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Are Gum Disease and Gingivitis the Same Thing?
added on: September 18, 2018
worrying woman

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…


Is a Lost Filling a Dental Emergency?
added on: August 20, 2018
embarrassed woman

Our dental office in Lorton understands that losing or breaking a filling can be scary. It may even be a little painful. But many times a lost filling isn’t a dental emergency. However, with that said, it’s still important to treat it appropriately and in a timely manner. We’re here… Read More…


Share Your Medical History for The Best Dental Care
added on: July 26, 2018
man fills out paperwork

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…


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…


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
group of women

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…


Why You Should Always Wear a Mouthguard When Playing Sports
added on: April 24, 2018
girls playing field hockey

April is recognized as National Facial Protection Month and serves to promote the importance of wearing proper mouth protection during sports. At our dental office in Lorton, this is a topic we want to talk about in hopes that we can help guard our patients’ smiles from the dangers of… Read More…


Oral Cancer By The Numbers
added on: April 9, 2018
oral cancer awareness

It’s scary when anyone mentions the word cancer, and oral cancer is no different. A serious and sometimes life threatening disease, oral cancer affects thousands of Americans each year – yet awareness and education regarding its seriousness isn’t often talked about. This Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the team at our… Read More…


National Pet Dental Health Month
added on: February 20, 2018
dog with toothbrush

Every February, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month to raise awareness of the importance of proper dental care for our furry best friends. While our Lorton dental office doesn’t treat these cuddly critters, we know a lot of our patients have pets, and we’d… Read More…


American Heart Health Month & Its Link to Dentistry
added on: February 6, 2018
heart health month

You may be wondering why your dentist in Lorton is choosing to talk about heart health. As a dedicated member of your medical team, we’re not only concerned with keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but rather we’re committed to keeping your whole body healthy. And it just so happens… Read More…


How Do You Know When it’s Time to Go to a Dentist in Lorton?
added on: January 22, 2018
man with toothache

You should go to the dentist at least every six months, but it’s something that’s so often foregone. Whether you miss your dental checkups due to a crazy schedule or perhaps a fear of the dentist, the team at our Lorton dental office is here to both encourage you to… Read More…


The Common Cold and Dental Health
added on: December 20, 2017
young man with cold

When you’re dealing with a cough that just won’t go away, you’d give anything to make it stop. So you do what anyone battling the common cold would do and head to your nearest pharmacy to load up on the best over-the-counter cough syrup you can find. While this remedy… Read More…


Your Lorton Dentist Says, “Eat Chocolate!”
added on: December 11, 2017
woman eating chocolate

We’ve got some fantastic news for all of our patients and neighbors with an active sweet tooth! It may come as a surprise, but the team at our Lorton dental office is telling everyone to go ahead and eat chocolate — for your smile’s sake! But before you head out… Read More…


3 Oral Health Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Stress Out This Holiday Season
added on: November 27, 2017
holiday stress

We’re just beginning the month long craziness of the holiday season. Between the meal preps, travel arrangements, party planning, and everything in between, it’s only normal to feel a little more stressed than normal. It’s no secret that stress can negatively affect overall health, but the team at our Lorton… Read More…


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