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Join Carroll County Dental Specialists for their 2nd Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back Event!

Have some Halloween fun and support a great cause! Bring in your extra wrapped Halloween Candy during the hours below to be donated to Troops overseas as well as our local Police and Firefighter heroes. Swap your sweets, and you'll earn $1 per lb (up to 5 lbs)!

There will be games, contests, and a craft station to make letters and pictures for our heroes.
Check In on social media when you swap your sweets, and you will be entered to win a $25 Target gift card!

Event details:
Carroll County Dental Specialists
2029 Suffolk Road, Suite B, Finksburg MD 21048

Friday, November 1st: 8am - 3pm
Monday, November 4th: 8am - 5pm

RSVP on Facebook.

Bring your friends, too! Open to the community!

We hope to see you there!
~ Carroll County Dental Specialists

EMERGENCIES ARE SO MUCH easier to deal with if we’ve prepared for them in advance, and that includes dental emergencies. You might be wondering what you can do to prepare for something like an unexpected tooth injury or dental health issue. It’s true that a dental emergency isn’t quite the same as a food shortage or a flat tire, but we can still make plans for what to do.

If A Baby Tooth Gets Knocked Out…

Call the dentist right away if your child loses a baby tooth in an accident, especially if it wasn’t loose beforehand. In most cases, we won’t put the tooth back in because it could create problems for the incoming permanent tooth. Since that tooth will be replaced eventually anyway, this might not seem like a big deal, but there may be other, less obvious damage.

If A Tooth Gets Broken…

In the event of a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth, get straight to a dentist. The sooner treatment happens, the better. What you can do beforehand is find the broken tooth fragments and place them in cold milk to preserve them. You can also rinse your mouth out with water.

Never ignore a crack or chip, because if the damage is deep enough to expose the dental pulp, the tooth is in danger of infection, which can lead to the death of the pulp, a painful dental abscess, bone loss, and worse.

If An Adult Tooth Gets Knocked Out…

If an entire permanent tooth is knocked out, get to the dentist as fast as you safely can, because the clock is ticking on the fate of that tooth. If the dentist sees you within an hour of the accident, the tooth can usually be saved. You can improve the tooth’s chances by putting it back in the socket and holding it in place with clean gauze or a washcloth. If it won’t go back in, storing it in cold milk will also help.

Do NOT handle a knocked out tooth by the root. Do NOT let it dry out. Do NOT scrub it clean or use any soap, alcohol, or peroxide on this. Doing any of these things will kill the root, and then it will be much harder or even impossible to successfully replant.

It’s too bad we can’t just regrow adult teeth, isn’t it?

We’re Ready To Help In Case Of Emergencies!

In addition to being familiar with common types of dental emergencies, it’s essential to know where you’re going to go for help! Our practice is ready to help any patient with an unexpected dental problem. We hope that you’ll never need to use this information and that the only time we’ll see you will be for regular appointments, but it’s always good to be prepared!

You can rely on our practice!

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

By Angelique Fallahi, DMD
August 05, 2019
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Family Dentistry  

What are the benefits of having a family dentist in Westminster, MD?
Your family's dental health is of the utmost importance, but, of course, it's easy to forget in the midst of your week's busy and family-dentistrychaotic schedule. Having a family dentist is a great way to stay up-to-date on everyone's appointment.

Having a good relationship with your dentist is just as important as maintaining good oral habits. Seeing your family dentist regularly ensures any serious issues are caught in their early stages and helps you build a good relationship with your dentist. This relationship helps put you at ease during procedures and is vital when introducing your child to the family dentist. Children will feel more relaxed when their parents are, reducing stress during their future dental appointments.

Family dentists also keep all records in one place because the whole family sees the same office. This is especially useful in case of an emergency and when oral surgery is required.

Preventative care seems to be something that slips people's minds but a family dentist is crucial for this type of oral care. Preventative care protects against tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist provides the following preventative care procedures:

• Regular dental examinations and bi-annual dental cleanings to remove tartar and decay-causing plaque.
• Providing sealants, especially for children, to protect their teeth from decay.
• Fluoride treatment using a gel-like material applied on teeth to protect, again, from decay and dental erosion.\
• Your dentist will teach you how to properly brush and floss at home so you and your child maintain a healthy oral regimen.

Carroll County Dental Associates, located in Westminster, MD, is excited to care for you and your family. Just call today to schedule an appointment at (410) 848-5577.

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