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What are the Three Types of Sleep Apnea? Your Dentist Weighs in

May 14, 2018

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sleepy man in glasses rubbing eyesHave you noticed that when you awaken in the morning, you feel like you haven’t rested? Are you lethargic throughout the day? Your local dentist says you could be suffering from sleep apnea and weighs in to explain the different types, their symptoms and how they can be treated.

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Learn the Real Way to Clean Your Tongue with a Local Dentist

May 11, 2018

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family brushing teethIf you brush your teeth every day, but still have questionable breath, you might be forgetting one simple thing: to brush your tongue! Cleaning your tongue daily can freshen your breath, reduce bacteria in your mouth, and so much more. Plus—it just makes you feel so much fresher. Learn more about why tongue cleaning is an essential part of the dental hygiene routine and how to correctly do so from your local dentist.

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Sensitive Teeth Got You Down? A Dentist Offers 5 Solutions!

April 15, 2018

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A woman touches her mouth in painIn the summertime, one of life’s small pleasures is sitting down to enjoy a bowl of ice cream on a hot day. Unfortunately, it may not be all that pleasant for someone with sensitive teeth! Sensitivity affects your overall quality of life and keeps you from enjoying your favorite foods and beverages. Since it’s such a common problem, we thought we’d write a blog to give you five of the best tips for both reducing and preventing it. Some of these tips are things you can do at home and some you can talk to your dentist about at your next checkup. Find out more today!

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Gum Disease Can Affect Your Heart: Fact or Fiction?

April 4, 2018

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Hands cradling a heartWith all of the information we’re bombarded with each day, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Especially when it comes to your health, the guidelines seem to change so fast that it feels impossible to keep up! So, it’s understandable to feel skeptical or confused if you’ve heard that gum disease can affect your heart. How could these two separate parts of the body actually be connected?

Not to worry! In this blog, we’ll clear up any confusion you might have about this topic. You’ll learn what gum disease is and how it plays into your oral health. Then we’ll look at the research and tell you what to do if you have gum disease. Learn more today!

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Your Dentist Says It Takes More Than Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth

March 15, 2018

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toothbrush with paste exposed flossYou brush and floss your teeth, so you feel pretty confident about the condition of your oral health. You should be in great shape, right? Your dentist says there’s more to the equation of dental health, though. He reveals the other factors that play big roles in your wellness and determine how prone you are to cavities. Learn what they are and how important preventive dentistry is as you continue reading.

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So Many Mouthwashes..So Little Time! Recommendations From a Dentist

March 3, 2018

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A man pours mouthwash into a cupThere you are, standing in the oral care aisle of the grocery store with glazed eyes and a blank expression. You just needed a simple bottle of mouthwash, but as you stare at the wall of options, you’re at a complete loss for what to buy! It seems like there are countless formulas to choose from. Should you get the antiseptic formula? Or how about the anti-cavity one?

If you can relate to this scenario, don’t worry – we understand! As a dentist, we answer a lot of questions about the many products available in the stores, so we thought we’d write a blog about this topic and clear up some of the confusion!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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