oral care

A Good Night’s Sleep: Your Smile Needs It!

Sleep is essential to so many functions in your body. It helps balance hormones, supports memory processing in the brain, and repairs tissues. Without enough sleep, the immune system can’t function properly, and even brain functions such as problem solving and memory are impaired. But did you know that sleep affects your dental health as

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Ignoring Bleeding Gums Could Be Costly

If you’re one of the many Americans who suffer from gum disease, you could end up needing extensive treatment to return your gum tissue back to normal. While gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, can be easier to reverse, more advanced stages of gum disease can be challenging to treat. Gum disease starts as

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Is There a Correct Way to Brush Your Teeth?

Brushing your teeth is a task you likely don’t give too much thought to. You brush your teeth in the morning and at night, and that’s good enough—right? What many people don’t consider is how they’re brushing their teeth. While brushing twice a day for two minutes each time is certainly helpful at removing plaque and preventing

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Over the Counter (OTC) Medications That Could Be Impacting Your Smile

There are many kinds of medication that are known for affecting teeth, primarily by causing dry mouth. However, not all of these medications are prescriptions. Did you know that there are over the counter (OTC) medications that can affect the health of your smile? Many common medications can lead to dental health issues you should be aware

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A New Bright Smile with our Professional Teeth Whitening!

When Jaiden came in to see us at Centreville Dental Wellness Center, he was concerned about the discoloration of his teeth. He hadn’t kept up with his regular teeth cleanings, and over the years, his teeth became stained from everyday consumption of foods and drinks, many of which have the potential to discolor tooth enamel

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Is a Waterpik Better Than Dental Floss?

Flossing your teeth is an essential practice to complement your daily brushing and help remove plaque and food particles from places where your toothbrush can’t reach. Traditional string dental floss has long been used, but there are alternatives to this type of floss, one of them being water flossers, a popular brand being Waterpik. Water Pik uses a

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Are There Different Types of Root Canal Treatments?

Most people have heard of root canal therapy, in which the inner chamber of the tooth—where the nerve tissue that keeps the tooth alive is located—is cleared and sealed to stop an existing infection or decay. Root canal treatment can help you keep your natural tooth as opposed to getting it extracted. There are a

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What Causes Gum Swelling?

Gum swelling is a term for inflammation of the gum tissue that can have numerous causes. Healthy, normal gum tissue should be firm and pink. If your gum tissue is swollen, it may appear puffy and red, and may even bleed when you brush. What exactly causes gum swelling? The following causes may be responsible for the inflammation

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Can Vaping Impact Your Oral Health?

Vaping, the practice of using e-cigarettes—an electronic form of the real thing—has become much more popular in recent years. Consumers are convinced these smoking devices are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, making their use prevalent among teens and adults alike. Since e-cigarettes and vaping are relatively new, long-term research isn’t available, but what we do know about these

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Are Cigarette Smokers More Prone to Dental Health Issues?

Although the link between cigarettes and diseases such as cancer was long suspected, it wasn’t until the mid 1960s that warnings were finally issued and the public became aware of the dangerous effects of cigarette smoke. Cigarette smokers are more prone to many different illnesses. In addition to increasing your risk for asthma, heart disease, stroke, and cancer,

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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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