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Act Fast To Save Your Knocked Out Tooth Oct 21st, 2020

Somewhere in the neighborhood of five million teeth get knocked out every year. Causes can range from car accidents to falling off a bike to playing sports. Kids and adults are at almost equal risk of having a tooth knocked out At the dental practice of Dr. Padmaja Yalamanchili in...

What You Need to Know About Nitrous Oxide Sep 21st, 2020

Does going to the dentist make you or your child nervous? You're not alone; it's estimated that 80% of Americans suffer some level of dental anxiety. Fortunately, there are options that can make going to the dentist less stressful for you or your child.  At the dental practice of Dr....

Should I Get Veneers or Dental Bonding? Aug 12th, 2020

Damage to your tooth enamel such as chipping, cracking, or staining can be visible on front facing teeth and affect the quality of your smile. How can you restore your confidence and beauty without a complete smile restoration? Bonding or veneers can help give you back the smile you deserve. ...

What's the Difference Between Professional Teeth Whitening and At-Home Kits? Mar 13th, 2020

Americans spend around $140 million a year at their dentist’s office on tooth whitening. This accounts for whitening done in office, and whitening done with dentist-prescribed pre-filled bleaching trays you can take home to do your teeth in.  That doesn’t include the millions more spent on DIY at-home whitening kits,...

How a Missing Tooth Impacts Your Health Feb 25th, 2020

Have you lost a tooth to decay, disease, or trauma? Maybe you bit down on a cherry stone, or were playing sports, or perhaps you ignored a cavity a little too long. Whatever the reason, you're now missing a tooth, and the problem seems to be spreading. At Fairfax Family...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers Jan 14th, 2020

If your New Year's goals this year include improving the appearance of your smile or strengthening your overall dental health, it might be time for you to look into veneers. Dental veneers cover the front surface of your teeth for potentially transformative results. In addition to aesthetic improvements, veneers can...

Know the Warning Signs of Gum Disease Dec 4th, 2019

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your gums on an ongoing basis, you could be suffering from gum disease. Gum disease is something that many of our patients deal with. It’s Dr. Yalamanchili’s top priority and goal to provide dental treatment in a caring and professional manner, especially when...

How Age Can Affect Your Dental Health Nov 1st, 2019

Age affects all parts of your body, from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. Most people probably don’t think about their teeth in regard to aging, other than to hope they don’t need to get dentures some day, but your age affects your dental health...

The Best and Worst Halloween Treats for Your Teeth Oct 4th, 2019

You’ve heard it a million times: Eating candy rots your teeth. But does it really? And do you have to give up sweet treats entirely? In this blog, Padmaja Yalamanchili, DDS, PC, in Fairfax, Virginia, discusses which kinds of candy to eat and which ones to skip. Candy and your...

Should Adults Get Fluoride Treatments? Sep 19th, 2019

Every day, your tooth enamel loses the minerals that make it strong. Acid and bacteria from foods and beverages degrade your enamel, causing cavities that make your teeth susceptible to infection. Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all bodies of water, including oceans and rivers, and also in...

Our Guide for Maintaining a Healthy Smile at Every Age Aug 20th, 2019

For the best results, dental health professionals recommend focusing on the well-being of your teeth and gums from infancy through your senior years. After all, you and your teeth have a long way to go together. It’s never too late, though, to start a regimen that protects your oral health...