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My Gums Are Bleeding — Is It Serious?

Brushing your teeth can be very worrying when you spit out the toothpaste and see blood mixed in. If your gums bleed during brushing or other times, here’s what might be causing the issue.
Feb 2nd, 2024

Why Does My Jaw Pop When I Chew?

You’re hungry and dive into your meal, only to be distracted by popping in your jaw, and sometimes the popping is uncomfortable or even painful. Odds are, you’ve developed a temporomandibular joint disorder.
Jan 10th, 2024
Quick! Let's Whiten Those Teeth Before the Holidays

Quick! Let's Whiten Those Teeth Before the Holidays

It might seem like summer only just ended, but, believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. So, now’s the time to whiten and brighten your teeth so they sparkle like holiday lights.
Nov 2nd, 2023

5 Tips for Getting Used to Your Dentures

You’ve joined (or you’re about to join) the millions of Americans who have turned to dentures to replace lost teeth. We’ve pulled together a few tips for adjusting to these replacement teeth for a smoother transition.
Oct 1st, 2023
Is There Help for My Dental Anxiety?

Is There Help for My Dental Anxiety?

You’ve put off your dental care or are dreading an upcoming visit thanks to a crippling fear of dental work. We can ease your anxiety and keep your teeth and gums healthy through sedation dentistry.
Sep 1st, 2023
The Truth About How Tobacco Affects Your Teeth

The Truth About How Tobacco Affects Your Teeth

The list of health issues that counts tobacco as a major risk factor is a long one and we’re going to add your oral health. From tooth loss to cancer, here’s a look at how tobacco use can wreak havoc on your mouth.
Aug 1st, 2023
Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Like millions of others, you’re missing a tooth or two and are considering your replacement options. Here, we take a look at why dental implants can make great sense on several different fronts.
Jun 5th, 2023
Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers: Which Is Right for Me?

Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers: Which Is Right for Me?

It’s hardly a secret that one of the ingredients for a great smile is white teeth that sparkle with vitality. If you’re coming up short on this front, there are some great options, and we review two of them here — whitening and veneers.
May 8th, 2023
4 Tips to Care for a Dental Emergency Before Your Visit

4 Tips to Care for a Dental Emergency Before Your Visit

Like any other area of your body, accidents can happen in and around your mouth, requiring prompt medical attention. Here are some tips that will help greatly during the time between the injury and coming to see us.
Mar 13th, 2023
How to Protect Your Teeth After a Root Canal Procedure

How to Protect Your Teeth After a Root Canal Procedure

You’ve undergone a root canal procedure to save your tooth and relieve your pain, and now you want to redouble your efforts to protect your teeth. Here, we look at how to care for your treatment area and prevent another infection.
Jan 16th, 2023
How to Care for Your Dental Abscess Before Your Visit

How to Care for Your Dental Abscess Before Your Visit

You suspect you have a dental abscess in your tooth or gums and you’ve, quite wisely, made an appointment with us. In the meantime, there are some dos and don’ts when it comes to managing the abscess before your visit.
Nov 3rd, 2022
4 Popular Reasons to Consider Veneers

4 Popular Reasons to Consider Veneers

Dental veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options because of their versatility. Aside from whitening and brightening your smile, veneers can perform other smile-improving duties.
Sep 7th, 2022
When is Jaw Pain a Medical Issue?

When is Jaw Pain a Medical Issue?

Pain is your body’s way of drawing your attention to a problem, which is very much the case with jaw pain. Here, we review the many causes of jaw pain and when intervention is a good idea.
Aug 1st, 2022
Is an Abscess Serious?

Is an Abscess Serious?

Spoiler alert: An abscess anywhere in your body can be quite serious, and that certainly applies to one in your teeth, jawbone, or gums. Here’s what you should know about an abscess and why prompt treatment is necessary.
Jul 1st, 2022
What's Staining My Teeth?

What's Staining My Teeth?

