Replacing What Is Missing In Your Smile

Missing Teeth Replaced
Missing lateral incisors is common and is also treatable. Patients who are missing a lateral incisor may choose to go through treatment and fill the missing space with a dental implant. This is the most common option for treatment, however there are important factors to first consider, such as: Smoking habits Unfavorable root proximity and/or root alignment, particularly after orthodontic treatment Medical contraindications Young age...
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Is Something Missing In Your Smile?

Have you ever noticed that your smile is different? Are your canines (eye teeth) closer than usual to your two front teeth? Is your smile similar to the picture displayed to the right? Then you may have a common genetic dental problem known as congenitally missing lateral incisors. Missing lateral incisors is when the teeth adjacent to the upper front two teeth are missing. This......
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Electric Toothbrushes vs Manual Toothbrushes

Manual Toothbrush Leaning Against Electric Toothbrush
The first manual toothbrush, similar to the one used today, was invented in 1948. The bristles of this toothbrush were made of hog hair and horsehair. These kinds of bristles were generally used until DuPont invented nylon. The toothbrush continued to develop, creating a selection of bristle types (soft, medium, or hard), different colors/patterns, and different kinds of toothbrushes, such as electric and manual toothbrushes....
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5 Common Procedures Oral Surgeons Perform

When people think of oral surgery, they often think of wisdom teeth removal - and that’s it. Because this type of oral surgery is one of the most frequently performed in Northern Virginia, it’s become the automatic...
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Organic vs. Natural

It seems like your refrigerator is empty, and the pantry only has the girl-scout cookies you shouldn’t have bought last month. This could only mean one thing – it is time for a trip to the grocery store to stack up on all your favorite meals and treats. You arrive at the grocery store ready to shop, strolling down the aisles looking for the best......
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Catching Oral Cancer In It’s Tracks

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, but no matter what month it is oral cancer is always an important topic! The death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high due to routinely discovering it late in development. Approximately 45,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,650 deaths, killing 1 person every 24 hours. However, approximately......
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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Did you know women are more susceptible to oral health problems, especially during pregnancy? This happens because of the unique hormonal changes they experience during this stage of their life. Hormones affect the supply of blood to the gum tissue, and they also affect the body’s response to plaque. Pregnancy is a very important time for a woman, and expecting mothers should take extra precautions......
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