dental care

What Are the Symptoms of Oral Thrush, and How Can You Prevent It?

Oral thrush is an infection in the oral cavity caused by overgrowth of a fungus called Candida albicans. Almost everyone has this fungus, which is naturally present in the body, but when the fungus overgrows in the mouth, an infection can happen. Infants and people who are immunocompromised are more at risk for the condition,

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What Are Those White Spots on My Teeth?

If you’ve ever noticed that your teeth have subtle (or not-so-subtle) white spots or streaks on them, you could be seeing what’s called dental fluorosis. Dental fluorosis is a condition in which the teeth were exposed to too much fluoride while they were still developing, and as a result, their appearance has been affected. Here’s

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The Most Common Reasons for Tooth Loss in Adults

Although they can be damaged, your teeth are designed to last your entire life. Unfortunately, tooth loss in adults is relatively common, with many people missing at least one tooth and 26% of adults over the age of 65 having just eight or fewer teeth remaining [1]. There are many factors that can influence tooth

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What Happens When You Ignore a Cavity?

A cavity is an actual hole in your tooth caused by tooth enamel damage that has allowed bacteria to cause decay. Cavities always start out small and can progress over time to compromise your entire tooth. Although it may be tempting to ignore that small cavity when your dentist says you need a filling, here’s

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Quick Tricks to Fix Bad Breath

Halitosis, or bad breath, affects everyone from time to time. If you have chronic bad breath—halitosis that lingers even after cleaning your teeth—this could be a sign of gum disease and it’s important to follow up with your dentist. For those who have occasional bad breath, or if this is something new that you’re dealing

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Reasons You May Have Stained Teeth

Our teeth stain naturally over time for many reasons. However, for some people, teeth staining goes deeper than the surface stains that your dentist can brighten during your regular cleaning. What could be making your teeth appear darker, more yellow, or just less white than they used to be? Here are the top reasons your

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When Might a Root Canal Be Necessary?

A root canal is when your dentist removes the pulp inside your tooth and seals it with a biocompatible material. The pulp consists of nerves and blood vessels that help keep your tooth alive. However, certain situations can cause the pulp of your tooth to die or become infected, which can compromise the health of your tooth.

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Top Reasons Your Tooth May Be Aching

Teeth aren’t meant to cause pain or discomfort, but when there’s a problem, your tooth will let you know! A toothache can be mildly uncomfortable or severely painful. Whether you have an intermittent toothache or constant pain, your tooth is trying to tell you something. What are the top reasons your tooth may be aching? An article by Dr.

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Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetes is a chronic disorder in which the body isn’t able to use or make insulin correctly. This leads to too much glucose, the body’s sugar, the in blood, which can affect your health, including your teeth and gums. Untreated diabetes—in which blood sugar is uncontrolled—can especially affect your oral cavity, leading to increased plaque, tartar, and bacteria [1].

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Top Tips for Reducing Tooth Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth can be extremely frustrating and painful. While some people have mild tooth sensitivity, others have severe discomfort when eating anything too hot, cold, spicy, or even sweet. Tooth sensitivity is typically caused by damage to your tooth enamel—meaning your enamel has been worn away to expose dentin, which is the softer layer underneath. However, sensitive teeth could

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What Our Patients Say

I went to see Dr Vakay to get a dental appliance for my sleep apnea and ended up switching to the office for my routine dental care as well. The whole staff is knowledgeable and friendly and they made me feel very comfortable and valued. I honestly have never received such a thorough cleaning before and my snoring has stopped. Very happy with my experience!

Mary K.

I broke a front tooth crown off at the gum line. Dr. Abel was able to see me within a couple of hours After assessing the damage he presented me with several options for a repair and devised a way to hold a temporary tooth in place. Permanent repair is scheduled. I couldnt be happier with the care I received.

Elaine M.

I just recently moved to Northern Virginia and Centreville Dental Wellness Center was recommended to me and also had great reviews online. My first appointment was 23Jun2023 and everyone from the ladies at the front desk to Dr. Abel and his assistant were outstanding. Thrilled to have found this amazing team!!

Nina A.

Dr Abel, the front desk, hygienist team and everyone in between is At. I have gone to CDWC for years and sometimes travel 2+ hours for a visit. They provide organized, and trustworthy service, but more importantly personable with their care.

J K.

Centreville Dental Wellness was and is an amazing place. I had multiple issues and they were very patient with me. They are very experienced and know their stuff. I love them all particularly Dr Abel who took a lot of time with me and made sure I was straight. I pray that God continues to bless them and their business.

Arlene D.

I highly recommend Centreville Dental Wellness Center! I always have a great, smooth experience here. Dr.s Vakay and Abel are outstanding dentists, professional as well as friendly and approachable. The staff is efficient, welcoming and caring. I've been patient for years and cannot say enough great things about this practice.


WOW! I look amazing!! ; My 2 front teeth were worn and chipped. It affected my smile and confidence. After the restorative (yet gentle) work by the team at Centreville Dental Wellness, I can truly say this practice is second to none! The crowns look so natural and I'm so glad I can smile again!! When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas... said "my 2 front teeth" and thanks to the masterful cosmetic work done by Dr. Vacay and her assistant Christina, my Christmas wish came true! Gotta give a shout out to the friendly and supportive front office staff as well, Tonia, Sylvia and Sogand. Merry Christmas to all!!

Anastasia P.

Dr. Vakay and her team are excellent. They are careful, thorough, and attentive to the patient's concerns. They take the time to explain how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. I have always been completely satisfied.

Bruce S.

I've only ever been to one dentist, and don't have any plans to change that! Dr. Vakay, Dr. Abel, and the entire staff at Centreville Dental Wellness Center provide a patient experience that is both timelessly reliable and constantly improving. Recently, I came to them with jaw pain related to TMJ, and after real discussion concerning all my options, they set me up with a kois product that has eliminated the pain and dramatically improved my range of motion. It's been a true success story!

Jake W.

Ok, this is the first review I have EVER written. This morning I had a procedure done by Dr. Vakay with her assistant Christina, that was, without exception, the best experience at a dentist office I have ever encountered. The professionalism and expertise between these two was nothing short of a 'dance." | felt that seamless interaction, put me at ease. The front desk is wonderful to work with. I left another practice in Haymarket because of the way they handled the financial. I have great dental insurance and was told as I was sitting in the chair, that the doctor would not do the procedure unless I gave them a credit card. At which point I demanded to see the doctor and told him I was aghast at his greater interest in getting paid than my teeth and walked out. This is how a dental office should run, and they have hit a very high mark as the daughter of an orthodontist. Bravo Team Centreville Wellness.

Megan M.

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