Dr. Johnson's Blog

Are Cavities Preventable?
09/17/2021

Many of us fear getting cavities, especially right before a dental exam. The good news is that cavities are very much preventable with good oral hygiene habits. The natural bacteria that live in your mouth form plaque. When the plaque is in contact with the acids from sugary and starchy foods, it produces acids. These acids can damage the tooth enamel over time, producing cavities. That’s why dentists always recommend staying away from sweets and consume healthy foods. If you’re worried about getting cavities, Dr. Christian Johnson DMD is the best practitioner in the Waldorf area! His office and staff have come up with a list of ways on how you can prevent cavities from appearing!

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How to Keep Your Teeth Strong Even When You’re Vegan
07/14/2021

At the dental office of Dr. Christian Johnson DMD, it is our job to ensure all patients are doing everything they can to protect their teeth and keep them cavity-free. This is especially important when it comes to your daily dietary habits and if you follow any strict diets like veganism or vegetarianism. For patients who are vegan, our general dentist in Waldorf, MD wants to ensure you are receiving all of the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay strong and protect your teeth, and we’ve got tips on how to do it!

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4 Tips on How to Keep Your Teeth White
04/22/2021

Have you ever wondered how to make your teeth whiter? Or have questioned why the color of your teeth are yellow or discolored? At Christian Johnson DMD, we have laid out the necessary facts about teeth whitening, and how to maintain your results for the long-run.

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Choosing Your Child’s Dentist
12/07/2020

Congratulations on being a parent! There can be a lot of information to uncover, so we’re here to help. The offices of Christian Johnson D.M.D., located in Waldorf, Maryland, specializes in dentistry for both adults and children. We recommend bringing your child in for their first appointment by the time they turn one year old.

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How To Support Sustainable Dentistry
07/24/2020

In an age where the entire world is starting to see the negative effects of our industrial practices, it is necessary for consumers to change our behaviors and actions. Our doctor and our team at Christian Johnson, DMD as a whole are aspiring to make changes one day at a time by adapting to different resources that support sustainable dentistry.

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Fluoride & Your Teeth
06/18/2020

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is essential for tooth development and the prevention of tooth decay. Most of us have access to fluoride in our drinking water; however, it may not be a sufficient amount. That's one reason why we may recommend a fluoride supplement and/or the use of toothpastes and othe dental products that contain this important mineral.

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The Importance of Flossing
05/08/2020

As you’re getting ready to go to bed, like many, you probably feel the day’s weight on you and just want to crash into your bed and fall asleep. Wait! Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth! Also, equally as important, don’t forget to floss! It’s very important that you floss teeth.

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Teeth Whitening FAQs
02/12/2020

You may begin to consider scheduling an cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Johnson to get a teeth whitening treatment, but you realize you have some questions like: does it hurt? What exactly is the process? But our knowledgeable office has got you covered!

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The Benefits of Dental Implants
01/14/2019

Learn the fantastic benefits of dental implants & implant dentistry with Christian Johnson DMD, conveniently serving Waldorf & Brandywine, MD. Call today!

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Teeth Whitening Fads
Teeth Whitening Fads
01/11/2019

Teeth whitening is a quick way to improve your smile, but don’t try it at home with DIY methods. Find out why & contact your Waldorf, MD cosmetic dentist!

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Your Child's Fear of the Dentist
Your Child's Fear of the Dentist
01/07/2019

The friendly staff at Christian Johnson DMD understand that visiting the dentist can be scary for your child. Learn how to help your child beat that fear!

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Do I Need A Root Canal?
08/23/2018

Roots canals are a vital dental treatment that can help prevent the spread of infection and damage from taking over the rest of your smile, while also providing relief from the pain caused by those oral health issues. The process of a root canal is fairly simple, where the soft tissue called the “pulp” in the center of your tooth is cleared away if it is damaged or at risk, with that space then being filled with a special material that will protect the tooth. But how does one know when a root canal is necessary instead of some other dental treatment?

