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Your Dentist Says Let’s Talk Oral Health – Your Tongue Has Something to Say

December 9, 2017

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pretty woman sticking tongue outThere seems to be a hierarchy among most people when considering oral care: the teeth first, the gums second, and the tongue in a far distant third. But, your dentist wants you to know that this type of thinking is flawed because each part of your mouth has equal and great significance to your oral health. And he will reveal just how integral your tongue’s role is in maintaining this balancing act.


What to Expect to Happen at Your First Visit? Your Dentist Explains

December 2, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — monarchsmiles @ 4:15 pm

man in dental chair smilingIt is perfectly normal to have anxiety about doing anything for the first time. You don’t know what to expect. And there may be apprehension due to myths you may have heard. But, like in all of our favorite stories where the hero/heroine faces their fears, we too have to confront ours. Thankfully, though, when it comes to your first appointment with your dentist, there is nothing to fear – no dragons, venomous snakes, tigers or anything close. You’ll just be greeted by a group of friendly people who understand your apprehension and will do their best to make you feel comfortable. Learn how the entire process works.


Want The Truth About Dental Implants? Your Dentist Gives You the Facts.

November 20, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — monarchsmiles @ 8:44 pm

An implant between two teeth.Perhaps you’ve grown tired of relying on dentures to eat your favorite foods. Maybe they’ve become uncomfortable over the years and you’re looking for something new. Maybe a few friends have mentioned to you how dental implants changed their life for the better but for years, you’ve remained skeptical.

With dental technology advancing more and more every year, it can be hard to separate the rumors from facts. That’s why we’re here to list the most common myths associated with dental implants and its procedures. Don’t let false information prevent you from receiving a life-changing smile from your dentist.


Hey Dentist, Will Chewing Gum Help My Oral Health?

November 19, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — monarchsmiles @ 6:22 pm

After you enjoy some garlic stir-fry or a burger with lots of onions in it, you might pop a piece of gum in your mouth to try to get rid of your bad breath. Or maybe you chew gum when you’re bored so you don’t end up munching on unhealthy foods. But did you knew that gum can actually do more than just freshen you up and help you fight cravings? It has the potential to protect your oral health, which is why your dentist might recommend that you chomp on some gummy goodness after your meals.


Your Dentist Lists 10 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

October 28, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — monarchsmiles @ 3:11 am

woman with sensitive teethYou’re enjoying a bowl of your favorite ice cream when — ouch! A sharp pain assaults your teeth. Lots of things can cause pain in your mouth, but one of the most common is sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages. This type of discomfort can put a damper on every meal and cup of coffee. What exactly causes tooth sensitivity? Your dentist in Tysons Corner lists 10 possible culprits behind your aching teeth.


Avoid the ER Through Preventive Dentistry

September 21, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — monarchsmiles @ 8:05 pm

woman at dental appointmentEveryone wants to avoid emergency situations. These incidents can throw off your entire day, cost you lots of money, and leave you feeling stressed out and in pain. Unfortunately, dental problems are at the root of many preventable visits to the ER. In fact, a recent study found that 3.5 percent of emergency room visits should never have happened. Many of those avoidable incidents had to do with dental problems. Taking care of your teeth might be the key to preventing trips to your local hospital.


Detect Oral Inflammation by Chewing Gum

September 17, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — monarchsmiles @ 5:56 pm

green chewing gumSome dentists recommend that their patients chew gum because it helps to encourage saliva production, thereby protecting teeth from bacteria. Plus, people love gum because it tastes good and gives their mouth something to do. Some types of gum can even help to whiten teeth. However, it may not be long before everyone’s favorite mouth-occupier gets even better. Researchers are working on a special type of chewing gum that will be able to detect oral inflammation. How will it work?


Looking for a New Vienna Dentist?

August 19, 2017

Smiling senior man at dental officeHumans are creatures of habit, and finding a new Vienna dentist like making any other changes in habitual behavior can be stressful. If you’re new to the area or just looking for a dentist you can trust, it’s important to take time to find the right office. Studies show that patients who feel a personal, as well as professional bond with their dentist and/or dental team, are much more likely to maintain their biannual dental checkups. Finding a Vienna dentist’s office where you’ll feel comfortable receiving all your dentistry services is the first step in achieving and maintaining your healthiest smiles for a lifetime.

What is Invisalign?

August 17, 2017

woman with beautiful smile after InvisalignHave you ever looked at your smile in the mirror and grimaced at the unevenly spaced, crooked teeth? Do you wish you’d had the opportunity to straighten your smile as a teen, but don’t want to dedicate months or years to straightening your smile with metal wires and brackets as an adult? Need a safe, effective orthodontic solution for a teen who’s too busy with sports, school, and other activities to make regular orthodontic visits? Then you definitely need to learn more about Invisalign. This innovative orthodontic treatment allows your general dentist to quickly, comfortably, and clearly straighten teeth in less time, with fewer visits, and without a mouth full of metal.

Is Invisalign in Carlisle Really Better Than Braces?

August 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — monarchsmiles @ 9:49 pm

young woman with InvisalignIf you’re considering straightening your teeth with either traditional braces or Invisalign, you both probably have a few questions. That includes price and benefits of each straightening treatment.

Your dentist could rave on and on about Invisalign in Carlisle, but let’s get straight to the point: Invisalign has unmatched benefits and is reasonably priced! Let’s take a look at how you and your family could possibly benefit from the Invisalign treatment.


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