14Feb, 2021

Differences Between a General Dentist and Family Dentist

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  The general dentist is the first line of defense against oral health issues ranging from cavities to oral cancer. But what makes them different from a family dentist like Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD?   To answer this question, we must first understand what a general dentist is and what they do.   The general dentist   An individual has to undergo many years of undergraduate and dental school education as well as residency training before they can qualify to practice as a general dentist. While their duties have […]
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12Feb, 2021

5 Issues that Require Immediate Treatment by an Emergency Dentist

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  While all oral health concerns deserve our attention, some issues require immediate treatment. In such cases, an emergency dentist like Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD can provide valuable aid as well as relief from any discomfort you’re experiencing.   Below are 5 issues that an emergency dentist needs to treat as soon as possible.   1. Loose or broken teeth   An adult’s teeth should be rigidly set in place, so if you’re an adult and you have loose teeth accompanied by pain, you should see an emergency dentist […]
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10Feb, 2021

Seeing a Dentist for the First Time? Here Are 4 Things to Expect

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  Going for a dental checkup for the very first time may seem scary, but family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD assures there’s nothing to be worried about. The oral health industry, after all, expects and ensures every practitioner provides patients an experience that’s both comfortable and satisfying.   If you’re curious about what happens during a dental checkup, here are 5 things to expect from your first visit to the dentist:   1. Dental x-rays   To establish your dental records, your dentist will have you undergo dental […]
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7Feb, 2021

Dentist Near Me: 5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Dentist

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If you’re concerned about the state of your teeth, you’ve probably asked yourself “How do I find a good dentist near me?” This is an important question. Your dentist, after all, is your ally in oral health, so you owe it to yourself to find one who can ensure you receive the best possible care.   Here are some tips on how to find the best “dentist near me”:   1. Examine their credentials   A dentist should have undergone extensive training before pursuing their practice, so look for educational […]
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13Jan, 2021

The 3 Stages of Gum Disease: Know When to Visit Your Dentist

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There’s a common misconception that good oral hygiene simply entails taking proper care of your teeth. Family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD stresses, however, that a healthy mouth also involves keeping your gums in the pink of health. Neglecting the health of your gums is a recipe for disaster. As such, it’s to everyone’s benefit to familiarize themselves with the stages that lead to gingivitis, a gum disease which if left untreated can have severe implications. 1. Early indications of gum problems Typically, the first sign that your gums […]
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13Jan, 2021

Here’s How You Can Keep Your Smile Healthy and White

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Shiny white teeth are great and all, but teeth that are white and healthy are what truly make for a beautiful smile. Fortunately, family dentists such as Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD provide the necessary dental services that will keep your teeth as clean and healthy as they are picture-perfect white. Enjoying those pearly whites The best way to achieve a white smile is through cosmetic dentistry. One professional technique known as zoom whitening penetrates the tooth enamel and dentin to break apart stain-causing materials. This effectively removes tooth discolorations […]
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13Jan, 2021

4 Ways to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy This Holiday Season

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The festive season is here, which means gifts, great food, and parties are just around the corner. Of course, all this merrymaking shouldn’t be an excuse to neglect your oral hygiene; as family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD states, the holidays are as good a time as any to keep those teeth and gums healthy and strong. Here are a few ways to ensure you, your loved ones, and your friends enjoy great oral health during the holidays: 1. Brush to your favorite holiday music Every tooth-brushing session should […]
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13Jan, 2021

Three Teeth-healthy Holiday Treats for Kids

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The Christmas season usually means overloading on sweet and sugary treats. From Christmas cookies to yule logs, hot chocolate, and peppermint mocha, holiday foods and drinks can damage you and your Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD, a family dentist that serves the residents of Clinton, MD and nearby areas, but try to balance the sweets with healthy snacks. The key to encouraging your kids to healthy snacking is creativity, says Dr. Pantano; just because you’re serving boiled eggs, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Here are some ways to […]
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13Dec, 2020

3 Main Reasons Why You Should Wear a Mask at the Dentist’s

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As a family dentist, Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD considers the health of her patients her top priority. Today, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring her patient’s good health also means taking extra precautions to guarantee everyone who visits the clinic doesn’t run the risk of getting infected.   It’s for this reason dental clinics such as Audubon Dental Center now require patients to undergo COVID-19 screening before entering the building and to wear masks at all times while inside said building except during actual treatment. These precautions are based […]
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11Dec, 2020

Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day? Here Are 3 Additional Ways to Prevent Cavities

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According to family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD, good dental healthcare involves the observation of only a few key habits. But what if you still get cavities despite brushing your teeth twice daily?   To get to the bottom of this issue, we must first understand how cavities form.   Acidity and cavity formation   Our teeth are composed of minerals. When we consume food or drink high in sugar or starch, the bacteria that comprise the plaque on your teeth produce acid. This acid corrodes the protective, highly […]
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