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Dental Health

How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Tooth Color

Most of us would like to have white teeth and a great smile. But discolored or just plain yellow teeth are common, especially in a world of tea and coffee drinkers. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we can fix that. Tooth enamel is a little like skin. It has pores that can

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What are Possible Dental Implant Complications?

Dental implants from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria are state-of-the-art, with a success rate in the area of ninety-eight percent. That number is a testament to implant technology. But like any medical or dental procedure, there are certain risks involved. In this post, we will consider possible complications of a dental implant. Infection:

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we see patients every day who complain about pain and discomfort. Swelling of the gums occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and

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Don’t Like Dental Visits? Go Anyway.

It’s no secret that many dread going to the dentist. Whether they associate dental visits with shame, pain, or financial drain, they avoid it at all costs. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we encourage all our patients to see their dentist regularly. This way, you can prevent more uncomfortable dental procedures, like

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What are Implant-Stabilized Dentures?

Imagine being able to replace your missing teeth with dentures that are so stable, they seem more like natural teeth than ordinary dentures ever could. With implant-supported dentures from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria you don’t have to imagine! Anyone who wears ordinary dentures knows how difficult it is to keep them secure

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Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

No matter your age, the team at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria encourages you to have regular cleanings and checkups. Along with daily brushing and flossing, it’s the best way to stay on top of your dental health. Knowledge is Power Sometimes people put off their next checkup because they don’t think they’re

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Is Mouthwash A Must?

There are many different types of mouthwash on the market. Some tout germ-killing abilities, others emphasize fluoride content, and some claim to whiten teeth while freshening the breath. These are all great benefits, but at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we ask: will they meet your oral care needs? Many people wonder if

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What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

When a wisdom tooth tries to come in but is obstructed by the adjacent tooth, it becomes impacted and can result in such complications as pain, inflammation, or tooth decay. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we can extract wisdom teeth. It’s challenging to clean partially-erupted wisdom teeth. Since they have a high

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3 Vital Reasons to Floss Regularly

Flossing your teeth is one of those things you should do every single day in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Too many people skip flossing, though. In this post from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we’ll give you three very good reasons why you should make it part of your regular

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The Five Stages of a Cavity

In this message from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we discuss something about cavities you might not know. You may have heard that once tooth enamel is eroded, it’s gone forever. This is not entirely true. In the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can be reversed. There are five main stages

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