What You Do At Work May Be Harming Your Teeth

When we spend as much time as we do at work doing similar responsibilities every day, we are bound to develop habits. Some workplace habits like diligently checking emails or reserving a block of uninterrupted time to get work done can be beneficial and make for an efficient employee. However, other things we tend to… Read more »

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Pain

We all know the feeling associated with tooth pain. You take a sip of your hot morning coffee and immediately feel a zing of pain. You clench your teeth and get a sharp jolt that makes you wince. Or perhaps you have a constant toothache that just won’t go away. No matter which type of… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Probiotics & Your Oral Health

Probiotic use is typically associated with digestive health and even as a “good bacteria” replacement after a round of antibiotics. But can probiotics also be beneficial for oral health? At our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax, we’ve been hearing about some research that may show a positive correlation between certain probiotics and… Read more »

Why Dental Hygiene Visits are About More Than Clean Teeth

There’s no surprise that your bi-annual dental hygiene visit is about getting your teeth a deeper clean than you can get alone at home. The hygienists at our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax are dedicated to removing plaque, flossing in between each and every tooth, and polishing your pearly whites for the… Read more »

How Your Exercise Routine is Affecting Your Smile

Like any other member of your medical team, the dentists at our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax are all for exercising. There are plenty of benefits behind regularly hitting the pavement for a run, grabbing the free weights for a strength training program, or joining a gym for group classes. Whichever exercise… Read more »

What Exactly is Occlusion?

At our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax, we’re often asked what certain technical dental terms mean, and we’re always happy to explain them. Which brings us to the topic of the day: Occlusion. What is occlusion? What are we looking at when we talk about it? Why does it matter? We’re glad… Read more »

What’s Good and What’s Bad About Bottled Water?

These days you can’t go very far without seeing bottled water, whether you’re scanning the aisles at your favorite supermarket, cheering on your kids at their latest sporting event, or perhaps packing for a trip to your favorite vacation destination. Our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax want you and your family to… Read more »

The Oral Health Hazards of Nail Biting

Nail biting is a habit that can affect not only the appearance of your nails, it can also cause damage to your oral health. As with any habit, nail biting can be difficult to break, but at our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax, we’re hoping that by providing our patients some information… Read more »

“What’s it Mean When My Dentist Pokes My Gums and Says Numbers?”

If you’ve ever been to your dentist in Northern Virginia and experienced several gentle pokes to your gums followed by hearing some numbers, you’ve had what’s called a periodontal charting. This charting is helpful when evaluating overall oral health and can give your dental team some insight to a proper treatment plan. What’s Periodontal Charting… Read more »