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Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket Yourself?

June 9, 2022

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Hockey player with knocked-out tooth

Imagine that you’ve just gotten an injury. Besides some scrapes and bruises, it knocked one of your teeth clean out of your mouth. While you probably recognize the latter is a serious issue, you may not know the best way to respond. What should you do exactly? Would it be all right to re-insert your knocked-out tooth?

Fairfax dentists can help you out. Here are some guidelines to follow if you should lose a tooth in an accident.

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5 Tips for Preparing for Invisalign Treatment

May 3, 2022

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Woman holding Invisalign tray.

If you’re tired of having crooked teeth and ready to do something about it, you aren’t alone! Many people today suffer from unsatisfactory smiles and don’t have the time or patience to seek proper treatment. However, there’s one cosmetic option that seems to have taken the dental world by storm: Invisalign! This process allows patients to achieve their smile goals quickly and subtly, without the hassle of traditional braces. If you’re thinking about receiving Invisalign to correct your teeth, here are some helpful tips to prepare you for the process.

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Can I Continue Drinking Coffee with Invisalign?

April 10, 2022

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woman drinking coffee.

You’ve just poured yourself a piping hot cup of coffee—two creamers, one sugar, and served in your favorite mug. But as you’re about to take your first sip, panic sets in; you’re still wearing your Invisalign trays! You need your coffee to survive the workday, but you’re concerned that the hot drink will affect your treatment. Here’s why you should reconsider that cup of Joe while you’re wearing your trays along with some tips for enjoying coffee without ruining your progress.

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These Foods Can Easily Chip Your Teeth!

April 3, 2022

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woman biting lollipop with healthy teeth.

If you’re a film buff, you know better than anyone that it’s easier to enjoy a movie with a big bowl of buttery popcorn; but did you know that those fluffy little kernels can pose a health hazard for your mouth? Popcorn is notorious for having the potential to chip or crack your teeth, but it’s not the only food you need to watch out for. Here are some of the other common foods associated with fractured teeth, and what to do if you find yourself with a chipped tooth.

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Cleaning Dentures: Can You Do It While Wearing Them?

February 17, 2022

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person cleaning dentures with toothbrush

Whether you lost your teeth due to oral health issues, an accident, or other factors, dentures are an excellent way to fill in gaps in your smile. These restorations can be used to replace multiple teeth, an entire arch, or all of one’s pearly whites. Cleaning dentures is different than doing so with your natural teeth, and some people like to try cutting corners by doing so while wearing them. Read on to learn whether this is okay as well as the correct method to use to ensure that your restorations are clean and continue functioning as intended.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile in 2022

January 6, 2022

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There is no better time than the beginning of the new year to get started with some more wholesome lifestyle habits. Whether you are eager to eat more nutritious foods, get an extra hour of sleep, or read more books, you are taking a step to improve your life. As for your dental health, there are always steps that you can take to work towards healthier smile. Here are a few New Year’s resolution ideas from your dentist.

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Can Invisalign Fix Bite Problems?

November 10, 2020

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patient putting on invisalign tray

Most people are aware of Invisalign’s proven track record of success when it comes to giving patients straighter smiles, but did you know that it can do more? Like traditional braces, Invisalign also has the power to correct bite problems, such as overbites, underbites, and others. If you have bite problems, you’re likely looking for a solution. Keep reading to learn what your experts on Invisalign in Fairfax have to say about the different issues Invisalign can successfully amend.

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How the iTero Digital Scanner is Used to Ensure Successful Invisalign Treatment

September 21, 2020

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an iTero scanner used to plan for Invisalign in Fairfax in a dentist’s office

When preparing to undergo Invisalign in Fairfax, you want to make sure your clear aligners fit comfortably and go on to produce long-lasting results, right? To determine if you are making a worthwhile investment in your smile, it’s helpful to know what kind of techniques and technologies your dentist will use along the way. With the iTero Element 3D Digital Scanner, you can expect a pleasant experience that results in a straighter, healthier smile. But what is it and how does it work? Read on to find out.

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What Your Dentist Is Doing To Protect You From COVID-19

May 5, 2020

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A mask a dentist in Fairfax uses to stop viral particles.

Business owners across the country are all asking themselves the same question: how can I provide great service to people while protecting them from COVID-19? This is an exceptionally important question for dentists because their work requires getting close to a patient’s mouth and nose. Your dentist in Fairfax knows that dental problems aren’t going to stop for the coronavirus, so they’ve been spending their time upgrading the safety procedures in their practice. In this article, you’ll find out about the new methods they are using to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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What Should You Do if Your Dental Crown Falls Off While You’re Away?

December 5, 2019

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Dental emergencies occur at some of the most inconvenient times. Whether you’re scrambling to get your house cleaned for your soon-to-arrive in-laws or you’re vacationing near the beach with your family, it’s always best to be prepared should you experience a mishap, such as your dental crown falling off. Before you begin to panic, there are ways to take care of the problem even if your dentist is a few or thousands of miles away. Read on to learn how dental crown repair in Fairfax can buy you some time until you can get in to see your dental professional.

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