The Techno-Toothbrush

Are electric toothbrushes any better at cleaning your teeth than manual toothbrushes? It depends on who you ask, because both have their advocates. In this article from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we aren’t going to recommend one over the other. We’re just going to take a look at the world of…

Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

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This message from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry  in Alexandria looks at gum disease. The soft tissue in your mouth, like skin, has an important job. It safeguards the roots of your teeth. It also provides a barrier for the connective tissues and ligaments that hold your teeth in their sockets. Plus the alveolar…

Smile More, Live Better

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If you think you have an unattractive smile, you probably don’t smile very often. Maybe you even try to avoid flashing a smile in social and professional settings. At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we use cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles every day. Do you think frequent smiling has a meaningful effect…

Daily Oral Hygiene: Put Your Heart Into It

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Attention patients of the Mt. Vernon Centr for Dentistry in Alexandria VA: brushing twice a day may help decrease your risk of heart disease. Dentists have long known of the link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems. But a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported…

Raise Your Dental IQ

Raise Your Dental IQ

Want to raise your Dental IQ and improve your oral health? One simple lesson from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it. But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and…

How To Make Brushing Your Teeth A Habit

How To Make Brushing Your Teeth A Habit

Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your smile. Healthy teeth make a beautiful smile. The team at the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria reminds you that brushing can also help with gum health and even keep your breath smelling sweet. For some…

4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

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We all go to the dentist for exams and cleanings, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with. In this post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria VA, we would like to consider some of the most frequent oral conditions our patients discuss. 1. Bad Breath. Sure,…

What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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This blog post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria poses a question: what is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you describe it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, chooses the course of treatment, and performs the procedure, while the patient is a minor participant. It…