Archive for September, 2016

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Visit Catonsville Dental Care For Frequent Dental Cleanings

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque builds up between the gums and teeth. When this bacterium begins to grow, the gums around the tooth can become inflamed. When left untreated and uncared for, the inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure to slowly deteriorate. (more…)

Have your Teeth Whitened for Fall

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Have your teeth whitened for the new season!

Yesterday was the first official day of fall. Summer is over, and it’s time to start sifting through our wardrobe in order to pack away our summer dresses and bring out the sweaters. If you’re looking for more of a physical change in your appearance, consider having your teeth whitened by Catonsville Dental Care. (more…)

Stop Smoking. Love, Your Teeth

Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Your bad habit could be affecting your smile.

You may be one of the many Americans still habitually smoking cigarettes. You don’t need us telling you that it’s bad for your health; you’ve already heard it before. What you may not know is that your habit is taking a toll on those pearly whites. Every day you smoke, you’re at a greater risk for developing tooth stains, gum disease, and even mouth cancer.   (more…)

The Benefits of Mouthwash

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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Do you incorporate mouthwash into your daily routine?

Do you remember those Listerine advertisements? They pictured a man or a woman rinsing with the alcohol based mouth rinse for 30 seconds, holding back the urge to spit prematurely. The specific brand of mouthwash was famous for recognizing the sometimes-uncomfortable sensation that results in rinsing with Listerine. At the end of the commercial, when the white-toothed actor spits out that green liquid, they smile and exhale in a cleanly victory. (more…)

Tooth Abscess 101

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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Call Catonsville Dental Care to treat your tooth abscess.

An abscessed tooth is an infection starting at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. Commonly, it’s caused by severe tooth decay, trauma to the tooth, or gum disease. It occurs when the soft tissue inside of the root canal dies and becomes inflamed. They’re extremely painful, and can lead to fever, swelling, and throbbing in the jawbone.   (more…)