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Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: How Alignment Affects Your Oral Health Client Aug 9th, 2019

Straight teeth are an essential part of a truly beautiful, healthy-looking smile, but of course, few of us come by them naturally. For most of us, getting those straight, perfectly-aligned teeth means having orthodontic treatment, often opting for a virtually invisible system such as Invisalign. Invisalign treatment takes less time...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Jul 1st, 2019

Dental veneers are hollow shells that are fitted over your teeth. Veneers generally cover up discolored, broken, or misshapen teeth. Usually made of porcelain, most veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. Did you know, however, that veneers can actually have quite a few benefits beyond the cosmetic?  Here at...

Bridges vs. Implants: Which Is Right for You? Jun 1st, 2019

Missing teeth can significantly impact your daily life. Depending on the number and location of your missing teeth, you may have difficulty chewing or talking properly. From a social perspective, the situation can make you feel self-conscious when you smile, speak, or laugh. Both a dental bridge, if you have...

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After an Extraction May 1st, 2019

No one likes it when a tooth extraction is necessary, but sometimes it is required for your best oral health. And as the anesthesia wears off, your dentist will explain some things you should do to care for the extraction site. These simple steps will help keep your mouth healthy...

Why Preventive Dental Care Is Such An Important Part Of Caring For Your Teeth Apr 10th, 2019

Preventive dental care is much more than twice-yearly teeth cleaning. When you keep those regular checkups, you’re giving yourself the gift of good oral health and caring for your overall health in ways that benefit you for the rest of your life. Your preventive dental care checkups allow you to...

3 Helpful Tips for Caring for Your Dental Implants Mar 12th, 2019

One of the most important things you can do before, during, and after getting dental implants is to practice proper oral care. With effective oral hygiene, you can ensure optimum healing with an implant procedure. When you don’t look after your dental implants, plaque can build up around them, just...

Boost Your Confidence And Smile Brighter This Year With Veneers Feb 7th, 2019

Having attractive teeth makes it easier to laugh and smile. Unfortunately, many people lack confidence because their teeth have gaps, discolorations, or chips. Thanks to veneers, you don’t have to hide your teeth anymore. Instead, you can laugh, smile, and speak without worrying that someone will judge your appearance. What...

Are You Ruining Your Teeth With These Common Bad Habits? Jan 1st, 2019

You’re a dental hygiene rockstar. You brush, floss, and visit us regularly for a checkup and cleaning. But is it possible that you’re still ruining your teeth by partaking some bad habits? You’re not alone. Below is a list of some of common habits that are bad for your oral...

5 Reasons Your Teeth May Be More Sensitive in Winter Dec 10th, 2018

Do your teeth hurt more during the winter months? Many culprits can be to blame, including the cold weather, seasonal snacks, and seasonal illness. Shaun Alex, DDS, with District Cosmetic Dental in Washington, D.C., explores some reasons why your teeth may be more sensitive in the winter and what you...

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Get The Facts Nov 13th, 2018

Many of us remember the days when fixing crooked teeth meant having bulky, painful metal braces. Over the past several years, more patients have started opting for Invisalign®, a transparent, removable aligner system that can straighten your teeth and improve your smile without having to wear metal wires or brackets....

Why You Should Never Put Off Necessary Dental Extractions, District Cosmetic Dental Oct 25th, 2018

We’ve all heard the expression about an unpleasant experience being “like pulling teeth.” There’s a reason. We’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who revels in the thought of having a tooth pulled even when they’re suffering from a horrible toothache. A dental extraction is the recommended treatment for a variety...

5 Smile Flaws Veneers Can Correct Sep 17th, 2018

“Smile!” It’s a phrase you hear all the time as people brandish cell phones and cameras at every opportunity. Most people are happy to smile. After all, that’s what a smile means: happiness. But for some, smiling is embarrassing. The good news: It doesn’t need to be. Dental veneers are...

Why Over 3 Million Americans Have Chosen Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth Aug 13th, 2018

A gap-toothed grin can be adorable in a small child, but when it comes to adults, the effect is decidedly less charming. In fact, missing one or more teeth is far more than an aesthetic concern as its absence can affect the entire health and function of your mouth. That’s...