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Another Option Besides a Tooth Extraction
added on: December 6, 2018
young man with toothache

So you’ve been told you need to have a tooth extracted. Going through this treatment may even sound appealing if you’ve been suffering from tooth pain. But the team at our dental office in Charlottesville wants you to know that you may have another option available. Consider a Root Canal… Read More…


Want a Better Smile? Stop Doing These 5 Things
added on: November 20, 2018
ice cubes and lemons

Protecting your smile and maintaining good oral health goes beyond daily brushing and flossing. In fact, many things that cause tooth damage are a result of the things we do every day, sometimes multiple times a day, without realizing it. The team at our dental office in Charlottesville wants you… Read More…


Top Tips to Stop Smoking
added on: November 6, 2018
man smoking

Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things some people ever have to do. But the health benefits of kicking the habit sooner rather than later are worth the effort. This November, the American Cancer Society is sponsoring the Great American Smokeout to help provide smokers with tools and… Read More…


Jack-o-Lantern Smiles Only Work on Pumpkins
added on: October 17, 2018
jack-o-lantern

Pumpkins can easily pull off the look of a crooked grin, missing teeth, and a devilish smile. But when it comes to our own teeth, we prefer to have them straight and white, and we really don’t want to see gaps. That’s why our dental office in Charlottesville offers multiple… Read More…


Join Us In Celebrating Our Dental Hygienists!
added on: October 8, 2018
hygienist with patient

It’s National Dental Hygiene Month at our Charlottesville dental office and dental offices around the country! This celebration is dedicated to all dental hygienists and serves to recognize these valued team members and everything they do to keep our patients healthy. These 31 days are also for promoting the importance… Read More…


“How Do I Cure Bad Breath?”
added on: September 24, 2018
embarrassed woman covers mouth

Bad breath is an incredibly common thing that we hear about everyday at our dental office in Charlottesville. Affecting nearly 80 million Americans, bad breath can be embarrassing and affect the lives of those who have it. But bad breath sufferers don’t need to live that way forever. There are… Read More…


Can Whole Grains Keep Smiles Healthy?
added on: September 10, 2018
bowl with whole grain rice

Eating a healthy dose of whole grains every day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and even cancer. But there’s another lesser known benefit of whole grains that our dental office in Charlottesville wants you to know about. Research has shown that a diet rich in… Read More…


“Why Is My Mouth Watering So Much?”
added on: August 14, 2018
man wonders

Talking about spit isn’t incredibly glamorous, but it sure is important. Especially for those who produce too much of it. When someone has too much saliva, they may be embarrassed and uncomfortable by the common side effects of something called hypersalivation. At our dental office Charlottesville, we want these patients… Read More…


Manual Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush
added on: July 10, 2018
toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes have been gaining popularity over recent years, and many claim to remove more plaque, tartar, and bacteria than traditional manual toothbrushes. But the team at our dental office in Charlottesville wanted to find out if these promises are actually true. Here’s what we know… According to the ADA… Read More…


What All Seniors Need to Know About Their Oral Health
added on: June 26, 2018
older gentleman

Getting older is a natural part of life, and as we age our healthcare needs tend to change. Oral health is no different. Our dental office in Charlottesville is committed to protecting smiles through every stage of life, and this month we want to dedicate our blog to the seniors… Read More…


3 Things All Men Need to Know About Their Oral Health
added on: June 6, 2018
stubborn man not listening

The truth is, men are more likely to skip the recommended bi-annual visits to the dentist. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, many American men simply don’t go to the dentist unless they have a problem. However, by maintaining dental appointments twice-a-year they can prevent many of these problems… Read More…


Are Allergies to Blame for Dental Problems?
added on: May 10, 2018
woman with allergies

At our dental office in Charlottesville, we know that there are a lot of things that can affect oral health — from genetics to tobacco use, to not brushing enough to eating too much sugar. But can your allergies actually be one of those things that puts you at increased… Read More…


What’s the Point of Dental X-Rays?
added on: April 24, 2018
dental x-rays

At your bi-annual dental appointments, you most likely have dental x-rays taken. While these images are an important diagnostic tool, just what are they showing and why are they important? At our dental office in Charlottesville, we don’t want any patient to have anything done and not know why. That’s… Read More…


Oral Cancer Risks, Signs, and Prevention
added on: April 9, 2018
oral cancer risk

Every year, we dedicate one of our April blogs to help do our part for Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer may not be talked about as much as other forms of the disease, but it’s still a very serious form of cancer that affects thousands of Americans every year…. Read More…


“Why Do I Have Dreams Where My Teeth Fall Out?”
added on: March 27, 2018
woman wakes from nightmare

At our dental office in Charlottesville, we occasionally have a patient who is concerned with a recurring dream where they lose their teeth. Sometimes one tooth becomes curiously loose and just pops right out. Other times the whole mouth of teeth begins to crumble, leading to a totally toothless smile…. Read More…


Think Twice Before Drinking That Green Beer
added on: March 12, 2018
green beer

The luck of Irish tends to be with everyone during St. Patrick’s Day, whether or not there’s an ounce of Irish in them. Besides wearing a lot of green, one of the most common ways to celebrate this holiday is by drinking a lot of beer. At our dental office… Read More…


Can Oral Health Affect Your Heart?
added on: February 20, 2018
heart health month

