Posts Tagged ‘ Oral Care ’

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…)

Four Foods That May Dim Your Smile

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Some of your favorite foods may affect your smile.

Your grandmother’s pasta recipe from the Old Country may be delicious, but it could also be causing some serious damage to your pearly whites. This week, we’ll explore a few foods that may be staining your teeth– and ways to keep your smile bright. (more…)

6 Reasons Why You Should Start Eating Less Sugar

Friday, February 17th, 2017
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That tasty treat could be harming your pearly whites.

Whether you watch the news, read magazines, or just pay attention to what is lining store shelves, you’re probably aware that sugar isn’t the healthiest thing to put into your body. Recent research has continued to unearth less-than-attractive information about the effects of sugar consumption on physical health and oral health. Here are seven of our top reasons why you should cut back on sugar for your oral health and overall health. (more…)

Nights Guards Protect Teeth From Harmful Grinding

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
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Buying the right night guard is the solution to excruciating pain caused by grinding.

We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve had a tough work week or are going through a lot in your personal life, stress can alter your body’s equilibrium in many ways. Grinding the teeth at night is a sign of being overwhelmed. Often, you won’t be aware of your nightly oral clenching until you feel it in your jaws the next day. The added pressure, scraping, and shifting that occurs while forcefully biting down cause serious dental problems. Being aware of the signs and consulting a professional dentist about possible solutions will help keep those pearly whites strong and shining! Read on to find out if you are, in fact, grinding your teeth at night and how night guards can help!

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Halitosis: Causes and Treatment

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Having bad breath can be embarrassing. Don’t let yours take over your life. Just change your routine!

If you suffer from chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, you are not alone. Millions of people suffer from halitosis in the United States. But what is causing your bad breath and how can it be helped? Well, let’s talk about it! (more…)

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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Baby Teeth and Oral Care: Dental Care Tips from your Catonsville Dentists

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

As a new parent, you probably have a ton of questions about your child’s health. But what many parents fail to realize is that good oral health starts at the sign of that first baby tooth. Baby teeth may be small and temporary, but they are still important. Without a healthy set of baby teeth, your child could struggle to chew effectively or even speak clearly.

Tips for Caring for Baby Teeth

  1. It starts with the Gums: Gum care can begin before baby teeth ever appear. This will help protect future baby teeth from bacteria that could be clinging to your baby’s gums. So, using a soft, moist washcloth, gently wipe your child’s gums twice a day (after feeding and before bedtime).
  2. Brushing Baby Teeth: You should begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first baby tooth erupts through the gums. At first, you can just use a wet toothbrush. Then, around age one, you can begin using a slight bit of non-flouridated toothpaste. Wait to introduce fluoride toothpaste until age two.
  3. Flossing Baby Teeth: You should begin flossing your child’s teeth as soon as two baby teeth touch.
  4. Regular Dentist Visits: We recommend that infants see a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after their first tooth comes in.

Pediatric Dentistry in Catonsville, Maryland

In addition to offering unequaled dental excellence, Dr. Leikin and Dr. Baylin of Leikin & Baylin Dental Care in Catonsville will make your child feel as comfortable as possible. We make going to the dentist fun for your child!

If you have any questions about Baby Teeth 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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Oral Care Tips for Children :: Pediatric Dentistry in Catonsville, Maryland

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Astonishingly, tooth decay, a very preventable disease, is the most common chronic disease among children ages 6-11. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, tooth decay is five times more likely than asthma and seven times more likely than hay fever. In fact, by kindergarten, more than 40% of children already have tooth decay.

As you can see, good oral habits are incredibly important and they need to begin at an early age. It is never too early to teach your children proper oral health habits. In fact, as soon as a child’s first tooth appears, good oral hygiene practices should begin too.

“A lot of people think they don’t have to brush baby teeth,” said Beverly Largent, former president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. “You need to brush from the first tooth.” But brushing is just the beginning.

Oral Care Tips for Children

  1. Proper Brushing and Flossing Habits: Good oral care begins with proper brushing and flossing techniques. Brushing should begin at the appearance of a child’s first tooth and flossing should begin when two teeth touch each other. And “[parents] have to clean the teeth until children are able to tie their shoes or write in cursive,” says Largent. Remember, it is these oral hygiene habits that lay the groundwork for your child’s future oral health.
  2. Baby Bottle Decay“: Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when sugars, like those found in milk, formula, fruit juice, and more, are left exposed to an infant’s teeth for an extended period of time. These sugars promote the growth of bacteria, which produce acids that attack the teeth. And if left untreated, baby bottle tooth decay can lead to pain, infection, and the eventual loss of teeth.
  3. Regular Dental Visits: Your child should have his/her first dental visit before their first birthday. And in case you needed any more motivation, a report published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that dental care costs were nearly 40% lower over a five-year period for children who received dental care by age one.

And that is just the beginning. To find out more, consult with your dentist.

Pediatric Dentistry / Pedodontics in Catonsville, Maryland

Dr. Leikin and Dr. Baylin of Leikin & Baylin Dental Care in Catonsville offer high quality, comprehensive dental care geared towards children and adolescents. In addition to offering unequaled dental excellence, we will make your child feel as comfortable as possible.

At Leikin and Baylin Dental Care we will ease your worries…We make visiting the Dentist Fun!

If you have any questions about 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.

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

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7 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Oral Health