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Calm Your Child's Dental Fears with Oral Sedation

If your child’s fear of the dentist gets in the way of necessary procedures, oral sedation can help. Discover how oral sedation allows even the most nervous children to relax and stay calm when receiving dental care.
Jun 19th, 2024
How Bone Grafting Supports a Dental Implant

How Bone Grafting Supports a Dental Implant

You can receive a dental implant after you lose a tooth, but you shouldn’t wait too long. Otherwise, you might need a bone graft first to replace your slowly dissolving jawbone.
Jan 18th, 2024
How Long Do Invisalign® Results Last?

How Long Do Invisalign® Results Last?

If you have orthodontic problems, it’s important to get them straightened out. However, teeth continue to shift even after the guidance is gone. 
Dec 14th, 2023
What to do About a Partially Displaced Tooth

What to do About a Partially Displaced Tooth

Whoops. You smacked your mouth on something, and now a tooth is partially displaced. What do you do? Find out how to save your tooth with fast action and help from your dentist.
Nov 13th, 2023
4 Important Benefits of a Dental Bridge

4 Important Benefits of a Dental Bridge

When your smile is marred by the loss of a tooth, a dental bridge can be your best option. Here are four important benefits of a dental bridge for smile restoration.
Sep 1st, 2023
Straighten Your Teeth Without Anyone Knowing

Straighten Your Teeth Without Anyone Knowing

When people think of teeth straightening, they often think of big, chunky braces with metal wires that are hard to miss. With Invisalign®, you can achieve a perfect smile without anyone noticing.
Apr 4th, 2023
The Dangers of Missing Teeth

The Dangers of Missing Teeth

A missing tooth can be inconvenient, unsightly, and uncomfortable, but as time goes by, it can cause even more serious issues. Find out what a missing tooth can mean for your overall health.
Feb 14th, 2023
The Worst Drinks for Your Oral Health

The Worst Drinks for Your Oral Health

Do you often drink beverages besides water? If so, what are they? Depending on what you’re slurping down, you could be doing serious damage to your oral health.
Nov 8th, 2022
6 Problems That Veneers Correct

6 Problems That Veneers Correct

Is your smile just not quite meeting your expectations, even with biannual visits to your dentist and a rigorous at-home oral hygiene regimen? Veneers could solve all your issues.
Oct 11th, 2022
Am I a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

Am I a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

Do you have one or more missing teeth? A dental bridge could be the answer to restoring your smile and giving you back both functionality and self-confidence.
Sep 14th, 2022
What’s Staining My Teeth?

What’s Staining My Teeth?

Are your teeth discolored no matter how much you brush and floss? Maybe you need to switch your diet, or maybe it’s medication you’re taking. It could even be genetic! Fortunately, there are solutions.
Aug 9th, 2022
When Is Dental Bonding the Best Solution?

When Is Dental Bonding the Best Solution?

Dental work can be expensive and take time to complete. Dental bonding can fix minor flaws and serve as a temporary repair in the case of more severe dental issues.
Jul 13th, 2022
How You Can Help Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

How You Can Help Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

For many in previous generations, going to the dentist as a child was a scary ordeal. Thanks to advances in dental technology and a more compassionate outlook, kids today can enjoy their dental visits!
May 1st, 2022
How to Prevent Cavities in Children

How to Prevent Cavities in Children

As a parent, dental hygiene is an important lesson to teach your child. Here’s how to prevent cavities and make brushing fun, reducing plaque and tartar for healthier, brighter teeth.
Feb 1st, 2022
The Veneer Process: What to Expect

The Veneer Process: What to Expect

Unhappy with the shape, size, or color of your teeth? Veneers can provide an affordable, low hassle alternative to multiple cosmetic procedures. Here’s what to expect.
Jan 6th, 2022
Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

Whether you need a crown to protect a filling or root canal site or to cover an implant, you might be wondering how long until you need a replacement. The good news is that good work lasts a long time.
Dec 8th, 2021
What to Do About a Gum Injury

What to Do About a Gum Injury

A gum injury may seem like a small thing, but it can be dangerous if left untreated. Here’s what to do to prevent infection and other issues if you cut or otherwise damage your gum tissue.
Nov 9th, 2021
Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the first line of defense against dental anxiety. Is it safe? Years of use in the dental industry and the confidence of doctors in its efficacy indicate yes.
Oct 8th, 2021
How to Floss Around a Dental Bridge

