You Can’t Afford Cheap Dental Work

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Here’s a word to the wise from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria VA – and it begins with an analogy. Have you ever bought a used car that turned out to be a lemon? It seemed like a deal at the time, but after a few years of ongoing repairs, you realized…

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…

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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In this blog post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was created in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The…

Cosmetic Dentistry: A Primer

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Most people who are considering cosmetic dentistry are aware of the various procedures that an improve their smiles. We’re using this post from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria to describe a few of them. There are porcelain veneers: a custom-made wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make…

You Know It When You See It

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You may not be able to express why all the elements of someone’s smile blend in perfect harmony, but you know it when you see it. Some people are born with naturally great smiles. But chances are, the truly beautiful smiles are the result of cosmetic dentistry, like that provided by the Mt. Vernon Center…

Spotlight-Ready Smiles From Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry In Alexandria, Virginia

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A mouth full of unattractive teeth can really distract from a beautiful person’s appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions with your distinguished A-list friends. This smile, however, doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. We…