Is There a “Right” Toothbrush for Me?


Did you know that you should brush your teeth for at least two minutes? That’s right-120 seconds or 30 seconds for each quadrant of your mouth. Many of my patients want to maintain a healthy smile through good oral hygiene – brushing.  So, I get lots of questions about how to pick the right toothbrush.  

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What Can I Do to Prevent Dental Plaque on My Teeth?


Did you know that dental plaque – a sticky substance made of bacteria, mucus, and food – is continually forming on our teeth? It’s that slimy coating that you can feel by running your tongue over the front of your teeth. If you don’t remove it with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, it can damage your teeth and gums.

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Are Your Gums Preventing A Healthy Smile?


I have patients who experience gum recession. It’s not uncommon – about 50% of adults deal with some amount of receding gums and the possibility of sensitivity and decay. Unfortunately, even beautiful restorations and crowns are affected, and many people are left with an older–looking and unattractive smile. 

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How To Connect Your Lifestyle and Oral Health


Did you know that men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush and floss on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. Some of the  healthiest and fittest guys are guilty. 

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Do Your Children Know How to Brush and Floss?


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February is Children’s Dental Health Month and a fitting time to remind families of the importance of good oral health. Children can be effective partners in a dental hygiene routine if they know how to brush and floss. Consistent at-home care is important for maintaining healthy teeth and it’s never too early to start.  

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Do Healthy Teeth Make a Man’s Life Better?


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While I am working out at the gym, I notice teeth. What I see is that some of the healthiest and fittest guys have teeth that need help. Did you know that men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush and floss on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. 

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My Teeth Are Stained. What Can I Do?


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As a cosmetic dentist in DC, I see that many of my patients want a whiter and brighter smile. Some have experimented with different kinds of toothpaste and home bleaching kits available on the market today. A few even try to hide discolored or stained teeth by avoiding a smile. When these efforts fall short, they look for help.

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Is There a “Right” Toothbrush for Me?


Did you know that you should brush your teeth for at least two minutes? That’s right-120 seconds or 30 seconds for each quadrant of your mouth. Many of my patients want to maintain a healthy smile through good oral hygiene – brushing.  So, I get lots of questions about how to pick the best toothbrush.  

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What Should I Know About Dental Care When Pregnant?


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As a father and a dentist, I know how important dental care is to every expectant mother. Pregnancy is not a time to neglect oral hygiene or skip visits to the dentist. In fact, oral health is directly related to the overall health of both the mother and her developing baby. Regular oral exams and cleanings are safe and may help in preventing or diagnosing and treating any pregnancy-related dental symptoms. 

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Are Your Gums Getting in the Way of Your Healthy Smile?


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I have patients who experience gum recession. It’s not uncommon – about 50% of adults deal with some amount of receding gums and the possibility of sensitivity and decay. Unfortunately, even beautiful restorations and crowns are affected, and many people are left with an older–looking and unattractive smile. 

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