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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Cleaning Your Oral Appliance Extends its Life and Ensures Good Health
... Keeping both your mouth and your appliance clean helps ensure the best oral health possible — and that your appliance will last longer...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Restorative Dentistry
...While your teeth are being cleaned, it's also a good opportunity to take a close look at your oral health in general and check for a few specific problems...

Family Dentist
... Call our Alexandria, VA office at (703) 360-4500 today to learn more! Related Articles Dentistry and Oral Health for Children Dear Doctor magazine brings you this wide-ranging overview of milestones and transitions in your child's dental development...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Look at Your Options for Saving a Tooth First Before Replacing it
...For function and long-term oral health, you can't beat what nature provided you in the first place...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Tips for a Tooth-Healthy School Lunch
Sending the kids back to school means it's time to start packing those lunch boxes! What your children eat and drink can have a big effect on their oral health...

Why Get a Family Dentist?
...Luckily, family dentists are skilled at diagnosing and treating common oral health issues that can both children and adults...

Living with HIV includes Keeping a Close Watch on Your Oral Health
...Still, HIV patients must remain vigilant about their health, especially their oral health...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

Caps, Gowns and Smiles for High School Graduation
...Many graduates will be moving away to attend college, and an oral exam and cleaning now can help ensure that they will embark on this next phase of life in good oral health...

We'll Help You Maintain Your Oral Health After Gum Disease
It’s been a long road back to oral health for you after periodontal (gum) disease...

Back to School Do's and Don'ts
...Here are a few do’s (and don’ts) that can help keep your kids oral health in tip-top shape through this busy season…and all year long...

How to Handle a Dental Emergency
...It’s important that you know what to do when an issue arises with you or a loved one’s oral health...

It's National Gum Care Month - Take Care of Your Gums
...And once plaque hardens to form calculus (tartar), it cannot be removed during your regular oral health care routine at home...

Cosmetic Dentistry in Alexandria, VA
Home >Services >Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dental Care The practice of dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life...

Five Tips for Top-Notch Tooth Brushing
October is national Dental Hygiene month—and it’s a great time to renew your commitment to good oral health...

The Benefits of a Family Dentist
...Your teeth will be thoroughly inspected by a professional who is trained to notice and diagnose potential oral health problems...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

This November, Become a Non-Smoker
...Tobacco use also can lead to increased amounts of plaque, which results in tooth decay and other oral health problems...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...” Yet when it comes to her family's oral health, she wants the same things we all want: good checkups and great-looking smiles...

4 Tips to Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay
...As important as good oral health is to a child's overall health and development, tooth decay tops the list as the most common chronic childhood disease...

Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment
As the host of America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC TV, Alfonso Ribeiro has witnessed plenty of unintentional physical comedy…or, as he puts it in an interview with Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "When people do stuff and you're like, 'Dude, you just hurt yourself for no reason!'" So when he had his own dental dilemma, Alfonso was determined not to let it turn onto an "epic fail...

Here's How You Can Protect Your Child's Teeth from Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Periodontal Exams
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...

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