Fairfax Dental Group Blog
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, you’re likely eager for good holiday foods. Turkey and ham are obvious ones, but maybe you also want green beans or mashed potatoes. Still, you’d do well to make Thanksgiving healthy for your teeth. All that eating will do a number on your grin otherwise. Luckily, crafting a tooth-friendly Turkey Day dinner isn’t hard. To do so, simply use these four dental tips from your local Fairfax dentist.(more…)
Halloween night is fast approaching, and that will either fill you with joy or dread depending on your situation. You might be worried about your chances of enjoying the spooky season if you wear Invisalign. Not to worry!
Below, you’ll find the tips you need to make it through the night with your teeth and your trays intact. You won’t even need to break your routine! Continue reading to learn how to pull it off.(more…)
Compared to other restorations, dental implants are more lifelike. That’s only natural – they fuse with your jaw and won’t slip or fall. Still, this fact can prompt a question: will teeth whitening work with a dental implant? You might think the prosthetic can be bleached like a natural tooth. Ultimately, though, the truth is that implants can’t be whitened. Your Fairfax dentist is here to explain why. So, here’s why teeth whitening treatments don’t work on dental implants.(more…)
Dentures can serve as an excellent solution to tooth loss that is both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, but they will need adjustment every year or two as the mouth changes with age. This process is known as a denture reline, and it can keep your prosthesis in working order for the long haul. Here are some signs that your denture needs relining and what you can expect during the process.(more…)
Bridges, partials, and full dentures have been used for generations to replace missing teeth, but over 500,000 people every year are choosing another method. Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement because they both the roots and the crowns. This provides unmatched benefits not possible using any other prosthetic, but is a more advanced treatment right around the corner? Here are 5 reasons dental implants are the pinnacle of success.
Over the years, social media has experienced a significant surge in popularity. It has evolved to encompass a wide array of content formats, including photos, videos, podcasts, and music, allowing fans to engage and support their favorite creators in various ways. While these creators are known for their unique niches, many of them also boast captivating and stunning smiles that captivate audiences worldwide. If you’ve ever admired the dazzling smile of a social media star and wished to emulate it, here’s some great news: many of them have veneers to thank for their perfect smiles. Continue reading as we learn about some social media influencers who have benefited from veneers.(more…)
Many people share the common concern of feeling dissatisfied with their smile. Whether it’s due to chipped, cracked, or gapped teeth, or other aesthetic imperfections, there are various reasons why you may desire an upgrade. Fortunately, porcelain veneers offer an excellent solution. These versatile cosmetic dental treatments are renowned for their ability to address a wide range of dental issues and enhance the visual appeal of your smile. To ensure the long-lasting beauty of your veneers, it’s crucial to provide them with proper care, including using the right toothpaste for cleaning. Keep reading to learn more about selecting the ideal toothpaste to maintain your veneers(more…)
There’s nothing worse than having a toothache that just doesn’t seem to fade. Even after calling your dentist for an emergency appointment, you may have to do what you can over the course of a few hours to ease the pain.
For many people, this can become even more of a challenge as they’re going off to bed. It’s common for people to notice that their teeth hurt a little bit more just as they lay down to go to sleep. If you’ve noticed this happening to you, there are a few reasons why that may be the case. Here are some examples.(more…)
Cosmetic dentistry can offer patients the promise of taking a smile in virtually any condition and transforming it into something that you’d be happy to show off. However, as with much of dentistry, some people wonder whether the treatments are safe.
Fortunately, there are plenty of low-risk cosmetic dental treatments. If you want to know, here are some of the most common, and why their safety isn’t anything to worry about.(more…)
It’s normal to feel facial pain now and again. After all, little aches and twinges are a natural part of life. Still, this discomfort can get serious at times. Once in a while, the issue can signal a dental emergency! You’ll thus want to know when the pain warrants a dental visit. Fortunately, your local Fairfax dentist can help. To that end, here are three oral problems that cause face pain, their symptoms, and why they need an emergency dentist.(more…)