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…

Should I Get My Child An Electric Toothbrush?

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Is it a battle to get your child to brush their teeth? Here’s an idea from the team at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria: an electric toothbrush. If used correctly, an electric toothbrush cleans teeth as well as a manual brush. Both brushes remove food fragments. This, in turn, prevents tooth decay. Should…

Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

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For most of us, getting a cavity filled may not be the highlight of the day, but it’s really just an inconvenience thanks for modern anesthesia, like what we use at The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. Some people, though, are resistant to local anesthesia like lidocaine. That makes what is ordinarily simple,…

What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

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Your overall dental health depends on healthy teeth and gums. Along with regular checkups at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, regular brushing and flossing helps keep everything in good shape. You already know, of course, how to brush your teeth. But there are best practices that you may not be aware of. Bearing…

What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

At the Mt. Vernon Center for  Dentistry in Alexandria, we know that a mouth examination can reveal troubles in other parts of the patient’s body. Because many diseases manifest in soft tissues of the mouth or cause pain in the jaw, dentists often refer patients to their medical doctor for further diagnosis when they encounter…