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…

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…

Sleep Apnea Is A Serious Health Threat

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At the Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria VA, we often see patients who say they have been struggling with insufficient sleep for months or even years. Some of these people end up being diagnosed with sleep apnea or related conditions. You Can’t Just “Tough It Out” The reluctance to request treatment is lamentable,…

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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At Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria VA, we encourage people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you steer clear of twice-yearly dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any cavities, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more persuasive reason to come in. In the last…