So far, you’ve been doing a good job of adhering to the CDC’s guidelines of social distancing and wearing a mask and gloves whenever you have to leave your house. One day your dentist calls you during quarantine and reminds you that it’s time for your next checkup and cleaning. When you arrive at the office for your dental appointment, you notice that your dentist’s team is asking you to do so many things that you wouldn’t have to do normally. Keep reading to learn how these additional precautions can help prevent COVID-19.(more…)
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February 11, 2020
Many of us picture the color red when we think of February. After all, it’s the color of romance, roses, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. What most of us don’t imagine when we think of February is the red of bleeding gums. Since February is actually National Gum Disease Awareness Month, now seems like the perfect time to discuss what you need to know about gum disease, along with some tips on how to avoid the need for gum disease treatment in Fairfax.(more…)
November 7, 2019
The end of the year is fast approaching. With that in mind, you might as well wait until the new year to see your dentist for your second annual checkup and cleaning, right? WRONG. Your insurance benefits do NOT roll over into the new year. Once 2020 arrives, the coverage you’ve been paying for all year in your premiums goes to waste unless you see your dentist who takes Aetna in Fairfax. Here’s how to make the most of your benefits so you don’t lose any money.(more…)
October 15, 2019
While it may seem that everyone knows the importance of practicing excellent dental hygiene and how to go about it the right way, statistics show otherwise. It turns out that well over half the adult population in America has some form of periodontal disease, which is the infection and inflammation of the gum tissue. Being that the primary contributor to this condition is the accumulation of oral bacteria, dentists have decided to take action by recognizing October as National Dental Hygiene Month. As you read on, learn how proper dental care and a teeth cleaning in Fairfax can do wonders for your oral health!(more…)
April 7, 2019
While you may think gum disease and tooth decay are all your dentist is looking for when you arrive for a regularly scheduled dental appointment, you’re wrong. Oral cancer screenings are part of the preventive care your dentist provides. This is because if oral cancer is caught in its early stages, it can be treated successfully. Unfortunately, many of the cases are diagnosed too late. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, your dentist wants you to understand the importance of screenings and just what kind of impact oral cancer can have on your mouth.
March 20, 2019
Losing one or more teeth can have an incredible impact on your life. During your latest family reunion, you tried to avoid every picture because you know they’d be plastered all over social media. The last thing you wanted your friends and family to see is your broken smile. For a while, you’ve considered investing in a newly restored grin, but you want to weigh the benefits of each option so you feel confident in your decision. More than anything, you want to have a smile that you’re proud of. See why dental implants can improve your quality of life by offering you these 5 benefits below. (more…)
February 16, 2019
You want a bright and healthy smile so you can look back on all the happy moments you’ve catalogued by taking pictures without being self-conscious of your discolored grin. It can be overwhelming walking down the toothpaste aisle looking at all your teeth whitening options. With ingredients like coconut oil, charcoal, and baking soda, you want to pick the best option but you’re not sure what that is. Some seemingly natural options can help whiten your smile, but some can cause lasting damage. Read on to learn about 5 teeth whitening mistakes you’ll want to avoid. (more…)
January 21, 2019
Some mouth problems are minor little more than annoyances. Others are a full-blown dental emergency in Fairfax. Your dentist can say for sure. He or she can also help you to get past your symptoms and enjoy lasting relief. Here’s a look at some of the common lip and mouth conditions that dentists treat.
December 5, 2018
It’s your big day! Everyone is smiling at you, celebrating with you. You pose for what feels like a million pictures with the one you love the most. Everything is perfect. Until you see the photographs later and remember that your teeth still have those flaws you dislike. This doesn’t have to be your situation. You can do something to make your teeth brilliant for your wedding. Before your special day, look into getting porcelain veneers in Fairfax so that everyone will only notice your beautiful, confident smile. (more…)
August 21, 2018
A dental emergency doesn’t happen when you’re expecting it to. Instead, it pops up at the worse times. If one occurs at an odd hour, what should you do for help? Your emergency dentist in Fairfax says give his office a call to get the help you need. As you read along, you’ll learn why it’s so important to work with a dentist who offers extended office hours to treat emergency situations.