Purple Plum Dentistry Blog
February 24, 2021
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry as an option to transform your smile, then you’re planning on making an investment not only in your teeth but also in your confidence and overall quality of life. It stands to reason that you want to make sure that you are receiving the highest caliber of treatment possible. Whether it’s a whiter smile, straighter teeth, or any other flaws, your Church Falls cosmetic dentist shares five important tips to help you find the best practice where you can achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
January 21, 2021
Do you want whiter teeth? So do most people. That’s why you see so many shelves full of whitening products whenever you go to your local supermarket. But do these products really work? Many people feel as if they are paying too much money for little to no results. However, professional teeth whitening in Falls Church could be the way to help you achieve your dream smile. Here are a few ways that professional whitening differs from store-bought kits.
December 1, 2020
You just got porcelain veneers, and you couldn’t be happier with the results! You finally have the bright, white smile you’ve always wanted. Now, it’s time to take good care of it! They are typically said to last about 10 years, but with proper care, you can extend the lifespan of your veneers in Falls Church far beyond that! Here are a few ways to keep your newly transformed smile beautiful. (more…)
September 27, 2020
As the year draws to a close, many of us will be fending off the cooler weather with a piping mug of our favorite festive beverage. It’s the perfect season to enjoy hot chocolate, freshly brewed tea, warm apple cider, and the ever-popular pumpkin spiced latte. However, have you considered how these warm beverages are changing your teeth? Read on to find out how some of your favorite hot drinks are impacting your oral health and what you can do to keep your smile healthy throughout pumpkin spice season.
August 11, 2020
Did you know that the first signs of cosmetic dentistry date back to ancient times? In fact, evidence points to previous generations using their own urine to achieve a whiter smile! Luckily, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since then. Today, patients with discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps in their smile can turn to dental bonding and veneers that are safe, effective, and can restore your smile in as little as one visit. But how do you know which one is right for you? To help you decide, a dentist is sharing the difference between veneers and bonding!
July 11, 2020
It is a picturesque morning. You slowly awaken to a subtle ray of sunlight peering through your window and smell the delicious aroma of freshly baked waffles coming through your door. After relaxing for a few more minutes, you follow your nose to the kitchen and see your significant other with a cup of coffee already made. As you open your mouth to say good morning, you immediately regret your decision when you smell the foul odor coming from your mouth. Not so picturesque after all.
If this sounds familiar, then you are not alone. In fact, 80 million people suffer from chronic bad breath! If you are a part of this statistic and want to prevent it from happening in the future, then read on for five tips from a dentist.
June 22, 2020
Now that it’s finally warm enough to enjoy your time outdoors, staying active has been one of your favorite pastimes. However, when you’re working up a sweat, you will need something to keep you hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluids is extremely important for your health, but choosing colorful sports drinks probably isn’t your best option. A 32 oz sports drink contains between 56 and 76 grams of sugar on average which can be destructive for your smile. Continue reading to learn what your dentist has to say about sports drinks and the harmful effects they have on your smile.
May 9, 2020
In order to combat COVID-19, you have spent the majority of your time at home and made many adjustments to your busy life. Now, as many businesses and practices are opening up again and you find yourself needing to be out and about more often, it’s important you are taking every step you can to avoid contracting the Coronavirus. Keeping your hands clean is an effective measure to take to limit your contact with the virus. Your dentist can give you instructions on how to properly disinfect your hands with soap or hand sanitizer.
April 16, 2020
Dental emergencies rarely happen at a convenient time. In fact, they’re typically sudden, alarming, and somewhat overwhelming. Knowing where to go during these scary situations can sometimes make all the difference in saving your smile. To get the quality urgent dental care you need, it’s important that you choose the right emergency dentist ahead of time. Here are four important factors you should look out for when choosing an emergency dentist in Falls Church.
March 22, 2020
Social distancing is crucial to slowing the spread of the current COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s a strange and somewhat overwhelming time, many people are viewing quarantine as an opportunity to try new things like learning a new language, teaching their pets new tricks, and baking homemade bread. While there are plenty of good ways to spend your extra time at home, why not make a few simple but important lifestyle changes? Now is an excellent time to focus on these eight healthy habits you may not have thought much about before.