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
A 70-year-old female patient was referred to us at Centreville Dental Wellness Center by one of our existing patients for an issue she was having with her lower front teeth. The patient’s previous dentist had told her that her lower … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
A root canal is a procedure in which a tooth damaged by decay, infection, or trauma is restored. During a root canal, the chamber of your tooth—which houses the tooth’s blood supply and nerves—is cleaned out and sealed with a biocompatible material, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Cavities are damaged areas on your teeth that are the result of tooth decay. If left untreated, a cavity will progress to the point that it can take over your tooth, and may require root canal therapy or an extraction. … Continue reading
Jackie’s crooked teeth had caused her to be self-conscious her entire life, and so had her weight. After losing almost 100 pounds, Jackie was finally feeling good about her body and wanted to feel just as good about her smile. … Continue reading
A root canal is a dental restoration that involves cleaning out the inside of your tooth. In a small chamber located in the center of your tooth, there are nerves and blood vessels that help keep your tooth alive and … 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. Your shoes will also be lightly sprayed with disinfectant. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.
We are excited to welcome you back to our office!