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Can Stress Affect Oral Health?
added on: January 10, 2019
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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
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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…


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…


What to Eat and What to Avoid at Your Labor Day Picnic
added on: August 29, 2018
Labor Day Picnic

One of the best parts about Labor Day is the picnics and the foods we get to enjoy at them. And while all of the treats are delicious, they may not all be great for your smile. At our dental office in Lorton, we’re here to help by giving you… Read More…


Share Your Medical History for The Best Dental Care
added on: July 26, 2018
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Whenever you first visit a healthcare provider, you’re going to have to fill out a health history form. The same is true when you visit your dentist in Lorton. But why does a dentist need to know so much about your overall health, and why is it so important that… Read More…


How Much Sugar is in Your Favorite Treat?
added on: July 17, 2018
yogurt

When it comes to sugar and dentists, it’s a well known fact that the two really don’t work well together. At our dental office in Lorton, we always encourage our patients to limit their sugar intake in order to keep their teeth protected. But sometimes knowing how much sugar is… Read More…


Oral Health for Seniors
added on: June 22, 2018
older gentleman

Oral healthcare needs vary from person to person and even between age groups. That’s one reason our dental office in Lorton believes that individualized dental care is the best approach to keeping our neighbors healthy. And while several common dental concerns remain consistent through every stage of life, there are… Read More…


Are Headaches and Dentistry Related?
added on: June 11, 2018
woman with headache

All of us have experienced at least one headache throughout our lives. And while headaches are certainly uncomfortable, there are millions of Americans who suffer with regular headaches or more severe migraines regularly. During this National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, our dental office in Lorton wants to help do… Read More…


Is Asthma to Blame for Cavities?
added on: May 22, 2018
woman reaches for asthma inhaler

People with asthma know just how serious and scary of a disease it is. It causes airways to narrow, makes it hard to breathe, and can potentially be life-threatening. There is currently no cure, but there are advanced treatments and medications that can help keep airways open so more air… Read More…


What All Women Need to Know About Dental Health
added on: May 7, 2018
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We all know that men and women are built differently, and that affects what health problems each gender is more susceptible to. At our dental office in Lorton, we also know that even though women are more open to visiting us regularly, they’re actually at more risk for dental problems… Read More…


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