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

How Tongue Piercings Affect Your Oral Health

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Learn about the negative side effects of tongue piercings.

Body modification, from piercings to tattoos, is extremely popular today and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.  Body piercings, specifically those on the tongue, are a form of self-expression and allow people to be creative.  Although, tongue piercings come with serious health risks and should be given serious thought before an individual gets one.  Several oral health problems are associated with tongue piercings. (more…)

The Effects of Cigarette Smoking On Your Oral Health

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Learn about the harmful effects of smoking on your oral health.

By now, mostly everyone knows or has heard of the negative effects smoking cigarettes has on the human body.  But, for some reason, people still seem to buy cigarettes by the pack and smoke them.  Every time you take a puff from a cigarette your mouth starts to feel the harmful consequences.  No one wants to smile and show yellow teeth or even worse, start to develop mouth cancer.  Smoking cigarettes cause long-term effects on your oral health that will, hopefully, make you want to quit. (more…)

3 Back To School Oral Health Tips

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Practice great dental hygiene while going into the new school year.

August is coming to end which means that the school year is starting up with kids get their school supplies in order.  While they are learning new information and reuniting with friends, it is important that your child continues a proper oral health routine.  It is crucial as parents that you pass on your oral health regimen to your children and answer any questions they might have.   (more…)

4 Ways To Fight Bad Breath

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Fight bad breath by starting with your tongue!

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and as their breath hits your nostrils you become a little nauseous?  This can be an embarrassing situation for both parties involved and is more common than you might think.  More than 80 million people in the United States suffer from chronic halitosis, known as bad breath.  The key to preventing your mouth from producing a gross stench is to have to practice proper oral hygiene.   (more…)

How Fluoride Strengthens Your Teeth and Improves Your Smile

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Discover how to maintain your beautiful smile!

Most people realize that fluoride is an important part of maintaining optimal oral health, but those same people often aren’t sure exactly what fluoride does and why it helps. Here are four of the many ways that fluoride helps your smile stay bright and healthy every day of the year. (more…)

The Consequences Of Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard

Friday, July 1st, 2016
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Learn proper tooth brushing techniques with Catonsville Family Dentistry

While frequent tooth brushing breaks down plaque and gets rid of bacteria, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. You should be brushing your teeth every morning and night to reduce tartar build up, toothbrush abrasion is a serious dental concern that leads to sensitive teeth and receding gums. When your gum line recedes, the roots of your teeth are exposed. They are sensitive and prone to infection when left unprotected. Rough brushing wears down the enamel of the teeth, as well,  which makes them more vulnerable to decay. In this week’s blog we’ll take a look at the major consequences of brushing your teeth too hard, and explore proper techniques to get your oral health back on track.

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Childhood Tooth Loss? Learn What to Expect From Pediatric Dentistry Experts in Catonsville

Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Children will start to lose teeth early. Knowing how to spot abnormalities is key to your child’s dental health.

Are you concerned your child is too young to start losing teeth? Or maybe they have a habit of grinding their jaws and you’re worried it’s causing premature tooth loss. Whatever your parental fears, keep your mind at ease by learning the usual age tooth loss occurs, what to expect when it starts happening, and how to handle a bothersome loose tooth.

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Bad Breath is Bad News

Monday, May 16th, 2016

 

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Bad breath got you down? We can help.

No one likes having bad breath. It’s an easy way to run a date, spoil an interview, or even just bother people on the bus. It can be very embarrassing, but we can help you. You can also help yourself by checking out these tips for in-between checkups. Are you ready to learn more about bad breath and how you can keep it out of your mouth? Let’s do it. (more…)

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Taking proper care of your gums can affect the health of your whole body

Gum disease affects nearly 10 percent of Americans by the time they reach age 64. While this sounds like a relatively low number, it could be you if you fail to take proper care of your teeth now. If you don’t floss every day, for example, and brush at least twice a day, you are at risk. And it’s a bigger risk than you might realize. Poor care of your gums can affect many other facets of your overall health. (more…)

Should I Use an Electric Toothbrush?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

It’s that time again. The bristles have gone soft. You need a new toothbrush. Will this time be the time you decide to switch from a manual to an electric toothbrush? Choosing the right one can be difficult, but we’re here to help

MEET THE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

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Will you switch to an electric toothbrush? Or do you prefer a manual toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes, once a high-priced novelty, have risen in popularity over the past few years. And although they still cost more than manual toothbrushes, users say they’re worth the investment.

WebMD says the electric toothbrush’s 6,000 to 30,000 strokes per minute appear to offer more cleaning power per dollar spent than a manual toothbrush. One manufacturer conducted a study, asking more than 16,000 manual toothbrush users to switch to an electric toothbrush. The results were published in the March 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association:

When asked to monitor their patients’ progress, the dental professionals said the powered brush had a positive effect on the oral health of more than 80% of the patients. Most participants reportedly said their oral health was better after using the device.

ELECTRIC VS. MANUAL – BETTER OR JUST DIFFERENT?

Electric toothbrushes have their drawbacks. Replacing batteries and brush heads can be expensive and time-consuming. Electric toothbrushes are expensive to replace if broken or lost. Some users — especially young children — have expressed sensitivity to the vibration and buzzing sound made by electric toothbrushes. But electric toothbrushes are easier to use: less manual scrubbing is required and some electric brushes run on a timer, letting you know when you’ve brushed long enough.

While manual toothbrushes lack the frills of their electric counterparts, they’re low cost and will keep your teeth clean when used properly. If you’re not sure which type of toothbrush you’d prefer, some manufacturers offer low-cost electric brushes that combine the buzzy cleaning power of an electric toothbrush with the familiar feel and look of a manual toothbrush.

Ultimately, dentists agree that regular brushing and flossing — whether manual or electric — is the key to good dental health.

Catonsville Dental Care

Regularly seeing your Catonsville Dental Care dentist will help to determine if your child’s dental routines need modifications. For more information on pediatric dental care as well as other preventative dental care services, call Catonsville Dental Care today! Call today at 410-747-1115, or submit any questions by visiting CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

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