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!

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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27Apr, 2020

Tips for Properly Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums

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When it comes to taking care of our teeth and gums, some of us might have better habits and routines than others. It’s quite easy to toss your oral health by the wayside. If we’re not feeling sick or ill, we generally go on about our business, until something that makes us uncomfortable happens, like a cavity or an oral health emergency. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few tips to be a little more proactive when it comes to your oral health routine, which will help you reduce […]
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20Apr, 2020

4 Helpful Tips for Oral Care While Social Distancing

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During these times of social distancing, as we all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, your oral health might seem to become something of an afterthought. However, Audubon Dental Center would like to remind our patients that our oral health and our overall health are hardly separate. On the contrary, the health of your teeth and gums play a huge role in your overall health. Gum disease has been shown to contribute to all sorts of health problems, like diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s. Below, we […]
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13Apr, 2020

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Considering that most dentist’s offices have been closed during this time of self quarantine, it’s important for all of us to double-down on our oral health efforts at home. It’s no secret that during our downtime we might be more susceptible to slacking off, which can put you in a less-than-stellar position when it comes to keeping your smile healthy and white. When it comes down to it, your at-home oral health routine has always been your first line of defense against gum disease and tooth decay, which comes about […]
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6Apr, 2020

4 Fun Children’s Oral Health Facts & Tips for Parents

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When it comes to keeping your teeth and mouth happy, it’s important to stay engaged in your oral health. To stay engaged in something, it’s good to acquire and cultivate an interest in said thing. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few fascinating facts about teeth, smiles, and overall oral health that might just help you get a little more engaged when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. 1.) Kids Laugh Upwards of 400 Times Per Day While adults are said to laugh anywhere from 5-20 […]
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12Mar, 2020

What Happens During a Dental Implant Procedure?

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You’ve likely heard of dental implants but maybe the details of the process are a little hazy to you. Dental implants are treatments that both address the aesthetics of a patient’s smile while also serving as a treatment that restores the functionality of your mouth. For instance, if you leave a lost tooth untreated, this means that your underlying bone in that area of the mouth is no longer getting stimulation from teeth shifting while chewing. If you continue not to treat a lost tooth, as a result, this can […]
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5Mar, 2020

More on Fluoride Treatment for Preventing Tooth Decay

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Your at-home brushing and flossing routine is the cornerstone of your oral health plan, but sometimes it’s still important to fortify your oral healthcare practices with professional treatments that are designed to help you get the most out of your smile. This is especially true for our young oral health enthusiasts. One service Audubon Dental Center offers is our fluoride treatments that help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which are custom-tailored for our younger patients. What is Fluoride Exactly? Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay, making your […]
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27Feb, 2020

How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

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Whether we have insurance or not, it’s not always easy to get into the dentist’s chair for the requisite two cleanings per the calendar year, which is why many of us tend to put off our cleanings until the last minute, or maybe even not get them done at all. For those of us who wonder what the right amount of visits with the dentist should be each year, it’s helpful to go over some tips and recommendations as far as how often you should be getting your teeth cleaned […]
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