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A Perfect Combo For A Bright, Healthy Smile

  • June 2, 2016
  • In boxing, landing combinations is a great way to wear down your opponent. Two (or more) quick punches can affect you opponent mentally and physically.

    In dentistry, professional cleanings and teeth whitening are a perfect 1-2 punch to remove plaque and stains from your teeth.

    Summer is a great time to get your teeth in shape. Summer is a time of year when people spend more time out and about. You want to look your best, and nothing completes your look quite like a great smile.

    Gilbart Dental Care does both preventive and cosmetic dentistry at our three locations. Make an appointment, if you haven’t already, at any of our dentist offices in Hagerstown, Frederick, and Ellicott City, MD, for a professional cleaning and teeth whitening.

    The Jab – Cleanings and Examinations

    Boxers often use jabs to keep their opponent off-balance and to set up a bigger punch. For our dental combination, routine cleanings and examinations are the jabs in our combos.

    We encourage our patients to visit up a couple times each year for a professional cleaning in addition to their daily brushing and flossing routine.

    When you visit any of our offices, we will take X-rays and conduct oral screenings. We watch for any changes in the alignment of your teeth, and we will look for the signs and symptoms of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

    We hope that we don’t find anything, but if we do, we want you to know as soon as possible so you can take steps to treat the problem.

    Brushing and flossing daily will remove most of the daily bacteria buildup in your mouth. This will greatly reduce your risk of having tooth decay or gum disease.

    At the same time, no one is perfect, so it’s a good idea to have a dental professional give you a thorough cleaning from time-to-time to remove any plaque or tartar from your mouth.

    These basic steps help your teeth remain healthy and strong.

    The Cross — Professional Teeth Whitening

    Brushing and flossing are essential if you want to keep your teeth looking their best. If you neglect these things, your smile will not look as nice as it could.

    As important as brushing and flossing are, they can’t stop the inevitable staining of your teeth. They can slow down the progress of stains, but it’s natural and normal for teeth to change colors as we get older.

    The explanation is simple. Every day you eat and drink, and over time, your teeth will show the signs of use.

    Almost everything you eat can cause stains as microscopic food particles are left behind on your teeth. Every sip of tea, every swallow of a soft drink, and every cup of coffee leave behind a little bit of evidence.

    After years of eating and drinking, those particles add up and gradually your teeth start to look more yellow than pearly white.

    Tobacco use also can accelerate the staining process, which is why we encourage you to make the effort to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco. (We know it’s not easy, but we believe you can do it.)

    This also is why we offer Ultradent professional teeth whitening products for our patients.

    With our in-office whitening, you could remove years of stains in a single hour. You may be surprised how much whiter your teeth can look.

    We also offer four different levels of take-home whitening products. One of them will fit your needs and work with your schedule.

    You may be tempted to try one of the many over-the-counter whitening products that can be found in almost any toothpaste aisle. The best of these products only have a fraction of the whitening ingredients as our Ultradent products.

    If you really want to whiten your smile for an upcoming event or any other reason, then professional whitening is the way you should go.

    Get Your Smiles Selfie-Ready

    At a time when smartphone are with us at all times, you can count on someone wanting to take a photo with you a lot of places that you go this summer.

    When it’s time for you to smile, you want your teeth to look their best. You will feel more confident if you’ve received professional cleaning and teeth whitening from Gilbart Dental Care.

    You can make an appointment at any of our Maryland offices with our online forms, or you can call the office closest to you. Call Hagerstown at 240-347-0910, Frederick at 240-513-7523, and Ellicott City at 240-347-0614.

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