You take good care of your teeth, yet they’re becoming discolored despite your great efforts. Here, we take a look at some obvious, and not-so-obvious, habits, foods, and factors that can lead to teeth staining.
Jun 1st, 2022
How Long Should I Expect My New Veneers to Last?

How Long Should I Expect My New Veneers to Last?

You’ve opted for dental veneers, and now your smile positively dazzles. As you look ahead, you want to know how long you’ll be able to flash your winning grin. The answer varies, and you play a big role.
May 3rd, 2022
Should I Be Concerned About My Popping Jaw?

Should I Be Concerned About My Popping Jaw?

You open your jaw wide to yawn or bite into a double-decker burger, and you feel (and hear) a pop on either side, which is perfectly normal. A popping jaw accompanied by pain and other symptoms is not.
Apr 1st, 2022
Why Choose Zoom® for Teeth Whitening?

Why Choose Zoom® for Teeth Whitening?

Long before “zoom” became a household name for video conferencing, it has been a standout in the field of teeth whitening. Here’s a look at how Zoom® can give you white, bright teeth you’ll be proud to show off.
Mar 2nd, 2022
My Tooth Got Knocked Out: What Should I Do?

My Tooth Got Knocked Out: What Should I Do?

Each year in the United States, five million teeth are knocked out in both kids and adults. Your first steps after such an event can spell the difference between saving that tooth or having to find a replacement tooth.
Feb 1st, 2022
The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning

The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning

You dutifully brush and floss your teeth every day, so why would you need a professional teeth cleaning? From stopping tooth decay and gum disease to whitening your teeth, the benefits of professional teeth cleaning are many.
Dec 7th, 2021
7 Problems That Invisalign® Corrects

7 Problems That Invisalign® Corrects

There are many different alignment issues that stand in the way of having beautifully straight teeth that not only look great but help promote better dental health, too. Thankfully, Invisalign® can tackle most of them.
Nov 15th, 2021
When Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out?

When Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out?

Those latecomers to your mouth — your wisdom teeth — don’t always make a quiet entrance. Here, we take a look at the several scenarios in which it’s no longer wise to hold onto wisdom teeth.
Oct 12th, 2021
How to Care for Your Dental Bridge

How to Care for Your Dental Bridge

You’ve opted for a dental bridge to replace your tooth (or teeth) and restore that great smile of yours. Once we put the bridge in place, there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your new “teeth".
Sep 9th, 2021
Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Behind every dazzling smile are white, bright teeth you’re proud to show off. If your smile is more on the lackluster side of the equation because of yellowing teeth, we can help with our professional teeth whitening.
Aug 13th, 2021

What to Expect During and After a Root Canal Procedure

Each year in the United States, millions of people walk into dental practices for a root canal procedure and leave with their teeth intact and their pain a thing of the past. Here’s a look at how we accomplish that.
Jul 21st, 2021

Is a Cracked Tooth a Dental Emergency?

Once your permanent teeth come in, they’re designed to serve you for a lifetime. When something threatens that tooth, such as a crack, we want to do everything we can to preserve the tooth.
Jun 18th, 2021

When to Consider Dentures

Nothing beats the original, which certainly applies to your teeth. But, what if those “originals” are breaking down and affecting your ability to smile, chew, and talk with confidence? That’s where dentures come in.
May 17th, 2021

Is a Tooth Extraction Painful?

You do everything you can to save your tooth, but it’s become more of a liability than an asset, causing pain and threatening your overall dental health. Through extraction, we resolve these issues quickly and comfortably.
Mar 18th, 2021

Common Causes of TMJ Disorders

Your jaw hurts and you have no idea why. The answers may lie in the two temporomandibular joints (TMJs) on either side of your jaw. Here’s a look at the primary culprits behind TMJ disorders and how you can find relief.
Feb 17th, 2021

Kid-friendly dentist

We just moved to Tyson”s Corner from California and I was anxious to get my son into see the dentist for the first time.
Aug 31st, 2015

Teeth whitening: Best graduation gift

Graduation is upon us and our sons, daughters, nieces and nephews are off interviewing for summer jobs, internships and possibly the first job of their new career.
Jun 1st, 2015