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…

Flossing: The Detail Work

Whenever you’re in the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry office in Old Town Alexandria, we make sure to remind you to brush and floss every day. In general, we say brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once. Too many patients heed that first bit of advice, but unfortunately ignore…

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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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…