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How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health

Your gum health and overall health are connected. Read on to learn how gum disease can affect your body, and what you can do to help safeguard your oral and general health?

Dec 1st, 2021
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth

Despite its reputation for being an extremely painful and traumatic procedure, a root canal is fairly gentle, actually relieving pain and saving your tooth from permanent damage and possible extraction.

Nov 1st, 2021
8 Symptoms of TMJ

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can cause issues in your jaw while talking or eating. Take a moment to learn how to recognize the most common symptoms, so you can receive an accurate diagnosis and find the right treatment for you.

Oct 1st, 2021
How Dental Bonding Solves Your Smile Flaws

Whether you have a chipped tooth, broken tooth, or other smile flaw, you may not have to undergo an extensive veneer application or cap your tooth with a dental crown. Long-lasting, tooth-colored dental bonding could be your best smile solution.

Sep 1st, 2021
How Do I Take Care of My Veneers?

Porcelain veneers help children regain stronger, healthier, and more attractive teeth. With proper care, your child’s veneers will last for many years. Understand how your child or teenager can best care for their porcelain veneers.

Jul 4th, 2021
How to Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

A rapid response is critical to saving a knocked-out tooth. Read on to learn what to do to protect your tooth and maximize your chances of reimplantation.

Jun 25th, 2021
Why Do Children Have So Many Oral Health Problems?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in every five kids aged 5-11 and one in seven kids aged 12-19 have at least one untreated decayed tooth. Why do kids get so many cavities and have other oral health problems, too?

May 18th, 2021
Common Dental Issues in Seniors

You anticipated wrinkles and gray hair. You didn’t anticipate — and don’t welcome — dingy, yellow teeth that have shifted out of place. Or dental work that keeps breaking. If you’re a senior, your teeth need extra care to stay (and look) healthy.

Apr 14th, 2021
Invisalign® Versus Traditional Braces

You’re ready to take charge of your teeth and change their alignment so that your bite is healthier and more attractive. Years ago, your only option was traditional wire-and-bracket braces. Now you can choose Invisalign® trays. Which is best?

Feb 1st, 2021
Why Are My Teeth Yellow

A dazzling white smile conveys both confidence and health. A smile filled with yellow teeth, though, sends a message that your teeth aren’t youthful and bright anymore. If you want an easy anti-aging fix, fix your yellow teeth.

Jan 1st, 2021
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Bleeding Gums

If you notice blood on your toothbrush, dental floss, or in the sink after you spit while brushing your teeth, be thankful. That little bit of blood has an important message for you: Your gums need a dentist’s expert care. Right now.

Nov 1st, 2020
Bridges, Crowns, and Dentures: Which Is Right for You?

The tooth fairy doesn’t help you out if you damage or lose a tooth as an adult. You need to fix your damaged teeth and replace your missing teeth on your own, but you’re not sure which method is best. Here’s how to tell.

Oct 1st, 2020
Can I Whiten My Teeth Even If I Have Gum Disease?

Your gums are in bad shape, but what really bothers you are your teeth. They’re dull, discolored, and just plain yellow. Can you whiten them if you have gum disease? Yes. And no. Which is it? The answer depends on what you do.

Sep 1st, 2020
Who Needs Dental Implants?

So you’re missing a tooth or two. As long as it’s in the back, where nobody can see, does it even matter? Yes, it does. Just one missing tooth puts all of your teeth in danger.

Aug 1st, 2020
5 Surprising Benefits of Invisalign

You’ve decided to straighten your teeth. But should you be economical and choose traditional braces, or give in to your desire for a nearly invisible fix with Invisalign®? Luckily, the benefits of Invisalign extend far beyond mere aesthetics.

Jul 29th, 2020
Does Your Child Need Sealants?

Approximately 300,000 children in the United States have at least one dental cavity. Cavities are holes caused by bacteria, and they can destroy your child’s teeth. Dental sealants stop cavities before they start.

Jul 1st, 2020
Preventing Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

Dental Town DC continues provide the highest standard of dental care to our emergency and urgent care patients during this challenging time of COVID-19.Here are some ways to prevent dental emergencies using good eating habits.

Apr 14th, 2020
DENTAL TOWN DC COVID-19 Emergency and Urgent Dental Care

In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID- 19 pandemic, Dental Town DC is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community:We are standing by to assist you in any emergency dental services.

Mar 25th, 2020
Cardiovascular Disease And Oral Health

We often hear that there is a big connection between heart health and dental health, including gum health. It has also been found that people with cardiovascular disease have or have had poor oral and dental health. How is the heart connected to your ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
How Do Medications Affect Oral Health?

