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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I’ve been coming to this office for years now and Dr. Brager and the staff have always been very kind and helpful.
Kevin Y.
I believe that the highest rating is that I have been a patient at College Park Dental nearly 20 years. I never had a need of wish to change dentists. Although this is a large practice, there is no […]
Edit S.
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.
A U.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Brager for quite a few years. He has always been kind and thorough in his dentistry. He is very friendly and wise in his advice and counseling regarding my dental needs. […]
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Dr. Brager has been giving me excellent care for 20 years. I trust him and appreciate his skill and consideration.
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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 […]
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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 […]
Amy G.
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 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.
For fifteen years my family and I have gone here and they are always good with us.
Edward P.
Dr. Tiwary is a wonderful dentist. My wife and I travel a ways to have her as our dentist.
David B.
Very friendly and efficient staff!
Erin S.
Friendly people. Quick getting in and out. Great service.
Keenan D.
Having been going to Dr Brager for many years. Always great experience. Appointments on time and always available for emergencies.
Kaiserpedss U.
Always great service from Dr. Brager.
Raheem D.
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 […]
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I love love love College Park Dental. My Dentist is Dr. Miriam Bemani and she is excellent. She is so kind, caring and understanding. Within a matter on months she got my teeth in top shape. With […]
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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 had service at college park dental numerous time and all my experiences has been awesome. Dr. Bragger is phenomenal in making you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit and procedures. […]
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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 […]
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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