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…

Suspect A Bite Problem?

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The topic of this blog post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria is malocclusion, which is the technical term for misaligned teeth, or a “bad bite.” Many cases of malocclusion can be corrected with clear braces. Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics coined the term. Malocclusion is fairly common, but fortunately,…

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…

Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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It is no secret that a beautiful, pleasing, healthy smile can be your most valuable physical attribute. After all, people notice your smile first thing. So at the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we ask: how do you know if your smile is detracting from your appearance? Beauty is in the eye of…

Not Too Late To Get Them Straight

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Are you an adult in with misaligned teeth? Do you regret not having orthodontic treatment when you were a teen? At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, it’s not too late to straighten your teeth. Invisalign clear braces produce excellent results in many patients. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires or brackets…

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,…