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  • August 31, 2020
  • Keep Those Dental Issues From Arising by Flossing Your Teeth Regularly

    Your tooth has five surfaces. However, your toothbrush can only reach three of them. The remaining two are adjacent to the sides of the other teeth, allowing food to get stuck in these tight spaces easily. When food debris gets trapped between these gaps, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria. This is where interdental cleaners like dental floss come in. It helps clean hard-to-reach tooth surfaces and removes plaque.​​​​​​​
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    cosmetic dentures​​​​​​​
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  • July 31, 2020
  • Damaged Teeth: Are My Teeth Too Far Gone to Benefit from Cosmetic Dental Procedures?

    There are many different things that can negatively affect the health and/or appearance of our teeth. Decay and damage caused by trauma to the mouth are two of the most common. Decay eats into our teeth, weakening them and making them more susceptible to cracks, chips and other damage. ​​​​​​​
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    Dental implants​​​​​​​
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  • June 23, 2020
  • Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

    Many people often wonder whether dental implants are a better option compared to the more traditional dental prosthetics. Others offer every reason under the sun as to why they cannot or will not visit a dentist for dental implants. ​​​​​​​
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    Plaque Buildup​​​​​​​
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  • May 31, 2020
  • How to Prevent Plaque Buildup

    Plaque, also known as dental biofilm or tooth plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. It is most noticeable when an individual does not brush his or her teeth. When fluids, food, and saliva combine, they produce plaque. ​​​​​​​
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    Cavity​​​​​​​
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  • April 30, 2020
  • Signs and Symptoms of a Cavity

    When you chew food, a little bit of it remains stuck on the surface of the tooth. Food particles can get stuck on top of the tooth where there are groves, at the sides where it is hard for a toothbrush to reach or at the bottom of the tooth where the gum is. Regular brushing and flossing remove food from the teeth. However, when a person is not keen on oral hygiene, these food particles can begin to build up around the tooth. The combination of food and bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which is a sticky film on the teeth.​​​​​​​
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    tooth brush​​​​​​​
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  • March 31, 2020
  • Electric Toothbrushes vs. Manual Toothbrush: Which Is Better?

    Brushing your teeth is one of the best ways to prevent cavities and keep your mouth healthy. But you might be wondering if it is better to choose an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush. Both types are good for removing plaque and bacteria from your mouth, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Each type of toothbrush has its benefits, as long as it has the Seal of Acceptance from the ADA.​​​​​​​
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    Young Woman Having Check Up And Dental Exam At Dentist​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • February 29, 2020
  • Tooth Decay: How to Reverse It and Avoid a Cavity

    Tooth decay is responsible for cavities, which are painful holes in your teeth. The good news is that you can reverse tooth decay before it causes your teeth to form cavities. The right oral care and diet can go a long way toward fighting cavities in your teeth.​​​​​​​
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    Blonde Lady Holding Invisalign​​​​​​​
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  • January 1, 2020
  • Top Reasons why Invisalign is Better Than Braces

    If you have been recommended to undergo orthodontic treatment, you may be surprised to discover that you now have an alternative option to conventional braces. In the past, wire braces were the only way to straighten misaligned and crooked teeth and to address mild to moderate bite problems. However, orthodontic treatment methods have continued to evolve and today, there is a solution that eliminates the core disadvantages of traditional braces – Invisalign.​​​​​​​
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    Dental care​​​​​​​
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  • December 30, 2019
  • Stages and Symptoms of Gum Disease

    Gum disease is one of the most prevalent dental problems, affecting up to 80% of us during our lifetime. This inflammatory disease creeps up on us, developing slowly over a number of years. Although it does cause symptoms, the earliest ones are easily overlooked and ignored, meaning that more often than not, the condition has advanced by the time we seek professional help. Unfortunately, by letting gum disease progress, you are putting your oral health and even the viability of your teeth at risk. ​​​​​​​
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    healthy gums​​​​​​​
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  • November 27, 2019
  • How to treat gum disease?

    Many people think that tooth decay poses the biggest threat to our teeth, and whilst it most certainly is bad news for our oral health, there is something that is equally as detrimental to our dental wellbeing – gum disease.​​​​​​​
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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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