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…


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…


What To Eat After Having Dental Work Done
added on: October 15, 2020

Having dental work isn’t like other procedures where you can eat whatever you want afterward. In fact, it can be difficult to find something you can easily eat after dental treatment. Whether you’re recovering from oral surgery, a dental implant placement, a root canal, or even a filling and are… 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…


Current Stress & Oral Health 
added on: September 23, 2020

Over the past couple of months, you may have been feeling more stressed out than usual, and rightfully so. Our lives have changed, some dramatically, and there’s a lot of uncertainty about the future and a bigger focus on staying healthy than maybe ever before. But believe it or not,… Read More…


How to Fix a Gummy Smile
added on: September 16, 2020

Having a gummy smile can affect someone’s self-confidence, and if you’re someone who sees more gum tissue than teeth when smiling or talking, you may know exactly what we’re talking about. In fact, it’s not uncommon for your dentist in Alexandria to hear patients say they’re embarrassed by their smiles,… Read More…


What’s the Best Milk for Teeth?
added on: August 25, 2020

When you’re choosing the right milk for your family, you certainly have a lot of options to pick from these days. From milk made from almonds to milk made from coconuts, and from soy milk to cow’s milk, the dairy aisle is packed with so many different varieties of milk… Read More…


Is Getting a Root Canal Really That Bad? 
added on: August 18, 2020

When someone tells you that they need to have a root canal, do you immediately grimace and start thanking your lucky stars that it’s not happening to you? You’re not alone. Many people who hear the words “root” and “canal” together shudder in fear. After all, this dental treatment doesn’t… Read More…


4 Things That May Cause Dry Mouth
added on: August 11, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know just how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be. Even drinking glass after glass of water doesn’t seem to help relieve it. Dry mouth is an incredibly common ailment that all of us experience once in a while, but if you have a… Read More…


Is Sunshine Good For Your Teeth?
added on: July 23, 2020
sun means happy blocks

We all know that getting out into the sunshine can benefit our overall health by boosting mood and increasing vitamin D levels. But can sunshine also be good for oral health? While this may seem like an odd question to ask, your dentist in Alexandria wants you to know that… 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
glass of water

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…


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