College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth discomfort and pain is one of the most common reasons, aside from preventative check ups, that patients visit College Park Dental. Dental pain or discomfort is most commonly caused by unaddressed tooth decay, which can lead to time away from school or work and costly restoration bills.

The good news is that tooth decay, while costly, can be very affordably and easily avoided. The best way to prevent cavities from forming is to take proper care of your teeth at home and visit the dentist regularly for preventative check-ups. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after every meal. You should also brush your teeth for about three minutes. This sounds simple enough, but many patients do not realize that they only brush their teeth for a matter of seconds. Also, for added benefit, be sure to brush you tongue as well as the roof of your mouth in order to eliminate many of the germs that cause bad breath as well as cavities.

After brushing, it is important to floss your teeth at least once a day – however it is preferable to floss after every meal. This can be made easier by using flexible, single use plastic flossers now widely available. Finally, complete your at-home care routine by using a restorative, fluoride mouthwash. This will help keep your enamel strong and prevent the onset of cavities.

If, after taking such good care of your teeth and gums at home, you still find yourself with a cavity, rest assured that the professionals at College Park Dental are skilled at providing discreet, tooth-colored tooth restorations. Contact us today to learn more.


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Very friendly and efficient staff!
Erin S.
My husband and I have been going to College Park Dental since 1990. Later in life I wanted someone to take a look at my children’s teeth and Dr. Majid Haghighiyan agreed to see them. Since 2003 the […]
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For more than 35 years I have received very professional,, courteous and friendly service at College Park Dental. Dr Brager, Sue, Bernard, Tiffany, Mary and the entire staff provide first class […]
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I have been a patient of Dr. Brager’s for more than 30 years. He is not only an outstanding and careful dentist, but he is entertaining while in the chair! Very informative on what to expect/next […]
Sarah T.
For fifteen years my family and I have gone here and they are always good with us.
Edward P.
Dr. Brager has been giving me excellent care for 20 years. I trust him and appreciate his skill and consideration.
John B.
I love College Park Dental. Over the years the staff has been very good to me from making an appointment, to explaining my estimates, to handling my dental processes in which Dr. Braeger is to […]
A A.
Great place for dental care! I use Dr. Majid… who is skilled and caring… and has a great sense of humor! That’s always good when one is in a dental chair! In addition to Dr. Majid, his […]
Maureen F.
For years I’ve been frightened to go to the dentist, so I put it off as long as I could. Then I needed dental work and had to bite the bullet and make the call. I called someone close to home, […]
Joy T.
I will admit to being a real chicken when it comes to the dentist. Everyone in the office does a great job of making you feel at ease and confident about the whole process. I would and have […]
Maxine G.
I think I have been going to Dr. Brager for 42 years – since 1975, before College Park Dental. Between the work he and his team have done and his referrals, I have a good working set of teeth and […]
Jean S.
I have been going to College Park Dental for 15 years. The administrative and dental staff are knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. The office is immaculate and equipped with the most current […]
I have been a patient here for many years, I currently see Dr. Su. Not only is she a great dentist but a wonderful person with a fine sense of humor. What I want to make clear is that this is a well […]
Peter M.
Not only am I happy with the dentistry, but it’s the only medical office where I never have to wait. I show up at my appointment time, and five minutes later, I’m sitting in the chair. The office […]
David E.
College park dental has served my dental needs for over 30 years. I trust Dr. Braeger without question. He is extremely skilled and has a wealth of integrity. His team is professional, competent, and […]
Phyllis R.
I didn’t have any insurance but Jackie came up with a affordable payment plan and got me approved for their in house insurance. Left really relieved
Jasmine G.
I have been coming here for over 18 years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Dr. Hoang is very friendly and professional and always takes her time during my appointments.
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I’ve been going to College Park Dental for the last 3 years or so. Prior to going here, I hadn’t been to the dentist in over five years. Throughout the past three years, I’ve had over a dozen […]
Jeremy Z.
I have been going to College Park Dental since the 90s and Dr. Brager has been my dentist. Dr. Brager, Bernard, and Teresa have always, each time I have gone, been outstanding. They are very […]
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I’ve been coming to this office for years now and Dr. Brager and the staff have always been very kind and helpful.
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