Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

Categories: Dental Health
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In this blog post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was created in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The…

A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool: The X-ray

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Providing quality dental care is much easier for the dentists at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria VA when we have extensive, comprehensive information about the patients’ oral health. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? They’re more useful than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on…

4 Reason To Look For The ADA Seal

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When you go to the store for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitener, and other oral care products, the team at the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria VA reminds you to be sure you choose products with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. In this post we look at four ways the ADA seal…

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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At Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria VA, we encourage people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you steer clear of twice-yearly dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any cavities, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more persuasive reason to come in. In the last…

3 Behind-The-Scenes Dental Advances For Virginia

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Alexandria dental patients who have undergone a smile redesign are probably aware of the latest cosmetic dental procedures popular in the Mt. Vernon area. These include metal-free fillings, porcelain veneers, invisible braces, implant-anchored dentures, and inlays/onlays. This post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry focuses on some nifty advances that are used behind-the-scenes to…