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How Does Handwashing and Sanitizing Beat COVID-19?

May 9, 2020

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Man washing hands according to dentistIn 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.

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Choosing an Emergency Dentist? Look for These 4 Factors

April 16, 2020

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Woman with hand on cheek visits her Falls Church emergency dentistDental 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.

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8 Healthy Habits to Practice During Quarantine

March 22, 2020

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Happy, healthy family of four at home during quarantineSocial 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.

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Regain Your Confidence with a Beautiful Smile!

February 7, 2020

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Confident man smiling after seeing his cosmetic dentistHave you laughed today? It’s estimated that the average American adult laughs about 16 times daily. Unfortunately, if the look of your teeth has you giggling behind your hands, you may find it difficult to fully enjoy the moment. In fact, a growing amount of research indicates that the impact your smile has on your confidence spreads to multiple areas of your life. Read on to find out how a dazzling, self-assured set of pearly whites from your cosmetic dentist could improve your personal happiness, social perception, and career advancement!

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Oral Health

January 6, 2020

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toothpaste in the shape of a tooth

Most people’s New Year’s resolutions have something to do with their health, whether that be mental or physical. However, a lot of people don’t consider taking care of their teeth and gums to be as important as hitting the gym. Since your dental health can affect your general health in many ways, it’s imperative that you take care of your mouth. Here are five ideas from a dentist for resolutions to keep your pearly whites shining brightly in the new year.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy Over the Holidays

December 16, 2019

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Smiling couple during holidaysThe holidays are normally filled with family fun, but if you overindulge on sugary treats or crack your tooth trying to open a package or a nut, it can bring the celebrations to an abrupt halt. Your emergency dentist can help you save your damaged teeth and stop your pain, but of course, the best solution for any oral health issue is to make sure it never happens in the first place! Follow these 4 tips to keep your smile safe during the most wonderful time of the year.

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Can Cold and Flu Remedies Harm Your Teeth?

November 9, 2019

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woman blowing her nose

Autumn is in full swing, which unfortunately means that cold and flu season is upon us. That can mean lots of sleepless nights where you’re unable to breathe through your nose, mountains of used tissues piling up, and days spent at home with a terrible fever. Of course, there are store-bought and home remedies you can use, but just how do these medications affect your teeth? A dentist is here with the answers.

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6 Tips for Candy Consumption Around Halloween

October 21, 2019

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Halloween candy

Halloween is right around the corner, which, for most kids, means a chance to gather up candy to store for the winter. Unfortunately, it also presents parents with a lot of challenges to keep their children cavity-free. While it’s definitely okay to eat some candy, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Here are 6 Halloween candy tips for this time of year.

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Are Hot Drinks Bad For My Teeth? 3 Problems and How To Prevent Them

September 20, 2019

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A cup of coffeeIt’s hard to believe that fall is almost here! The days are getting shorter and the weather is cooler, which means it’s the perfect time to start enjoying your favorite hot drinks. Whether it’s pumpkin spice lattes, hot chocolate, or chai tea, there’s nothing better than sipping on something warm to make you feel cozy on a cold day. But if you’ve ever wondered, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth?” you’ll be interested to learn about 3 potential risks they pose to your dental health. However, this doesn’t mean you have to give them up! Keep reading for more information and find out how you can protect your smile while still enjoying hot drinks.

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4 Surprising Snacks You’ll Want to Avoid Packing in Your Child’s Lunch

August 4, 2019

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children eating lunch at schoolSchool is back in session, meaning it’s time to start changing up your grocery list to include easy-to-pack snacks for your little one’s lunchbox. Certain foods that are marketed as “healthy” for your child can actually have terrible impacts on their oral health and increase their risk of developing cavities. This can cause them to miss school for an emergency visit with their children’s dentist. To avoid any additional stress during the beginning of the school year, here are four surprising snacks you’ll want to scratch off your grocery list for the sake of your child’s oral health.   (more…)

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