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Archive for January, 2022

Signs You’re At-Risk for Needing a Root Canal Treatment

Friday, January 21st, 2022
Signs You’re At-Risk for Needing a Root Canal Treatment
While root canal treatments are often considered to be one of the most highly dreaded procedures, modern day advances have made it a quick and relatively painfree procedure.

If you’ve been suffering from unexplainable aches and pains in your mouth, this may be a sign that you’re at-risk for needing a root canal treatment. At Catonsville Dental Care, our experienced oral surgeons and dentists can perform a single-visit endodontic treatment to maximize your oral health. While root canal treatments are often considered to be one of the most highly dreaded procedures, modern day advances have made it a quick and relatively painfree procedure. For most individuals, a root canal treatment can be performed in under 2 hours with a recovery period that lasts less than a week. That means that you can be in and out of the dentist office and back to your regular routine within no time. 

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Simple Steps to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Friday, January 14th, 2022
Simple Steps to Keep Your Gums Healthy
It’s essential to keep your gums healthy to prevent long-term damage that could lead to tooth loss.

Maintaining your oral health through regular brushing, flossing, antiseptic rinses, and dental checkups can help prevent gum disease. If you’ve already been diagnosed with gum disease, otherwise known as gingivitis, you should know that it can be cured. By establishing a regular oral hygiene routine, you can eliminate excess bacteria in your mouth and create a healthy environment for your gums to begin healing. However, if your gum disease has progressed to periodontitis, you can no longer reverse the damage that has been caused. Either way, it’s essential to keep your gums healthy to prevent additional long-term damage that could lead to tooth loss. Here are a few simple steps from Catonsville Dental Care to keep your gums healthy on the regular. 

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3 Common Dental Issues That Can Cause Bad Breath

Thursday, January 6th, 2022
3 Common Dental Issues That Can Cause Bad Breath
If you’ve noticed that your bad breath persists even if you’re frequently brushing your teeth and keeping up with your oral hygiene habits, there may be an underlying dental issue.

Poor Oral Hygiene Can Cause Bad Breath

Poor oral hygiene can cause bad breath. You might feel as though brushing your teeth once a day is sufficient, but it’s actually recommended by the American Dentistry Association to brush and floss your teeth (at the bare minimum) twice per day. For individuals who consume coffee drinks, sugary sweets, or other food that can sit on your enamel, it’s important to brush more frequently. You’ll also want to consistently brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, even if it means setting a phone alarm so that you can remember to do so. 

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