Want Your Selfie Smile to be a Healthy Smile?


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Teens take note: Cavities aren’t just for little kids—you can get them at any age. When you consume sugary foods, soda, juice or energy drinks, you put yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Be smart about your healthy smile. Always brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day. 

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Are Your Teeth Sensitive to Cold?


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Does taking a breath of the cold air through your mouth makes your teeth hurt? Do cold beverages or food give your teeth a sharp ache? Maybe even foods that are sweet or sour are a problem. If any of these situations apply, you probably have sensitive teeth.

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What is Gum Disease and Who Gets It?


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Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that causes a chronic inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is a major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting nearly 80 percent of people at some point in their life. 

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Does Your Child Need Dental Braces?


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Who remembers the term “metal mouth?” Luckily, wearing braces today no longer comes with that social stigma. Dental braces have become a rite of passage for today’s children. Some can’t wait to get their own braces with the popular and uniquely colored bands. 

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Why Add Dental Sealants to Children’s Dental Care?


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Today parents are more well informed about their children’s dental care than ever before and are committed to healthy daily routines. Even if your children brush and floss and eat a healthy diet, you may want them to have additional defense against cavities. One tool available is the dental sealant.

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Want a Healthy Smile? Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help


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I see patients every day that are unhappy with their smile. Teeth play a big role in how you see yourself and the impression that you make on others. I tell them about the new dental health options available through cosmetic dentistry –  what crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, implants, and other cosmetic procedures can do for a healthy smile.

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How Often Should I Have a Dental Exam?


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In my Capitol Hill DC cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice, patients  frequently ask how often they should have an exam. My answer? “It depends.” Everyone has unique needs when it comes to dental treatment. Some people need to schedule a dental exam once or twice a year; others may require more visits.

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The Lifestyle Connection to Healthy Teeth and Gums


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As a dentist AND dedicated practitioner of exercise and healthy eating, here’s what I tell all my patients. “Your lifestyle and your oral health are connected.” For good oral health, you get out what you put in. That means eating healthy, exercising, and avoiding substances that are poisonous to your body will keep your gums pink and your teeth shiny. 

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Why Limit Sugar for a Tooth Friendly Diet?


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We’re approaching the holidays, and that means sugar, sugar, and more sugar. Pies, cakes, and other sweet desserts will be surrounding us for the next few months, which means we have to be especially vigilant about brushing our teeth and keeping them healthy. 

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Calling All Men: Connect Your Lifestyle and Your Oral Health


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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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