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Posts Tagged ‘ dental hygiene ’

How to Improve Your Dental Hygiene

Friday, June 3rd, 2022
How to Improve Your Dental Hygiene
There may be some ways you can improve your dental hygiene with a few simple tricks.

We all have a good baseline understanding of how to take care of our teeth: brush twice a day and floss once a day. It’s that simple! While it’s great to stick to that routine, there may be some ways you can improve your dental hygiene with a few simple tricks. If you’re interested in stepping up your dental hygiene game, read on to find some new ways to upgrade how you approach your oral health.


Three Reasons Why Good Dental Hygiene Matters

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Understanding how healthy your teeth are will indicate how the rest of your body is performing.

While it may seem ironic, good dental hygiene affects more than just your teeth. Understanding how healthy your teeth are will indicate how the rest of your body is performing. Since the body is interconnected, it’s vital to take care of each part. Caring about your health and taking the necessary steps to be healthy is critical in extending your life and adding to its quality. Keep reading for three reasons why good dental hygiene matters.


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…)

That Sweet Tooth You’ve Got Causes Cavities

Thursday, July 28th, 2016


Prevent cavities by limiting your sugar intake!

I’m sure your friends and family have joked around about how much junk food you eat by comically poking fun at you saying, ‘You’ve got quite the sweet tooth!’ While indulging in sweets is satisfying, unfortunately consuming too much sugar leads to tooth decay. The chain of events that takes place after you eat your favorite cookie or a piece of cake can lead to cavities. If cavities aren’t promptly taken care of, a root canal procedure may be necessary. Here’s how you and your family can take action to prevent tooth decay today!


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…)

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Toothbrushes need to be replaces every three to four months.

Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months. Are you overdue?

Toothbrushes are 25 percent of our dental care routines but anyone who has ever walked into a drugstore knows how difficult it is to shop for a toothbrush. There are so many different options to choose from: hard, soft, or medium bristles, tongue scrubbers, electric ones, ones that just kind of vibrate but don’t move, and the manual ones with the little plastic arms that look vaguely useful but are really just weird. So short of play “Eenie Meenie Miney Mo”, how do you choose the right one for you? (more…)

Should I use Mouthwash?

Friday, May 8th, 2015

mouthwash dental routine

Add mouthwash to your dental hygiene routine and experience the benefits.

We all know that mouthwash is a quick and effective fix when you’ve got to meet with clients after a garlicky pasta lunch, but do you know about the other benefits swishing? Sure, it can be a struggle to deal with the quick burning sensation of your thirty second gargle, but you’ll be doing wonders for your smile and leave you with minty fresh breath that will dazzle all of the close talkers in your life. If you’re looking for a simple addition to your dental hygiene routine, consider mouthwash. It has more benefits than you may know. (more…)

Signs You Have a Cavity 

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Cavity and Dental Hygiene

Cavity fillings aren’t fun. Good dental hygiene will keep your teeth safe.

You may have perfect dental hygiene habits, but that doesn’t mean you are excluded from developing a cavity. By the age of 17, nearly 80 percent of people have had a cavity. It’s never fun to deal with dental hygiene issues, but it’s better to get a cavity fixed sooner rather than later. If you are unsure if you have a cavity, there are several warning signs to look for. (more…)

Common Flossing Mistakes

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Close-up of a mid adult woman holding dental flossThe biggest flossing mistake people make is not flossing at all. If you’ve gotten past the hurdle of adding flossing to your daily routine, congratulate yourself. Once you make a habit of flossing, it’s important that you make sure you are doing it correctly. Improperly flossing is better than not flossing at all, but you need to give your teeth the maximum level of protection from plaque and cavities. Flossing is your best defense against future gum and teeth problems, so make sure you aren’t making these critical flossing mistakes. (more…)

The Secrets to Whiter Teeth

Friday, September 5th, 2014

white teethHave you ever met someone who said, “I wish my teeth weren’t so white?” We’re going to go out on a limb and say that it’s probably never been said. Nearly everyone wishes that they had a brighter, whiter smile. It’s one of the first things that people notice about you when you walk in a room and one of the things that sticks in their mind after they’ve met you. Besides having your teeth whitened, there are a few things that you can do at home to keep those pearly whites nice and bright. Check out our list of tips below.

Tips for Whiter Teeth

  1. Remember to Rinse – One thing that people take for granted is rinsing. We advise rinsing your mouth with water after every meal. You should also find a fluoridated mouthwash that you can use once per day to get the spaces that are easy to miss when you’re brushing and flossing. It’ll help to remove debris, avoid decay, and freshen your breath all at the same time.
  2. Watch your Diet – Did you know that your diet has just as much to do with the health of your teeth as your overall body health? Eating foods that are high in sugar or starch helps create more plaque. That plaque eats away at your teeth and can start removing your white enamel. Eating fruits and vegetables will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, which helps keep your teeth white as well. You should also avoid dark drinks such as coffee and red wine.
  3.  Visit your Dentist – Having your teeth cleaned regularly will help keep them whiter. Brushing and flossing are great for your mouth, but they aren’t a fix-all solution. You still need deep cleaning every 6 months to a year to make sure that your mouth is healthy. If the color of your teeth is bothering you, you should also let your dentist or dental hygienist know that at your appointment. They can give you some extra suggestions for keeping your teeth white.

Professional Teeth Whitening

When all else fails, having your teeth professionally whitened will ensure that you have a bright smile. Drs. Leikin and Baylin are proficient in teeth bleaching and teeth whitening procedures. To find out more about how these procedures work and which one will work best for you, contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

Source: 7 Years Younger

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.