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.
November 19, 2015
Parenting doesn’t come with a rule book. If you have children, you know there are a number of gray areas, and a lot of stuff you just have to learn along the way. When it comes to caring for a child’s teeth, though, there are some things every parent should know — and Dr. Obholz is here to help. Keep reading to learn the Washington, DC dentist’s top tips for maintaining excellent oral health in children.
October 23, 2015
It’s never too soon to get started on a lifetime of outstanding oral health. As a parent, you have plenty of things to worry about as your child grows and learns, but don’t forget about helping them build great dental hygiene habits. The team at Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington is always happy to help kids improve their oral health, but a beautiful smile starts with caring for teeth properly at home.