Aesthetic and Family Dentistry of Washington Blog
May 25, 2018
Your teeth need healthy gum tissue to stay healthy for a lifetime — and they require plenty of it. If you have had gum disease or severe gum recession, your dentist may recommend a non-surgical procedure called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. What is it? What are the benefits? And is pinhole surgery right for you? Keep reading for the answers to these and other questions about gum regeneration.
April 8, 2018
For quite some time, you’ve desired to have perfectly functioning teeth that also allow you to smile with confidence. The most common method that you’ve heard about for achieving those goals is the application of traditional braces. However, you’re not very fond of the idea of having to wear metal brackets and wires in your mouth as an adult. “Is there a better way?” You wonder. Your local expert in dental care says that Invisalign in Washington, DC offers several advantages to the traditional method. Learn what they are as you continue reading.
April 2, 2018
It’s important to visit the dentist every six months to keep your oral health in top condition. Your dentist in Washington D.C. uses professional-grade materials and deep cleaning techniques you can’t perform at home. However, did you know that during your examination she’s also checking for early signs of oral cancer?
Nearly 50,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed annually in America alone. It’s just another reason why regular visits are so essential to both your oral and overall health.
March 2, 2018
Have you been experiencing regret about not addressing the imperfections in your smile years ago? As a result, are you lacking confidence? Your cosmetic dentist in Washington DC says there’s no need to continue lamenting over missed opportunities and wishing that you could turn back the hands of time because you can experience smile perfection right now with porcelain veneers. As you continue reading, learn what the process of getting veneers entails and how these simple applications can leave you feeling like a brand-new person!
February 7, 2018
February is heart health month, and we’d like to take the opportunity to tell our patients a little bit about the surprising link between periodontal (gum) disease and heart health. Patients with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease, so visiting our team on a regular basis and staying on top of your oral hygiene routine may significantly decrease your risk for cardiovascular illnesses as well as oral health concerns. Keep reading to find out more.
January 6, 2018
One of the best things that you can do for your smile this year is pay better attention to your oral health. That means acting with intention when it comes to your oral hygiene at home. Plus, you should be scheduling and keeping your dental appointments with your dentist in Washington DC.
December 15, 2017
When it comes to protecting your teeth from damage, it relies on preventive care. You brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to help ward off complications, like tooth decay and gum disease, but is it enough? No. You also need to see your dentist in Washington D.C. twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, only one-third of adults scheduled an appointment last year, often due to a misunderstanding regarding the importance of regular care. If you do not schedule a visit twice a year, you are allowing preventable issues to damage your smile.
November 20, 2017
For far too long you’ve been forced to hide behind a wall of shame, afraid of what people will think about your missing teeth. You want to smile again, freely, but you’re not sure how. You’ve heard about the possibility of dental implants in Washington DC, but you’ve got questions that need to be answered first. Read on to learn how dental implants can help restore the real “You.”
October 22, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to make checklists of all the things we need to do before welcoming in 2018. Celebrations with friends and family, year-end work obligations, and more. Even though we’re all busy at this time of the year, adding a trip to the dentist may be in your best interest. At the end of the year, dental insurance coverage that goes unused will likely be lost as the plan rolls over into a new benefit year. Keep reading to find out how to avoid losing the investment you’ve already made in your oral health.
September 17, 2017
Do your children squirm and protest when it’s time to visit your dentist in Washington, DC, for their cleanings and checkups? Kids generally don’t like to sit still anyway, and they might hate the idea of having a stranger poke around in their mouth — especially if they might get lectured about proper oral hygiene habits. One of the best things you can do to help alleviate your children’s fear of the dentist is to take care of your own oral health. Here’s how you can make dental care a more positive experience for the entire family.