Monday, November 28, 2016

Did you know? Black Raspberries May Inhibit Oral Cancer

Good afternoon!

Today we are sharing an interesting (and potentially very exciting!) article from dentistrytoday.com entitled 'Black Raspberries May Inhibit Oral Cancer.'

"Black raspberries are rich in fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals. And in a recent study at Ohio State University, they also inhibited the development of oral cancer in rats. The researchers also identified key cancer-related genes that may explain this effect. The results of the study were among the more than 140 posters presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research Conference earlier this November." 

See more and continue reading the article at: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/1429-black-raspberries-may-inhibit-oral-cancer#sthash.889ifbLG.dpuf

If you are looking for a new dentist and want someone that is professional and approachable contact us today! Dr. Mansfield is currently accepting new patients at the Germantown, Maryland location.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and Dental Tips!

Good afternoon,

We want to wish all of our patients a safe and fun Thanksgiving! Today we are sharing an article from Colgate.com on some healthy Thanksgiving day tips! Take a look and remember to floss!

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips For A Tooth-Friendly Holiday

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nuts Pose Particular Dangers to Teeth

Good afternoon,

As most of you probably know there are certain foods and food groups that are potentially dangerous to your oral health and nuts are one of the big ones! We know that it's unrealistic for our patients to completely abstain from these food groups, so we just ask that you be cautious and careful. According to this article from Dentistry Today, "Patients should be aware that they should contact you (the dentist) for a dental checkup as soon as possible if they have chipped or broken a tooth."

But we know that sometimes patients are unable to get in right away for a variety of reasons. The article helps detail some steps each patient can take if they can't make it in.

"If dental care must wait, there are some first aid treatments that everyone should know. First, rinse your mouth with warm, salted water to clean and soothe it. If there’s bleeding, press a clean cloth on the area to arrest the blood flow. If there is pain, apply a cold pack to the lips, and take some pain reliever. Next, apply temporary dental cement or wax, available over the counter at a drug store, to mask the damage and protect the tongue. Finally, only eat soft foods, chewing away from the damaged tooth."

To see more and read the entire article click here!    If you have been experiencing pain or think you may have a cracked tooth, no matter how small, be sure to come in and see us as soon as it's feasible! You can reach us at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Monday, November 7, 2016

Are My Gums Receding? And Why?

Good afternoon!

As you know, here at Germantown Dental Care we think gum health is just as important as the health of your teeth. (After all, they are connected and dependent on one another!) Today we are sharing an article from Patient Connect 365 on receding gum lines.

"Have you ever noticed you're often in the dark about having put on weight until the day you need to don that dress or suit that's been hiding in the closet since last year? Progressive change can be difficult to notice, especially when it occurs to us and not someone else.  Changes that occur along our gum line certainly fall into this category, and given the measurement used to gauge erosion is measured in millimeters, it's no wonder it's easy to miss. So, how much erosion is normal, and what causes it?"

(photo credit: www.patientconnect365.com)

Click here to continue reading more about receding gum lines and what you can do! 

If you are having problems with your gums and would like a professional to take a look at them in a non-judgmental, warm way, contact us today! www.germantowndentalcare.com