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Cough Medicine & Oral Health
added on: January 21, 2020
cough syrup

Everyone knows how miserable the common cold can be. When we come down with a case of the sniffles or an annoying cough, we’re willing to do almost anything to make it stop. While medications to treat the symptoms of a cold can help suppress a cough or ease a… Read More…


Let’s Talk About Lip Biting
added on: January 16, 2020
stressed woman bites her lip

Many people repeatedly bite their lip (or cheeks or tongue) as a way to deal with nerves or stress. It’s a habit that some may find relieving, although sometimes also painful. However, to your dentist in Lorton, constant biting of the soft tissues in the mouth can certainly raise some… Read More…


5 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth
added on: December 23, 2019
pineapple

Everyone knows that things like coffee, tea, and red wine can take your pearly whites and make them appear dull, stained, or discolored. But your dentist in Lorton wants you to know that there are also foods that can do the opposite and actually make your teeth whiter.  Dairy Foods… Read More…


The Trouble With Crooked Teeth
added on: December 19, 2019
smiling girl with crooked teeth

Crooked or overcrowded teeth are incredibly common across people of all ages. Some of these people may feel self-conscious about their crooked grin, while others can feel a greater sense of individuality. But either way, your dentist in Lorton wants those with crooked teeth to know and understand that there… Read More…


The Great American Smokeout & Your Oral Health
added on: November 20, 2019
cigs

Every November, the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to quit. As we all know, smoking can lead to serious health problems such as cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. Your dentist in Lorton also wants you to know that smoking can have a negative… Read More…


Avoid the Flu with These Five Easy Things
added on: November 12, 2019
woman with the flu

Flu season has officially begun and will continue through February, or maybe even later. Nobody wants to catch this ache-inducing, sneezing-causing, and overall yucky-feeling sickness. While sometimes the flu is unavoidable, there are easy things you can do to reduce your chance of falling ill. Join your dentist in Lorton… Read More…


National Dental Hygiene Month is Here!
added on: October 23, 2019
female hygienist in foreground

There’s a lot to be thankful for as we move into this part of 2019, but October is also a time when the entire nation comes together to observe National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a special part of the year when you, along with your dentist is Lorton, can… Read More…


You CAN Relax at the Dentist! (We’ll Show You How)
added on: October 15, 2019
young woman at dentist

Nothing gives some people more dread in their stomach than knowing they need to see their dentist in Lorton soon. It doesn’t matter if it’s a regular visit and cleaning or a first-time appointment to establish care, there’s a good chance you or someone you know feels anxiety no matter… Read More…


What’s The Most Dangerous Sport for Teeth? (You’re Going to Be Surprised!)
added on: September 25, 2019
kids playing lacrosse

It’s always good to get out and get some exercise. When you’re participating in any sport, your dentist in Lorton will always remind you to protect your smile. All too often, we talk about avoiding sweets or sports drinks, food, and beverages that can damage your enamel and break down… Read More…


3 Reasons Not to Use DIY Orthodontics
added on: September 16, 2019
woman with clear dental aligner

It seems like every day there’s a new option for patients to straighten their smiles at home or on their own with mail-order orthodontics. But are they safe? Are they effective? Are they worth the discounted prices compared to more traditional orthodontics? Your dentist in Lorton will be the first… Read More…


What You Need to Know About DIY Dental Veneers
added on: August 27, 2019
dental veneers

You may have seen recent ads for do-it-yourself dental veneers pop up on your social media news feed, or stumbled across veneers that you can purchase online through various retailers. While DIY dental veneers may sound like a quick and cheap fix, there are several concerns your dentist in Lorton… Read More…


Fluoride For Your Family’s Smiles
added on: August 13, 2019
fluoride concept

Fluoride is one of the best ways to keep teeth strong, healthy, and protected against decay. But what is fluoride? Who needs it? How much do they need? We know you have questions, but don’t worry… the team at our dental office in Lorton is here to answer them.  What… Read More…


Which is The Right Floss For You?
added on: July 23, 2019
dental floss

It’s not uncommon to hear your dentist in Lorton talk about the importance of flossing. In fact, flossing is a crucial part of any proper oral hygiene routine. This simple act helps remove bacteria and food particles that brushing alone just can’t touch, and helps reduce the risk of cavities…. Read More…


The Surprising Summer Activity That Can Harm Your Teeth
added on: July 19, 2019
kids swimming

Swimming is a popular summertime activity, and it’s good for you too! It’s a great form of cardiovascular exercise, it’s easy on the joints, and it’s a sweet way to cool off on those hot days. But the team at our Lorton dental office knows that there could be some… Read More…


Why It’s Wise to Consider Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
added on: June 19, 2019
wisdom teeth

Nobody wants to hear that they have to have surgery. But when it comes to wisdom teeth, around 90% of Americans have had theirs removed. The treatment is pretty easy, but why is it such a common procedure? At our dental office in Lorton, we have the scoop on why… Read More…


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