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Archive for the ‘ Oral Health / Dental Health Tips in Catonsville ’ Category

What a Cavity Filling is Like

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
What a Cavity Filling is Like
This might sound daunting, but getting a cavity filled is a low-risk and easy procedure.

If you’ve got a cavity, there is no need to fear. Cavities are very common, and plenty of people have had one at some point. The solution to getting rid of a cavity is having it filled. This involved replacing any decayed tooth material with a filling material created from composite resin, ionomers, amalgam, ceramics, or even gold. This might sound daunting, but getting a cavity filled is a low-risk and easy procedure. There are a few things you can expect to happen when you need to get your cavity filled. Note any procedures can differ from dentist to dentist. Read on to learn what a cavity filling is like!

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Signs of Potential Cavities

Thursday, May 19th, 2022
Signs of Potential Cavities
When it comes to cavities, you can nip them in the bud before they become problematic.

When it comes to cavities, you can nip them in the bud before they become problematic. In fact, there are some tell-tale signs that your cavity has reached the point where a professional might be the best solution. The reality is, tooth decay will usually form as a result of acids that have eroded due to bacteria that have eroded the enamel. Ultimately, these weakened areas of the tooth tend to be susceptible to erosion and decay if they are not treated immediately. Here are some key signs that you might have a cavity wreaking havoc in your mouth. 

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3 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
3 Foods That Damage Your Teeth catonsville dental care
Did you know that certain types of food can actually cause damage to your teeth?

Did you know that certain types of food can actually cause damage to your teeth? If you’re the type of person who considers yourself to be a foodie, it’s important to learn about the damage that can occur from some of your favorite snacks. Next time you sit down on the couch to have a handful of treats, choose wisely, and your teeth will thank you! Some of the biggest culprits that can damage your teeth include sugary sweets. Since tooth decay is due to plaque, sugar buildup can cause plaque on your teeth and contribute to tooth decay. Want to know what else can cause damage to your teeth? Read on to find out these top 3 foods that can damage your teeth. 

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How to Care for a Cavity

Friday, December 17th, 2021
How to Care for a Cavity
If you’ve noticed a dull ache in your mouth and you’ve started to suspect that you have a cavity, it’s a good idea to care for your teeth.

If you’ve noticed a dull ache in your mouth and you’ve started to suspect that you have a cavity, it’s a good idea to care for your teeth at home until you can get in to see the dentist. Once you’re scheduled to have yourself checked for cavities, caring for your oral hygiene is important. While there’s no at-home care that can eliminate a cavity, it’s important to stay on top of your oral health until you can get a filling. Here are a few tips from Catonsville Dental Care on how to care for a cavity, temporarily, until your next dental check-up with us. For any patients that suspect they may have a cavity, contact us to secure your next appointment as soon as possible.

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Let’s Talk About Toothbrush Maintenance

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Toothbrush Maintenance Tips Catonsville Dental Care
Let’s talk about toothbrush maintenance

Let’s talk about toothbrush maintenance. In our content, we always stress that you should brush your teeth during the day and have a nighttime routine. However, it also matters that you take care of the tool that helps remove bacteria: your toothbrush. Toothbrush maintenance matters as much as having a routine and coming to biannual dental cleanings. Why? Bacteria can accumulate on an old toothbrush. It would be best to keep these things in mind regarding toothbrush maintenance.

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Tooth Loss: How to Prevent It

Friday, June 4th, 2021
Tooth Loss Prevention Catonsville Dental Care
For more information on tooth loss prevention and other dental health topics, keep reading our content

Today we will discuss what you can do to prevent tooth loss. A common mistake is to focus on only the visible teeth, but each tooth has its importance. Your canines and your molars all impact the way that you bite and eat your food. They also affect how you speak. Even losing one tooth can lead to bone mass loss in your jaw, impacting your neighboring teeth. Here is how you can protect your teeth between dental exams and aid in tooth loss prevention. 

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Food and Beverage Myths and Facts Relating to Oral Health

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Food and Beverage Myths and Facts Relating to Oral Health Catonsville Dental Care

Oral Health Fact #2: Diet Soda Can Harm Your Teeth

Today we’re going to debunk and confirm food and beverage myths relating to oral health. The phrase “you are what you eat.” will forever be accurate. The things that we digest and put into our bodies impact our dental health and impact our overall health. Our goal is never to scare you away from the things that you enjoy. We’re only stating that it’s best to indulge in particular food and beverages in moderation. Remember that your health is your wealth. It would be best if you did anything to promote living a long and healthy life and have a healthy, beautiful smile while you’re at it. Here are a few food and beverage myths and facts!

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Discover Family Dentistry and Thanksgiving Tips in Baltimore

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Always be mindful of what you eat on Turkey Day

Here at Catonsville Dental Care, we specialize in family dentistry catering to Baltimore residents. We know that no one wants to hear about being healthy on Thanksgiving. It’s a time to relax because you’re off work, bond with friends and family, and indulge in delicious food. However, your teeth will thank you later if you’re mindful of what you eat. Your entire body will thank you if you’re conscious of what you eat. We’d never advise you to take the fun out of eating such delicious comfort food, but there are ways to combat weakening your enamel. Because we specialize in family dentistry, we care about the oral health of your tiny tots, the elders in your family, and everyone in between. Here are some Thanksgiving oral health tips that you can use each holiday.  

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Tips for Controlling Tartar Buildup

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Flossing helps to prevent tartar buildup. 

Consistently brushing your teeth, flossing your teeth, and using antiseptic mouthwash is the key to proper dental care. This information is common knowledge but do you know about tartar? Even when you have an excellent dental care routine in place, tartar can buildup on your teeth. That’s why you need to see a dental hygienist to clean your teeth.Plaque is the result of bacteria and food residue combining. When plaque hardens, it becomes tartar or calculus. It sits above the gum line and can lead to receding gums and gum disease, which are significant health problems. Keep reading to learn more about what tartar is and tips that can help control tartar buildup.

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How Swimming Affects Your Teeth

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Whether it’s a pool, lake, or ocean, spending too much time swimming actually can affect your dental health.

Some summer activities have a poor reputation with dentists–many of our favorite summer treats and contact sports can hurt dental health. However, you may not think of swimming, many peoples’ favorite summer past-time, as having any effect on your teeth. But whether it’s a pool, lake, or ocean, spending too much time swimming actually can affect your dental health. Here are some ways swimming can affect your teeth.

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