Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

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In this post from The Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria, we’re taking a slightly different appraoch and shainge some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy! Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexantria we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most…

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At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we are committed to the highest standards of dental care, and to the experience our patients have in our office. We’re proud of our excellent and caring staff. Communication is one of our biggest priorities. It’s important to us that you know exactly what is going…

Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you think of healthy living? A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? A cholesterol test that shows your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile free of cavities, The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria salutes you. Essential Dental Health…

Debunking Dental Myths

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This blog post from the Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria focuses on three common dental-related myths. All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those…

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…