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How To Prevent Gingivitis
08/20/2018

Besides tooth decay, gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues that can threaten your smile if left unchecked. Gingivitis is simply the early stage of gum disease, but left untreated, it can develop into a more serious stage called periodontitis, which will wear away the supporting bone of your jaw and could lead to tooth loss. Compared to periodontitis, symptoms of gingivitis are fairly mild, including inflammation, redness, and irritation of the gums However, despite being the symptoms being minor, they are a sign that serves as a warning of what’s to come if you don’t take care of your smile.

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Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing Missing Teeth
08/15/2018

Besides tooth decay, gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues that can threaten your smile if left unchecked. Gingivitis is simply the early stage of gum disease, but left untreated, it can develop into a more serious stage called periodontitis, which will wear away the supporting bone of your jaw and could lead to tooth loss. Compared to periodontitis, symptoms of gingivitis are fairly mild, including inflammation, redness, and irritation of the gums However, despite being the symptoms being minor, they are a sign that serves as a warning of what’s to come if you don’t take care of your smile.

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Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits to Have
07/06/2018

Great oral hygiene does more than just keep your smile looking great and free from bacteria and decay, it also helps the rest of your body stay healthy by reducing the risk of infection, heart disease, and more. While the best way to maintain good oral health is a consistent regimen of brushing and flossing your teeth, it’s not the only way to keep your teeth brilliant and clean. Here at the dental office of Dr. Christian Johnson, our mission is to help everyone in the Waldorf, MD community achieve a healthy smile that lasts for a lifetime, so we’ve put together this list of healthy habits that you can adopt to give your oral hygiene a big boost.

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Improving Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
07/04/2018

Every smile has the potential to be perfect, and with the help of the advanced cosmetic dental treatments that we offer here at the office of Dr. Christian Johnson, we can unlock that potential. If you have a smile that feels incomplete, damaged, or stained, we can restore it to its former brilliance. Here are just some ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile to make you feel more confident and free of the constant worries about how your teeth look.

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How to Prevent Tooth Stains
06/05/2018

Many of the patients who visit our Waldorf, MD dentist to have their teeth whitened ask us why they have to see us so often for this cosmetic dentistry procedure. We usually tell these patients that they need to have their teeth whitened regularly because of their lifestyle habits.

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children
04/18/2018

Everyone only ever gets one smile in their life, which is why it’s so important to help your kids establish a strong foundation for their future with good oral health. A healthy smile will make sure that they have bright, radiant smiles throughout their life, but it will also keep the rest of their bodies healthy with a lower risk of heart disease and infections much later down the road. One of the key elements to helping your kids maintain a healthy smile is preventing the development of tooth decay.

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How Oral Health Affects Overall Health
02/26/2018

The next time you visit your dentist, you won’t just be undergoing an exam or getting your teeth cleaned. You’ll also be taking an important step towards better health for your whole body. Having good oral health can reduce your risk of developing serious illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can also lead to a safer pregnancy.

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Proper Tooth Brushing Technique
12/19/2017

Everyone wants a beautiful, healthy smile, and while coming to your regularly scheduled dental appointments here at the office of Dr. Christian Johnson are important, the key to maintaining a great smile lies in your oral care routine at home. At the core of this routine is giving your teeth a thorough brushing to clear away all of the food particles and bacteria that have built up on them and in between them throughout the day.

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Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel
10/30/2017

One of the main reasons why people stop into our office for cosmetic dentistry is because of their desire to attain a whiter smile. We’re proud to offer our teeth whitening treatment that can help patients achieve a smile that’s several shades brighter. However, that’s not the only way that one can reach that goal. You can actually even help whiten your smile just by choosing the right foods to eat. Here’s a sample of some of the foods that can brighten your tooth enamel.

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How Soda Affects Your Teeth
08/15/2017

Our Waldorf, MD dentist Dr. Johnson, offers many dentistry services including preventative dentistry to assist in keeping his patients’ teeth, gums, and mouths healthy while helping them avoid tooth loss. One of the most common problems Dr. Johnson treats in patients of all ages is tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, which can be caused by the regular consumption of soda.

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Are Dental Implants Right For You?
06/22/2017

Your smile is a part of who you are, and when you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it can be like you’re not complete. The good news is that there are tooth replacement options available so you can restore your smile to what it once was, and let you feel whole again. One very effective solution is dental implants, which provides a long-lasting and natural-looking tooth replacement. However, with other tooth replacement options available, are dental implants right for you?

