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What to Expect With a Tooth Extraction

There aren’t many times, that people look forward to going to the dentist. Maybe it’s because of the loud tools that they use or perhaps it’s a fear of sharp objects going into their mouths. Maybe it has to do with the uncertainty that goes into having a dental procedure done. Sometimes, it’s a combination of all the above. While…

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Understanding Sensitive Teeth

When you drink something cold or hot, do you feel a stinging or painful sensation in your teeth? If so, you’re no stranger to what it feels like to have sensitive teeth or gums. Unfortunately, sensitive teeth are an all too common problem that people face. Thankfully, your sensitivity isn’t something that you have to live with. Routine brushing and…

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Cavity Prevention Advice for Everyone

Cavities can damage the structural integrity of your teeth and can affect your appearance in a negative way. You can improve the health of your teeth and gums with good dental hygiene at home and regular visits to your local dentist in Northern Virginia. By working with a qualified dentist, you can spot issues with your teeth and gums early to…

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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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