Archive for September, 2013

Your Sedation Dentistry Questions Answered

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Are you afraid of going to the dentist? If so, you are not alone. Every year, millions of Americans avoid the dentist. Some had traumatic experiences as children. Others suffered pain as adults. And others were swayed by stereotypes. Whatever the reason, these individuals stopped seeking important dental care out of fear.Operation

Does this sound like you?

Well, what if I told you that there was a simple solution to your problem?

Imagine not being afraid to go to the dentist. Imagine being able to complete your dental care in one visit. Imagine having a positive feeling about your dental visit. Imagine being able to chew comfortably and smile confidently.

This is what sedation dentistry specialists at Leikin & Baylin Dental Care are offering.

Imagine how relaxation dentistry can change your life…

How Sedation Dentistry Works

Sedation Dentistry has been used safely for over 30 years, providing a relaxing and anxiety-free experience dental experience for patients just like you!

On the day of your appointment, you will take a pill which will relax you. Our specially trained team members will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed. During the dental visit you will be monitored closely. After your dental treatment is complete there will be minimal if any discomfort. Also, you will have little or no memory of your visit.

Candidates for Sedation Dentistry

 

• A high fear of dentists

• Had traumatic dental experiences

• Difficulty getting numb

• A bad gag reflex

• Very sensitive teeth

• Limited time to complete their dental care

• Complex dental problems

• A fear of needles

Modern dentistry offers many new tools and options that make necessary treatments not only tolerable but even comfortable.

If you have any questions about Sedation 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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When Should Children Start Going To The Dentist?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

As a parent, you are faced with many tough decisions. When to take your child to the dentist doesn’t have to be one of them. So when should you take your child for his first dental appointment?Taste and Discover

The answer is quite simple. A child should make his or her first visit to the dentist before the age one. This first visit serves many purposes, including:

  1. This is a good way to educate parents about how to care for baby’s teeth.
  2. Helps acclimatize children to the dentist and the importance of proper dental care.
  3. This visit will identify any pressing dental issues that may be plaguing your child.

After this initial visit is when the standard every-six-month dental visit recommendation begins.

Leikin & Baylin Dental Care: Affordable Dental Care for the Entire Family!

In addition to offering unparalled dental excellence, we will make you feel as comfortable as possible. Going to the dentist can be an anxious experience, but at Leikin and Baylin Dental Care we will ease your worries.

Catonsville Dental Care makes visiting the Dentist Fun!

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!

If you have any questions about Family Dental Care or Children’s Dentistry / Pediatric Dentistry / Pedodontics, 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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The best time for that first visit may be earlier than you think, our expert says.

Getting Over Dental Phobia

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Dental phobia, also known as dental fear and dental anxiety, is actually fairly common. It is often brought on by psychological trauma brought on by comments, such as “if you don’t brush your teeth, you’ll have to go to the dentist,” or it is triggered by a physical event, such as a painful incident at the dentist’s office as a child. These emotional experiences linger, causing anxiety that can carry over into adulthood.Sensitive Teeth

However, with new advancements in dental technology, going to the dentist has become virtually painless.

New Dental Tools: For example, needles used to inject numbing agents have gone from large and reusable (repeated use dulls a needle’s point) to ultra-thin and disposable.

Topical Anesthetics / Dental Patches: Topical anesthetic gels and dental patches can be used to numb the gums to keep patients comfortable during injections and deep cleanings.

Sedation Dentistry: Sedation Dentistry has been used safely for over 30 years, providing a relaxing and anxiety-free experience dental experience for patients just like you! On the day of your appointment, you will take a pill which will relax you. Our specially trained team members will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed. During the dental visit you will be monitored closely. After your dental treatment is complete there will be minimal if any discomfort. Also, you will have little or no memory of your visit.

If you have any questions about Dental Phobia, Sedation 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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Coping with Dental Phobia

Dental Care Myth No. 2: Can Bleaching or Whitening weaken Teeth?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Can Bleaching or Whitening weaken Teeth?From a young age, we are bombarded with dental care advice. Some of the advice is good. Other advice is dental care myth. So how do you separate the fact from the fiction? With the help of Leikin & Baylin Dental Care, of course! We are a team of caring health professionals who provide unparalleled dental excellence and treat our patients as members of our family.

Dental Care Myth No. 2: Can Bleaching or Whitening weaken Teeth?

As humans, we aspire to look our best at all times. However, time has its effects on the human body. The skin begins to lose its elasticity. The hair begins to grey. And the teeth begin to lose their luster. Over time, outside factors, such as food and drink (especially coffee and wine) take their toll on your formerly-pearly whites. Because of this, many Americans turn to bleaching or whitening products to regain that lost luster.

Whitening products sold over the counter work by using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, oxidizing agents, to remove pigment on the surface of the enamel. At-home products contain 3-10% hydrogen-peroxide, while theproducts used by your dentist contain 15-38%.

Can Bleaching or Whitening weaken Teeth? Quite simply, no. Bleaching or whitening will not weaken the structure of your teeth. However, this does not mean that bleaching and whitening products cannot damage your teeth. Overuse of such products can damage tooth enamel. According to a study by Dr. Shereen Azer, at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, overuse of bleaching and whitening products can result in loss of enamel ranging from 1.2 to 2 nanometers.

So, if you choose to use over-the-counter whitening products, please do so sparingly and according to the product’s directions.

If you have any questions about Dental Care Myth No. 2: Can Bleaching or Whitening weaken Teeth? 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 offer high quality, comprehensive dental care. We set a very high standard for our care and we are very proud of the treatment that we have provided for you.

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