Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

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This post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria takes a look at dentures, and state-of-the-art dental implants. Not everything was better back in the good old days. Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations, and have improved the lives of thousands of people. However, traditional false teeth are no…

Daily Oral Hygiene: Put Your Heart Into It

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Attention patients of the Mt. Vernon Centr for Dentistry in Alexandria VA: brushing twice a day may help decrease your risk of heart disease. Dentists have long known of the link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems. But a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported…

Raise Your Dental IQ

Raise Your Dental IQ

Want to raise your Dental IQ and improve your oral health? One simple lesson from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it. But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and…

How To Make Brushing Your Teeth A Habit

How To Make Brushing Your Teeth A Habit

Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your smile. Healthy teeth make a beautiful smile. The team at the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria reminds you that brushing can also help with gum health and even keep your breath smelling sweet. For some…

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…