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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!