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5 Oral Health Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

December 2nd, 2016
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Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

Your 6-month dental check-up is a form of preventative oral health maintenance designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy. While it’s necessary for you to keep up to date with your check-ups, it’s imperative that you keep an eye out for any problems that may occur in between your visits to the dentist.

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Should I Wear A Night Guard?

November 17th, 2016
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Do I need a night guard?

When your dentist first suggests that you wear a night guard, your first thought might be the mouth scaffolding teenage girls wear in 80’s movies when they’re going to bed at night. Luckily for you, a night guard isn’t so involved as braces or other sort of dental related night wear. A night guard may take a few days or even weeks for you to get used to, but ultimately you’ll see a benefit in your smile, your physical health, and even your mental health. Read the rest of this entry »

What Causes a Dry Socket?

November 11th, 2016
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How much do you know about dry socket?

Whether you are preparing to have your wisdom teeth pulled or preparing for another tooth to be extracted, you have undoubtedly heard about dry sockets and how uncomfortable they can be. While most people do not develop dry sockets after extractions, they can be bad news for the 2-5% of people that do. What causes a dry socket and how can you prevent yourself from getting one? Read the rest of this entry »

Eating Healthy is Good for Your Teeth, Too!

October 28th, 2016
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Remember to eat your leafy greens!

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month as sponsored by the national Health and Wellness Association. Family meals provide the ideal opportunity for socializing and exchanging ideas with other people. As technology grows, it’s easy to distance ourselves from one another by taking our dinners to the T.V. room or allowing phones at the table. In October, we celebrate the old-fashioned ideals of eating healthy meals at the table together. This not only promotes family time, but oral health as well. Read the rest of this entry »

What are Dental Veneers?

October 20th, 2016
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Are you ready to transform your smile with dental veneers?

If you have discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth, or even misaligned teeth, then dental veneers may be the best option for you. Dental veneers, or porcelain veneers, are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of your teeth.  Veneers are great for anyone looking for a brighter or more even smile. Read the rest of this entry »

Dental Tips for the Halloween Season

October 13th, 2016
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Protect your child’s teeth from sugary sweets.

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that your children will be celebrating the spooky holiday at school and at their friend’s house. You may even have started early and snuck a few pumpkin shaped cookies into their lunch as a ghostly surprise. This is a fun time for you and your little one, and it’s important to ensure that they’re maintaining proper dental hygiene during the entirety of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Tips for Travel Tooth Care

October 7th, 2016

http---10.1.10.228-advpgallery.com-wp-content-uploads-2016-09-ThinkstockPhotos-76755193If you’re heading out this weekend for a quick trip away from home, you may want to remember a few more things than your rain jacket. Travel is the perfect time to let go of your routine and enjoy the idea of freedom. The open road means hot tub dips, late evenings out, and sweet treats. Go ahead and enjoy yourself, but just remember to stay on top of your oral health. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prevent Gum Disease

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Have your Teeth Whitened for Fall

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Stop Smoking. Love, Your Teeth

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.   Read the rest of this entry »