Monday, April 25, 2016

The Facts About Fluoride!

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."

Click here to learn more about topical vs. systemic fluoride and why you should use it!  Also, 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, April 18, 2016

What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Buy? Learning More About Toothbrushes

Good afternoon everyone!

Everyone knows that brushing your teeth regularly is important for your oral health. However, with so many toothbrush options out there and an overwhelming sense of product marketing, how do you know which one to choose? We have our regular favorites here at Germantown Dental Care, but this quick article from the American Dental Association sheds some insight into the different types of toothbrushes and some important things to consider when buying one. For example, do you know if a manual or powered toothbrush is better to use? What about when is the best time to brush your teeth?

Check out the article link below to learn the answers to these questions and more!

If you are looking for a new dentist in Germantown, Maryland that is professional, reliable and honest be sure to schedule your consultation with us today! http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Monday, April 11, 2016

10 Biggest Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Good afternoon,

Today we are sharing an article from everydayhealth.com on 10 possible causes for tooth sensitivity (and what you can do about it!)  If you are personally experiencing tooth sensitivity and want to be looked at by a caring, trusting professional please visit us in Germantown, MD. You can also learn more at our website: http://germantowndentalcare.com/!

"Does eating frozen yogurt make you say “ouch” — or do you find yourself wincing when you brush or floss? You could have what’s known as tooth sensitivity.

But you don’t have to put up with the pain. In fact, there are things you can do to lessen tooth sensitivity and improve your oral health says Leslie Seldin, DDS, a dentist in New York City and a spokesman for the American Dental Association."

As mentioned in the article some of the top causes are:

  • Brushing with too much gusto
  • Eating acidic foods
  • Grinding your teeth 
  • Some tooth-whitening toothpastes
  • Gum disease
  • Excessive plaque
  • Having a recent dental procedure
  • Cracked tooth
  • Decay around edges
  • Decay around fillings
To read more in detail about each of these things visit the original article here: http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/10-biggest-causes-of-tooth-sensitivity.aspx

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Best and Worst Foods for Healthy Teeth

Good morning!

Do you ever take a second to think before you eat something? If so, are you thinking about your overall health? What about the health of your teeth?

Today we are sharing an article from greatist.com on foods that are good and also ones that are not so good for your teeth. We think that this so important for our patients to think about if they want to maintain strong, healthy teeth and good dental hygiene. This article entitled, ' The Best and Worst Foods for Healthy Teeth' highlights just some food choices to think about. Be sure to take a look and see if you already knew about the foods the article mentions! (Hint: We would like to bet there is at least one you weren't aware of!)  Click: http://greatist.com/health/healthy-teeth-foods to find out more!

And remember if you or someone you know is looking for a new dentist in Germantown, MD we are always accepting new patients! Visit us on the web at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/ to set up your first appointment with us!