Archive for the ‘ Dental Care in Catonsville ’ Category

What Are “Hidden” Sugars and How Can They Hurt Your Teeth?

Monday, February 1st, 2016
You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

Even though you know how bad sugar is for your teeth, and even though you go to great lengths to avoid it in great quantities, the sad fact is that even passing up candy, ice cream and cake isn’t necessarily enough to ward off cavities and other sugar-related tooth issues. Many foods have “hidden” sugars that will cause cavities and tooth decay just as surely as downing spoonfuls of unadulterated sugars will. Learning what those foods are will help in the never-ending fight against cavities. (more…)

Caring for Your Teeth Between Checkups

Monday, January 4th, 2016
Oral hygiene

Your smile can be greatly beautified by following simple rules of hygiene between cleanings.

While it is vitally important to see your dentist for preventive maintenance every six months, the vast majority of your mouth’s care needs to be taken care of home. It’s in your best interest to develop an oral health-care routine that you can easily follow and be sure to perform it every day. (more…)

Bad Habits for Your Teeth

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Bad habits for your teeth

There are several habits that could be causing your toothaches.

Every parent knows that having their child suck their thumb past teething is a bad idea. But what about the other habits children pick up from other adults or even from their own parents? (more…)

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Toothbrushes need to be replaces every three to four months.

Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months. Are you overdue?

Toothbrushes are 25 percent of our dental care routines but anyone who has ever walked into a drugstore knows how difficult it is to shop for a toothbrush. There are so many different options to choose from: hard, soft, or medium bristles, tongue scrubbers, electric ones, ones that just kind of vibrate but don’t move, and the manual ones with the little plastic arms that look vaguely useful but are really just weird. So short of play “Eenie Meenie Miney Mo”, how do you choose the right one for you? (more…)

Creating your Dental Care Routine

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
Dental Care is important to teach your children.

Dental Care is important to teach your children.

From birth, we have been told to brush twice a day every day and to floss between meals. But no one has really explained to us why we’re supposed to do this so we sometimes brush it off as a theory and brush whenever we feel like it. Dental care isn’t just to prevent bad breathe from ruining your conversations; it is an important step in preventing cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer. When choosing the right dental care routine, there are some things you should know.

Serious Problems Caused by Lack of a Routine

According to Colgate.com, in addition to causing problems with your teeth and gums, poor dental care can lead to more serious health problems such as diabetic complications, dementia, and respiratory infections. There is also indication that poor dental hygiene can lead to other conditions like immune system disorders and even problems with pregnancy and low birth weights in babies. Now that the dangers of a lack of routine as established, how do you choose the one that is right for you?

Picking the Right Plan for You

This is no longer your grandmother’s dental care routine of brushing with regular baking soda to achieve those pearly whites. There are several things to consider when choosing a plan for your dental health: your personal health care needs, using products with fluoride, and visiting your dentist.

  • Personal health care needs differ from person to person based on their overall health and their current daily routine. To ascertain what routine you need to start with, contact your Catonsville Dentist for an appointment where we can go over your needs in person.
  • In the 1940’s, the government started introducing fluoride into the water system in order to help rural communities stay healthy. Even with it in our water, using dental care products with fluoride in them can help strengthen your teeth and prevent decay.
  • Patients should see their dentist every six months to a year. This regular check up will help to make sure that your routine stays on the same track or if it needs to be adjusted. It will also give the dentist a chance to take care of any problems if they appear.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had a cleaning or talked to your dentist about your dental care routine, then it’s time to make an appointment. You can contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

Your Oral Surgery Recovery Guide

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
oral surgery prep

Recovery from oral surgery can go smoothly with a little preparation.

The word surgery automatically scares many people. Oral surgery doesn’t have to be an unpleasant or scary experience. In some cases, you won’t even need full anesthesia, and it is almost always an outpatient procedure. If you are worried, the best way to ease your mind is to make sure you are fully prepared. Get the ball rolling by sharing your concerns with your dentist and getting answers to all of your questions. This will help you better prepare so when you head into the dentist for oral surgery, you’ll know what to expect and recovery will go smoothly. (more…)

Oral Hygiene: Why you Should Keep your Tongue Clean

Friday, June 5th, 2015
tongue cleaning

Cleaning your tongue can be very beneficial to the health of your mouth.

Most people have their dental hygiene down, and have done the same thing since they were children. Brushing and flossing twice a day is a dental standard, but people often neglect their tongue. While your teeth and gums need all the attention they can get, your tongue is a truly important part of your mouth too. Maintaining a healthy tongue can be extremely beneficial to the health of your entire mouth. If you don’t know how, don’t worry! We can help you out. (more…)

Should I use Mouthwash?

Friday, May 8th, 2015
mouthwash dental routine

Add mouthwash to your dental hygiene routine and experience the benefits.

We all know that mouthwash is a quick and effective fix when you’ve got to meet with clients after a garlicky pasta lunch, but do you know about the other benefits swishing? Sure, it can be a struggle to deal with the quick burning sensation of your thirty second gargle, but you’ll be doing wonders for your smile and leave you with minty fresh breath that will dazzle all of the close talkers in your life. If you’re looking for a simple addition to your dental hygiene routine, consider mouthwash. It has more benefits than you may know. (more…)

Signs You Have a Cavity 

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
Cavity and Dental Hygiene

Cavity fillings aren’t fun. Good dental hygiene will keep your teeth safe.

You may have perfect dental hygiene habits, but that doesn’t mean you are excluded from developing a cavity. By the age of 17, nearly 80 percent of people have had a cavity. It’s never fun to deal with dental hygiene issues, but it’s better to get a cavity fixed sooner rather than later. If you are unsure if you have a cavity, there are several warning signs to look for. (more…)

Common Flossing Mistakes

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Close-up of a mid adult woman holding dental flossThe biggest flossing mistake people make is not flossing at all. If you’ve gotten past the hurdle of adding flossing to your daily routine, congratulate yourself. Once you make a habit of flossing, it’s important that you make sure you are doing it correctly. Improperly flossing is better than not flossing at all, but you need to give your teeth the maximum level of protection from plaque and cavities. Flossing is your best defense against future gum and teeth problems, so make sure you aren’t making these critical flossing mistakes. (more…)