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Reasons and Remedies for Tooth Discoloration

Everyone dreams of having brilliantly white teeth. However, many people struggle with their self-confidence due to teeth that have become stained or discolored. Continue reading to find out more about how you can get rid of and prevent tooth discoloration from occurring. What Leads to Discolored Teeth? There are many underlying causes of discolored teeth. Age is one factor in…

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Why Flossing Is A Must, Not A Maybe

No matter how you try to avoid it, flossing your teeth is an essential part of a good oral hygiene regimen. Or at least it should be. In the past, you’ve been advised to brush at least twice each day for a healthy mouth, but that’s only the beginning. We now know that flossing is vital as well. In fact,…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Most people are painfully aware of the damage and discomfort that cavities can cause, but they’re probably unaware of how much damage gum disease can cause. When cavities remain untreated, they can result in gingivitis and, ultimately, the loss of your teeth and your facial structure. Learning all about the problems that can arise from gingivitis can help you to…

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Brush Up on the Benefits of Brushing

Everyone knows they should brush their teeth, right? You would think so, but a study by the American Dental Association and Delta Dental shows differently. The ADA says you should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. More than 30 percent of Americans go one day without brushing their teeth, and a smaller percentage go at…

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Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

A beautiful smile can be your most important fashion accessory and the biggest boost to your self-esteem and self-confidence. If you’re less than thrilled with the appearance of your smile, then the Invisalign system may be the answer for you. Invisalign has been used successfully by millions of people throughout the world for almost three decades. Much of its popularity…

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The Ten Most Common Signs of Sleep Apnea

Over 22 million people in the U.S. have sleep apnea, which is a physical disorder that disrupts their sleep patterns. Victims of sleep apnea involuntarily stop breathing when they’re asleep, and the cessation can last for ten seconds or longer. Not only does this prevent them from receiving the restful sleep that their bodies need to rejuvenate, but the disorder…

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Are Cracked Teeth on the Rise?

A recent increase in the number of damaged and cracked teeth may be the result of stress caused by the pandemic. Many individuals and families are under both financial and emotional stress because of restrictions, isolation and job loss created by the current coronavirus outbreak. At Dental Associates of Northern Virginia, we are committed to ensuring high standards of excellence in the dentistry field.…

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Dental Care Basics

Since your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, the condition of your oral health plays an enormous role in your overall health. This means in order to live a happy and healthy life you need to be sure to schedule regular visits with your dental health care provider. You should also establish a consistent oral…

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Are Dental Implants Right for You?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 52% of people between the ages of 20 and 64 are missing one or more of their teeth. Of those aged 40 to 64, 66% of them are missing at least one tooth. Additionally, around 20% of people over 65 no longer have any of their real teeth. Whether you’re missing…

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Gingivitis: Symptoms and Causes in Northern Virginia

Is a little bit of blood coming up from your gums while flossing during your daily dental hygiene ritual? Perhaps you and your partner have noticed that your breath doesn’t smell as fresh as it should. These are indications that you’ve developed gingivitis, an early stage of periodontal or gum disease that causes inflammation. Read below to learn about the…

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