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, … Continue reading
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
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
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
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 … Continue reading
Most people are familiar with common foods that can crack teeth or even cut gum tissue, including popcorn kernels, ice, and hard candies. However, protecting your smile goes further than avoiding these foods. The category of harmful foods is larger than you … Continue reading
Oral thrush is an infection that happens in the mouth, caused by candida, a type of yeast that is present in the body. Essentially, oral thrush is a yeast infection that affects the mucous membranes of the oral cavity. How exactly does … Continue reading
Pacifiers certainly have their benefits. Not only can they be comforting to your baby, but they may actually reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), especially if your child uses one while sleeping . However, pacifiers can also have negative … 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!