For decades, dentists have had to treat receding gums with traditional surgery, requiring a scalpel, one incision or more, sutures and a recovery period that was often lengthy and painful. Fortunately, all of that has become obsolete thanks to the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™). With pinhole surgery in Washington, D.C., a dentist can provide the same beneficial results with a noninvasive procedure, so that a patient with gum recession can have a more attractive and healthy smile.
December 15, 2018
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.
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.
January 12, 2017
Let’s face it: dental care can be expensive, especially if you have children. You should never have to make the choice between your bank account and their oral health, so you decide to make it more affordable by getting dental insurance. You’ve never had dental insurance before, so how does it actually work? Which treatments are covered? How much is the deductible?…is there even a deductible? Your dentist in Washington, DC, Dr. Yelena Obholz, is going to answer some of these basic questions, and more, so you can become more familiar with your dental insurance. (more…)
January 4, 2017
Gum disease is actually the most common disease in the U.S., affecting about 65 million people. This is an amazing statistic considering how much you probably hear about heart disease and diabetes, which are actually both connected to gum disease. The gums are so important that there is an entire field of study concerned with keeping them healthy: periodontics. Dr. Yelena Obholz, your dentist in Washington, DC, wants you to know a little more about your gums so you can help protect them from this potentially serious condition. (more…)
December 23, 2016
CEREC crowns remake decayed, injured or malformed teeth in one dental visit. Customized by your dentist in Washington, DC, Dr. Yelena Obholz, CEREC crowns restore oral function and beautify your smile without long wait times or messy oral impressions. The results are simply amazing!
December 15, 2016
You’ve wanted to do something about your smile for years — why not make 2017 the time you finally take the plunge? It’s never a bad time to improve your self-confidence by rejuvenating your smile. Your dentist in Washington DC can help you enjoy radiant teeth with one of the following cosmetic services. Which one(s) would you benefit from most? Let us know on our Facebook post!
November 30, 2016
The clock is winding down on 2016, and we’d like to encourage you to put one other thing on your holiday shopping list. A visit to the dentist! If you have dental insurance but haven’t used all your benefits for the year, you should know that they will expire when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. That means you’ll have to reach your deductible all over again to receive discounts in 2017.
November 22, 2016
Whether you’re feeling good, bad, or just ok, did you know your mood can have a significant impact on your health? Like your teeth. When you’re stressed out, you are more likely to grind them and clench your jaw. The human jaw can exert up to 275 pounds, and possibly more. And that pressure and strain can lead to a whole slew of potential health problems. Weak and worn teeth that occur from clenching and grinding are more susceptible to decay. That’s because you grind away the protective layer of enamel with all that activity in your jaw — so your teeth are more sensitive, too.
October 19, 2016
Maintaining your oral health has never been more important since we now understand that oral health is directly related to your overall health and well being. This is why we encourage regular visits to our office for a cleaning and checkup at least two times per year. There are also additional things such as fluoride treatments that you can do to help prevent tooth decay and cavities. A message from your dentist in Washington, DC: fluoride treatments are important – and here’s why.