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Monday, November 13, 2017

Fluoride is Important!

It's Monday and today we are talking about fluoride! We find that some patients overlook the fluoride in their daily oral routines and don't realize the full benefits from it. Thanks to an article from Delta Dental we are sharing some more information which may help answer any questions you may have!

First off, you may be wondering...what exactly is fluoride? 
"Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral compound found in water and soil. It is also present in foods and beverages at varying concentrations. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the entire tooth surface more resistant to acid attacks from the bacteria that live in the plaque on your teeth. Fluoride also promotes remineralization (adding minerals such as calcium back in to your teeth), which aids in repairing early decay before a cavity (hole) forms in the tooth. There are two ways to increase fluoride protection: topical and systemic applications." (Learn more by visiting: https://www.deltadental.com/Public/Study/StudyFluoride.jsp)

If you are looking to improve or change something about your own oral healthcare routine, be sure to schedule a consultation with us today by visiting: http://germantowndentalcare.com/



Monday, November 6, 2017

Four Common Dental Problems During Winter and How to Avoid Them

Good morning!

Winter is almost here and with that are some common problems associated with your dental health that can arise. Today's article share from allaboutsmile.com talks briefly about these four problems and how you can help to avoid them.

To learn more about cold sores, dry mouth, tooth sensitivity to cold and gum infection visit the link here. 

To have your mouth checked over by a caring dentist who wants nothing but the best for you, learn more about Dr. Mansfield here:

www.germantowndentalcare.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

National Brush Day (Cont.)

Don't forget...Wednesday is National Brush Day! If you want to take the pledge to help our kids learn the importance of brushing click on the link below;

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/5548-it-s-national-brush-day

“It’s National Brush Day! I pledge to help keep kids’ mouths healthy by brushing #2min2x a day! #NatlBrushDay

Monday, October 23, 2017

After Halloween, Celebrate National Brushing Day!

Did you know that the day after Halloween is the first-ever NATIONAL BRUSH DAY? That's right! There's a new day for us dental professionals to celebrate the importance of brushing your teeth!
Thanks to this great article from Colgate.com, you can learn more and learn how to help your kids the day after the biggest candy-consuming holiday of the year!

"What better time to celebrate the first-ever National Brush Day than the day after Halloween—after you’ve eaten all of your trick-or-treat goodies?

To help make the inaugural National Brush Day on Nov. 1 a success, the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives want as many supporters as possible to make a pledge on social media.

National Brush Day highlights the importance in making sure kids brush for 2 minutes, twice a day (http://2min2x.org/), every day of the year.

Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of any good oral hygiene routine. It’s recommended to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your toothbrush should fit your mouth and allow you to reach all areas easily."

To read more and learn other brushing tips visit the article link here.  To schedule a post-Halloween dental checkup for you or someone in your family, come visit us in Germantown at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Candy Survival Guide!

Good morning all!

October is in full-swing and Halloween will be here before you know it! As one of kids' favorite holidays every year, this one can be a real headache for both parents and dentists. Sugars and candies are not only bad for your child's health, but especially for their oral health! However we know it's okay to have some every once in awhile and Halloween is too much fun to resist! So, thanks to this article from Mouthhealthy.org we have a few "Halloween Candy Survival Tips" to share with you by talking about how some of the most popular candies can have an impact on  your teeth.


"With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. 

Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities. 

But don’t hang up your costume just yet. “Halloween is about candy, dressing up and having fun,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween as a splurge as long as you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long."

CLICK HERE to view the article and learn about chocolate, sticky gummies and candies, hard candy, sour candy and more!  Be sure to give us a call after Halloween to have a check up or if you or your child encounters any problems when enjoying this holiday!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Healthy Habits for Teens

Good afternoon all,

Today's article share is for our teenagers out there! We know that being a teen in today's society isn't always the easiest but one thing that should be easy to do is keep up with your oral health. "Want to avoid cavities? Brushing twice a day with toothpaste, flossing once a day, and limiting sugary snacks and beverages is how you do it. It’s simple but sometimes life gets busy and you might be tempted to skip it. Don’t. A bright smile makes you feel good inside and out. Make sure to see your dentist regularly, too. (Mouth Healthy)"



To learn about some other good oral habits you should regularly practice visit the article link here.  To schedule your next appointment with us visit www.germantowndentalcare.com 

Monday, October 2, 2017

How to Get a Picture-Perfect Wedding Smile

Hi everyone!

Fall is one of the most popular times to get married here in the United States. With the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures and golden sunsets who can resist? We know that weddings are a special time in someone's life and most brides want every detail to be perfect. However one detail that can sometimes go overlooked is your smile!

Brides spend hundreds on makeup application & hair so it's important to remember your smile. Good dental health every day is imperative but for those of you who might be big coffee drinkers or have residual stains from other things, professional dental whitening might be the help you have waited for! Don't wait until your big day, call us to schedule your dental whitening consultation. We offer the service in-house and free of judgement.  To get some wedding whitening tips, take a look at this article from Mouth Healthy entitled 'How to Get a Picture-Perfect Wedding Smile.'

To schedule your professional wedding whitening appointment here in  Germantown, Maryland contact us at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/