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 […]

What’s the fastest way to straighten your smile?

By Chong Lee, DDS | February 28, 2021

If you are over the age of 16 and are interested in addressing misaligned, spaced, or crooked teeth, our team of professionals at Galleria Dental Aesthetics are happy to help with two popular orthodontic treatment options. With both Invisalign aligner trays and traditional metal braces, our team can assist patients in achieving their dream smile […]

Improve oral health by changing your diet

By Chong Lee, DDS | February 14, 2021

When patients are asked how they can maintain a smile free from disease and cavities, they often bring to attention routine dental care at home, including brushing and flossing after every meal and visiting the dentist regularly. While this is important in keeping the smile healthy, so are the foods that we eat. Many patients […]

What causes tooth gaps and how can they be addressed by a cosmetic dentist

By Chong Lee, DDS | January 30, 2021

Dr. Chong Lee works routinely with patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. This might be due to the development of a space between the teeth, or a gap near the front of the smile. Fortunately, patients who have gaps between the front teeth don’t have to be embarrassed about their appearance. […]

TMJ treatment options available at Galleria Dental Aesthetics

By Chong Lee, DDS | January 15, 2021

At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, Dr. Chong Lee and his team are committed to providing the best possible care for patients of McLean, VA. This includes neuromuscular dentistry, which is provided with our team. A common condition that impacts many of our patients is that of TMJ/TMD. The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that […]

Things you didn’t know porcelain veneers can achieve

By Chong Lee, DDS | December 30, 2020

Your smile is an integral part of your overall appearance, so when imperfections exist, it’s natural to consider the benefits of addressing these issues. Cosmetic dental treatments are a popular solution for any of our patients at Galleria Dental Aesthetics. Our team offers McLean, VA area patients options for many types of problems, including gapped, […]

Are tooth-colored fillings biocompatible with my smile?

By Chong Lee, DDS | December 15, 2020

With dental health, prevention is always a smart step in ensuring a healthy, beautiful smile. However, when prevention fails, your smile may be impacted in a number of different ways. Common conditions that can occur due to poor oral health habits include tooth decay and periodontal disease. In order to address cavities, most dentists utilize […]

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