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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…


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…


How to Get a Whiter Smile
added on: August 26, 2018
woman smiling in sunshine

We all want to have a smile that we’re happy with and proud to show off. However, if your smile isn’t as white as you’d like it to be you may choose to hide your grin behind tightly closed lips. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we can help transform… 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…


Doing This for 4 Minutes Every Day Can Keep You Healthy
added on: May 17, 2018
woman brushing teeth

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Dedicating four of those minutes to brushing your teeth will not only help protect your smile and keep your breath fresh, but it can also protect your overall health. While brushing your teeth may seem like a pretty simple task, there are a… 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…


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…


Does Charcoal Toothpaste Really Whiten Teeth?
added on: January 26, 2018
charcoal toothpaste

The charcoal toothpaste craze seems to be everywhere, and it also seems like everyone is using it to finally get the white smile they’ve always dreamed of. But can this messy black stuff that looks like it’s sure to stain teeth actually whiten them? The team at our dental office… Read More…


How to Get Fresher Breath for All Those Mistletoe Moments
added on: December 11, 2017
kiss under the mistletoe

Nobody wants to struggle with the embarrassment of bad breath. But during this time of year it may seem like a bigger deal than normal. With all the close-talking at holiday parties and potential surprise moments under the mistletoe, bad breath can damper anyone’s good time. At our dental office… 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…


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…


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 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…


“Do I Really Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?”
added on: March 16, 2017
wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are often first seen on x-rays conducted during regular appointments at our Charlottesville dental office. Most often, we can see them as they’re beginning to erupt through the gums. It’s also when we’re most likely to recommend that they be removed. In fact, about 90% of Americans get… Read More…


Top 4 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
added on: March 7, 2017
sensitive

Having sensitive teeth can be brutal. The sharp, shooting pain that often accompanies tooth sensitivity can put a damper on enjoying favorite foods. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we don’t want any of our patients to suffer from sensitive teeth, but we understand that a lot of them do…. Read More…


Top 5 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake
added on: February 13, 2017

Sugar is every dentist’s worst enemy. It negatively affects oral health and puts teeth at increased risk for decay, cavities, and can lead to more serious dental and overall health problems. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we care about our patients’ smiles and well being, which why we’re strong… Read More…


Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?
added on: November 22, 2016

Over the years, I’ve treated numerous patients with diabetes at my Charlottesville dental office. We always want every patient to make sure they’re taking great care of their teeth, but it’s important for folks with diabetes to be even more vigilant about maintaining their oral health care routines. Why? Unfortunately,… Read More…


Is There A Link Between Gum Disease and Dementia?
added on: November 7, 2016

At my Charlottesville dental office, we take gum (or periodontal) health seriously. Gum disease is avoidable, but can lead to bigger problems if left untreated. This month is National Alzheimer’s Disease and Awareness Month, and we want to remind patients who may be in charge of caring for aging loved… Read More…


How Does Your Oral Health Routine Measure Up?
added on: September 7, 2016

We’ve all been told about the importance of oral health from the day we were old enough to pick up a toothbrush. But when you have something you have to do every single day (seriously, every day is a lot!) it’s easy to get complacent and rush through the necessities…. Read More…


4 Facts About Men’s Oral Health
added on: August 2, 2016

Dental care is important for everyone. But there are differences when it comes to the oral health needs of men and women. In fact, men are more likely to suffer from serious dental problems than women, and that’s worrisome for everyone at my dental office in Charlottesville. Let’s look at… Read More…


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