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.
August 26, 2017
Missing even a single tooth can dramatically impact your oral and overall health, speech and chewing abilities, and self-confidence. Unfortunately, traditional tooth replacement options aren’t always much of an improvement since they only restore the parts of teeth visible above the gum line. Dental implant supported tooth replacement is the only restoration option that replaces both the roots and crowns of lost teeth. Keep reading to find out why more and more dentists each year are recommending prosthetics supported by dental implants to improve quality of life for patients with one or more missing teeth.
July 7, 2016
Gum disease–from mild gingivitis to dangerous periodontitis–affects almost half of adults over 30 in the United States, says the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Past age 65, the number increases to about two-thirds. What can you do about gum disease? Prevention is best, but when the condition has already begun, seek skilled gum disease treatment in DC from Dr. Yelena Obholz. (more…)
June 17, 2016
What would you do for a beautiful smile? DC cosmetic dentistry makes outstanding smile aesthetics more attainable than you may have imagined. Learn what Dr. Yelena Obholz of Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington offers in her ingenious smile makeovers. (more…)
May 12, 2016
Dr. Yelena Obholz serves the Washington DC area with excellent dental and periodontal treatments. Constantly adding to her significant experience in periodontics, oral surgery and prosthodontics, Dr. Obholz is currently enrolled in the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. It’s with this focus on superb dental care that she runs Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington, with a new, state-of-the-art location at 5101 Wisconsin Avenue in DC!
February 16, 2016
Anyone who’s ever had imperfect teeth rejuvenated with a dental crown or veneer will tell you one thing — there’s nothing better than the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile. Used to, the process for getting either of these treatments was long and could put the patient at-risk for infection. But when you choose a dentist who employs technology like the CEREC machine for crowns and veneers, you’re able to benefit from a number of advantages — keep reading to find out what.
February 10, 2016
So you’ve just gotten your dental veneers from Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington. Congratulations! With the power of a new, beautiful smile in your hands, we know one thing is for sure: you want your porcelain veneers to last as long as possible — and we agree. That’s why your Washington DC dentist, Dr. Yelena Obholz, has put together a guide on caring for your new veneers. Follow it and you’ll be smiling bright for years to come.