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Posts From May, 2013

How can Your Arlington Dentist Stop Your Snoring?

Snoring can be caused by things as diverse as allergies, colds, and certain medications, but often it is an indication of a larger problem known as sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles and soft tissue in your throat and mouth become overly relaxed during sleep. This, in turn, blocks proper airflow and […]


Tooth Sensitivity and Teeth Whitening in Arlington

One of the most common side effects of teeth whitening is increased tooth sensitivity, particularly if you choose to whiten your teeth with an over the counter product. Part of the problem with store-bought solutions is that the application trays are not customized to fit into your mouth. Even boil-and-bite mouthguards can allow excess whitening […]


How do I Know if I Need Braces?

In some instances, the need for braces is obvious. If your malocclusion is pronounced or you have issues such as significant gaps, orthodontics will most likely be necessary to address the problem. However, the best way to determine if braces are necessary is by having your teeth and jaw examined by an experienced orthodontist. If […]


What Causes TMD?

The causes of TMD are not always known. However, there is some evidence that this common disorder may be brought about or exacerbated by factors including: Trauma to the jaw Arthritis or disc deterioration Malocclusion Bruxism (teeth grinding) Jaw clenching Stress While the causes of TMD are not always known, symptoms such as jaw pain, […]


How do Dental Implants Work?

The roots of your teeth serve many purposes, not the least of which is sending signals to your body that bone is needed in the area surrounding a tooth. When a tooth is lost, its roots go with it and, in the absence of the signals sent by the root, your body will eventually reabsorb […]


How Long do Teeth Whitening Effects Last?

The professional teeth whitening treatments offered by our Fairfax cosmetic dentists can whiten your teeth several shades in a short period of time. But after your teeth have been whitened, how long can you expect results to last? This will, of course, vary from person to person, but on average a single teeth whitening treatment […]


Don’t Fear the Dentist in Fairfax

Dental phobia is a serious issue that can result in improper care of your teeth. What’s more, fear of the dentist can result in untreated issues such as TMD continuing to produce painful symptoms and interfere with your ability to correct cosmetic imperfections with your smile. If you suffer from dental phobia, the Fairfax cosmetic […]


Dental Hygiene and Veneers in Arlington

After you have had your porcelain veneers placed, you will want to maintain good dental hygiene to help ensure they last as long as possible. Veneers have the ability to provide a straight, white, and beautiful smile for several years, but failure to properly care for them will result in aesthetic imperfections and require their […]


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