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Oral Care Tips: How to get the most out of your Visit with the Dentist

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

As a general rule of thumb, you should visit the dentist at least twice a year (every six months). But is this enough? What do you do when something happens in between your visits? How do you make the most of your visit with the dentist?

These are all good, valid questions. After all, two dental appointments a year is not a lot. So it is up to you to make the most out of each and every visit.

Oral Care Tips: How to get the most out of your Visit with the Dentist

  1. Make a Checklist: You will undoubtedly have oral health questions come up in between your dental visits. So be sure to write these questions down so you can address them with your dentist. Have you noticed jaw pain when you wake up in the mornings? Have your gums been bleeding when brushing your teeth? Have you experienced tooth pain when drinking hot or cold beverages? These are all concerns that you should keep track of to address with your dentist.
  2. Medical History: Make sure you update your medical history. Believe it or not, certain diseases, like diabetes, can directly affect your oral health. Also, be sure to list any medications you may be taking. Some drugs have side effects, like dry mouth, that can affect your oral health.
  3. What can you do better? Be sure to ask your dentist what you can do better in between visits to improve your oral health.
  4. Go to Leikin & Baylin Dental Care: At Leikin and Baylin, we are a team of caring health professionals who provide unparalleled dental excellence and treat our patients as members of our family. We offer high quality, comprehensive dental care. We set a very high standard for our care and we are very proud of the treatment that we have provided for you.

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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Source:

  1. Tips to get the most out of your dental visit WebMD

Preventing Receding Gums: Oral Care Tips from a Catonsville Dentist

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Receding gums are a very common dental problem in which the gum tissue begins to wear away from the teeth, exposing more and more of the tooth…even the root. What’s worse is that when the gums begin to recede, this creates tiny pockets in between the teeth, pockets which trap bacteria. And if left untreated, gum disease and eventual tooth loss could result.

If you feel your gums may be receding, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Gum recession is easily treatable and even reversible if caught early. If you wait too long to seek help, gum surgery may be your only option to repair the damage caused by gum recession.

Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to treat gum recession is to prevent it from ever happening. You can do this by practicing good oral hygiene.

  1. Brush at least twice a day.
  2. Floss at least once a day.
  3. Visit your dentist at least twice a year.

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

At Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, we offer high quality, comprehensive dental care. We set a very high standard for our care and we are very proud of the treatment that we have provided for you.

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

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

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Leikin & Baylin Dental Care!

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Source: Receding Gums WebMD