Category: Overall Health

5 Tips to Help You Avoid The Flu

5 Tips to Help You Avoid The Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the months of October and November are when influenza activity begins to increase. And although flu season doesn’t tend to peak until December through February, getting ahead of the flu and preparing yourself and your family to avoid it is half of the battle. Our…

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Probiotics & Oral Health

Probiotics & Oral Health

When we hear the word ‘probiotics,’ we don’t typically consider them beneficial for the mouth, but rather, the gut. While probiotics certainly have their place in digestive health, at our dental office in Alexandria, we’ve come across some research that may suggest a link between certain types of probiotics and better overall oral health. What…

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

At my dental office in Alexandria, we spend a lot of time getting people to open up and say, “Ah!” It’s because your oral health can tell us a lot about what is going on in the rest of your body. Did you know that your tongue can also provide some pretty interesting clues about…

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All About Bottled Water: What You Need to Know

All About Bottled Water: What You Need to Know

These days, bottled water is everywhere. It’s one of our most common accessories when heading out the door to work, sending the kids to school, packing for a sporting event, or gearing up for outdoor activities. And we all know that staying hydrated becomes even more important this time of year as we set out…

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Decrease Sugar in Your Diet with These Tips

Decrease Sugar in Your Diet with These Tips

It’s probably no surprise that the team members at our dental office in Alexandria aren’t big fans of sugar. Too much of the sweet stuff can seriously compromise your oral health, and we’d rather see your pearly whites happy and healthy. That’s one reason why we encourage all of our patients to reduce the amount…

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Are Gum Disease and Dementia Related?

Are Gum Disease and Dementia Related?

According to a recent study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, there is a chance people with poor oral hygiene or elevated gum (or periodontal) disease could possibly be at greater risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. At my Alexandria dental office,  we always stress the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy because…

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5 Things Your Alexandria Dentist Can Tell From Looking in Your Mouth

5 Things Your Alexandria Dentist Can Tell From Looking in Your Mouth

Hygiene visits and dental checkups at my Alexandria dental office are an important part of a proper oral health routine. We’d go so far to say they may even be THE most important part. At these appointments, we’re not only able to identify common dental concerns like decay and cavities, we may also be able…

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