General Dentists in Northern Virginia

A bright, healthy smile is an indicator of overall wellness. To achieve healthy teeth and gums, it’s essential to visit a general dentist in Northern Virginia. These dental professionals can help you and your family enjoy a lifetime of good dental health.

General Dentistry: An Overview

A general dentist is usually the dental professional whom patients visit most often. Rather than specializing in one branch of dentistry, general dentists offer comprehensive care to their patients. They help patients maintain their dental health by diagnosing and treating tooth decay or gum disease.

General Dentist: Everyday Care

A general dentist’s goal is to keep your smile in top shape. This involves administering dental exams, polishing and cleaning your teeth, and treating tooth decay and gum disease. General dentists can also diagnose and treat any dental issue that arises, including toothaches or gum infections.

What Are General Dentistry Services?

General dentistry services are an important part of maintaining your dental health. These services include several types of procedures, exams, and treatments that address any dental issues that may have occurred. The following is a list of services you’ll find at our general dental office.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Customized Sports Mouth Guards
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentures
  • Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)
  • Extractions
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • N2O Sedation
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Sedation
  • OSA with Oral Appliance Treatment for Sleep Apnea
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics (Gum Treatment & Surgery)
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Snore Guards
  • TMJ Therapy

How Often Should I See a Dentist?

The condition of your teeth, your age, and other factors determine how frequently you should visit a dentist general practice. Our dentists recommend that healthy patients visit us for checkups at least every six months.

Dental Appointment Costs: What’s the Average Cost?

Every person has specific dental health needs, so the price of a dental appointment varies widely. Your cost will be determined by what types of treatment are required and whether you have dental insurance coverage.

Can I See a General Dentist Near Me?

Calling our office to book an appointment is the first step in ensuring your dental health. Our friendly staff members will help you find an appointment time that is convenient for you.

How Long Will My Dental Appointment Last?

Patients visiting our general family dentistry office for routine checkups typically finish their appointments in less than an hour. However, a longer time slot may be necessary if you require extensive dental work. Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about the length of your appointment.

Getting Ready for Your Dental Appointment

If going to the dentist causes you anxiety, being prepared can help ease your mind. Have copies of your medication list on hand, and talk to your insurance provider beforehand to learn about your coverage options. Our staff members are also available to answer your questions.

Why You Should Visit the Dentist Regularly

Seeing a dentist regularly can help you stop oral health problems before they do extensive damage to your teeth. Conversely, not visiting the dentist can lead to severe – and sometimes costly – dental health issues. It’s never too late to take control of your dental health. Call us today to set up your initial appointment.

Bad Breath Treatment

If you’re concerned about bad breath, talk to a dentist at Dental Associates of Northern Virginia about treatment. In some cases, halitosis, the clinical name for bad breath, doesn’t respond to the usual remedies such as antibacterial mouthwashes or special […]

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Customized Sports Mouth Guards

You’ve probably heard the expression, ”Put your money where your mouth is.” Nowhere is this truer than when playing sports. Medical and dental care resulting from a direct hit to the mouth or the loss of a tooth can be […]

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Dentures

Tooth loss is a common dental health issue that can occur due to age, gum disease, tooth decay, or injury. If missing teeth are disrupting your favorite activities, it may be time to restore your smile with affordable dentures in […]

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Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)

In many cases, a root canal, more appropriately called endodontic treatment, is the most effective way to save a tooth that has become decayed, infected, or traumatized in some way. Rather than extract the offending tooth, endodontic treatment removes the […]

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Extractions

Having a tooth pulled may not be pleasant, but it’s often necessary–either to make way for a permanent tooth, or when a tooth becomes infected, decayed, or otherwise jeopardizes your health. Our Northern Virginia Dental Associates dentists provide affordable and […]

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you have severe dental problems that make you feel uncomfortable about your smile or the way you look, your Dental Associates of Northern Virginia dental professionals can help. Whether your problem is the result of gum disease, TMJ, tooth […]

