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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Gum Disease: An Overview The clinical name for gum disease is periodontal disease. This common dental disease is an infection which attacks the gums first and can spread to the ligaments and bone that support teeth. Until gum disease is severe, it’s not painful, so many people are not aware they have it. One of the main reasons individuals should…

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Brushing Up on the Benefits of Brushing

Everyone can use a refresher on brushing and flossing. Even though it should be a very familiar routine that you’ve had since childhood, it’s easy to fall into bad habits, like neglecting flossing when you’re dead tired after a long day. With this friendly reminder, you can impress your dentist and hygienist on your next appointment with how clean you’re…

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Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are sometimes less willing to smile because of issues with crooked teeth, our dental office can provide you with options that can help you resolve misalignments quickly and effectively. Invisalign is one of the most innovative and practical options for individuals who do not want the harsh and sometimes unattractive appearance of metal and wire braces but who…

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10 Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These episodes usually last 10 seconds or more and occur repeatedly throughout the night. People with sleep apnea will partially awaken as they struggle to breathe, but in the morning they will not be aware of the disturbances in their sleep. According to recent research…

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Are Cracked Teeth on the Rise?

The media are reporting dentists are seeing an uptick in individuals coming in with cracked teeth and complaining of headaches and jaw pain. Dentists are blaming COVID-19 stress for causing individuals to clench their jaw and grind their teeth at night. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls pandemic-induced anxiety a real problem, but dental problems are an…

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Dental Care Basics

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…

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Dental Check-ups are Even More Important for Mask Wearers

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…

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Are Dental Implants Right for You?

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…

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Gingivitis: Symptoms and Causes in Fairfax, VA

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,…

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When to Seek Help for a Dental Emergency in Fairfax

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.…

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