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!

20Feb, 2020

What to Expect from Your First Teeth Whitening Experience

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Teeth whitening is a treatment that many folks explore when they want to put the finishing touches on a movie-star-caliber smile. We all know the attractiveness of a bright, white smile, which both gives patients added confidence as well as takes years off of their appearance. As a result, teeth whitening represents a $3.2 billion-dollar global industry. At Audubon Dental Center we provide teeth whitening treatments designed to boost your smile whiteness on your terms, creating a comfortable and effective experience for all of our valued patients. We offer laser […]
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19Feb, 2020

Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

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When we get sick it might seem like a decent opportunity to put our oral health routines on pause since we’re not feeling like our normally happy, healthy selves. However, brushing your teeth when you’re sick will help ensure your mouth stays clean and free of bacterial contamination. Having a clean mouth will help you feel refreshed and a touch more healthy than you would if you left your mouth unclean throughout your sickness. 1.) Hydrate Well Stay hydrated when you’re sick and when you’re well to ensure your mouth […]
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12Feb, 2020

5 Ways to Rid Yourself of Bleeding Gums and the Importance of Doing So

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Bleeding gums are quite common, believe it or not, and most of us will experience our gums bleeding after brushing or flossing at some point in our lives. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few ways to get rid of bleeding gums fast, not to mention a few reasons why it’s important to do so. 1.) Brush and Floss 2 Times Daily Making brushing and flossing a normal part of every day is crucial in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Failing to brush regularly can certainly […]
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5Feb, 2020

8 Bad Oral Health Habits to Break in 2020

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When it comes to our oral health routine, we’re only as good as what we’re doing habitually, and that goes for both our eating and drinking habits as well as our brushing and flossing routines. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few bad habits to break this year. Doing so will set you up for a happy, healthy 2020, not to mention set the foundation for a healthy smile for years to come. 1.) Not Changing Your Toothbrush The American Dental Association suggests that we all change our toothbrushes […]
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29Jan, 2020

What Are Dental Implants?

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Think of dental implants as hardware designed to fit and function in your mouth like normal teeth. Dental implants can be put in place of a single lost tooth and dental implants can also be used for multiple tooth replacement during more intensive procedures like smile restorations. As strong as our teeth are normally, it’s important to understand that tooth loss can occur during an accident or from failing to practice healthy dental habits like brushing and flossing on a regular and consistent basis. The National Center for Biotechnology Information […]
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8Jan, 2020

Dental Insurance for 2020 — Are You Covered?

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Dental insurance might seem like a complicated matter, but it’s generally offered in one of two ways: either through Marketplace healthcare plans or stand-alone dental plans. When it comes down to it it’s important to make sure that your coverage works for you and your lifestyle. At the end of the day, it’s a good idea to have dental insurance, though many patients might skip it, especially in the face of paying higher monthly premiums for health insurance. More on High vs Low Coverage High coverage levels will have higher […]
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1Jan, 2020

5 Risk Factors for Tooth Loss

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Tooth loss can either happen by a freak accident or it can occur due to continuous neglect. When it comes down to it, tooth loss is partly avoidable when we practice our home oral health routines to the utmost. That’s why it’s important to get with your dentist to determine the best routine that you can practice at home that will address your distinct needs. You’ll want to brush at least twice daily, and for minutes on end. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush in gentle, circular motions to avoid […]
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25Dec, 2019

How Long Does a Cavity-Filling Treatment Take?

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Even if you don’t currently have a dentist and you’re not up-to-date on your annual check-ups, you likely know what a cavity is and how cavities come about. What we eat, our lifestyles, and how effectively we practice our at-home oral healthcare routines all play critical roles in helping us avoid getting cavities. Cavities Can Happen to the Best of Us It’s important to understand that many people get cavities and that it’s not the end of the world if you get one. Far from it, actually! Your favorite movie […]
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18Dec, 2019

How Tooth Fillings Relate to Dental Health

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Fillings are a method dentist’s use to treat cavities, but they also have additional applications, such as for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, not to mention correcting other damage that can occur to the tooth. Fillings not only restore the look of our teeth, but they also play a critical role in oral health and have for ages. In cases of cavities, a dentist will generally use a local anesthetic to numb the area while using a drill, a laser, or an air abrasion instrument to clear away decayed portions […]
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6Dec, 2019

Read this Before Your Root Canal

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The American Association of Endodontists define a root canal as a “treatment designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth,” which we find to be a pretty apt definition at Audubon Dental Center. The term “root canal” has a seriously negative connotation in popular culture, usually because, in the past, the procedure has been somewhat synonymous with pain. You’ll often hear a cheeky character in a movie or on a television show say something like, “I’d rather get a […]
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