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Sedation Dentistry Eliminates Anxiety So You Get the Care You Need May 29th, 2020

Spending an hour in the dentist’s chair may not be as enjoyable as passing the time with friends, but both activities can bring a bright and beaming smile to your face. Regular dental care — including preventive care — is essential to keep your teeth, gums, and oral tissues healthy...

Preventing Dental Emergencies During COVID-19 Apr 14th, 2020

How to prevent dental emergencies It’s vital for dental offices to remain open to offer emergency care because it helps alleviate the burden of people with dental issues heading to hospital emergency departments that are overwhelmed with covid-19. But patients can do their part by doing their best to guard...

DENTAL TOWN DC COVID-19 Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Mar 25th, 2020

In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID- 19 pandemic, Dental Town is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community: We are following directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a way to limit...

Have Missing Teeth? Learn Why Dental Implants Are the Gold Standard Replacement Mar 9th, 2020

Your teeth are vital to your overall dental health. They keep your other teeth in place and help with speaking and chewing. Your teeth are also part of your smile — one of the first things people notice about you. So if you’re missing one or more of your teeth,...

Cardiovascular Disease And Oral Health Feb 3rd, 2020

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 teeth and gums and can dental...

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

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 more prescription drugs on a daily basis. There is also...

Oral Piercings & Dental Health Feb 3rd, 2020

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 very trendy according to many, oral piercings can be...

Cancer & Oral Health Feb 3rd, 2020

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 gums and teeth, dry mouth, infections causing more decay and cavities, mouth...

Missing Teeth Treatment Options – Hypodontia Feb 3rd, 2020

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 still no concrete data that states the actual causes...

Are Pumpkin Spice Lattes Good For You? Our Dental Experts Explain How This Fall Favorite Drink Affec Feb 3rd, 2020

When fall begins, we start thinking of Halloween, pumpkins, fall leaves, chilly days, thanksgiving and, of course, all the food that goes with fall! Pumpkin spice latte is a very highly consumed beverage during fall months. And not just the latte but many other foods that have the pumpkin or...

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

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 right way.  To put it in a...

Tooth Sensitivity – Causes & Solutions Feb 3rd, 2020

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 annoyance to a persistent, painful problem....

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

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 bleeding gums. 1. Bushing Too Hard Most people think that...

Basic Tips For Controlling Dry Mouth Feb 3rd, 2020

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. Saliva is responsible for washing away leftover food, neutralizing acids, and creating a protective coating over teeth. When there...

What Causes Bad Breath Feb 3rd, 2020

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. What Causes Bad Breath? Food Certain foods are smelly and give us...

Seniors And Gum Disease Feb 3rd, 2020

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. What Is Periodontitis/Gum Disease? Gum disease, is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque,...

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

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 is that yes, you do really...

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

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 and for healing other conditions. Doctors, dentists and...

Are You A Busy Professional Or A Full Time Mom? How To Take Care Of Your Oral Health When You’re Con Feb 3rd, 2020

Being on your toes all day at work or home takes a toll on your overall physical, mental and emotional health. As a professional, you may be caught up everything including commute which involves driving long distances in traffic or being at work long hours during which you do not...

6 Common Flossing Myths & Excuses Feb 3rd, 2020

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 2-5% of people floss...

What Is The Best Age For Braces? Feb 3rd, 2020

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 for braces but...

Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health? Feb 3rd, 2020

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. How Diabetes Affects Oral Health: Diabetes causes healing to slow and causes...

Wisdom Teeth Symptoms: Common Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Feb 3rd, 2020

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars and the last four of your 32 teeth to erupt/come in. Wisdom teeth typically erupt between the ages of 17-24. However, it is not uncommon to have wisdom teeth erupt earlier or later in life. Nowadays wisdom teeth tend not to be...

All About Sedation Dentistry Feb 2nd, 2020

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 panic in the procedure room because of the overall...

Dental Tips For Fall Feb 2nd, 2020

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 but more food intake that comes with get...

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

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 oral surgeon...

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

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 unaware of what exactly fell...

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

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. You may have wondered if whitening procedures...

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

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 emergencies but the severity of pain along with...