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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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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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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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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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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Taking Care of Your Dental Health While You’re Sick

Being sick is never fun. From having a fever to vomiting to having a bad cough, illness can get the best of us. When you’re sick, taking care of yourself can be difficult. However, looking after yourself as well as your dental health is still just as important while you’re sick, if not even more important, as dry

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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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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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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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