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 »

Smokeless Tobacco & Your Oral Health

Using tobacco products of any kind can not only have a detrimental effect on your overall health, there are multiple oral health diseases and problems that can also occur from the habit. Smokeless tobacco, also referred to as, dip, chew, spit, or snuff, is no exception. During this Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the team at… Read more »

All About Frenectomies

Frenectomies aren’t all that common in adults, but there are specific instances when the team at our Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax dental offices may recommend one to an adult patient. But why exactly would a frenectomy be needed, and what is it? We’re here to talk all about frenectomies and the benefits behind getting… Read more »

“Do I Really Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?”

Wisdom teeth are often first seen on x-rays conducted during regular appointments at our Manassas, Reston, Gainesville, and Fairfax dental offices. Most often, we can see them as they’re beginning to erupt through the gums. It’s also when we’re most likely to recommend that they be removed. In fact, about 90% of Americans get their… Read more »