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What Are the Most Common Cosmetic Dental Treatments?

April 12, 2021

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Woman with beautiful smile after cosmetic dental treatments

Cosmetic dentistry is not an officially recognized dental specialty; any dentist can say they are a “cosmetic dentist.” It is understandable, then, that there is some confusion over what exactly cosmetic dentistry is. To put it simply, it can refer to any treatment that offers aesthetic benefits for a person’s smile. Let’s talk about some of the most common cosmetic dental treatments that fall under this umbrella.

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How Dental Implants Can Help Increase Your Confidence

March 4, 2021

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WOman with dental implants

One of the great things about living in the 21st century is that you no longer need to settle for missing teeth. Those gaps in your smile can be a thing of the past. There are many different options out there when it comes to replacing missing teeth, with dental implants being a preferred method by patients and dentists alike because of their many benefits. One of those is increasing your confidence. Continue reading to learn how dental implants in Falls Church can give you that confidence boost that you’ve been looking for.

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Five Tips for Choosing The Right Cosmetic Dentist for You

February 24, 2021

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cosmetic dentist talking to patient in church fallsIf 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.

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Why Is Professional Teeth Whitening Better Than Store-Bought Kits?

January 21, 2021

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Woman after teeth whitening in Falls ChurchDo 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.

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5 Ways to Help Extend the Lifespan of Your Dental Veneers

December 1, 2020

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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…)

How Hot Drinks Affect Your Teeth During Pumpkin Spice Season

September 27, 2020

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Hot drinks like this pumpkin spice can harm oral healthAs 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.

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Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding: Which Is Right For You?

August 11, 2020

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Woman smiling at her reflection in the mirrorDid 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!

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What Is That Smell? 5 Tips for Preventing Bad Breath

July 11, 2020

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Woman covering her mouth with her handIt 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.

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Should I Drink Sports Drinks This Summer?

June 22, 2020

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Couple exercising with sports drinks

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.

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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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