Infancy Through Childhood: Instill Good Brushing Habits

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New parents may be surprised by the American Dental Association’s recommendations on infant oral care. Parents are advised to begin brushing their baby’s teeth as soon as the first teeth emerge. After all, brand-new teeth are just as vulnerable to dental caries as older teeth. Parents are encourage to use a cloth and a smidgen […]

Why You Should Fix Your Child’s Crooked Teeth

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Alexandria parents want what’s best for their kids, but some can’t always provide everything their children need when the family budget is tight. If your child has crooked teeth and you are on the fence about braces, we encourage you to read this post. 1. A beautiful smile with straight teeth boosts your child’s self-esteem. […]

When It’s Better Not To Brush

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Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and has the critical job of preserving teeth from constant use and the continual assault of chemicals in food and drink. Enamel also protects tooth nerves from hot and cold food and beverages. That’s why enamel loss often causes tooth sensitivity. […]

Think You May Have A Cavity?

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Hello Alexandria friends of Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry! Teeth take a lot of tender, loving care. And even when we do our best to practice daily dental hygiene, bacteria can still sneak in and cause cavities – the common cold of oral health. At Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry, we have been filling cavities […]

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

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At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a compelling field of research: genetic dentistry. “About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.” […]

Less Is More In Dentistry

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There are valuable new developments in Virginia dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Drs. Drs. Geren & Mady and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist. Less Pain Improved painkillers, lasers, […]

4 Reasons To Get Your Child To Your Mt. Vernon Dentist

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Did you know that The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age? For many parents in the Alexandria, Mt. Vernon, and Alexandria area, this may come as a surprise. Today in the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry post, we are going to review […]

The Challenge Of Oral Hygiene For Orthodontic Patients

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Hello, we are Drs. Geren & Mady of Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry. Today’s post is for orthodontic patients. There is no doubt about it – it is harder to keep your teeth clean if you wear braces. It’s unfortunate (and ironic) when brace wearers develop tooth decay and weaken their teeth while simultaneously trying […]