Purple Plum Dentistry Blog
November 9, 2019
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.
October 21, 2019
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.
September 20, 2019
It’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.
August 4, 2019
School 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…)
June 21, 2019
You’ve had a long day at work, so you just crawl into bed right after dinner. You figure one night of not brushing your teeth first can’t hurt that much. Your bed partner will beg to differ the next morning when your breath makes them gag. It may have given you bad breath, but nothing else bad could have happened, right? That’s where you would be wrong. Read on to learn from a dentist why skipping brushing your teeth even once can have serious consequences.
May 17, 2019
You probably already know that gum disease can have devastating consequences, not only for your smile but for your overall oral health. Now there’s even more reason for concern. A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that gum disease may increase your risk for heart disease. This makes it more important than ever for all of us to take care of our teeth and gums. Otherwise we may be risking more than we think.
February 25, 2019
When you look in the mirror, do you get distracted by your teeth? When your friend wants to take a selfie with you, do you cringe inside? Are you embarrassed to show your teeth when you talk or smile? Has your confidence suffered because of your smile? Well, if you said yes to any of these questions, you can do something about your teeth. There are several ways your cosmetic dentist can give you the smile you’ve always wanted and the boost of confidence you need. (more…)
January 2, 2019
When most people set their new year’s resolutions, they focus on things like losing weight, traveling, or spending more time with their loved ones. Those are all fantastic goals, but when you’re jotting down the things you want to accomplish in 2019, you shouldn’t forget to include your smile. Taking care of your oral health can have a positive effect on other aspects of your life and give you added confidence. That’s why you should put regular dental visits, along with other smile-friendly changes, on your list of resolutions for the new year.
December 4, 2018
Whether you’re with family, friends, or even at work, the holiday season seems to have delicious snacks and sweets around every corner. These sugar-filled treats taste great, but they can cause damage to your oral health. During this time of year, your brushing and flossing routine may even get thrown off from traveling and a busy schedule, but it’s actually the most important time to practice good oral healthcare. Thankfully, your dentist has 5 easy tips on how to keep your mouth healthy during the holidays.
November 18, 2018
Has it been a while since your last checkup? Or are you simply looking for a new dentist in Falls Church and wondering what your first visit will be like? If so, you’ve come to the right place! If you’ve seen different dentists over the years, you know that no two are exactly alike. But one thing you can be sure of at Purple Plum Dentistry is that you’ll get gentle, highly-skilled and compassionate care at each and every visit. And you won’t have to worry about being treated like a number the way you might at a “cookie cutter” office. If you’d like to know more about what sets Purple Plum Dentistry apart as well as what your first visit will include, keep reading below!