Archive for the ‘ Teeth Cleaning ’ Category

3 Tips To Choosing The Right Toothbrush Just For You

Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Take your time when selecting a toothbrush.

When trying to achieve exceptional oral health, it is critical that your brush your teeth at least two times a day.  Although, you need to take your time when choosing a toothbrush because not all brushes are made the same.  You want a toothbrush continuously removes plaque and harmful bacteria from your teeth and gums without damaging your mouth.  Luckily, there a few simple tips you should follow when looking for the perfect toothbrush. (more…)

4 Common Dental Health Myths Debunked

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Are you still using alcohol based mouthwash?

Are you still using alcohol based mouthwash?

This week, we’re discussing some of the most popular dental health misconceptions. How many of these myths do you believe?

4 Reasons Your Child Has Bad Breath

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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Does your little one have bad breath?

If you’re instructing your child to brush his teeth twice a day, you’re off to a great start in ensuring proper oral hygiene. No matter how often they may brush, children can still have bad breath. If his brushing habits aren’t the cause, his bad breath could be a sign of something more serious. (more…)

Simple Ways To Make Teeth Brushing Fun For Your Child

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Follow our tips to motivate your child to brush every morning and night.

Motivating your child to brush their teeth every morning and night is exhausting! Are your tired of those tears of resistance and whining refusal to accept the imaginary airplane that is your child’s toothbrush? Fortunately, we have some solutions for you! There are creative ways you can make teeth brushing an exciting adventure with specific games and reward systems. The importance of Oral hygiene should be stressed from a young age.Read our blog this week if keeping up with your child’s oral hygiene has become a nightmare.


Do I Need Teeth Whitening?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Teeth Whitening can be an incredible, life-changing experience.

One of the most popular questions we receive at Leikin and Baylin Dental Care is whether a patient should get a teeth whitening treatment – whether teeth whitening is dangerous, whether it should be done at home at home, whether veneers are a better option and, by far the most popular, how much teeth whitening costs. At Leikin and Baylin, we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about whitening. (more…)

How to Floss Teeth Properly

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Flossing correctly is incredibly important for your oral health. Proper teeth flossing removes unwanted food particles and plaque from places in your mouth that a toothbrush cannot easily reach. These include under the gumline and between teeth. A buildup of plaque over time can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so daily flossing is necessary for healthy teeth. Follow these how to floss steps in order to take the best care possible of your teeth.  how-to-floss


Don’t Let Gingivitis Invade Your Mouth!

Monday, February 1st, 2016

A daily oral health routine is instrumental in preventing Gingivitis.

Simply put, you don’t want to mess with Gingivitis. It is the precursor to periodontitis, better known as gum disease. In the earliest stages of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque builds up, which causes the gums to become inflamed. (more…)

Benefits of Teeth Cleaning

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Professional Teeth Cleaning

Having your teeth professionally cleaned can help prevent diseases and other physical problems. Let’s us help you get those teeth cleaned!

It has been drilled into us to brush, floss, and rinse your teeth and mouth twice a day, every day. But there is another step you need to keep your mouth and body healthy. Having your teeth cleaned is one of the best ways to prevent physical and mental health problems.  But what are some other benefits to getting our teeth professionally cleaned? Let’s check it out! (more…)

Manual vs. Electric Tooth Brushing

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Which toothbrush is better for your teeth: manual or electric?

Everyone knows dental hygiene health is achieved from proper tooth brushing techniques. What confuses most people, however, is the type of brush they should incorporate into their dental hygiene habits. A manual and electric toothbrush have different sets of benefits, but also offer negative connotations as well, which leads to confusion. Which type of tooth brushing device is right for you? (more…)

Mistakes to Avoid when Brushing Your Teeth

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

By the time you’re old enough to read this sentence, brushing your teeth has likely become such a routine part of your day that you scarcely give it a second thought. We are all familiar with the parental haranguing and conventional advice that surrounds this daily ritual. However, there’s a bit more to brushing your teeth than first meets the mouth, and Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville is here with a few precautions against common brushing mistakes that can ultimately damage your teeth.

Brushing mistakes

Avoid using the Wrong Brush

While choosing a toothbrush might seem relatively straightforward, the fact is that the most common brushing mistake is choosing the wrong tool. A good toothbrush should fit squarely in the palm of your hand and be easy to grip. When brushing your teeth the toothbrush should easily fit inside your mouth and the bristles should soft enough to avoid causing pain but hard enough to effectively remove plaque.  Electric toothbrushes are not necessarily better, but they do make it easier to do a thorough job, especially for those with wrist or arm impairments.

Take Time

Don’t cut yourself off too quick. When brushing your teeth give yourself a solid two minutes to get the job done. Try dividing your mouth into imaginary quadrants and spending 30 seconds on each section to be thorough. Make sure to brush at least twice a day, preferably three times. However, it’s important to not overdo it either. Brushing more than 3 times a day or for longer 2 minutes can wear down tooth enamel and damage gums.

Use Proper Technique

When brushing your teeth it is important to hold your brush at a 45 degree angle, and gently stroke up and down with short, brisk motions. Make sure you’re hitting outer and inner tooth areas, as well as molars and your tongue for a full cleaning. After you’ve finished thoroughly rinse your brush to dispose of plaque and germs.

Nix Fancy Toothpastes

While whitening and tartar control toothpastes have their uses, they shouldn’t be your de-facto option wither. Many consumers make the easy brushing mistake of relying too heavily on these specialty pastes, which can sand away tooth structure. Plain old fluoride toothpaste will do just fine for brushing your teeth until your teeth need whitening again.

Contact the #1 Catonsville Dentist

Using these tips to avoid brushing mistakes should keep your teeth in tip top shape and make dental appointments a breeze. If you’re looking for a Catonsville dentist who can provide you with even more brushing information, routine care, sedation dentistry, and host of other dental services while maintain an unmatched commitment to quality, contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting