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!

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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8Nov, 2020

Top 3 Common Dental Problems That Emerged in the Time of COVID-19

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COVID-19 may have caused dramatic changes in everyone’s lives, often causing chaos, but it has also caused people from all around the world and all walks of life to work together and look out for one another. If anything, this global health crisis has brought people—families and strangers alike—closer. Staying indoors and practicing physical distancing is not without health consequences, however. More people are dealing with stress and anxiety, and this not only affects one’s physical and emotional health, but it affects your dental and oral health as well. Here […]
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30Oct, 2020

3 Reasons You Still Have Cavities Even with Regular Brushing

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Are you wondering why you still developed cavities even if you regularly brush your teeth—even after you brush twice a day, as per your dentist’s advice? But dentists and oral health professionals have always said that brushing alone isn’t a guarantee that you won’t develop cavities. There are several other steps you need to do to maintain your teeth and ensure overall oral health. For one, regular visits to your dentist can help ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. On that note, here are other reasons why you may […]
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23Oct, 2020

Baking Soda in Your Toothpaste: Does it Really Work?

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Family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD is well aware of the fact that these days, many toothpaste manufacturers incorporate baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, in their product formulae. There’s one simple reason for this: though mostly used in cooking and cleaning, this alkaline chemical compound has also proven effective for whitening teeth.   Small wonder having baking soda in the manufacturing process enhances the toothpaste’s appeal to consumers. More and more companies are eager to parade their toothpaste products guaranteeing brighter and whiter teeth thanks to the chemical. If […]
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16Oct, 2020

Going to Your Dentist in the Time of COVID-19: Is it Safe?

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One question family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD is frequently asked is “Is visiting my dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic safe?” This is only fair; after all, cases of new coronavirus infections around the world show no signs of slowing down. While there’s always a risk of infection every time you step out of the house, it has to be understood that there are effective measures you can take to keep yourself safe. Trustworthy businesses also follow stringent protocols to ensure both customers and employees alike are protected from […]
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9Oct, 2020

Tooth Sensitivity: What Causes It, and How Do You Prevent It?

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Tooth sensitivity. We rarely think about it. Then you eat a spoonful of your favorite ice cream, and a sharp pain shoots through your teeth and gums. According to family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD, dentinal hypersensitivity may arise out of a variety of issues related to oral health. Notifying your dentist is important especially if the pain comes often; it might mean a dental procedure is necessary to relieve the pain. As with all cases, however, dental care starts at home. Below are three ways you may be […]
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2Oct, 2020

Wisdom Teeth: When Should You Have Them Removed?

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Wisdom teeth are sometimes more trouble than they’re worth—a fact family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD can attest to given the number of patients she receives requesting to have them removed. Wisdom teeth are an additional set of molars that grow at the back end of your mouth, behind your standard set of upper and lower teeth. They typically emerge when you’re around 17 to 21 years old to bring your number of adult teeth to 32. Because their purpose is to grind food, they’re extremely tough and wide. […]
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