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What Causes a Dry Socket?

Friday, 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? (more…)

Eating Healthy is Good for Your Teeth, Too!

Friday, 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. (more…)

What are Dental Veneers?

Thursday, 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. (more…)

Dental Tips for the Halloween Season

Thursday, 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. (more…)

4 Tips for Travel Tooth Care

Friday, 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. (more…)

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…)

Why Flossing is Important

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Don't let food particles and plaque build up between your teeth. Make sure that you are making flossing a priority.

Don’t let food particles and plaque build up between your teeth. Make sure that you are making flossing a priority.

Every time you go to the dentist you might become a bit embarrassed when you have to admit that you aren’t flossing regularly. You might make up excuses like “I don’t have enough time” or you might just be honest and tell the dentist that you always forget to floss. Believe it or not, there are a few really great reasons why dentists are constantly telling us to floss. Check out the rest of this blog if you want to discover why flossing is so important for anyone with a set of pearly whites. (more…)