Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, you can! For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal replacement…

The 411 on TMJ

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TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, which is a big word for your jaw joint. As a hinge joint it can move up and down, forward and backward, and side to side. All that mobility contributes to its vulnerability: it is subject to a painful condition called TMJ disorder, which is treatable at The Mt.…

Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you think of healthy living? A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? A cholesterol test that shows your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile free of cavities, The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria salutes you. Essential Dental Health…

Debunking Dental Myths

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This blog post from the Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria focuses on three common dental-related myths. All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those…

Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

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When you see photos of celebrities, do you ever wonder how they project such perfection? Can ordinary people ever achieve anything approaching it? When it comes to sensational smiles, the answer from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria is a resounding “Yes!” – with the help of cosmetic dentistry. There are many effective…

Your Smile Says Keep Trying!

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This message from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria is for anyone who is finding it difficult to improve their dental health. We urge you to keep working at it, and assure you that we’re here to help! Keep Trying To Floss Many people are really good about brushing their teeth, but sometimes…

Oral Appliance Therapy For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Categories: Sleep apnea
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The word “apnea” comes from Greek, and it means “without breath.” Sleep apnea, then, is sleeping without breath: a condition in which someone’s breathing stops involuntarily during sleep. It is serious, but treatable at the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. Sleep apnea is more common than you may realize, affecting more than eighteen…

You, Only Better

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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A flawless smile is one of those personal characteristics you can’t put a pricetag on. Is your smile less than flawless? You’re not alone! But with cosmetic dentistry from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, those flaws can be corrected. Before we continue, though, we must point out a misconception. A lot of…