February is recognized as American Heart Health Month and is designed to raise awareness of the widespread problem of heart disease in the United States. While this is certainly a valuable promotion, what does it have to do with our Charlottesville dental office? We’re glad you asked. Join us as… Read More…


6 Things That Increase Your Risk of Cavities
added on: February 6, 2018
woman looks at her teeth in mirror

When we think of things that cause cavities, we typically imagine a diet packed full of sugary sweet treats. But our dental office in Charlottesville wants you to know that eating a lot of sugar isn’t the only thing that increases your risk of developing cavities. In fact, there are… Read More…


Wine & Oral Health
added on: December 20, 2017
holiday dinner with wine

We are all aware that there are certain foods your dentist in Charlottesville just isn’t a big fan of. These foods typically include super sweet candies and treats, popcorn with hidden damaging kernels, and of course sugary sodas and juices. But there may just be one more to add to… Read More…


Prevent the Flu with These 5 Tips
added on: November 8, 2017
couple with the flu

‘Tis the season of sniffles and coughs, body aches and congestion. It’s officially the time of year when the flu can make for a miserable few days. But it doesn’t have to take its toll on you or your family. Our dental office in Charlottesville is here to help you… Read More…


There’s No Need to Fear Root Canals
added on: October 25, 2017
root canal model

A root canal tends to create a lot of apprehension and fear in many patients. After all, the treatment has had plenty of bad things said about it in the past, and its inaccurate reputation of being scary and incredibly painful has stuck with it throughout the years. However, the… Read More…


Are Your Work Habits Hurting Your Oral Health?
added on: September 20, 2017
workspace covered with snacks

Whether you work a typical 9 – 5, Monday through Friday job, or your schedule typically varies, the truth is Americans spend quite a bit of time at work each week. No matter what your job responsibilities are, several of the most common workplace habits can affect almost every type… Read More…


4 Possible Explanations to Your Tooth Pain
added on: September 12, 2017
woman with tooth pain

Most of us will experience the unpleasant sensation of tooth pain at least once in our lives. And as anyone who has had a toothache before will tell you, it’s pretty unbearable. Tooth pain is unlike any other kind of pain. It can come on suddenly and sometimes it seems… Read More…

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Can Probiotics Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy?
added on: August 28, 2017
woman wears probiotics tshirt

When we think of probiotics, we typically think of how they can aid in keeping the stomach healthy. But at our dental office in Charlottesville, we became aware of how some probiotics can assist oral health, too. Let’s take a closer look at the research that supports the idea that… Read More…


Just a Teeth Cleaning? Think Again!
added on: August 11, 2017
man gets dental cleaning

Every six months or so you come into our dental office in Charlottesville to have your bi-annual teeth cleaning. This typically means a little bit of gentle scraping to remove plaque buildup, a thorough flossing, and a finishing polish. While one purpose for these hygiene visits is indeed to get… Read More…


Exercise & Oral Health
added on: July 24, 2017
woman exercising

We all know that we should exercise regularly to keep our bodies healthy. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we also know that exercising can be beneficial for our smiles. However, just like too much exercise or improper form can lead to injuries or trouble with overall health, we also… Read More…


“What’s My Dentist Mean When Talking About Occlusion?”
added on: July 7, 2017
woman and dentist examine x-ray

During your appointments at our Charlottesville dental office, you may have heard your dental team talk about “occlusion”, and you may have thought to yourself, “What are they talking about?” Basically, occlusion is just a dentist’s way of describing the way your top teeth come in contact with your bottom… Read More…


What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health
added on: June 23, 2017
woman sticking out tongue

Have you been feeling a little off or just not yourself? When you’re not your best, you might be able to figure out why by simply sticking out your tongue. When you visit my dental office in Charlottesville, we’re always on the lookout for any bumps or discolorations, just like… Read More…


A Few Facts About Your Bottled Water
added on: June 13, 2017
rows of bottled water

By now you probably know that the human body is made up of mostly water, and we need to drink plenty of it each day just to keep our organs and other important parts functioning properly. At my dental office in Charlottesville, we understand how important it is to stay… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

The Oral Health Hazards of Nail Biting
added on: May 16, 2017
young woman bites nails while studying

Nail biting is a habit that can affect not only the appearance of your nails, it can also cause damage to your oral health. As with any habit, nail biting can be difficult to break, but at our dental office in Charlottesville, we’re hoping that by providing our patients some… Read More…


“What’s it Mean When My Dentist Pokes My Gums and Says Numbers?”
added on: May 9, 2017
young lady in dental chair looking up

If you’ve ever been to your dentist in Charlottesville and experienced several gentle pokes to your gums followed by hearing some numbers, you’ve had what’s called a periodontal charting. This charting is helpful when evaluating overall oral health and can give your dental team some insight to a proper treatment… Read More…


Smokeless Tobacco & Your Oral Health
added on: April 24, 2017
chewing tobacco

Using tobacco products of any kind can not only have a detrimental effect on your overall health, there are multiple oral health diseases and problems that can also occur from the habit. Smokeless tobacco, also referred to as, dip, chew, spit, or snuff, is no exception. During this Oral Cancer… Read More…


Are Lip & Cheek Biting Actually Bad for You?
added on: February 22, 2017
biting

You know the feeling. You’re happily chewing away on your lunch, talking with a coworker when all of a sudden, you hear a crunch. You feel the pain. You realize you’ve just bit your cheek (or lip, or tongue — doesn’t really matter, it all hurts!). This painful accident can… Read More…


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