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Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • August 29, 2019
  • Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush: Which One Should You Choose?

    The reason that we need to brush our teeth is simple. We need to remove the bacteria and food debris that turns into plaque – a clear, sticky substance that sticks to our teeth and, if not removed, is responsible for the development of decay and disease. There is no more effective way of doing this than by brushing our teeth with fluoride toothpaste after meals. However, when it comes to brushing, we now have two choices as to which type of toothbrush we can use – electric or manual. But which is best?​​​​​​​
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  • July 29, 2019
  • How long does orthodontic treatment take?

    So, you’ve been referred for orthodontic treatment. Most people know that there is rarely such as thing as a ‘quick fix’ where the positioning of teeth is involved. Although they can move, it is a very gradual process that takes place over months and in some cases, even years. So, how long can you expect your orthodontic treatment to take? The length of your orthodontic treatment will be determined by a range of different factors and this will be discussed with you when you attend your consultation appointment to determine which orthodontic treatment is going to be right for you. ​​​​​​​
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    white teeth​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • June 18, 2019
  • BriteSmile Teeth Whitening: Benefits and Procedure in Arlington, VA

    When you meet or speak to someone, one of the first things that you will notice is their teeth and smile. We are naturally inclined to think that people who have bright, white teeth are healthier, happier, more successful and more attractive than their counterparts with stained and discolored teeth. So much so in fact, that as many as 80% of Americans would turn down a date with someone who had unattractive teeth. ​​​​​​​
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    flossing teeth​​​​​​​
  • By Court House Dentistry
  • May 23, 2019
  • Why you should be flossing on a regular basis

    Most people include daily or twice-daily brushing of their teeth in their oral hygiene routine, but shockingly few people bother to floss – and no, we don’t mean the popular videogame dance that has taken the younger generation by storm – if only dental flossing were as popular! In fact, research has shown that around just 30% of American adults floss daily, while another third confess that they have never flossed their teeth at all.​​​​​​​
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    tooth sensitivity arlington va​​​​​​​
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  • March 20, 2019
  • How to improve tooth sensitivity

    If you have ever had sensitive teeth, you know how it can begin to cause stress to just get through a day. You may feel like you need to avoid eating or drinking anything. The company meal that you have planned can begin to feel like an insurmountable obstacle. When you force yourself to eat or drink something, the discomfort can ruin your whole experience. Many patients who have tooth sensitivity end up being dehydrated and undernourished because they would rather avoid foods altogether.​​​​​​​
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    loose crowns arlington va​​​​​​​
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  • February 18, 2019
  • Top reasons crowns come loose

    Many dental patients have received crowns through the years, and many people have heard about crowns failing and becoming loose or falling off. However, advances in dental sciences have made this a rarer occurrence, but it can still happen. If you’ve recently received a crown, you may be wondering what causes a crown to become loose and are there ways that you can avoid it. Fortunately, there are some general reasons that crowns come loose and certainly some basic practices that you can do to help maintain your crowns and dental health for years.​​​​​​​
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  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • January 24, 2019
  • The Anatomy of a Dental Implant

    Patients that have lost their adult teeth are often faced with several different options for their replacement. One of the most frequently suggested options is a dental implant. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the bone that underlies the gums. This approach offers improved stability and an improved quality of life. Implants are also generally hassle-free, and you can treat them almost completely like your natural teeth.​​​​​​​
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