Dental Tips

Top 10 Qualities of a Sterling VA Dentist

A healthy mouth is one of the most important components of a happy life. If you have ever not been able to eat due to oral pain then you understand! There are two keys to having a healthy mouth. One is to follow a good oral hygiene routine and the other is to have a good dentist. To that end, here are the top 10 qualities to look for in a good Sterling VA dentist.

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By |November 29th, 2016|Dental Tips|0 Comments

Do Your Fillings Need to be Replaced?

Fillings are used in dentistry to stop tooth decay from spreading, fix cracked and/or broken teeth, or help stabilize teeth that are worn down. These issues can happen due to improper use of teeth such as teeth grinding, using your teeth to open things and/or excessive brushing.

Because fillings are so important towards maintaining good oral health, replacing your fillings when need be is a vital part of a good oral health plan. The life of a filling on average is 12 years; however, fillings can fall out or need replacement much sooner than this. Others however, can last for several years. […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Dental Products, Dental Tips, Dentistry, Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

Aging and Dental Health: What to Expect

Getting older comes with plenty of potential complications and new things to worry about, and your dental health is no exception. Other conditions you may have can increase your chances of tooth decay or gum disease, and vice versa. Certain drugs can increase your risk of these things as a side effect. Managing your physical and oral health can be a bit of a balancing act. You don’t have to do it alone, but it’s important to know why you need to disclose to your dentist what medications you’re on, and conditions you may feel are unrelated. […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Dental Tips, Dentistry|0 Comments

Oral Effects of Chewing Gum

If your dentist has recommended that you start chewing sugarless gum, you may be confused as to how effective this recommendation will be. It turns out, there are plenty of benefits to chewing sugarless gum. […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Dental Tips, Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

The Inevitable Impact Sugary Substances Have on Your Teeth!

Everyone knows that sugar and teeth are a bad combination, but you may have wondered why these two things go hand-in-hand. After all, sugar itself isn’t damaging to teeth. […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Dental Tips|0 Comments

5 Best Ways to Overcome Dental Anxiety

If you’re afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. Up to 75% of adults in the US admit some degree of fear of the dentist, from mild to severe. Between 5 and 10 percent of US adults have a dental phobia so serious they go out of their way to avoid treatment or care until an unavoidable emergency appears. This is called the “cycle of avoidance,” where avoiding the dentist leads to complications that require invasive treatment, which is painful, which reinforces their fear. […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Dental Tips|0 Comments

5 Reasons You Keep Getting Cavities

Cavities are one of the most common tooth ailments out there and they can also be one of the biggest pains to get rid of, literally. Despite what they told you in grade school, even if you brush twice a day, you are still at risk for cavities. […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Dental Tips, Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

Do You Grind Your Teeth at Night?

Bruxism is the medical term used to describe the act of grinding, clenching or gnashing of teeth. People with this common condition are often unaware of it. However, they unconsciously wreak havoc on their teeth and jaws either throughout the day or more typically while they sleep at night. […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Dental Tips, Oral Hygiene|0 Comments

At Home Teeth Whitening Vs. In-Office

Teeth whitening can improve the overall appearance of our mouths, making us want to smile more, while at the same time, addressing the staining that may have occurred over the year. In order to whiten our teeth, we have multiple options available. The over the counter options include strips, gels and even whitening toothpastes. The dentist can also provide whitening in their office. Let’s look at both the pros and cons of each of the options. […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Dental Tips|0 Comments

40 Foods To Eat After Wisdom Teeth Extraction (That Actually Taste Good)

Just had your wisdom teeth removed and looking for something to eat that isn’t boring? Ask anyone who has had their wisdom teeth extracted what their diet looked like afterwards and you’ll hear the same few things over and over. Mashed potatoes, apple sauce and other bland tasting food that make you reconsider getting your […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Dental Tips|0 Comments