Blog Archive

When Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out? Oct 12th, 2021

Under normal circumstances, your permanent teeth come in over the course of five years or so, usually between the ages of 7 and 13. A few years later, between the ages of 17 and 21, your third molars, or wisdom teeth, make their appearances, sometimes quietly, sometimes with considerable disruption....

How to Care for Your Dental Bridge Sep 9th, 2021

You have your new bridge in place and you’re thrilled to be able to chew, smile, and talk with confidence again. While your bridge contains a prosthetic tooth (or teeth), you still need to care for these replacement teeth. To help you get the most out of your new dental...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Aug 13th, 2021

A smile that dazzles, a winning smile, a sparkling smile — all of these descriptions refer to smiles that are backed by bright pearly whites. If you’re a little more close-lipped these days because of yellowing teeth, the good news is that we can give you a smile you’ll be...

What to Expect During and After a Root Canal Procedure Jul 21st, 2021

As dental experts, our goal is to do everything we can to preserve your teeth and one of the most useful tools for accomplishing this goal is the root canal procedure. Not to mention, this simple procedure provides the much-needed benefit of relieving your tooth pain. At Aura Dentistry, Drs....

Is a Cracked Tooth a Dental Emergency? Jun 18th, 2021

You bite into a popcorn kernel or some ice and quickly realize that something isn’t right with your tooth. Or, perhaps you have a tooth that can’t support the dental work (fillings, etc.) and a piece breaks loose. Whatever the scenario, a cracked tooth warrants prompt attention to both preserve...

When to Consider Dentures May 17th, 2021

Your teeth are designed to go the distance, but, unfortunately, that’s rarely the case anymore. Consider this: 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million are missing all of their teeth.  If you find yourself struggling with deteriorating dental health and you’re looking for solutions, we...

The Many Important Roles a Dental Crown Can Play in Your Dental Health Apr 14th, 2021

Of all the wonderful tools and resources that support your dental health, there’s a good case to be made for putting dental crowns at the top of the list. From preserving your teeth to improving your smile, dental crowns fulfill many key roles. The team here at Aura Dentistry, which...

Is a Tooth Extraction Painful? Mar 18th, 2021

Perhaps your tooth is damaged or decayed, and infection poses a threat to your overall dental health. Or, maybe your wisdom teeth are coming in incorrectly, putting your otherwise healthy teeth at risk. These are just two examples in which tooth extraction is a very good idea. While the idea...

Common Causes of TMJ Disorders Feb 17th, 2021

While we may be all too familiar with various types of joint pain, from achy knees to painful shoulders, your jaw is also equipped with very small joints that can lead to disproportionately large discomfort. Called your temporomandibular joints (TMJs), when something goes wrong in these small hinge joints, it...

Brighten Your Smile With Our Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Treatment Jan 20th, 2021

Your smile is powerful and speaks volumes long before you utter a word. If you’re hiding your smile because of stained and yellowing teeth, professional teeth whitening can help you flash a grin of confidence and vitality again. At Aura Dentistry, our team of dental experts, led by Drs. Negar...

Speak, Smile, and Chew Confidently With Dental Implants Dec 29th, 2020

If you don’t have all of your natural teeth, you’re not alone. Whether from injury or oral disease, close to 180 million adults are missing at least one natural tooth. Replacing missing teeth is vital to keeping your smile healthy. Replacing missing teeth helps keep the rest of your teeth...

Dental Advice for Seniors Aug 31st, 2015

I can’t help but to think what is missing from this picture. She is surely dressed up nicely. The colors she chose are in perfect harmony. She has a nice touch with jewelry. The hair is done nicely and a good touch of lipstick. Then what is missing?? I got...

Does candy cause cavities in teeth? Aug 31st, 2015

Growing up we all heard from our parents,” If you don’t want a mouthful of cavities don’t eat candy.” But is this a true statement or not? The truth is when you eat candies the resident bacteria in your mouth enjoys the candies as much as you do. The bacteria...

I love my dentists in McLean, VA Aug 31st, 2015

This week in our blog, we wanted to talk about what makes us feel like we are doing our job for our patients. – As fate would have it, one of our patients let us know. Enjoy. I just had an appointment in a new dental office in Mclean, VA....

Kid-friendly dentist Aug 31st, 2015

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. It was important for me to get Thomas used to seeing dentists so that he could start developing a healthy lifetime habit of taking care of...

How to brush your teeth correctly Aug 31st, 2015

Many of my patients believe that the harder they brush the better they clean their teeth. When I ask my patients, “How often do you brush your teeth?” I get different answers. One answer I hear most is “only once day but I do it really hard and remove everything.”...

Advice from a Kids Dentist in McLean Aug 31st, 2015

Your little ones learn everything from you – all their good habits are a reflection of your good habit. I always think we re-live our life through our children. They learn their first worlds and first step from you. We shape our children’s future in every aspect. One of the...

Teeth whitening: Best graduation gift Jun 1st, 2015

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. Wouldn’t it be great to give them a graduation gift that will help catapult their career in a positive direction? Statistically, people are...