How to Floss Around a Dental Bridge

If you’ve just gotten a dental bridge, you might be wondering how your hygiene routine will change. Here’s how to keep your teeth clean and well-flossed even with bridgework in place.
Aug 10th, 2021

Tips to Prevent Teeth Stains

Sick of discolored, yellow teeth? Even if you use whitening products at home, you’re still doing things to stain your teeth. Here’s how to keep your pearly whites as bright as possible.
Jul 20th, 2021

How to Care for Veneers

If you’re planning on getting veneers or want to maintain the ones you already have, you might be wondering how to properly care for them. Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 18th, 2021

What Are the Steps Involved in Getting Implants

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are a permanent solution. However, it’s best to act quickly, as bone will dissolve and leave your jaw unable to support implants after a certain point.
May 4th, 2021

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies aren’t always painful, bloody, or unsightly. Here’s what you need to know about dental emergencies, and when immediate attention is necessary to save a tooth.
Apr 1st, 2021

What Foods Must I Avoid with Invisalign?®

Unlike braces, invisible aligners don’t require you to restrict your diet. Despite that, there’s still some things you should remember if you choose Invisalign®.
Mar 2nd, 2021

5 Problems That Resolve with Veneers

Dissatisfied with the current state of your smile? Multiple imperfections can be corrected with one simple solution. Find out how veneers can transform the appearance of your teeth and gums.
Feb 2nd, 2021

The Difference Between Crowns and Bridges

It can be difficult to tell different dental restorations apart, especially if you don’t know much about them. Here’s a brief look into crowns and bridges, which result in similar looking restorations.
Jan 1st, 2021

When Should I Begin Dental Care for My Child?

Dental care for your child should start earlier than many people think. Even before teeth have broken through the gums, you can be caring for your child’s oral health and instilling good habits.
Dec 1st, 2020

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Is your self confidence in tatters due to a yellowed, unsightly smile? Teeth whitening can make all the difference in the world, and you can choose from multiple options to make your teeth shades lighter.
Nov 2nd, 2020

Act Fast To Save Your Knocked Out Tooth

Ever wonder what to do if a tooth is knocked out of your mouth while you’re playing sports or another activity? Here’s everything you need to know to help preserve a knocked out tooth and save a smile.
Oct 21st, 2020

What You Need to Know About Nitrous Oxide

Are you or your child stressing out over an upcoming dental visit? Find out how nitrous oxide can help you overcome your fears and achieve the best dental health possible with the help of a qualified dental care team.
Sep 21st, 2020

Should I Get Veneers or Dental Bonding?

Is your smile not quite perfect? A stained front tooth, a chip or crack, or an uneven gumline can make you hesitate to flash your teeth in a grin or a laugh. Fortunately, you have multiple options for smile repair.
Aug 12th, 2020

How a Missing Tooth Impacts Your Health

If you are missing just one tooth, especially if it’s not a prominent one, you may not be too worried - but even a single tooth can destroy a whole arch of teeth, just like when you take a capstone out of a bridge, triggering a domino effect of tooth loss.
Feb 25th, 2020

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers

Did you make a New Year's resolution this year to improve your smile or shore up your dental health? Veneers might be the solution for you! Read more to learn some of the reasons you might consider getting veneers on some or all of your teeth.
Jan 14th, 2020

Know the Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Have you noticed a loose tooth or blood in the sink after brushing or flossing? These are signs of gum disease. It’s good to know the warning signs of gum disease and how to properly battle them.
Dec 4th, 2019

How Age Can Affect Your Dental Health

Age affects all parts of your body, yet most people probably don’t think about their teeth in regard to aging. Find out how your age affects your dental health just as it does your overall health.
Nov 1st, 2019

The Best and Worst Halloween Treats for Your Teeth

Candy is dandy, but not necessarily for your teeth. Still, that doesn’t mean you have to start passing out apples on Halloween. Read on to see which candy options to avoid and which ones to eat.
Oct 4th, 2019

Should Adults Get Fluoride Treatments?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than half of the adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth. How do you protect your teeth from decay and loss? Regular fluoride treatments may be the answer.
Sep 19th, 2019
Dr. Padmaja Yalamanchili excels at treating patients of all ages, from toddlerhood through adulthood, in her busy Fairfax, Vi

Our Guide for Maintaining a Healthy Smile at Every Age

Did you know that your teeth and gums undergo natural changes as you age? What kept your smile healthy in your 20s may not be enough when you’re 60. Check out these guidelines for keeping your smile amazing through every season of life.
Aug 20th, 2019