Archive for August, 2012
The majority of major cities in the United States add fluoride to the city’s drinking water in an effort to prevent tooth decay. Portland, Oregon is the largest city in this country that does not fluoridate its water. However, as a result of its city council’s vote this past Wednesday, Portland will join the mainstream […]
Up and down side to side, rinse and spit, sound familiar? Let’s face it, sitting in front of the mirror brushing for 2-4 minutes twice a day can get redundant. But, in order to get fresh breath and healthy teeth it’s just something we have to deal with. That is until now. There is another […]
When a patient who feels poorly visits his physician nowadays, he may be surprised at his doctor’s recommendation. Whether a patient has diabetes, heart disease, is pregnant, or just feeling poorly, physicians today are more apt to refer their patients to a gum specialist. Research has shown there is a connection between oral health and […]
We’ve all heard it all our lives, brush twice per day and floss daily. That flossing part seems to be the bane of our existence so much of the time. Who hasn’t been guilty of flossing just before a dental appointment so no one has to lie about it when asked? But flossing isn’t just […]
The heart of our practice is the many families who come to our office from the Odenton area, from as far as Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and beyond. We welcome patients of all ages. Dr. Mark Gasbara is a proud father of five children himself. Dental care is most effective when it begins in childhood. Children who learn good dental hygiene at an early age tend to be encouraged to maintain good dental habits and are more likely to carry those healthy habits into adulthood. Dental care is most effective when it begins in childhood.