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Eating Healthy is Good for Your Teeth, Too!

Friday, October 28th, 2016
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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
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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!

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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…)

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
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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
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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.

What Causes Gingivitis?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Good dental care is not just limited to taking care of your teeth. Taking proper care of your gums is essential to the overall health of your mouth and to the prevention of certain diseases. Gingivitis is one of the most common, and preventable, gum diseases that you can develop. In order to know how to prevent gingivitis, you’ll need to know what causes it. Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville is here to help and tell you the top reasons behind gingivitis.

The number one cause of gingivitis is poor dental hygiene. When you brush your teeth, you remove layers of plaque and particles from their surfaces. Left untreated, those substances can infect your gums, leading to gingivitis.

Some causes of gingivitis are outside of your control. When your body experiences fluctuations in hormone levels, especially during puberty or pregnancy, your gums increase in sensitivity, meaning that even with proper dental hygiene practice, they are more susceptible to gingivitis. Illnesses too can contribute to the development of gingivitis. Inefficient immune systems can’t fight off the infection in your gums, and so gingivitis can happen more rapidly.

In addition to not taking proper care of your mouth through normal dental hygiene practices, other lifestyle choices can contribute to gingivitis. Smoking in particular weakens the gum tissue and puts it at a higher risk of becoming infected.

If you think you might be at risk for gingivitis, pay attention to the signs. Gum bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of gingivitis, as well as swollen or red gum, bad breath, tooth shifting, and receding gums. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, seek out your Catonsville dentist today!

Catonsville DentistsIf you have any questions about Catonsville dentists and gingivitis or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

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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.

Source: WebMD

Leikin & Baylin Dental Care: Pedodontics (Children’s Dentistry)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Proper dental care and regular trips to the dentist are both extremely important, especially for growing children. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to the dentist be right before their first birthday. This is important for several reasons, including:

  • It teaches your child, at an early age, about the importance of proper dental hygiene.
  • Check to see if there is any baby bottle tooth decay.
  • Ensure that your child’s gums are healthy.
  • Make sure your child’s teeth are coming in correctly.
  • Once all your child’s primary teeth have come in your pediatric dentist will start applying topical fluoride to harden the tooth enamel.
  • Dental sealants can also be applied to protect the teeth from bacteria.

But, let’s face it; children are far different than adults. And because of this, they need to see a dentist that specializes in pedodontics, also known as children’s dentistry.

Dr. Leikin and Dr. Baylin of Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville offer high quality, comprehensive dental care geared towards children and adolescents. Our pediatric dental services include: regular dental visits and preventative treatments, fillings, aesthetic restorations, mouth guards, and much more!

Make sure the kids ask to see Dr. Baylin’s famous magic tricks!


Don’t wait until your child has a full set of teeth to visit the dentist, call Leikin and Baylin Dental Care today!

If you have any questions about Pedodontics, also known as Children’s Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

“We are a team of caring health professionals who provide unparalleled dental excellence and treat our patients as members of our family.”

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