Keep Your New Year’s Health Resolutions on Track

The New Year is always an exciting time. It presents us with the possibility of making changes in our life, some small and some big, that can really make a positive impact. For many, New Year’s resolutions involve making changes for the better in regards to their health, such as losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, and regularly seeing their doctor and dentist. Most of…


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Breast Cancer by the Numbers

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Northern Virginia oral surgery team is sharing a few 2017 breast cancer statistics with our readers. Since 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in the course of her lifetime, it’s crucial to raise awareness in our community. The National Cancer Institute reports that the five-year survival rate is nearly 90% if the disease is detected in…


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Why it’s Wise to Remove Wisdom Teeth Before College

Is your recent high school graduate heading to college this fall? Whether your teen is moving away or planning to attend a local school, it’s vital to set him or her up to succeed – both in school, but also in health matters. If your teenage son or daughter hasn’t had their wisdom teeth removed yet, you may want to consider having them removed now,…


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Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Are you familiar with this deadly disease? According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), an estimated 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer EVERY YEAR and 9,000 U.S. citizens will die from this horrifying disease. Oral cancer’s mortality rate isn’t because it’s hard to diagnose, but because cancer is discovered late in its development. You can take action to stop this…


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Why We Sponsor The Washington Ballet

Drs. Fizzah and M. Timothy Gocke recently sponsored The Washington Ballet’s Amuse Bouche special event on Friday, February 10th, 2017. Learn why we are honored to support our local community in this way. An Honorable Cause for the Community and Beyond The Washington Ballet’s Women’s Committee hosted an incredible event: Amuse Bouche a lively evening benefiting The Washington Ballet where attendees could show their support while indulging in…


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8 Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth While Traveling

What are your travel plans this summer? Whether you’re planning a long weekend at the beach, a rustic camping adventure, or an international getaway, no doubt you’re excited about your upcoming escape. The house-sitter is booked, your bags are packed…but do you have everything you need to maintain healthy teeth while traveling? It can be easy to neglect your oral hygiene habits when out of town;…


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Overcoming Dental Anxiety – Never Fear The Dentist Again

Are you afraid of the dentist? Have you ever put off dental work because of some form of dental anxiety? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 3 out of 4 people have at least some fear of going to the dentist! For millions, their fears extend beyond a nervous stomach or apprehension to make an appointment. Studies show that between 9% and 15% of Americans are terrified enough of the dentist…


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Sleep Apnea: Is It a Big Deal?

Sleep apnea contributes to 450,000 death per year. So, yes! It is a big deal if you don’t undergo the proper channels to treat this deadly disease. If you believe you or a loved one have sleep apnea, you’re not alone. In America, sleep apnea affects more than 12 million people. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, let our blog guide you to help take the appropriate…


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Top 10 Dental Emergencies and What To Do About Them

One of your worst fears is realized: You fell face first onto the concrete, and you felt that front tooth break. Panic mode ensues. What the heck are you going to do now? Don’t panic, we’ve got some answers for you. There are all types of dental emergencies and most of the time, the answer is going to see a dentist in the Northern Virginia community as soon…


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Are Dental Implants The Right Solution For You?

Are you one of the millions of American adults with missing teeth? Dental implants are a permanent solution that can have you smiling with confidence once again—in as little as one day! Why Dental Implants Are A Good Solution Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth, dental implants are a wonderful way to restore your smile. You may have lost teeth due…


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