Do Whitening Strips Weaken Teeth? 
added on: November 25, 2022

Many people wish that they had a whiter, brighter smile. In fact, 37 million Americans used some sort of teeth-whitening product in 2020 alone. While there are many different options when it comes to smile-whitening products, most are choosing the easier, cheaper, and more convenient option of over-the-counter whitening strips…. Read More…

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What Are Dental X-Rays Used For? 
added on: February 18, 2021
Braddock Dental

We’re all used to showing our teeth off for photographs. But when it comes to your dentist in Alexandria, we’re more interested in you smiling for a different kind of picture — dental x-rays. Chances are you’ve experienced these diagnostic images at your dental appointments, but what exactly are dental… Read More…

5 Surprising Things That Ruin Teeth
added on: March 22, 2016
Bad Habits

When we talk about things that cause tooth damage, one of the first things that come to patients’ minds is sugar. And they’re right. But everyone at my Alexandria dental office wants to shed some light on some lesser known tooth-damaging things that may come as a surprise.   Ice. Ice… Read More…

Can Kissing Cause Cavities?
added on: February 17, 2016

Kissing comes with risks. You might fall in love, catch a cold, or be grossed out by bad breath. But did you know that kissing someone with poor oral hygiene could increase your risk for cavities? At my Alexandria dental office, we want to explain how this frightening, yet very… Read More…

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Celebrate Heart Health Month: See Your Dentist in Alexandria
added on: February 10, 2016

Why in the world would a dentist be part of your Heart Health Month Celebration? Shouldn’t you be seeing a cardiologist for that? Well, maybe. But seeing your Alexandria dentist is much more important than you may think. There have been lots of studies over the last few years that… Read More…

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Can Your Smile Affect Your Career?
added on: January 20, 2016

While we’d love to believe that looks aren’t everything, the truth is, they mean a lot. Especially when it comes to your smile. In fact, research has shown a direct correlation between a pretty smile and a successful career. Unfortunate? Yes. Truthful? Also yes. At my Alexandria dental office, we’d… Read More…

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New Year, New Smile: Top Resolutions for Healthier Teeth
added on: January 6, 2016
new year

This time every year, people begin making resolutions to eat better, lose weight, or quit smoking. These resolutions that pop up every year typically mean well, but the truth is, not even half are kept longer than six months. At my Alexandria dental office, we want you to resolve to… Read More…

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Put Your Dental Health on Your Resolution List
added on: December 16, 2015

Have you started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions yet? I know I have. As hard as they are to make and stick to, it is a tradition that I think helps us look toward the new year as an opportunity for change and improvement. That’s why I often encourage… Read More…

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The Night Fight – Getting Rid of the Grind
added on: December 2, 2015

You wake up with a headache most mornings. Your tongue looks weirdly scalloped. Your teeth have hairline fractures and look shorter than they used to. What is happening while you sleep? It could be bruxism, otherwise known as unconscious clenching and grinding. If it is, you really need a nightguard…. Read More…

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The Importance of Proper Denture Care
added on: November 18, 2015

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, you may have selected to replace them with a denture. While dentures may seem like a simple solution to replace missing teeth, there’s actually a detailed maintenance routine necessary to keep your dentures fitting well and to keep your mouth healthy…. Read More…

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Are You Healthy? Let’s Ask Your Mouth!
added on: November 4, 2015

We all know that regular dental visits can help identify oral health concerns like cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. But did you know these visits can also tell us a lot about your overall health? At my dental office in Alexandria, we stress the importance of maintaining recommended visits… Read More…

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What’s Your Sleep Saying about Your Oral Health?
added on: October 21, 2015

What is your bedtime routine? If you are a patient at my Alexandria dental office, we feel pretty sure it includes brushing and flossing your teeth. But routines and habits you may not even be aware of might be part of your night as well! And these habits won’t improve… Read More…

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Dentistry Through The Ages
added on: October 7, 2015

Just as with all medicine, dentistry is an ever-evolving field. At my dental office in Alexandria, we’re constantly updating technology and improving our knowledge to better serve patients just like you. But imagine if you lived 200 hundred years ago. What was dentistry like then? How about during the middle… Read More…

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What’s Your Excuse? Top Reasons People Aren’t Flossing
added on: September 16, 2015

Flossing is one of the main ways to keep your gums, mouth, teeth, and whole body healthy. Yet more than half of all Americans fail to floss daily, and another 20% don’t floss at all. This is of particular concern for all of us at my dental office in Alexandria…. Read More…

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