Treat Your Smile To A Healthy Diet

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This message from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria is about proper nutrition and dental health. Your diet can affect your risk of cavities, enamel health, and gum condition. Healthy foods provide an environment that can prohibit inflammation and infection. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts are the ideal choices for oral health. Calcium-fortified…

Patient Education Improves Dental Outcomes

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The more you know, the better off you are. That’s a general truth that applies to a lot of things in life, including dentistry. At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we want all our patients to be as informed as possible about the procedures they have. A question that patients bring to…

Dental Problem? There Is Always A Solution!

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A healthy, pleasing smile positively impacts one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A healthy smile also influences our personal relationships. At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we help you maintain a great smile. At every checkup you’ll get a thorough cleaning, and we’ll check…

Answers to Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, many of whom go undiagnosed. It’s a serious condition, and there is hep at the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing stops and starts during the night. It is more common in men. Older, obese men…

Does My Dentist Care About My Diet?

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The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition. If your body is lacking in important nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease. We’ll use this post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria to explain. A…

Should I Get My Child An Electric Toothbrush?

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Is it a battle to get your child to brush their teeth? Here’s an idea from the team at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria: an electric toothbrush. If used correctly, an electric toothbrush cleans teeth as well as a manual brush. Both brushes remove food fragments. This, in turn, prevents tooth decay. Should…

Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

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For most of us, getting a cavity filled may not be the highlight of the day, but it’s really just an inconvenience thanks for modern anesthesia, like what we use at The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. Some people, though, are resistant to local anesthesia like lidocaine. That makes what is ordinarily simple,…