Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

Good morning!

With spring officially started and warmer temperatures around the corner, we are sharing a great article from Delta Dental about seasonal allergies and how they can affect your oral health. "When allergy season is in full swing, your dental health may not be on the top of your mind. But a case of hay fever can make an impact on your teeth and gums. Here’s what to look out for and how to protect your mouth."

Here are some things that can happen due to those pesky seasonal allergies:

  • Tooth pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Dehydration
To learn more about each one of these things and how you can help prevent them click here for the article. To learn more about Dr. Mansfield and Germantown Dental Care visit us at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dental Benefits And Paying for Dental Care

Good morning,

Today we are talking about dental insurance and benefits thanks to an article we want to share from Mouth Healthy. If you are looking for better dental coverage or just a better understanding of your own current dental benefits, then this article can help! Click on the link below for some resources on decoding your dental insurance and benefits plan.

"Good oral care habits are about more than just your teeth—a healthy mouth means a healthy body. That’s why it’s so important to see your ADA dentist regularly. Those visits can help prevent and monitor dental health issues that could lead to more serious conditions and require more expensive treatment, such as cavities, tooth removal, root canals and even oral cancer.

But shopping for a dental plan—or any type of healthcare coverage, for that matter—can be an intimidating process. There are endless options to choose from with different types of plans, levels of coverage and costs. Even when you think you know what type of plan you want, the paperwork can be full of unfamiliar terms and acronyms that make the terms of the plan hard to understand.

Dental plans also function differently than most health insurance plans, adding another layer of complexity to the process. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find resources to help you through every step of the way, including figuring out how much coverage you need, what common insurance and dental terms mean and additional resources for finding affordable dental coverage."  Click here for article link.

If you are looking for a new dentist who takes insurance and can help you, contact Dr. Mansfield today! Germantown Dental Care provides trusted dentistry for the entire family. Germantown Dental Care has years of experience with crown and bridge work, implants, veneers, root canals & more! We value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve. Learn more at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Nutrition: What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

Good morning,

Did you know that what you eat can help prevent tooth decay? It might seem obvious that cutting down on sugars, hard candies and sodas can help keep your teeth in top shape, but there is a lot more to it than that. "Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health." Learn more from the article by clicking the original link here.

Photo credit: Mouthhealthy.org
If you are looking for a new dentist visit Dr. Mansfield today! Located in Germantown, Maryland right off of Rt. 270. Accepting new patients of all ages!! Learn more by visiting: www.germantowndentalcare.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Facts About Dry Mouth

You may have noticed that your dry mouth can be more common in the wintertime due to having closed windows and the dry air coming from the heat running in your house. However dry mouth can occur any time of year and can lead to more serious conditions if not treated properly. Although more common in the elderly, dry mouth can happen to anyone regardless of age. What causes dry mouth? Sometimes it can be caused by long-term use of prescriptions or other medications. Dehydration can be another contributing factor. So what can you do about your dry mouth? Learn more by reading this quick and comprehensive article from colgate.com by clicking here.

If you are suffering from dry mouth or any other oral condition and want help from a dedicated and caring dentist, come see Dr. Mansfield!! Located in Germantown, Maryland right off of Rt. 270. Learn more about Dr. Mansfield and the rest of the Germantown Dental Care staff by visiting: http://germantowndentalcare.com/