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N2O Sedation

For those who fear going to the dentist, N2O sedation can be a smart solution. Although there are many different types of sedation your Dental Associates dentist may recommend, nitrous oxide is one of the most common and frequently used […]

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The oral surgeons at Dental Associates of Northern Virginia are highly skilled in a wide range of oral and maxillofacial procedures. Whether you require surgery to remove teeth for dental reconstruction, to enhance your appearance, or simply to aid in […]

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Oral Hygiene

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of clean, healthy teeth? If so, it may be time to visit a dentist for advice on oral hygiene in Northern Virginia. Taking care of your teeth and gums can ward off infections, […]

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Oral Sedation

There’s no reason to let fear or discomfort about a dental procedure stand in the way of better oral care. Whether you suffer from a severe gag reflex or just general dental anxiety, your Dental Associates professionals can help you […]

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OSA with Oral Appliance Treatment for Sleep Apnea

For those who snore, oral sleep appliance therapy can provide much-needed relief. Snoring is often caused by a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, OSA for short. If this is your case, your Dental Associates dentist in Northern Virginia can […]

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Pediatric Dentistry

With regard to dental care, children have special needs that are best addressed by a qualified pediatric dentist. The pediatric specialists at Dental Associates of Northern Virginia understand these special needs and work hard to make your child feel comfortable […]

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Periodontics (Gum Treatment & Surgery)

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects more than three-quarters of all Americans over the age of 35. This number includes those exhibiting symptoms of any phase of the disease–from early stage gingivitis and beyond.

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Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are a common solution for teeth that are damaged by decay, discolored by food or medication, or replaced by a dental implant.

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Snore Guards

Snoring not only disrupts the sleep of others in your household, it often keeps the snorer from a restful night’s sleep as well. If you suspect snoring may be causing you to lose sleep at night, ask your Dental Associates […]

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TMJ Therapy

It’s estimated that ten million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, a common condition affecting the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ typically causes pain in the jaw, face, and neck area that may radiate […]

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Carroll L.
I went to see the dentist, Dr. Julia Lokitis, at Dental Associates of Northern Virginia in Aleaxndria, for a cleaning. She was thorough and efficient, I left feeling very refreshed. I like to ask […]
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Dr. Butts is a great dentist – the best general dentist that I’ve ever had. His staff is terrific also.
Stephen D.
If you are looking for a periodontist, Dr. Choudary is a great one. He explains everything and gets things done very quickly. My general dentist is Dr. Lebonitte who also is very patient and explains […]
Nancy T.
Great practice
Edward L.
For the record, I use the location at 1500 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria, VA. This office is the best! Marty Legum, my dentist, is personable, professional, and very good. He has provided my wife and […]
Sam C.
Dr. and staff are very understanding of my dental phobia and are very patient with me.
Sharon L.
Wonderful treatment for over 40 years.
Kerry R.
Amazing! Dr Wortman ‘s hygenist was very top notch and the other one was so sweet with my daughter. And Dr Wortman always patient, efficient, and his comforting manner is so appreciated
Aimee G.
Very good experience with Dr. Wortman, and he has a fantastic staff…I would definitely recommend him as a trusted dentist!
Christopher P.
Dr. Lokitis, Eamon and the rest of the staff have all been so pleasant and accommodating since my husband and I recently switched to the practice. We’re very happy to be new patients!
Anne R.
Great service, friendly, competent people.
Thomas G.
Dr. Butts, his oral hygienist, and office staff are the most professional, personal, and helpful of any dental practice i have used. Dr. Butts is not just a dentist, he is an artist. I have had […]
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Professional care and services.
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Love the office. It’s bright and inviting. And the staff is very welcoming. It’s a good community.
Debra T.
I had always had my cleaning done here and I also got my all 3 wisdom teeth out here . it was great experience the doctor was very nice and I loved my hygienist Salima, she was always very nice and […]
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