Posts Tagged ‘ Oral Hygiene ’

A Lesson in Good Oral Hygiene

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

How are you teaching your little one to practice good oral hygiene?

Maintaining a healthy mouth is important for your overall well-being. Ensure that you’re practicing good oral hygiene and that you’re passing on these habits to your children. You will look and feel better if you do yourself a favor and maintain healthy teeth. (more…)

How to Stay Cavity Free During the Holiday Season

Friday, December 16th, 2016
woman smiling holding presents

Maintain your oral health this holiday season!

We wish that most children wanted to grow up to be a dentist. But unlike our favorite holiday character, Hermes, most children and adults alike have a difficult time taking care of their teeth during the holiday season. By following these tips, you can maintain your oral health this holiday season, without sacrificing your favorite treats. (more…)

5 Oral Health Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
woman with mouth pain holding ice pack up to her face

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

Your 6-month dental check-up is a form of preventative oral health maintenance designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy. While it’s necessary for you to keep up to date with your check-ups, it’s imperative that you keep an eye out for any problems that may occur in between your visits to the dentist.


Dental Tips for the Halloween Season

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Protect your child’s teeth from sugary sweets.

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that your children will be celebrating the spooky holiday at school and at their friend’s house. You may even have started early and snuck a few pumpkin shaped cookies into their lunch as a ghostly surprise. This is a fun time for you and your little one, and it’s important to ensure that they’re maintaining proper dental hygiene during the entirety of the season. (more…)

Caring for Your Teeth Between Checkups

Monday, January 4th, 2016
Oral hygiene

Your smile can be greatly beautified by following simple rules of hygiene between cleanings.

While it is vitally important to see your dentist for preventive maintenance every six months, the vast majority of your mouth’s care needs to be taken care of home. It’s in your best interest to develop an oral health-care routine that you can easily follow and be sure to perform it every day. (more…)

New Year’s Toothbrush

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Replacing toothbrushes

Make sure you replace your toothbrush every three to four months to ensure they are healthy!

As you start preparing for the New Year ahead, there is one thing that should be left behind in 2015: your toothbrush. When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, now is the time to replace it with a fresh one! (more…)

How to Prevent Cavities

Friday, August 14th, 2015
Cavity Prevention

To help minimize the damage of cavities, see your dentist regularly!

The word “cavity” actually refers to the hole or structural damage to a tooth that is caused by bacteria. Bacteria attacks the two outer layers of your teeth called the enamel and dentin. These layers help to protect the soft living tissue underneath. This tissue is called the pulp. Is there a way to protect your teeth from getting cavities? Let’s explore the causes, symptoms, and prevention! (more…)

Which is Better: Dentures versus Dental Implants?

Monday, July 20th, 2015
Dentures vs Dental Implants

Choosing between dentures and dental implants can be confusing. But maybe this will help you decide.

If the thought of someone seeing your missing teeth gives you the shivers, this article is for you. For many people, missing or broken teeth are an embarrassment. They are the people that cover their mouths when they talk or laugh. But there are two types of products that can help you get your confidence back: dentures and dental implants. But which one do you choose? (more…)

Oral Hygiene: Why you Should Keep your Tongue Clean

Friday, June 5th, 2015
tongue cleaning

Cleaning your tongue can be very beneficial to the health of your mouth.

Most people have their dental hygiene down, and have done the same thing since they were children. Brushing and flossing twice a day is a dental standard, but people often neglect their tongue. While your teeth and gums need all the attention they can get, your tongue is a truly important part of your mouth too. Maintaining a healthy tongue can be extremely beneficial to the health of your entire mouth. If you don’t know how, don’t worry! We can help you out. (more…)

New Year, New Smile? Learn About Cosmetic Dentistry

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

The beginning of the New Year is as good a time as any to start planning some changes for the better in your life. Now is the perfect time to leave behind bad habits, negative attitudes, and unhealthy behaviors and start fresh! And what else should you be leaving behind in 2014? How about yellowed teeth, crooked smiles, chips and gaps? Make 2015 the year of your brand new smile with cosmetic dentistry services from your Catonsville dentist! Read on to find out more.

cosmetic dental workCosmetic Dentistry Helps You Start the New Year Out Right

Oftentimes, people feel that there is nothing they can do to change a smile they do not feel comfortable or confident with. They may have tried every whitening toothpaste on the market, but years of staining cannot be erased at home. They may have resigned themselves to crowded, crooked teeth or gapping. But what these people do not realize is that there is an option for them: cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry refers to the branch of dentistry dedicated to helping you get a smile that you can be proud of with straight, even, bright white teeth.

Tooth enamel staining can occur from years of poor oral hygiene habits, from smoking, or even from some medications, but no matter what the cause is, cosmetic dentistry can help. Professional teeth whitening can lift away yellow and brown stains, leaving you with the white smile you’ve always dreamed of!

Cosmetic dentistry can also work to fix teeth that are misaligned and crooked. Straightening these teeth with Invisalign and other procedures helps correct your bite and give you a gleaming smile! You can even fill in gaps between your teeth with the help of cosmetic dentistry; ceramic crowns and bridges work to fill in those spaces and boost your confidence in your teeth!

Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville

If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, or it’s just been a while since you’ve had a cleaning or talked to your dentist, it’s time to make an appointment. You can contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting

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.