We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
At our dental practice, we offer practical help in keeping your teeth and gums healthier throughout your life. This can reduce the risk of tooth loss and can ensure that you can show off the brightest smile to those with whom you come in contact. By understanding the basics of dental care, you and your family can take the best…Continue reading
According to a recent report in the New York Post, wearing masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus can lead to oral hygiene problems. Some dentists have dubbed the condition “mask mouth.” Wearing a mask often causes people to breath through their mouths, which increases dryness in the mouth and a decrease in saliva. Saliva fights bacteria, so dry mouth…Continue reading
Are Dental Implants Right for You? Dental implant procedures are designed to provide secure support for prosthetic teeth, also called crowns. These crowns look and work just like your natural teeth, which allows you to eat your favorite foods and interact socially and professionally with greater confidence. Our dental team will work with you to determine the best approach for…Continue reading
What Causes Periodontal Disease and What Are the Symptoms? If you’ve noticed blood when you brush or floss or an increase in the incidence of halitosis, then you may be at the beginning stage of gingivitis. Keep reading to learn more about gum disease and how to prevent and treat it. Can Periodontal Disease Be Prevented? According to the CDC,…Continue reading
Do I Need Emergency Dental Treatment in Fairfax? A dental emergency is extremely stressful and, according to the CDC, unplanned oral care costs more than $45 billion in lost job productivity and 34 million lost educational hours each year. By learning more about dental emergencies, you can be prepared if you or a loved one experience an oral care emergency.…Continue reading
Did you know that the color of a healthy tooth can range anywhere from a light yellow to a light grey? The exact color depends on the color of the enamel as well as the color of the dentin underneath. Dentin is naturally yellow, and tooth enamel is slightly blue and translucent. Factors that affect either of these can cause…Continue reading
Dr. Rye attended the 2018 International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) Annual Conference and entered “The Aesthetic Eye,” a contest that recognizes exceptional dentistry done by IAPA members. This contest featured dentists from all over the world who submitted photos for review by the Aesthetic Eye Panel. We are proud to announce that Dr. Rye’s Glamour Portrait submission of a…Continue reading
Dental implants are excellent replacements for a missing tooth or teeth. These sturdy restorations consist of a post that’s implanted in your jaw with a crown affixed onto the end. With the post fused to your jawbone, these tooth replacements allow your tooth or teeth to function almost exactly as they naturally would. Dental implants also provide a sense of confidence and security,…Continue reading
Crystal Testimonial My new smile is indescribable. A smile is a fashion statement. It says a lot about the person. I have a fabulous smile and I enjoy it every day. What separates a Rye Smile from other smiles is the attention to detail. Dr. Rye Overview of Crystal’s Case Crystal had worn her teeth down,…Continue reading
Kim Grove Testimonial I grew up with painful headaches all my life. I would wake up myself as well as the whole household grinding my teeth. My teeth had been ground down to nothing. I would grind right through dental appliances. I tried braces. I thought living with terrible headaches was just the way life was supposed to be for…Continue reading