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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Family Dentistry Alexandria VA
Home >Services >Family Dentistry Your Family Dentists serving Alexandria, VA We want our patients in Alexandria to know that a family dentist is similar to a general dentist, as each provides services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health...

Dental Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

Dental Implants Can Replace More Than One Tooth
... The many advantages of dental implants So, not only can patients have more than one missing teeth replaced with dental implants, they can enjoy several benefits from this state of the art procedure: ease of eating and chewing confident smiling and talking in public a bright, natural looking smile that won't discolor or stain no decay no sore gums or messy adhesives common to removable dentures preservation of jaw bone for a firm foundation and younger look to the face teeth that last a lifetime Of course, dental implants require good oral hygiene and regular dental care just as natural teeth do...

How Dental Crowns Mend Teeth
...That’s why it’s imperative that you continue to maintain good oral hygiene...

Why You Need Professional Teeth Cleanings?
...Research has shown that poor oral hygiene is commonly associated with other medical issues including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...” Seems like this savvy mom is on to something! Just because good oral hygiene is a must for your child’s health and dental development, that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore...

4 Foods That May Help You Prevent Tooth Decay
...Sorry chocolate lovers! Of course, any of these and similar foods (like cow’s milk) should be considered complements to a comprehensive prevention approach that includes daily oral hygiene, limits on sugar and acidic food consumption and regular dental cleanings and checkups...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
... Finally, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a great way to avoid bad breath...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are plenty of reasons for regular checkups...

Tips On Teaching Your Child to Brush
...Set a good example by remaining committed to your oral hygiene and setting a solid routine...

Would Dental Implants Work For Me?
...Implant-supported dentures are anchored by four to six implants per arch and offer benefits that traditional dentures don't, such as: Excellent comfort The ability to bite and chew hard foods Improved speaking ability because implants don't slip Stronger jawbone Most people can benefit from implants Dental implants are an excellent choice if you're in good health, have healthy gums and practice good oral hygiene...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry
... Yes, it’s important to start a daily oral hygiene routine as soon as the first baby tooth appears — usually sometime between six and nine months of age...

Diabetics with Gum Disease Benefit from Coordinating Treatment for Both
... Gum disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque, a film of food remnant that builds up on tooth surfaces mainly due to poor oral hygiene...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
... That starts first and foremost with early oral hygiene practices...

Why Should I Turn to a Family Dentist?
... Sure, everyone understands the importance of oral hygiene and sure most people realize that they need to visit the dentist regularly...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...That's why we're so pleased to see some NFL QB's setting great examples of… wait for it… excellent oral hygiene...

Instill Good Dental Habits in Your Child as Early as Possible
...Practice and teach daily oral hygiene...

3 Situations for Seeing a Periodontist
...This could be the case with periodontal (gum) disease, a bacterial infection triggered by a thin biofilm on tooth surfaces called dental plaque that isn’t adequately removed through daily oral hygiene practices...

Dwight Howard: A Bright NBA Star With a Smile to Match
... Effective Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever, but also more challenging than ever...

June Is Men's Health Month
...If your gums bleed or show other signs of disease, we can help you get it under control with instruction for more effective oral hygiene, and/or appropriate treatment...

You May Need Your Gums Checked More Frequently After Gum Disease
... Gum disease arises from dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food remnants built up on tooth surfaces due to poor oral hygiene...

How to Reduce Tooth White Spots While Wearing Braces
...If you would like more information on oral hygiene while wearing braces, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Oral Hygiene isn't Easy with Braces - but it's Still Doable
...But although difficult, effective oral hygiene isn’t impossible...

Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options
...Cosmetic dentistry can pick up where genetics and your own oral hygiene habits and oral health leave off...

Keep up Regular Dental Care While You're Pregnant
...Be sure you’re practicing good oral hygiene habits like daily brushing and flossing...

4 Ways to Check on Your Brushing and Flossing Effectiveness
...Consider it your "final exam" for oral hygiene!Be sure to also ask your dental provider for tips and training in better brushing and flossing...

Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?
...Good oral hygiene protects your teeth and gums and reduces your cavity risk, which helps you maintain your new smile...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...But if you do have a tooth that can’t be saved, we promise we won’t remove it with an ice skate! The best way to prevent an abscess from forming in the first place is to practice conscientious oral hygiene...

4 Things to Avoid if You Want to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...Neglect daily oral hygiene...

Keep an Eye on Your Family's Fluoride Intake
...Fluoride can show up in processed foods and other substances, but the two sources you should focus on most are oral hygiene products and fluoridated drinking water...

Improve Your Dental Health by Mastering Your Brushing Skills
...You should carry the same attitude into your personal oral hygiene—to truly master the skill of brushing...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Diabetes
... As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Seniors and Oral Health
... In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene...

Flap Surgery
... A pocket reduction procedure is recommended if daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine cannot effectively reach these deep pockets...

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...