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 … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
A 60-year-old male patient came in to see us at Centreville Dental Wellness Center for severely discolored teeth. As a child, he was given tetracycline, an antibiotic that can darken the teeth while they are still developing and lead to … Continue reading
Teeth can get knocked out in a variety of accidents and injuries, and millions of people experience a knocked-out tooth or teeth every year. Whether an adult tooth or baby tooth has been knocked out, there’s always a chance that your dentist … Continue reading
Many people use the terms gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) and gingivitis interchangeably, but are they really the same thing? The short answer is no. While both are technically gum disease, gingivitis is a bit different than full-blown periodontal disease. What … Continue reading
We were excited to open our doors on May 1 for regular patient care. We will continue to strive to provide a clean, safe and caring environment. You may notice a few differences when you arrive at our office, but they are part of the new protocol we have implemented.
IMPORTANT: rather than entering our office upon arrival, please call us first (703-815-0775) to let us know you’re here. You will be asked some screening questions over the phone, and then may enter our reception area where your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer provided. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.
We are excited to welcome you back to our office!