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 »

What a Smile Can Do For You, and Others

Believe it or not, a smile can do more for you than just help you look good in your latest Instagram picture, although that’s a nice benefit too. At our Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville  dental offices, we love to see our patients show off their smiles, not just because it boosts their self confidence, but… Read more »

4 Facts About Men’s Oral Health

Dental care is important for everyone. But there are differences when it comes to the oral health needs of men and women. In fact, men are more likely to suffer from serious dental problems than women, and that’s worrisome for everyone at our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville. Let’s look at a few… Read more »

Oral Piercings and Oral Health

Oral piercings, whether it’s the tongue, the lip, or the cheeks, may help you express yourself, but despite how cool they look, they also come packed with concerns. All of us at our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville want you to be able to do what you’d like with your body, but we… Read more »

Migraines and Your Dental Health

Each June the American Headache & Migraine Association (AHMA) observes Migraine & Headache Awareness Month to bring knowledge and understanding about these disorders that plague nearly one out of eight Americans. So what’s this have to do with our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville? More than you may think. What’s the Difference Between… Read more »

Are Sports Drinks Bad for Teeth?

When we think of drinks that are terrible for smiles, we usually automatically turn to soda. And while these sugary, carbonated beverages are absolutely bad for our teeth, there’s another type of drink that may be just as concerning. We’re talking about sports drinks, and at our dental offices in Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville, we… Read more »

The History of Smiling in Photos

If you’ve ever seen an old photograph of family members, or a black and and white picture from way way back, you probably noticed how not a single person is smiling. Not even the slightest crack of a grin. Just stoic, expressionless faces. At our Manassas, Reston, and Gainesville dental offices, we’re in the business… Read more »