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Recognizing the Signs of Oral Cancer
added on: April 10, 2019
oral cancer awareness

Oral cancer is a scary disease that takes the lives of over 8,500 Americans every year. It’s a widespread problem that can be treated, often very successfully, if caught early. The problem is, many people don’t know the signs of oral cancer and may never realize there’s a problem until… Read More…


Your Missing Tooth is No Match For These Dental Solutions
added on: March 28, 2019
man missing tooth

Your Lorton dentist knows what it’s like to lose a tooth. Sometimes there’s a little pain. Sometimes you might feel embarrassed. Sometimes you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time and then “smack” your tooth gets knocked out. Trust us when we say it happens (and it’s probably… Read More…


Why It’s Important Not to Ignore Your Snoring
added on: March 18, 2019
snoring couple

Think back to the last time you woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on your daily demands. It’s so nice to have the energy and mindful clarity to help you be productive and make the most of your day. Has it been a while since you felt like… Read More…


How to Relieve Tooth Sensitivity
added on: February 25, 2019

If you’ve ever experienced tooth sensitivity, you’re well aware of just how uncomfortable it can be. Something as simple as drinking a cold beverage or trying to enjoy a of bowl of ice cream can send you into a fury of pain. When faced with the discomfort of sensitive teeth,… Read More…


How Does Oral Health Affect Heart Health?
added on: February 8, 2019
heart health month

February marks the beginning of a month-long dedication to heart health. It’s officially known as American Heart Month, and its purpose is to raise awareness of the risks associated with heart disease. Many people know that things like smoking and a poor diet can cause troubles with the heart, but… Read More…


Vitamins You Need for Good Oral Health
added on: January 28, 2019
vitamins in palm

Making sure you and your family get enough of the right vitamins and minerals is an important part of helping your bodies stay healthy. Your oral health is no different. Kids and adults alike need to get the recommended amount of a variety of vitamins (and minerals!) in order to… Read More…


Can Stress Affect Oral Health?
added on: January 10, 2019
woman with stress

Being stressed out is stressful enough, but knowing that constant or repeated high levels of stress can actually affect your health and make you sick certainly doesn’t help either. Too much stress can cause serious health issues throughout the body including heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, and obesity. But the concerns… Read More…


5 Dental Myths That You Shouldn’t Believe
added on: December 31, 2018
frustrated woman

There are plenty of places to get oral health advice — our dental office in Lorton , friends or family members, and perhaps even the internet. But not all dental advice is created equal. In fact, there are several tips that we’ve heard that are just not true, some of which… Read More…


How to Get Rid of a Canker Sore
added on: December 28, 2018
canker sores

It all started with a slight tingling sensation in your mouth. Then all of a sudden, up pops a canker sore. Now you’re stuck with this uncomfortable and painful blister-like sore. What can you do to get rid of it? Even though there’s no official cure for canker sores, there… Read More…


GERD & Dental Problems
added on: November 28, 2018
man wondering

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as its more common and easier to pronounce acronym GERD, is an uncomfortable problem associated with digestion. But while the issue originates in the gut it can have a negative on oral health. If you suffer from GERD, our Lorton dental office has some insight… Read More…


Diabetic Oral Health Care
added on: November 13, 2018
diabetic tester

Nearly 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. That’s 30 million people who have the added responsibility of working to maintain their blood glucose levels day in and day out. While it’s fairly well known that diabetes can lead to other health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease,… Read More…


Surprising Cavity-Causing Snacks That Are Worse Than Candy
added on: October 27, 2018
candy apples

With Halloween right around the corner, our dental office in Lorton wants to share a secret with our patients and neighbors. Did you know that there are snacks out there that are worse for your teeth than candy? You heard us right. Candy may not be the scariest thing for… Read More…


The Oral Health Benefits of Chewing Gum
added on: October 18, 2018
young woman chewing gum

It may come as a surprise to hear our dental office in supporting something found in the candy aisle. But when it comes to gum, we actually recommend that our patients consider chewing it occasionally. However, not just any gum will get our seal of approval. Gum containing sugar, high… Read More…

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Home Solutions for Toothaches
added on: September 26, 2018
woman with toothache

There’s no telling when a toothache may strike. You could be on vacation far away from your dentist in Lorton. Or perhaps you woke up on Sunday morning with a tooth throbbing in pain when no dental office is open. What can you do if these situations occur? We’re happy… Read More…


Are Gum Disease and Gingivitis the Same Thing?
added on: September 12, 2018
confused woman outside

At our dental office in Lorton we’re often asked if gum disease and gingivitis are the same thing. It’s a common misconception regarding a serious disease that can have serious consequences if left untreated, and we’d like to clarify the difference. Defining Gum Disease Gum disease at its core is… Read More…


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