Monday, January 15, 2018

Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

Good morning!

Unfortunately it's that time of year again and there are many cold and flu strains going around. Chances are you yourself have been sick or know someone who has recently been sick. While we understand that taking care of yourself when you are down can be difficult at times, it is also important to try keep up with your oral health.

"When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.”

When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority—and that includes your mouth. “It’s important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you’re sick,” Dr. Romo says."

So, what are some simple ways to care for your dental health when you’re not feeling well?? Click on the link below from Mouthhealhty.org for a few simple tips to help next time you're sick!

Are you the kind of person that believes if you are going to take the time out of your busy day to get something done, that it should be done right, and done right the first time?

Do you want to have a smile you are proud of? Do you think that a visit to the dentist ought to be pleasant and relaxing without the expense and complication of sedation?

If so, then Dr. Raymond Mansfield, DDS is your TOP choice! Learn more by visiting us at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean On the Go

It's a new year and new travel adventures might be in store for the year ahead. Whether it is for work or for personal, keeping your toothbrush as clean as possible while you are on the go is important to keep your dental health in top shape. There are many critics for toothbrush sanitizer and depending on your own preference, you might not want to go that route. Thanks to an article from colgate.com we can share some tips to help you keep your toothbrush as clean as possible when you travel this year.

"The American Dental Association is skeptical of the benefits of a toothbrush sanitizer and concludes this step may be unnecessary. Keep your toothbrush clean during your travels by following these care options that apply at home as well:

  • Wash your hands before brushing or flossing to avoid transferring the bacteria on your hands to your toothbrush.
  • Rinse the toothbrush thoroughly after use. This removes all toothpaste residue and loose debris in which bacteria may shelter.
  • Store your toothbrush in an upright position so it can dry quickly, located away from the toilet bowl and sink. This avoids the toothbrush being splashed with water that could contain bacteria from either location.
  • Don't share toothbrushes with anyone, regardless of how well you know him or her. Everyone has different oral bacteria, and you don't want to pass on or share each other's bacteria.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months to avoid using one with frayed and worn bristles.

Keeping your toothbrush clean during your travels doesn't require a toothbrush sanitizer if you follow these steps. Keep brushing and flossing daily with quality oral care products, rinse your toothbrush after each use and replace it several times a year, and you'll be as bacteria-free as any sanitizer can make you. (colgate.com)"

If you are looking to jump start your new year with a bright smile and good oral health, come see us today for a checkup and cleaning! We are now accepting new patients in our Germantown, Maryland location. www.germantowndentalcare.com

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

6 Habits That Harm Your Teeth (And How to Break Them in the New Year!)

Happy New Year everyone!

2018 is here and along with it many of you have set personal, professional and health resolutions for yourself. Setting goals for the year is wonderful however how often do you think about goals for better oral health? How often do you think about other bad habits you want to stray from in the new year but overlook the things that could be doing damage to your mouth?

Today we are sharing an article from mouthhealthy.org entitled '6 Habits That Harm Your Teeth (And How to Break Them).' This article talks about six things, that you might find surprising, which are bad for your oral health. Nail biting, brushing too hard, grinding/clenching your teeth among other are a few of the bad habits we call can have. 2018 is a new year to start fresh, so why not start fresh with new, healthy habits for your mouth!

Click here to read the original article and learn more about the six habits you need to break in the new year.

To schedule a visit with us here in Germantown, Maryland this year visit our website, www.germantowndentalcare.com!

Monday, December 18, 2017

A little Christmas Fun...

It's almost Christmas and the holidays are here! We wanted to have a little fun this morning and share this cute, '12 Days of a Dental Christmas' with you written by Lisa from Portofino Dental.

PC: Google Images
The 12 Days of a Dental Christmas!

"On the 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

-12 Invislaign

-11 Tubes of Toothpaste

-10 Toothbrushes

-9 Mouthrinses

-8 Stim-u-dents

-7 Waterpicks

-6 Tubes of Fluoride

-5 Rolls of Floss

-4 Sealants

-3 Proxybrushes

-2 Trays of Whitening

and a brand new Rotadent!"

Monday, December 11, 2017

Can Fluoride Really Help Adults?

Good morning everyone!

We all know that when young kids and teens visit the dentist each year a fluoride treatment is almost always done to help ensure top protection for their teeth. But you might be wondering what about adults? Can fluoride really help adults too? Well we have some news for you...fluoride isn't just for children! "Everyone should use fluoride toothpaste every day. But some adults are at higher risk of decay than others. They might need more intensive use of fluoride." To find out if you might be one of them take a look at this informative article from colgate.com. 

Photo credit: Colgate.com
If you are ready to come in for your check up and learn more of the benefits of fluoride then visit us online today at www.germantowndentalcare.com.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Kids' Healthy Teeth During The Holidays

With the holidays coming up in a matter of weeks you might be wondering how to keep your kids' teeth in tip-top shape while allowing them to enjoy all of the festive goodies that come with them!

"Chances are good that visions of cookies, desserts and candy canes may be dancing in your children's heads this holiday season. While you will do what you can to limit their intake of these sugary treats, your kids will probably be eating their fair share of sugar at your family holiday parties. Despite their consumption of sugar, there are ways to keep your kids' healthy teeth and gums in shape and to minimize damage to their dental health."

To read more and learn about how you can help your children this holiday season visit the article link here.  If you want to get a cleaning for your child before or after the holidays to help prevent cavities and sugar-decay, contact us today! www.germantowndentalcare.com

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Looking for a new dentist in 2018? Give us a try!

Thinking of switching to a new dentist in 2018? Start your research here with Germantown Dental Care, located in Montgomery County, Maryland. At Germantown Dental Care, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve.  We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist.

Not only are we a leading dentist in Germantown, we are a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs. Our services include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Preventive Care
  • Periodontal Exams

To set up your appointment with us, please contact us at: (301) 540-5195 or online at: http://www.germantowndentalcare.com/