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How Cold and Flu Remedies Can Impact Your Oral Health

February 8th, 2019
Don't let cold and flu season damage the health of your teeth.

Don’t let cold and flu season damage the health of your teeth.

There are so many symptoms of the winter cold and flu season that leave us miserable: runny noses, persistent coughs, and the occasional stomach bug.  Thankfully, there are many different medicines that we can take to keep our symptoms at bay long enough to power through the day. Unfortunately, many cough medicines can damage our teeth and oral health! There are plenty of ways to find cold relief and protect your pearly whites this winter. Read on to learn more!  Read the rest of this entry »

Why Does My Child Have Bad Breath?

February 1st, 2019
Bad breath could be a sign of something more serious.

Bad breath could be a sign of something more serious.

As a parent, you are likely putting in significant effort to teach your children good dental hygiene habits. Brushing teeth twice a day, using mouthwash, and flossing regularly all lead to a healthy mouth. But sometimes even with all of these habits in place, your child can have bad breath. If you find that your child has a breath problem there are many factors you will want to consider, today we’ll walk you through five of the most common.   Read the rest of this entry »

How to Maintain the Health of Your Gums

January 25th, 2019
Schedule your next cleaning at Catonsville Dental Care today!

Schedule your next cleaning at Catonsville Dental Care today!

It is officially the new year and we have one more resolution to add to your list. It is so important to take care of your gums, not only to prevent gum disease but to ensure the health of your mouth altogether. Even if you are cavity-free, you are not necessarily immune to gum disease. Gum disease can start to develop when plaque builds up under and along the gumline. This can cause infections that can further lead to tooth decay. Plaque can also lead to gingivitis, which can make your gums inflamed, tender, red, swollen, and prone to bleeding. These things are totally preventable, however, so with a few tips and tricks, you can make sure your gums are as healthy as ever. Read the rest of this entry »

Simple Ways to Prevent Tooth Discoloration

January 18th, 2019
Flossing is just one way that you can maintain a beautiful smile!

Flossing is just one way that you can maintain a beautiful smile!

With the chill of winter, many of us are turning to hot beverages to help beat the cold. Hot drinks like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are all perfect ways to warm up through the season, but they can also cause your teeth to become stained. Never fear, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your hot drinks without detracting from your smile! Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Weather and Tooth Sensitivity

January 11th, 2019
Winter Weather and Tooth Sensitivity

When this tooth encounters hot or cold liquids or food, it hurts!

If you have temperature sensitivity in your teeth, you probably know it. It happens when the enamel wears down or the gums recede, leaving part of the tooth exposed that is more sensitive. When this tooth encounters hot or cold liquids or food, it hurts! And unfortunately, it’s not just about food, especially this time of year. Winter weather can impact sensitive teeth too. Read the rest of this entry »

Dental Care Tips For Children

January 3rd, 2019
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Protect your children’s teeth with these dental care tips!

Establishing good dental hygiene in children is a tricky, but essential task. When your kids start with a strong foundation for their teeth care, they’ll be better prepared to continue treating their teeth well throughout their lives. Having great dental hygiene means more than just a pretty smile, there are a variety of issues that can stem from bad teeth, mainly if left untreated.

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Dental Care Tips To Follow This Holiday Season

December 14th, 2018
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Make sure to maintain your oral health over the holidays!

We are in the midst of the holiday season, which consists of traveling and indulging in home-made comfort foods.  The holiday season can be overwhelming for some and cause people to slip on their daily hygiene habits.  However, it is essential that you keep up with your dental care routine so that you can prevent developing a cavity.  Luckily, there are a few simple dental care tips you can follow this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Choose The Right Toothbrush

December 7th, 2018

Learn how to choose the perfect toothbrush.

One of the most important aspects of oral health is brushing your teeth on a daily basis.  When brushing your teeth, you want to make sure you are using an effective tool.  Not every toothbrush is made the same, so you want to take your time when selecting one.  Luckily, there are a few simple tips you follow so that you can choose the perfect toothbrush. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Ways To Prevent Gingivitis On A Daily Basis

November 30th, 2018
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Learn how to prevent gingivitis.

Having healthy teeth and gums does not occur overnight.  You need to put time and effort into your dental hygiene so that you can prevent gingivitis.  When plaque builds up along the gum line, it cause the area to inflame, which then leads to gingivitis.  Common symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen gums, and bleeding after brushing and flossing.  Luckily, there are a few simple ways to prevent gingivitis from forming. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Take Care Of Your Oral Health As A Senior

November 16th, 2018

Learn how to take care of your oral health as you age.

As you age, you become more and more at risk for a wide range of health problems, including oral health disorders.  Darkened teeth and tooth decay are a few of the dental care issues that are common place among seniors.  Regardless of the condition of your oral health, your teeth and gums have more wear and tear during your senior years compared to when you were in your twenties.  So, it is essential that you focus on your dental hygiene when you are an older adult.   Read the rest of this entry »