Posts Tagged ‘ Good Oral Health ’

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…)

Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Monday, November 16th, 2015
Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Smoking and other lifestyle choices can be one of the causes of dry mouth.

Do you feel like you have constant cotton mouth or feel like you need a drink all the time? This sensation of dry mouth can actually be damaging to your teeth and gums. Let’s take a look at what causes this dryness as well as how to get rid of it. (more…)

Eating Right is the Secret to White, Healthy Teeth, says WebMD Article

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Brushing and flossing alone is not enough to give you those pearly whites you so desire. According to a WebMD article, Foods for Bright Teeth and a Healthier Smile, the secret to whiter teeth is a “tooth-friendly diet.” Several nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium are essential to good oral health.

Foods to Avoid

Foods to Choose

  1. Sugary Drinks
  2. Candy
  3. Highly-Sweetened Snacks
  4. Starchy Foods
  5. Sugary Breakfast Cereals
  6. Coffee
  7. Tea
  8. Red Wine
  1. Water
  2. Sugar-Free Drinks
  3. Sugar-Free Chewing Gum
  4. Citrus Fruit
  5. Fish & Flax
  6. Cocoa

Good oral health starts with brushing and flossing, but also includes your daily diet. Everything you put in your mouth has some level of effect on your oral health.

Regular Visits to the Dentists at Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland

At Leikin & Baylin Dental Care, we offer high quality, comprehensive dental care. We are a team of caring health professionals and we have set a very high standard for our care. We pride ourselves on the fact that we provide the highest quality comprehensive dental care around.

One more tip. Avoid snacking.

“If you snack all the time, you expose your teeth again and again to foods that can erode enamel,” says Anthony M. Iacopino, dean of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry.

If you do snack, opt for food that is less likely to cause tooth decay.

If you have any questions about Oral Health or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

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  1. Foods for Bright Teeth and a Healthier Smile

Forget Braces; Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville has Invisalign!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

At Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland, we pride ourselves in the fact that we provide the highest quality comprehensive dental care around. As part of this commitment to dental excellence, we offer Invisalign®, the clear, comfortable alternative to traditional braces.

Invisalign®, the clear alternative to braces, has been chosen by over 500,000 people who want amazing smiles.

Braces are painful and have been known to cause plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth decay, and even injuries. Fortunately, Invisalign® offers the following benefits:

  • Visual Appeal: First and foremost, unlike braces, Invisalign® is clear, offering you a and discrete option to correct your smile.
  • Easily Removable: Also, unlike braces, Invisalign® is removable.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign® is smooth, clear, and comfortable. No more cutting your gums on those metal braces!
  • Oral Care: With braces, keeping your teeth clean can be a challenge. Unlike braces, Invisalign® makes it easy to care for your teeth and gums. Simply remove Invisalign® and brush and floss your teeth like normal! This also gives you the opportunity to clean your Invisalign®.
  • Oral Health: Invisalign® makes daily oral hygiene easier, reducing your risk of serious infection and disease.

If you have any questions about Invisalign® and Good Oral Health, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

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Daily Habits that Damage your Teeth :: Catonsville, Maryland Dentists

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Good oral health is a daily battle, one that requires much more than just brushing and flossing. Good oral health is all encompassing. It starts with brushing and flossing, but also includes your daily diet. You see, everything you put in your mouth has some level of effect on your oral health. And because of this, many of us are actually damaging our teeth without even realizing it.

Just take a look at these Daily Habits that Damage your Teeth

  1. Sugar Intake: It is no secret that sugar is a tooth’s worst enemy. These sugars are consumed by bacteria in the mouth, bacteria that eat away at tooth enamel. Because of this, it is important to avoid sugary foods that stick to the teeth longer than other foods, like jelly beans and other candies.
  2. Soda: Sugar-free or not, soda is just bad for your teeth.
  3. Alcohol: Similarly to soda, alcohol is also extremely acidic and bad for the teeth. Plus, alcohol dries out the mouth, cutting saliva production.
  4. Nicotine: Smoking or chewing tobacco products can yellow your teeth and even cause oral cancer.
  5. Your Teeth are not Bottle Openers: Under no circumstances should you use your teeth to remove clothing tags, open plastic bottles, etc.

Regular Visits with your Catonsville Dentists at Leikin & Baylin Dental Care

Dr. Leikin and Dr. Baylin of Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville offer high quality, comprehensive dental care. In addition to offering unparalled dental excellence, the oral health professionals at Leikin & Baylin Dental Care will make you feel as comfortable as possible.

If you have any questions about Good Oral Health, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

Dr. Leikin and Dr. Baylin of Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville offer high quality, comprehensive dental care.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Source: Every Day Habits that Damage Teeth