Are Plaque and Tartar The Same Thing? 
added on: November 19, 2020

There are many misconceptions about oral health. One of the more common misconceptions is that plaque and tartar are the same things and that the terms can be used interchangeably. While this isn’t completely false, it is a bit misleading and something that your dentist in Alexandria wants to clear… Read More…


Diabetes & Oral Health
added on: November 16, 2020

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and strives to raise awareness of a chronic disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans. But what does this have to do with your dentist in Alexandria? Well, the truth is, there is a strong connection between oral health and diabetes, and it’s ever more… Read More…


Whole-Body Benefits of Good Oral Health
added on: October 27, 2020

You may have heard the saying that the eyes are the window to the soul. While that may be true, your dentist in Alexandria wants you to know that the mouth is in fact the window to overall health. Years of research continues to show just how important oral health… Read More…


How Facemasks May Affect Oral Health
added on: October 9, 2020
woman and child with facemasks

Facemasks are now a common thing in all of our lives. We see them hanging from rearview mirrors as we drive down the road, everyone in the grocery store is masked up, and they’re even starting to become a fashion statement to some. While facemasks are encouraged in public places… Read More…


Can You Fix Receding Gums?
added on: July 20, 2020
woman with gum pain

Have you ever wondered why your teeth are extra sensitive, especially when drinking something cold or even when you touch your teeth? There’s a chance that you may have receding gums. If left untreated, gum recession can cause even more sensitivity, an increase in tooth decay, and tooth loss. To… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Lip and Tongue Piercings
added on: July 13, 2020
man with piercing

Oral piercings, including lip and tongue piercings, are nothing new. In fact, they have actually been around since the Mayans. However, this form of self-expression doesn’t come without its risks. If you’re considering getting your lip or tongue pierced, read this information from your dentist in Alexandria before you go… Read More…


Stay Hydrated, Help Your Teeth
added on: June 24, 2020
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Our bodies are made up of about 60% water, so it’s fair to say that we absolutely need to drink plenty of water each and every day to help our bodies perform at their optimal level. In fact, drinking water and staying hydrated helps organs function properly, aids in digestion,… Read More…


4 Causes of Gum Pain
added on: June 18, 2020
man examines gums

Many people think that it’s normal for gums to hurt or bleed during brushing or flossing. However, that’s a pretty big misconception. Whenever your gums bleed or are painful, whether this occurs while brushing or not, it’s usually a sign that you should see your dentist in Alexandria. Even though… Read More…


Tongue Discoloration & Overall Health
added on: May 20, 2020
tongue

Your dentist in Alexandria knows that your oral health can say a lot about your overall health. But the connection doesn’t just involve your teeth and gums. In fact, at every one of your dental appointments, your dental team takes a good, hard look at your tongue, as well as… Read More…


Can Asthma Inhalers Cause Oral Health Problems?
added on: May 12, 2020
asthma inhaler

According to the CDC, 1 in 13 Americans has asthma. That’s nearly 25 million Americans who have this chronic disease that affects the respiratory system, resulting in difficulty breathing, wheezing, and chest pain. The most common treatment to combat the symptoms of asthma is the use of an inhaler. However,… Read More…


5 Things That Increase Your Risk of a Dental Emergency
added on: April 20, 2020
emergency room sign

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone and at any time, even to those who brush and floss regularly. The truth is, even if you practice great dental hygiene, there are still some things that can increase your risk of a dental emergency. Let’s check in with your dentist in Alexandria… Read More…


The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings
added on: March 18, 2020
dental cleaning

Everyone knows that your bi-annual visits to the dentist help get your teeth squeaky clean. After all, they’re called hygiene visits for a reason. But your dentist in Alexandria believes that these twice-a-year appointments are more important than the cleaning alone. In fact, your bi-annual dental appointments do so much… Read More…


Diabetes & Your Teeth
added on: November 4, 2019
diabetes day

It may seem strange to hear your dentist in Alexandria talk about a disease that doesn’t seem to affect your oral health. But the truth is, many diseases, including diabetes, can negatively affect your teeth. In fact, diabetes can increase the likelihood of gum disease, dry mouth, and other oral… Read More…


The Top 3 Reasons Not to Be Afraid of Your Dentist
added on: October 25, 2019
dental hygienist

Spookiness is in the air this month as we move closer to all things Halloween. But there’s one place you should never be shivering and quivering to visit, and that’s seeing your dentist in Alexandria.  Sure, going to the dentist isn’t always rainbows and unicorns, but it’s certainly not the… Read More…


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