Due to patient safety, Audubon Dental Center will only accept dental emergencies until further notice. For any questions or concerns please call us at 301-856-1122 or email: adcofclinton@gmail.com. Thank you!

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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9Dec, 2020

Cleaning Between Your Teeth: The Importance of Flossing

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If you want to take excellent care of your teeth, it isn’t enough that you brush twice daily; family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD highly recommends flossing, as well. But what exactly is it about flossing that makes it such a vital part of an effective dental health routine?   To find out, we first need to familiarize ourselves with how cavities form.   Cavity formation   After eating, the food particles left in our mouth are broken down by the bacteria that comprise the plaque on our teeth. […]
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7Dec, 2020

3 Ways COVID-19 Changed Dental Appointments

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Lockdown restrictions may have eased a little but that doesn’t mean everyone can now be complacent and forget about the health protocols that the World Health Organization recommended earlier in the year, at the onset of the pandemic. And as dental clinics begin to reopen, Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD, a family dentist that serves the residents of Clinton, MD and nearby areas, reminds patients that dental visits aren’t what they used to be before the pandemic.   As mentioned above, the health and safety protocols that the WHO and […]
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22Nov, 2020

Teeth Whitening: Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

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Are your pearly whites not as white as you want them to be? As family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD can attest to, discolored teeth is a common concern among many people. And with said concern come questions—many, many questions. If you’re looking to have whiter teeth, you deserve to know as much as possible about teeth discoloration and whitening. For this reason, we’ve provided below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about teeth staining. What causes teeth discoloration? Smoking and the consumption of certain […]
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15Nov, 2020

6 Ways to Enhance Your Oral Hygiene Regimen

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While it’s good practice to brush twice and floss once every day, such a routine may not be enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Thankfully, there are additional habits you can observe to enhance your dental hygiene regimen. Below, family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD shares 6 ways you can improve your dental hygiene routine to ensure your mouth is as healthy as possible. 1. Floss properly Flossing removes debris and plaque from the 40% of your teeth’s surfaces that are inaccessible to toothbrushes, so it’s essential […]
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