Archive for July, 2016

That Sweet Tooth You’ve Got Causes Cavities

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Prevent cavities by limiting your sugar intake!

I’m sure your friends and family have joked around about how much junk food you eat by comically poking fun at you saying, ‘You’ve got quite the sweet tooth!’ While indulging in sweets is satisfying, unfortunately consuming too much sugar leads to tooth decay. The chain of events that takes place after you eat your favorite cookie or a piece of cake can lead to cavities. If cavities aren’t promptly taken care of, a root canal procedure may be necessary. Here’s how you and your family can take action to prevent tooth decay today!

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Simple Ways To Make Teeth Brushing Fun For Your Child

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Follow our tips to motivate your child to brush every morning and night.

Motivating your child to brush their teeth every morning and night is exhausting! Are your tired of those tears of resistance and whining refusal to accept the imaginary airplane that is your child’s toothbrush? Fortunately, we have some solutions for you! There are creative ways you can make teeth brushing an exciting adventure with specific games and reward systems. The importance of Oral hygiene should be stressed from a young age.Read our blog this week if keeping up with your child’s oral hygiene has become a nightmare.

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My Teeth Are Greying, What Do I Do?

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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A gray tooth could be a sign of lack of blood flow. Dental attention should be sought immediately.

As we age, our teeth are going to inevitably change color. Sometimes, however, you might notice a dullness or grey-discoloration to a specific tooth. This could be more serious than a simple cosmetic concern. Often times, a grey tooth is a sign of an underlying condition that could require immediate treatment. You should seek dental attention right away if your teeth are greying. Oral complications should not be taken lightly. Your teeth matter! You don’t want to grow old and have them fall out. Practice self-care by reading on to find out more about tooth discoloration and what it means for your oral health.

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Are Silver Fillings A Health Risk?

Friday, 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

Friday, 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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