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How to Prevent Cavities
05/02/2017

At Dr. Christian Johnson DMD, we strive to provide the best in pediatric dentistry for those in and around Waldorf, MD. It’s our goal to give your child the best dental care possible so that he or she can start on the path to a lifelong healthy smile. However, one of the main things that can prevent your child from having a healthy smile is tooth decay, also referred to as cavities. Did you know that tooth decay is actually the second most likely disease to develop in a person (right behind the common cold)? While tooth decay is highly prevalent, there are still things you can do to prevent your child from getting cavities. As your trusted Waldorf, MD pediatric dentist, we’d like to give you a few of our best suggestions on preventing tooth decay.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Oral Hygiene
12/21/2016

Dr. Christian Johnson DMD strives to be your premier choice when you’re looking for dentistry around La Plata, MD. While we’re proud to offer a variety of general treatments to improve your oral health and hygiene, oral hygiene also requires a constant commitment on a daily basis. If you want to achieve an optimal level of oral hygiene, we’ve provided some tips for you on what you should do…and also what you shouldn’t do.

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Books, Binders and Back To School Dental Care
10/19/2016

School is back in session and that means time to keep up with your child’s dental health. It is vital to not let the importance of dental hygiene slide, especially during the busy school year. Dr. Johnson, your pediatric dentist in Waldorf, MD, has composed a list of some tips that can help younger patients preserve their dental health as the school year really begins to pick up.

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Treating Dry Mouth
08/18/2016

Dr. Christian Johnson DMD aims to deliver the best when it comes to dentistry in and around the Waldorf, MD area. We strive to help all our patients achieve comprehensive dental wellness so they can attain a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. We offer a wide range of dental treatments to help fix any oral or dental problems you may have. One of these problems may be dry mouth.

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Best Foods For Your Teeth
06/22/2016

The foods you eat have great effect on your health as well as your teeth. The team at the Waldorf dental office of Dr. Christian Johnson has written a blog post about foods that are damaging to teeth to help you avoid tooth decay and other dental problems. Now we’re here to tell you about some foods that are actually good for your teeth!

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What Causes Bad Breath?
04/15/2016

Although almost no one likes to admit it, almost everyone experiences about of bad breath once in awhile. It is usually nothing to worry about, in most cases, but there are several simple things you can do to promote good oral health and keep halitosis at bay. Here are four primary causes and how to stop them.

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How To Get Yourself Into Having Better Oral Hygiene
01/13/2016

While brushing, flossing, and rising with mouthwash only takes just a few minutes out of your day, it’s still a difficult commitment to keep up with. Whether it’s because you just have a busy schedule, you forget from time to time, or you just can’t see why you need to take care of your teeth so often, people everywhere struggle with consistent oral hygiene.

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Dr. Johnson’s Guide To Fluoride
11/16/2015

You’ve heard about fluoride before, whether you saw it on a package of toothpaste or a bottle of mouthwash, or you had to rinse with it when you were at the dentist. But what exactly is fluoride? You know that it’s probably important for your teeth (which you would be absolutely correct), but you may be wondering what it actually does for your teeth that makes fluoride so important.

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5 Surprising Foods That Damage Your Teeth
10/20/2015

There are foods out there that everyone knows are bad for their teeth. It’s not really surprising when you hear that coffee and tea stain your teeth, or that candy and soda decay your teeth (and are just bad for you in general). What a lot of people don’t know is there are some foods that seem perfectly innocent but have the potential to damage your teeth in some serious ways that you wouldn’t expect. Some of them are even very healthy for you, which makes them especially dangerous if you don’t know how they can affect your teeth. You don’t have to stop eating the foods mentioned below, but it’s recommended that you either limit how much you eat or follow a proper oral hygiene routine to ensure that you’re mouth is completely clean!

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Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

It’s not uncommon for children — and even some adults — to fear a trip to the dentist. In fact, according to the University of Washington’s Dental Fears Research Clinic in Seattle, roughly 5-8% of Americans avoid seeing their dentist out of fear. However, the effects of skipping the dentist can be detrimental to one’s oral health. The preventative care they miss out on by skipping these important appointments can lead to tooth decay and gum disease — which can lead to far more severe issues down the road if left untreated.

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