Archive for August, 2016

Back-To-School Oral Care

Friday, August 26th, 2016
pediatric dentist

Schedule a check-up for back-to-school!

The bells have rung and the kids are back to school. It’s time to pack away the sun hats, beach towels, and time to start preparing for the chaos of a new year. You’ve checked off that school list, bought new shoes, and took the children to their pediatrician for their yearly immunization shots. But have you scheduled a routine dental checkup? According to the American Dental Association, a dental examination is as important as the shots your children receive as part of back-to-school preparations.

As you send your child back to school, schedule a regular check-up with their dentist, and take the time to go over a few healthy habits to ensure their teeth are ready for school. (more…)

3 Reasons to Invest in an Electric Toothbrush

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Photo of manual and electric toothbrushes

Is it really better to use a manual toothbrush?

Many people use electric toothbrushes to keep their teeth clean, white, and healthy. However, is the electric toothbrush truly that far superior to your average toothbrush? Dentists say yes, and overwhelmingly recommend them. The electric toothbrush is the best way to keep your teeth clear of plaque build up and all of the health problems it causes. By brushing twice daily with an electric toothbrush using proper technique, you can master oral care and take control of your health.

An Electric Toothbrush Cleans Teeth More Completely

When it comes to cleaning ability, electric toothbrushes are far ahead of regular old toothbrushes. The whirring bristles of the electric toothbrush remove plaque better for one thing. They also can more easily and completely clean hard to reach areas a manual toothbrush neglects. These includes the back of the molars and your gumline.

An Electric Toothbrush Stops You From Brushing Too Hard

Many people try so hard to keep their teeth clean and protect their oral health that they brush too hard, which can injure your gums and cause them to recede. Brushing too hard can also remove enamel from the surface of your teeth and lead to tooth sensitivity and other issues. Since an electric toothbrush does all the work for you, there’s no risk of brushing too hard.

An Electric Toothbrush Offers More Universally User-Friendly Oral Care

People with physical conditions that limit their dexterity or the use of their hands should definitely use an electric toothbrush. Their larger handles are ideal for those who cannot physically grip the traditionally slender manual toothbrush. They also do not require fine motor skills to use, as they do all of the work for you.

 

Call Catonsville Dental Care For More Important Oral Care Tips

Catonsville Dental Care provides high-quality dental services to Catonsville, MD, and the surrounding areas. If you’re concerned about your gum health, or any other dental issues, we will be happy to provide you with the service and care that all of our patients have come to expect. We offer dental cleanings, implants, Invisalign, and other dental services as well as routine dental care and corrective treatments. With years of experience and countless testimonials, we’re your one-stop offices for all of your dental needs!

Book your appointment through our website today, or gives us a call today at410-747-1115 for your FREE consultation! You can also view the rest of our services and current specials HERE.

Why Flossing is Important

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Don't let food particles and plaque build up between your teeth. Make sure that you are making flossing a priority.

Don’t let food particles and plaque build up between your teeth. Make sure that you are making flossing a priority.

Every time you go to the dentist you might become a bit embarrassed when you have to admit that you aren’t flossing regularly. You might make up excuses like “I don’t have enough time” or you might just be honest and tell the dentist that you always forget to floss. Believe it or not, there are a few really great reasons why dentists are constantly telling us to floss. Check out the rest of this blog if you want to discover why flossing is so important for anyone with a set of pearly whites. (more…)

What is A Cavity?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
cavity

So what exactly are cavities and how do they develop?

I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the world cavity if you’ve been alive on this planet for some time. The word itself carries a negative weight so palpable, we’re sure you remember all the methods to prevent them from grade school. So, with all this emphasis we put on ridding our oral cavities of these suckers, so we actually know what they are? In this week’s blog, we’ll answer that question for you! Read on with us as we explore what exactly a cavity is, how they form, and why they’re so detrimental to your continued dental health.

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