dr. Baylin’s famous magic tricks!


Don’t wait until your child has a full set of teeth to visit the dentist, call Leikin and Baylin Dental Care today!

If you have any questions about Pedodontics, also known as Children’s Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

“We are a team of caring health professionals who provide unparalleled dental excellence and treat our patients as members of our family.”

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Maryland Dental Care: The Benefits of Invisalign®

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Braces can cause pain, discomfort, plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth decay, and even injuries. But if you want straight, aligned teeth and a beautiful smile, you do not have any other choice, right?

Wrong!

Invisalign® invisible braces are the clear alternative to metal braces.

Benefits of Invisalign®

  • Comfort: Invisalign® aligner trays are smooth, comfortable, and even removable. This means that you can live your life like normal without having to worry about the inconveniences that braces can cause.
  • Looks: Unlike braces, Invisalign® is completely clear and discrete. Most people won’t even know you are wearing them. Of course, if you have a special event coming up and do not want to wear your Invisalign®, no problem. Just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you’re ready.
  • Healthier Teeth and Gums: When your teeth are aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems.
  • Easier Cleaning: With braces, keeping your teeth clean can be a challenge. Not only does food get caught in between the wires, but braces also make it incredibly difficult to brush and floss. This can lead to plaque buildup and even tooth decay. Fortunately, Invisalign aligners are removable, making it’s easy to brush and floss your teeth the way you normally do.
  • Overall Health: If left untreated, bacteria can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Furthermore, studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes. Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, reducing your risk of serious infection and disease.

Invisalign®, the clear alternative to braces, has been chosen by over 500,000 people who want amazing smiles.

If you have any questions about Invisalign® and how you could benefit or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

“We are a team of caring health professionals who provide unparalleled dental excellence and treat our patients as members of our family.”

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Sources:

Invisalign.com