Medications, both, prescription medications and over-the-counter medications can affect your oral health in multiple ways. Many of us are unaware about the effects of medications on teeth and gums. Today, nearly all people aged 50 and above take one or ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Oral Piercings & Dental Health

Oral piercings have become largely famous among many age groups over the recent years. Women, men of older ages as well as teenagers are increasingly becoming drawn towards getting their tongue and other areas of their mouth pierced. Although they look ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Cancer & Oral Health

Cancer patients are prone to develop oral and dental conditions. This may be due to medications, chemotherapy drug side effects, weakened immune function and side effects from other treatments such as radiation. These oral conditions can include weak ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Missing Teeth Treatment Options – Hypodontia

WHAT CAUSES MISSING TEETH There are many causes of missing teeth or hypodontia. There has been a lot of research that suggests that there is a major connection between the missing teeth condition and genetic and environmental factors. However, there is ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Drive Your Stress Away – How Stress Affects Oral Health

In today’s world, stress is inevitable. Many of us are stressed out in some or the other way, physically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically. Most of these stressors are a result of us not being able to manage our lives or lifestyles in the ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Tooth Sensitivity – Causes & Solutions

Tooth sensitivity is a major issue for many Americans. Typically caused by the erosion of enamel or exposed roots, sensitive teeth can make it painful for people to eat or drink items that are hot or cold. Tooth sensitivity can range from a mild ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
10 Reasons Why Your Gums Are Bleeding

Most Americans experience bleeding gums at some point in their life. Because it’s quite common bleeding gums are often overlooked; however, bleeding gums could be a sign of serious dental issues. Below are the most common reasons and contributors to ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Basic Tips For Controlling Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, can be frustrating and uncomfortable but when it comes to your oral health, dry mouth is more than just an annoyance it’s a serious issues. ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
What Causes Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can create awkward social situation. But do you know what causes bad breath? Understanding what causes bad breath can help you prevent it and the embarrassment that accompanies it. ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Seniors And Gum Disease

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a big problem in seniors. Gum disease takes years to develop, so older individuals are more likely to experience problems with gum disease than younger people. ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Do I Really Need To Floss?

Do I really need to floss? Is a question our dentists and dental hygienists get asked often. Many patients wonder or hope that brushing alone will be enough to keep their mouth, gums, and teeth healthy; however, it really isn’t enough. The hard truth ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Foods Your Teeth Love – Best Foods For Healthy Teeth And Gums

Long gone are the days when we looked for healthy food options just for weight loss or for keeping blood sugar levels and cholesterol in check. Today we look for best diets to address multiple health problems including digestive, hormonal, weight gain ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
6 Common Flossing Myths & Excuses

Flossing is one of the best things you can do for your oral health and is more important than brushing in terms of preventing periodontal disease. Unfortunately, even though this is one of the best tools we have to keep our teeth and gums health, only ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

Most people wouldn’t make the connection between oral health and diabetes but there is actually a lot of research linking the two. In fact individuals that have diabetes are 2X more likely to develop gum disease and other oral health issues. ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
All About Sedation Dentistry

When you have a complicated dental procedure such as tooth extraction or implant procedure, dentists may offer you sleep dentistry options. A lot of times, just local anesthesia to manage pain is recommended but some patients have more anxiety and can ...

Feb 2nd, 2020
Dental Tips For Fall

Fall season brings with it, a lot of different things – schools and colleges starting, football, parties, cooler days, Halloween and Thanksgiving. For most of us, this makes our days busier and we have less time to be outdoors, less physical activities ...

Feb 2nd, 2020
Which Is Better – Root Canal Or An Extraction?

So, you go in with tooth pain and your dentist gives you the news you always dread about – “I can’t save that one, you have to get it extracted.” Although both procedures can be painful, an extraction is more invasive and is an oral surgery that an ...

Feb 2nd, 2020
What Is The Best Age For Braces?

What is the best age for braces? Our dentists get this question a lot from concerned parents that don’t want to start orthodontics too early but don’t want to hurt their child’s oral health by starting too late. The truth is there is an ideal age range ...

Feb 2nd, 2020
My Dental Implant Fell Off – Now What?

A few days or weeks after the implant procedure, we sometimes get frantic calls from patients saying that their dental implant fell off or the implant screw fell off or that they even ended up swallowing the screw. Many a times though, the patients are ...

Feb 2nd, 2020
Is Teeth Whitening Safe & Is It Right For Me?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe And Is It Right For Me? We’d all like to achieve a smile that’s a little whiter and brighter. With all of the options available in teeth whitening procedures today, more choices are available to you than ever before. ...

Feb 2nd, 2020
How To Deal With A Dental Emergency?

Whether you are in an emergency dental situation because of a broken tooth or a toothache that does not stop, a dental emergency most often comes with tremendous amount of pain. Most dental emergencies are not as life threatening as other physical ...

Feb 2nd, 2020