Your Smile Says Keep Trying!

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This message from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria is for anyone who is finding it difficult to improve their dental health. We urge you to keep working at it, and assure you that we’re here to help! Keep Trying To Floss Many people are really good about brushing their teeth, but sometimes…

Why Look For The Seal?

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Here’s a reminder from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria: when you go to the store for oral care products, make sure your purchase carries the seal of the American Dental Association. You can depend on the American Dental Association (ADA), which only places its seal on a product after it has been…

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria many patients come in with a toothache. In some cases, the toothache is a secondary symptom of a sinus condition. Let’s discuss the relationship. Your maxillary sinuses are close neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth…

Keeping Teen Smiles Healthy

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This post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria is about teenagers and dental health. If you are the parent of an adolescent, you may already have some concerns about your child’s well-being. As young people progress toward complete independence, some make questionable choices when it comes to health. Adolescent Oral Health Risks…

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…