Why Visit The Dentist?

Why Visit The Dentist?

At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one. There are some very good…

How Long Should You Brush?

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At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we recommend brushing your teeth for at least two minutes, every time you brush. Most people think they brush that long but would probably be surprised if they actually set a timer. Many of us only brush for about a minute, if that. Essential Dental Health…

Beating Horrible Halitosis

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Bad breath is no fun at all, but there are things you can do to combat it. If bad breath is an issue for you or a loved one, talk to us about it at The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. Common, garden-variety bad breath is caused by the things we eat and…

5 Ways To Restore A Tooth

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“Restorative dentistry” is a term to describe the way damaged or missing teeth can be fixed or replaced. At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, our goal is always to improve your smile – in short, to maintain or restore your dental health. This post looks at five restoration procedures that are used…

3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

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At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria our objective is to help every patient who comes in for an appointment to have the best possible oral health. This post focuses on something that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste. A happy mouth is not only…

Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

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In this post from The Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria, we’re taking a slightly different appraoch and shainge some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy! Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexantria we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most…