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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

 

Bad breath cause and treatment

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
gum-health

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

Photo of manual and electric toothbrush

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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What Should You Be Doing to Get A Brighter Smile?

Monday, February 15th, 2016
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What should you be doing to achieve the brighter smile you long for?

With Valentine’s Day in the rear view mirror for another year, it’s a great time to take stock in your smile and learn what you can do to help brighten it. Your pearly whites, at this point, may not look as pearly as you’d like. Without proper attention, your smile may begin to show its age, Luckily, there are several simple steps you can take to help improve your smile and restore much of its lost luster. (more…)

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…)

How Can You Best Prevent Cavities?

Monday, January 18th, 2016
dental care

The importance of preventing cavities should be stressed from an early age

For as far back as y0u can remember – starting well before your first regular dental checkups – the word “cavity” has been used as an all-purpose dirty word for what you most want to avoid in your teeth. Even now, as an adult, the word carries horrible connotations, and you surely warn your own children about the dreaded “c-word.” (more…)

Benefits of Flossing

Saturday, January 16th, 2016
Benefits of Flossing

Flossing helps to relieve the pressure food can put on your teeth and helps to remove bacteria!

We have been told from day one to brush our teeth, floss, and to use mouthwash. But according to a 2013 survey by the American Dental Association, 18.5 percent of Americans do not floss and 31 percent floss less than daily. If you are among these Americans that do not floss regularly, it could mean trouble. So why should you floss daily? Well, let’s check out some of the benefits of flossing as well as some types of floss available.
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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…)

New Year’s Toothbrush

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Replacing toothbrushes

Make sure you replace your toothbrush every three to four months to ensure they are healthy!

As you start preparing for the New Year ahead, there is one thing that should be left behind in 2015: your toothbrush. When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, now is the time to replace it with a fresh one! (more…)