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The Basics of Teeth Brushing

September 29th, 2022
The Basics of Teeth Brushing
Regular day and nighttime teeth brushing should be a part of your dental health routine.

Regular day and nighttime teeth brushing should be a part of your dental health routine because it protects you from tooth decay and gum disease. Also, regular teeth cleaning will keep the surface of your teeth clean while preventing cavities and keeping your mouth fresh. Catonsville Dental Care is here to guide you through the basics of teeth brushing. 

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The Usual Causes of Tooth Pain

September 23rd, 2022
The Usual Causes of Tooth Pain
Follow along with this guide to the most common causes of tooth pain so you’ll know how to treat it.

Tooth pain can arrive from seemingly out of nowhere, and never as an especially welcome visitor. Being able to do some preliminary amateur analysis as to “What’s going on in there!?” is a highly useful skill, though. That invisible red-hot needle mercilessly jabbing your gums likely indicates a different type of issue than, say, that dull persistent molar ache—or the dreaded sudden onset of extreme sensitivity to temperatures!
Many dental conditions can be indicative of more complex overarching health problems—ones that aren’t by any means confined to your mouth. Follow along with this guide to the most common causes of tooth pain so that, when next you awake in the throbbing throes of tooth trouble, you may actually be able to answer that silently-screamed why!?, and take appropriate ameliorative action all the faster.

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How to Treat Grinding Your Teeth

September 15th, 2022

Many individuals experience bruxism, better known as teeth grinding. Grinding your teeth isn’t typically harmful. However, when it occurs much too often, teeth can become destroyed, and other dental health issues can occur. Here is some insight on why people grind their teeth in the first place, the symptoms, and how to treat grinding your teeth. 

Here is some insight on why people grind their teeth in the first place, the symptoms, and how to treat grinding your teeth.

Why Grinding Your Teeth Happens

Individuals grind their teeth for reasons such as stress and worry. However, other causes include an irregular bite, lost or crooked teeth, or an aberrant bite during sleep. Sleep apnea and other sleep issues are also causes of bruxism. Depression medication and neurological illnesses such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s can cause people to grind their teeth. 

The Symptoms

These symptoms are often the only way to tell if you are grinding your teeth at night. The four core symptoms of bruxism include: 

Bruxism can lead to dental loss if left unchecked. Brushing twice a day with enamel-strengthening toothpaste is best to mitigate the loss. 

How Does Grinding Your Teeth Impact Dental Health

Chronic tooth grinding can cause weakening, cracking, or tooth loss in particular people. Patients could require root canals, bridges, and partial or complete dentures when these situations arise. Bruxism can also harm your jaws and alter the appearance of your face. For these reasons, it’s essential to treat grinding your teeth. 

Treatment 

A nightguard can prevent you from harming your teeth at night. If you grind your teeth because of stress, you can reach out to a dentist or doctor to discover ways to make life calmer. Stress counseling, exercising, reaching out to a physical therapist, or getting treatment for muscle relaxers can help. 

Other treatment ideas include: 

  • Avoiding or limiting foods and drinks with caffeine, such as soda, chocolate, and coffee
  • Avoid alcohol consumption because tooth grinding exacerbates after this.
  • Refrain from chewing on non-food-related items.
  • Practice not grinding or clenching your teeth if you find yourself cleaning your teeth throughout the day. We suggest placing the base of your tongue over your teeth. 
  • Place a wet washcloth on your face in front of your ears to help you relax your jaw muscles before bedtime. 

Reach out to Catonsville Dental Care today if teeth grinding is troubling for you. You can count on our dental healthcare experts to help you manage your dental health

Catonsville Dental Care is The Best Choice for Your Dental Health

Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

The Main Causes of Bad Breath

September 8th, 2022
The Main Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath can impact how we feel in social situations, leading to embarrassment or even anxiety.

Bad breath is more of a medical issue than people realize. In fact, it’s otherwise known as halitosis and it’s believed that around 30% of people are affected by bad breath at some point. Bad breath can impact how we feel in social situations, leading to embarrassment or event anxiety.

There are so many products on the market today that are meant to target bad breath specifically. However, most of these products only combat the symptom—the bad breath itself—instead of treating the underlying causes. There are a number of causes behind bad breath, so it’s important that you are able to recognize them and seek proper oral treatment to take care of the problem for good.

