Can I drink coffee and soda while wearing Invisalign trays?

By Chong Lee, DDS | July 30, 2021

Invisalign is a popular tooth straightening option available with Dr. Chong Lee and his dedicated staff at Galleria Dental Aesthetics. Patients who are interested in enhancing their smile with better alignment will find this discreet treatment to be highly desirable for many reasons. The aligner trays are made of clear plastic making it easier to […]

Commonly asked questions about regular dental checkups

By Chong Lee, DDS | July 15, 2021

General dentistry has a focus on achieving and maintaining oral health and wellness. When patients visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation, they are taking a proactive approach to their oral health, significantly reducing their risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease while also following good habits each day at home. […]

The reality of ice chewing and your smile

By Chong Lee, DDS | June 30, 2021

It is not unusual for Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics to speak to patients who enjoy chewing on ice. Regardless of how the habit started, it is important that patients realize how bad this habit can be for their teeth. Our team wants to make sure patients are educated on how this habit […]

Why many patients prefer dental implants over alternative tooth replacement options

By Chong Lee, DDS | June 15, 2021

In the past, patients experiencing tooth loss didn’t have many choices available to them for restoring the function, beauty, and health of their smile. Dentures were the only option that a patient could choose, and these were often ill-fitting and unnatural in appearance. Fortunately, with continued advances in dentistry, patients in the area of McLean, […]

The benefits of braces as an adult patient

By Chong Lee, DDS | May 30, 2021

Over the years, the number of adult men and women considering orthodontic treatment have risen steadily. Part of this is because there are different ways to achieve the results than there were decades ago. Instead of being referred to an orthodontic specialist for metal bracket and wire braces, patients can avoid these unsightly appliances and […]

Everything you need to know about dental crowns

By Chong Lee, DDS | May 15, 2021

Are you looking for a dentist near you in the McLean, VA area who offers restorations such as dental crowns? Are you in need of a crown but haven’t chosen your experienced dentist to start the process? Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics is a professional dentist in the community who can assist patients […]

The effects of smoking cigarettes on your oral health

By Chong Lee, DDS | April 30, 2021

It was over fifty years ago that the Surgeon General published a report on the direct connection between smoking cigarettes and the development of lung cancer. Today, we have a wealth of knowledge readily available at our fingertips, but we are all aware of the dangers of smoking and the link between nicotine and lung […]

How dental implants can outperform dental bridges

By Chong Lee, DDS | April 15, 2021

The loss of a tooth can impact one’s self-image, oral health, and the function of their smile. It becomes challenging for patients to act confidently in social situations because of the changes that have occurred. Fortunately, dentists have a wide range of options for patients to choose from when deciding on the best tooth replacement […]

The sticky truth about sweets

By Chong Lee, DDS | March 30, 2021

With the Easter holiday around the corner, many of us are thinking about baskets of candy and Easter egg hunts. As tasty as chocolates and sweets can be, they can also negatively impact the smile’s health. Sugars and acids in these treats left on the teeth and gums can contribute to the development of common […]

Unlock your smile’s potential with Galleria Dental Aesthetics

By Chong Lee, DDS | March 15, 2021

You oral health is important. In order to keep the smile healthy, you need to take a more proactive approach to your oral health instead of reactive. By preventing problems in the first place, you can avoid costly, damaging conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. Proactive, preventative dental care is far less expensive […]

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