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General Dentistry

How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Tooth Color

Most of us would like to have white teeth and a great smile. But discolored or just plain yellow teeth are common, especially in a world of tea and coffee drinkers. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we can fix that. Tooth enamel is a little like skin. It has pores that can

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we see patients every day who complain about pain and discomfort. Swelling of the gums occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and

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Don’t Like Dental Visits? Go Anyway.

It’s no secret that many dread going to the dentist. Whether they associate dental visits with shame, pain, or financial drain, they avoid it at all costs. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we encourage all our patients to see their dentist regularly. This way, you can prevent more uncomfortable dental procedures, like

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What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

When a wisdom tooth tries to come in but is obstructed by the adjacent tooth, it becomes impacted and can result in such complications as pain, inflammation, or tooth decay. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we can extract wisdom teeth. It’s challenging to clean partially-erupted wisdom teeth. Since they have a high

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3 Vital Reasons to Floss Regularly

Flossing your teeth is one of those things you should do every single day in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Too many people skip flossing, though. In this post from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we’ll give you three very good reasons why you should make it part of your regular

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The Five Stages of a Cavity

In this message from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we discuss something about cavities you might not know. You may have heard that once tooth enamel is eroded, it’s gone forever. This is not entirely true. In the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can be reversed. There are five main stages

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You Don’t Have to Live With Bad Breath

Chronic bad breath can happen even when you do everything right: brushing and flossing after meals, using mouthwash, and having regular checkups at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. If you are doing everything right but still coping with bad breath, don’t make any changes right away. Brushing longer and more forcefully isn’t likely

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The Mark Of The Perfect Dentist

Looking for a new dentist? It’s easy to find one. A quick Google search, an online review or two, and you’ll have a short list of possibilities. The trick is finding the right dentist; one you’ll stick with for years to come. At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we’re proud to have

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5 Ways To Restore A Tooth

“Restorative dentistry” is a term to describe the way damaged or missing teeth can be fixed or replaced. At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, our goal is always to improve your smile – in short, to maintain or restore your dental health. This post looks at five restoration procedures that are used

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We Solve Problems To Restore Smiles

Do you fear that your smile is beyond repair due to damage or neglect? Rest assured, that may not be true. At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we use restorative dentistry to improve smiles every day. Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve: Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental

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