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Common Indicators That You’ve Lost a Filling

September 2nd, 2022
Common Indicators That You’ve Lost a Filling
A filling can unexpectedly detach, and it can be hard to tell.

Even the best brushers and fiercest flossers can sometimes meet with misfortune on the dental front. A cavity may somehow breach your defenses and need to be filled. And sometimes—adding insult to injury—a filling can unexpectedly detach! This could happen for any number of reasons, but most likely among them are:

  • any force of impact to the face
  • formation of another cavity beneath the filling
  • biting into/chewing hard or sticky foods
  • teeth-grinding or jaw-clenching causing the repair work to gradually loosen

It can be a tricky situation, as the detachment itself often goes unnoticed. Shortly afterward, though, you’re likely to experience some unusual and potentially uncomfortable activity in your mouth. Since this scenario requires urgent dental attention, it’s important to familiarize yourself with these common indicators that you’ve lost a filling.

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The Go-To Guide for Teeth Flossing

August 25th, 2022
The Go-To Guide for Teeth Flossing
Flossing perks are widely known — but some people forget about this important step of their oral hygiene routine.

There is no denying that teeth flossing is incredibly important. In fact, flossing perks are widely known — but some people forget about this important step of their oral hygiene routine. The reality is, when it comes to your oral health, flossing is essential — it prevents cavities and other issues down the line — so it’s important to always make sure that you stick to your flossing routine regularly. Ultimately, it can be tough to always remember to floss your teeth — but there are some excellent ways to make the most out of your oral health and hygiene routines. Here is a really helpful and useful guide to get the most out of your flossing habits and make sure that you maintain excellent oral care.

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Facts on Tooth Decay and How to Prevent It

August 18th, 2022
Facts on Tooth Decay and How to Prevent It
Knowing what to look out for and how best to protect your oral health against tooth decay has become increasingly important.

There is no denying that tooth decay can be all too common among people these days. In fact, sugar is a key component of decay — and with people trying to create healthier lives in general limiting sugar intake generally can be incredibly helpful for your overall and oral health. The reality is, it can be tough to understand just what might be causing your tooth decay beyond sugar — so knowing what to look out for and how best to protect your oral health against decay become increasingly important. Ultimately, to better understand decay, you can begin to take control of your health — particularly your overall oral health. Here are some important facts to know about tooth decay and the best ways to prevent it. 

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Keeping Your Teeth Clean Between Dentist Visits

August 11th, 2022
Keeping Your Teeth Clean Between Dentist Visits
When it comes to your dental care, it is much easier to maintain a healthy mouth than to depend on the dentist to correct it.

Everyone loves the nice feeling they experience after going to the dentist for a teeth cleaning. But how do you keep that feeling in-between teeth cleanings? When it comes to your dental care, it is much easier to maintain a healthy mouth than to depend on the dentist to correct poor dental hygiene for yourself. Maintaining the just-out-of-the-dentist feeling isn’t as hard as you’d think. Read on for some informative tips to help keep your teeth clean between teeth cleaning visits.

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What Can Impact Your Dental Health As You Age?

August 5th, 2022
What Can Impact Your Dental Health As You Age?
What can impact your dental health as you age, and how can you keep your pearly whites as healthy as possible?

When you think of your overall health, are you also thinking about your dental health? Your teeth and gums are a significant piece of the puzzle, especially as we get older. So, what can impact your dental health, and how can you keep your pearly whites as healthy as possible? 

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How Cosmetic Dentistry is Different from Aesthetic Dentistry

July 28th, 2022
How Cosmetic Dentistry is Different from Aesthetic Dentistry
Aesthetic dentistry tends to be commonly overlooked but it actually focuses on the improvement of your overall smile.

For the most part, aesthetic dentistry tends to be commonly overlooked but it actually focuses on the improvement of your overall smile. In fact, typically aesthetic dentists usually are those that can help create a healthier looking smile. The reality is, aesthetic dentistry is usually referred to as cosmetic dentistry — focusing on the appearance of a healthy mouth and smile. Ultimately, there are some key things to differentiate between cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic dentistry — so you can actually know the difference. Here are the biggest differences associated with both cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. 

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