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16Sep, 2020

3 Tips on Keeping Your Braces Clean

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Because total health can’t be fully achieved without addressing oral hygiene, brushing your teeth should be part of your daily routine. This is especially true if you’re wearing dental braces, says family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD. Braces are orthodontic contraptions made of metal brackets interconnected by wires. They’re designed to align and straighten teeth as well as improve dental health. However, how they’re structured can allow food residue to remain on the teeth, leaving said teeth susceptible to decay. As such, to observe good oral care, anyone wearing […]
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9Sep, 2020

2 Main Dentistry Questions Your Dentist Can Answer

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It may come as a surprise to many people but taking good care of your teeth is essential to overall health. According to family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD, poor oral hygiene not only leads to tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath, it is also associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other serious complications. As such, it’s important you find out as much as you can about how to maintain proper oral health. And to know more about anything, you have to ask the […]
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2Sep, 2020

Use These Toothbrushes and Other Tools if You’re Fighting Gum Disease

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Gum disease makes your gums sore and extra sensitive, which can render the act of using a toothbrush especially frightening. However, this shouldn’t discourage you from maintaining good dental hygiene, says family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD. As long as you have the right tools, you can clean your teeth and help your gums recover effectively and comfortably. Consider using the following tools if you’re suffering from gum disease: Toothbrush with soft bristles Because infected gums can be delicate, using a toothbrush with hard bristles can be painful. For […]
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26Aug, 2020

5 Diet Tips to Keep Those Teeth Healthy and Strong

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A proper diet will not only keep away those unwanted extra pounds, but it’s also essential if you wish to maintain good dental health, says Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD. Simply put, the food and drink you consume can affect the condition of your teeth. It, therefore, helps to nurture good dietary habits whatever your age. With that in mind, here are 5 simple diet tips on how to keep your teeth healthy and strong: 1. Limit your sugar intake Studies show sugar is directly linked to tooth decay. Sugar […]
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18Aug, 2020

Tips for Parents on How to Teach Their Children About Oral Health

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Good oral hygiene is essential to the promotion and maintenance of overall health. It’s for this reason family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD believes it’s the right of every child to be educated about oral healthcare. The home is the ideal place to start learning about the importance of oral hygiene. When teaching children how to brush their teeth, floss, and the like, it helps for every parent to deliver the message in an entertaining and informative manner. With that in mind, here are some strategies parents can employ […]
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11Aug, 2020

Reducing Your Sugar Intake Can Improve Your Dental Health

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Everybody knows excess sugar consumption can make you gain unwanted weight. But did you know it can damage your teeth, as well? According to Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD, sugar is directly linked to tooth decay. To maintain healthy teeth and the ideal weight, it is therefore essential we limit our intake of foods high in sugar. Sugar and cavities The enamel is the hard, white, shiny substance serving as your tooth’s outer layer and protective barrier. Sugar can lead to the degradation of enamel, which in turn can lead […]
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4Aug, 2020

Soft Teeth: Truths and Misconceptions

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If your teeth are prone to wear and tear despite proper oral hygiene, you may have what is colloquially known as “soft teeth,” says family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD. Those with soft teeth are more likely to complain about cavities, toothaches, and tooth sensitivity, among other things. Their teeth may also look different from normal teeth and have unusual features such as chalky or brown spots. The truth is “soft teeth” is a bit of a misnomer as there’s no condition that makes teeth soft. What people call […]
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8Jul, 2020

Why You Should Replace Your Toothbrush Frequently

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Family dentist Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD says a toothbrush is an essential tool for the maintenance of good oral hygiene. But come to think of it, do you remember when you last changed your toothbrush? Have you ever asked yourself how often you replace them? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), a toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months. But why, exactly, is frequent toothbrush replacement necessary? What does it have to do with oral hygiene? The importance of replacing your toothbrush frequently Simply put, a […]
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8Jul, 2020

Top 3 Lunch Foods That Promote Dental and Oral Health in Kids

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According to the American Dental Association, the leading cause of tooth decay in kids is hard candies, shares Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD, a practicing family dentist in Clinton, MD at Audubon Dental Center. Chewing ice, a habit that most kids pick up from parents, is bad for the teeth as well. <a=rel”no follow”href=”https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/food-tips/9-foods-that-damage-your-teeth”>Food and drinks that have acid content like citrus fruits and sticky foods like dried fruits can also be bad for you and your kids’ teeth. Sugary drinks like sodas and junk food like chips are of […]
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8Jul, 2020

Loss of Enamel May Cause Sensitivity to Sugar

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Usually, when people talk about tooth sensitivity, they talk about feeling mild to moderate discomfort and sometimes sharp pain every time they drink either a hot or cold beverage. In other words, tooth sensitivity is commonly associated with hot or cold drinks. However, the temperature of the drink isn’t what’s causing tooth sensitivity in some patients; what could be causing pain or discomfort isn’t the is the sugar in the drink, says Dr. Tamatha C. Pantano, DMD, a family dentist in Clinton, MD. What causes teeth sensitivity? In general, sensitive […]
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