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Top Signs That You Need to See The Dentist

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Seeing a dentist is vital.

Due to life having heavy demands, it’s hard to see the dentist regularly. Still, that doesn’t negate the fact that oral health care is essential. Were you aware that a high number of Americans contract oral cancer each year? You don’t want this to happen to you. Most people wish to have white teeth that they can be proud of showing off and you want your enamel to be as healthy as it can be for the entirety of your life so that you can enjoy your favorite foods. Don’t ignore the signs that you need to see a dentist. Keep reading to discover what these top signs are.


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…)

Eating Healthy is Good for Your Teeth, Too!

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Remember to eat your leafy greens!

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month as sponsored by the national Health and Wellness Association. Family meals provide the ideal opportunity for socializing and exchanging ideas with other people. As technology grows, it’s easy to distance ourselves from one another by taking our dinners to the T.V. room or allowing phones at the table. In October, we celebrate the old-fashioned ideals of eating healthy meals at the table together. This not only promotes family time, but oral health as well. (more…)

Dental Tips for the Halloween Season

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Protect your child’s teeth from sugary sweets.

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that your children will be celebrating the spooky holiday at school and at their friend’s house. You may even have started early and snuck a few pumpkin shaped cookies into their lunch as a ghostly surprise. This is a fun time for you and your little one, and it’s important to ensure that they’re maintaining proper dental hygiene during the entirety of the season. (more…)

4 Tips for Travel Tooth Care

Friday, October 7th, 2016 you’re heading out this weekend for a quick trip away from home, you may want to remember a few more things than your rain jacket. Travel is the perfect time to let go of your routine and enjoy the idea of freedom. The open road means hot tub dips, late evenings out, and sweet treats. Go ahead and enjoy yourself, but just remember to stay on top of your oral health. (more…)

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Visit Catonsville Dental Care For Frequent Dental Cleanings

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque builds up between the gums and teeth. When this bacterium begins to grow, the gums around the tooth can become inflamed. When left untreated and uncared for, the inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure to slowly deteriorate. (more…)

3 Reasons to Invest in an Electric Toothbrush

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Photo of manual and electric toothbrushes

Is it really better to use a manual toothbrush?

Many people use electric toothbrushes to keep their teeth clean, white, and healthy. However, is the electric toothbrush truly that far superior to your average toothbrush? Dentists say yes, and overwhelmingly recommend them. The electric toothbrush is the best way to keep your teeth clear of plaque build up and all of the health problems it causes. By brushing twice daily with an electric toothbrush using proper technique, you can master oral care and take control of your health.

An Electric Toothbrush Cleans Teeth More Completely

When it comes to cleaning ability, electric toothbrushes are far ahead of regular old toothbrushes. The whirring bristles of the electric toothbrush remove plaque better for one thing. They also can more easily and completely clean hard to reach areas a manual toothbrush neglects. These includes the back of the molars and your gumline.

An Electric Toothbrush Stops You From Brushing Too Hard

Many people try so hard to keep their teeth clean and protect their oral health that they brush too hard, which can injure your gums and cause them to recede. Brushing too hard can also remove enamel from the surface of your teeth and lead to tooth sensitivity and other issues. Since an electric toothbrush does all the work for you, there’s no risk of brushing too hard.

An Electric Toothbrush Offers More Universally User-Friendly Oral Care

People with physical conditions that limit their dexterity or the use of their hands should definitely use an electric toothbrush. Their larger handles are ideal for those who cannot physically grip the traditionally slender manual toothbrush. They also do not require fine motor skills to use, as they do all of the work for you.


Call Catonsville Dental Care For More Important Oral Care Tips

Catonsville Dental Care provides high-quality dental services to Catonsville, MD, and the surrounding areas. If you’re concerned about your gum health, or any other dental issues, we will be happy to provide you with the service and care that all of our patients have come to expect. We offer dental cleanings, implants, Invisalign, and other dental services as well as routine dental care and corrective treatments. With years of experience and countless testimonials, we’re your one-stop offices for all of your dental needs!

Book your appointment through our website today, or gives us a call today at410-747-1115 for your FREE consultation! You can also view the rest of our services and current specials HERE.

A New Smile, a New You: Dentures

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Dentures in Catonsville, MD

There are two different kinds of dentures to help replace your missing teeth. For more information visit your Catonsville Dental Care Dentist!

Dentures can give you a new lease on life, improving not only your quality of life but how you feel about your smile. But what are dentures exactly and how can they help you? Let’s take a look! (more…)

Which is Better: Dentures versus Dental Implants?

Monday, July 20th, 2015
Dentures vs Dental Implants

Choosing between dentures and dental implants can be confusing. But maybe this will help you decide.

If the thought of someone seeing your missing teeth gives you the shivers, this article is for you. For many people, missing or broken teeth are an embarrassment. They are the people that cover their mouths when they talk or laugh. But there are two types of products that can help you get your confidence back: dentures and dental implants. But which one do you choose? (more…)

Surprising Facts on Dental History

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

With all the technology and medicine at play, it’s easy to imagine dentistry as an exclusively modern practice. However, dentistry, as a profession dates back as far as 2600 BC to the ancient Egyptians. Dentistry, human society, and the very world we stand upon has changed vastly since those times, but it’s important to take time and reflect on just how far we’ve come. To that end, Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville is here with a small history lesson on a few of the important moments from dental history

Where do Toothbrushes and Toothpaste come from?

Early toothbrushes were small sticks that were mashed flat at one end, to function as a broad cleaning surface. The Chinese lay claim to the invention of the first bristle brushes, which were made by attaching hog hairs to small bamboo shafts. Bristle brushes were adopted by Europe during the 17th century and dentists in early America encouraged their spread throughout the colonies.

Toothpaste also dates back much farther than you might expect. Dental history books describe early toothpastes as being composed of powdered fruit, crushed shells, dried flowers and talc. They also may have been made using mice, rabbit heads, lizard livers and urine. Not exactly the minty fresh flavor we’re all used to. Toothpaste, the kind that we might recognize as familiar, came into use during the 1800s, and was composed primarily of soap and chalk.

What about Anesthesia?

Prior to 1830, there was little way of managing the pain associated with sensitive dental procedures. And boy, could they have used it. Early tooth extraction was done with a mallet and chisel, and while more precise, the ancient Greek’s revolutionary use of forceps did little to improve the pain. It was during the 1790s that a British chemist named Humphry Davy began a series of experiments with Nitrous Oxide, a compound he referred to as “laughing gas” because of its peculiar and signature side effect. Over the next half-century the gas became a very popular anesthetic and was, in 1863, combined with oxygen to become a surgical staple.

Shortly after the advent of nitrous oxide use, local anesthetics began to make their way into the pages of dental history. Prior to the 1900s Cocaine was commonly used, but was abandoned after the discovery of its highly addictive nature. In the search for a replacement many chemists attempted to synthesize artificial versions of the drug unsuccessfully. It wasn’t until the discovery of a chemical called procaine, by German chemist Alfred Einhorn in 1905, which he gave the trade name Novocain, that a suitable replacement was found.

Find a Catonsville Dentist Who Knows All the Facts

It’s important for every dental professional to not only know about their profession’s future, but also its past. At Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, we care deeply about both, and even more about our patients. If you’re looking for a dentist who knows their stuff, and upholds only the highest standards of care, contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting


Disclaimer: The writer of this article is not a medical professional. Information contained herein has been collected from sources believed to be reliable, and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided here is for general informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care.