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Learn About Veneer History with a Dentist in Tyson’s Corner

February 10, 2018

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woman white teethThere are many patients who dream of having a “movie star smile,” not even realizing that half of the celebrities that they admire have received dental work. In fact, many Hollywood stars admit to getting porcelain veneers—even Tom Cruise has them!

But achieving the perfect teeth hasn’t always been such an easy task. Dentists have developed this method over years and years of trial and error, trying to create a way to help all patients feel great about their smiles no matter what imperfections they currently have.

In this week’s blog post, we’re going to be covering the history of porcelain veneers with your dentist in Tyson’s Corner.


A Dentist in Tyson’s Corner Explains Two Types of Dentistry

February 3, 2018

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woman smilingIf you’ve been thinking of visiting the dentist for dental damage, you might not be sure just what dental service you need. Say you have a chipped tooth, you might hear that you need to “restore” the tooth’s structure, but you also know that you want to improve the aesthetics of the tooth as well.

In many cases, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry are completely different and there are different treatments/procedures that may fall under each category. However, there are some situations where cosmetic and restorative dental care overlap. Learn more from your dentist in Tyson’s Corner in this week’s blog post.


How to Choose the Perfect Dentist in Tysons Corner

January 8, 2018

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happy dental patientThere are lots of reasons to look for a dentist in Tysons Corner. Perhaps you’re new to the area, or maybe it has been a long time since you sought dental care, and your old dentist has retired or moved. Regardless of why you’re searching, we know that finding the perfect dental care provider is a challenge. We’d like to help you by providing a few tips to make your hunt a little easier.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?


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