Top Tips To Take Care of Your Pet’s Teeth

At our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax, we’re dedicated to caring for our neighbors’ smiles no matter what their needs may be. However, we’re limited to seeing only our human neighbors. But that doesn’t mean we can’t provide our animal-loving patients with a few pointers on dental care for their pets. Brush… Read more »

4 Types of Mouthwash

The oral care aisle at your local supermarket is flooded with a rainbow of mouthwash choices and flavors. But what do they all mean? Can there be a right mouthwash for each individual need? At our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax, we think so, and we’re here to explain several options available… Read more »

“Can I Use Baking Soda to Whiten My Teeth?”

Everyone wants a white smile, but everyday habits can really take a toll on our teeth. Red wine, smoking, coffee, tea, and many other culprits have a tendency to transform our once pure white grins into dull, discolored smiles. The good news? It doesn’t have to be permanent. There are multiple ways we can effectively… Read more »

4 Ways Your Smile Can Show Your Age

As time goes on, things change. Your smile is no different. Lifestyle factors like drinking red wine, smoking, or grinding your teeth can all have an affect on your grin and can add years to your appearance. Even old dental work can cause you to look older than you really are. At our dental offices… Read more »

Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

Over the years, we’ve treated numerous patients with diabetes at our Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville dental offices. We always want every patient to make sure they’re taking great care of their teeth, but it’s important for folks with diabetes to be even more vigilant about maintaining their oral health care routines. Why? Unfortunately, diabetes can… Read more »

Is There A Link Between Gum Disease and Dementia?

At our Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville dental offices, we take gum (or periodontal) health seriously. Gum disease is avoidable, but can lead to bigger problems if left untreated. This month is National Alzheimer’s Disease and Awareness Month, and we want to remind patients who may be in charge of caring for aging loved ones struggling… Read more »

How Dental Implants Can Bring Your Smile Back From The Dead

We may be celebrating Halloween and all things spooky this month, but your smile shouldn’t be scary. Our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville are dedicated to getting rid of your dead tooth or teeth once and for all with magical solution known as a dental implant. A Step-By-Step Guide to How the Magic… Read more »

We’re Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and at our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville, we’re dedicating this blog to hygienists and celebrating the variety of services they provide to patients on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at some of the things hygienists do and how they become qualified to do so…. Read more »

Lockjaw vs. Jaw Lock: Are They The Same Thing?

Lockjaw and jaw lock are two very similar terms that could mean two very different things. While both insinuate the jaw becoming stuck, or ‘locked,’ and both can have similar symptoms, only one is actually related to dentistry. At our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville, we want to explain the difference between the… Read more »

How Does Your Oral Health Routine Measure Up?

We’ve all been told about the importance of oral health from the day we were old enough to pick up a toothbrush. But when you have something you have to do every single day (seriously, every day is a lot!) it’s easy to get complacent and rush through the necessities. At our Manassas, Reston, and… Read more »