Top 5 Dental Floss Hacks

Every time you come to our Manassas or Reston dental office for a hygiene visit, we hand you a roll of floss. While we are sure you use most of that floss on your teeth (You floss every day, right?), there are actually other super useful ways dental floss can improve your life. And since… Read more »

Fact or Fiction: Skip Brushing, Use Mouthwash Instead.

At our dental offices in Manassas and Reston, we recommend brushing for at least two minutes, twice a day, every day. But we know there are times when brushing may not be an option. Perhaps you forgot your toothbrush or ran out of toothpaste. When these things happen, it’s common to turn to the mouthwash… Read more »

Does Your Teen Want To Stop Eating Meat?

As parents, sometimes when our offspring announce their intentions we can barely contain our horror, fear, or, perhaps less flatteringly, our unwillingness to accommodate phases that make extra work for us. But if your teenager has decided to stop eating meat, don’t worry. According to the American Dietetic Association, a vegetarian diet can be safe… Read more »

4 Most Common Oral Health Mistakes

You wake up each morning, eat your breakfast, then head to the sink to brush your teeth and give your grin a thorough flossing. You’re doing everything correctly, right? Maybe. The truth is, oral hygiene isn’t as simple as just making sure you brush and floss. At our Manassas and Reston dental offices, we’d like… Read more »

Can Teeth Be Too White?

Whitening teeth has become quite the craze in recent years. With easily accessible and varied forms of whitening out there, anyone can take their smile from dull to dazzling in a matter of a few sessions. But is it good for you? Can your teeth be too white? At our dental offices in Manassas and… Read more »

Are Regular Floss and Floss Picks Both Okay?

We get this question a lot at our dental offices in Manassas and Reston. While it’s not a cut-and-dried answer, we can definitely explain a few pros and cons behind both of the common flossing methods. Floss Picks Pros Ease of Use. Many people prefer floss picks over traditional floss because they’re easier to use…. Read more »

3 Things That Are Hurting Your Teeth

There are many things that can hurt your teeth. Not brushing and flossing on a regular basis is one, avoiding visits to our dental office in Manassas or Reston is another. But some things are not as obvious and just and harmful. As we discuss some of the ways you could be hurting your teeth,… Read more »

Nervous About the Dentist? Top 4 Pointers to Help

Maybe it’s the sound of the drill. Perhaps it’s the smell. Or it could be a lingering bad memory. No matter the reason, the fact remains that 80 million Americans aren’t getting the dental care they need because of dental fear. At our dental offices in Manassas and Reston, we recognize this very real anxiety,… Read more »

The Taste Bud Truth

Food. It’s one of life’s best necessities. It’s fun to prepare, it’s great to eat, and the flavors are what makes it enjoyable and exciting. At our dental offices in Manassas and Reston, we’re huge fans of food, but there’s one thing that bothers us a little bit. Remember when you learned about the tongue… Read more »