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  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • September 29, 2022
  • Who Should Consider a Mouthguard?

    A mouthguard is a device worn as a covering that helps protect the teeth from injury. People wear them during sports or sleeping to prevent teeth clenching or grinding. Mouthguards can help prevent obstructive sleep apnea and reduce snoring. There are different mouthguards ideal for various situations. ​​​​​​​
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  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • August 1, 2022
  • What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Mouth Guard at Night?  

    If you suffer from jaw pain or morning headaches, it may be due to teeth grinding. Many people suffer from bruxism, a condition characterized by clenching or grinding the teeth as they sleep.​​​​​​​
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    Woman at the dentist getting dental implants​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • July 18, 2022
  • How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

    Tooth replacement methods and options have significantly improved thanks to technology and the advances in oral surgery and dentistry. Nowadays, you have many options for lost tooth replacement, such as removable dentures, dental crowns, and tooth bridges. Among all those mentioned, dental implants are best if you want a long-lasting and convenient solution. Read more to find out why.​​​​​​​
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    Dental Crown or Fillings​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • June 9, 2022
  • What's the Difference Between a Filling and a Crown?

    If you have a tooth problem such as decay or damage, you will require dental treatment. Some of the options you have for treating the conditions include dental fillings and crowns. These will help stop tooth decay and restore damaged teeth. A dentist at Courthouse Art of Dentistry may recommend one option over the other depending on the situation in your mouth. Here is a breakdown of the difference between a filling and a crown.​​​​​​​
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    TMJ Treatments​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • May 13, 2022
  • What Is TMJ Disorder?

    TMJ disorder refers to issues that affect the temporomandibular joint (usually shortened to TMJ). The TMJ is a hinge that joins your lower jawbone to your skull. It allows you to move your jaw in several directions so you can yawn, talk, and chew.​​​​​​​
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    Benefits of Composite Fillings | Arlington Dentistry ​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • April 4, 2022
  • Benefits of Composite Fillings

    Composite fillings are a durable solution to cavities and fillings and are ow one of the most common dental fittings dentists use. You can ask your dentist about them if you have damaged teeth that could use fillings.​​​​​​​
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  • March 13, 2022
  • March Is Oral Health Month: Tips for Dental Hygiene

    Dental diseases are a huge health concern for many people around the world. They cause oral pain and discomfort, but that is not all. People with oral health issues also tend to lose confidence and isolate themselves from others. ​​​​​​​
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  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Oral/Dental Health

    To improve your oral/dental health, visit Courthouse Art of Dentistry at our office in Arlington, Virginia. You can call 703-783-9417 today to schedule an appointment.​​​​​​​
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  • How Can I Improve My Dental Hygiene |Dentistry in Arlington, VA

    For more tips to improve your oral health, visit Courthouse Art of Dentistry at our office in Arlington, Virginia. You can call 703-783-9417 today to schedule an appointment.​​​​​​​
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  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • December 14, 2021
  • Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

    Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments of the last century. This innovative dental technology uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gently move the position of teeth. This gradually brings them into alignment, making sure that teeth come together properly when you close your mouth – something known as your bite.​​​​​​​
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  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • November 30, 2021
  • Tips for Avoiding Tooth Decay

    The breakdown of the tooth structure can affect the enamel and the dentin layers of the tooth. When food remains in the mouth, bacteria feed on it, turning it into acids. The acid combines with saliva, food debris, and bacteria to form plaque. When plaque attaches to your teeth, the acids in it dissolve the surface of your teeth. This leads to decay and creates holes or cavities.​​​​​​​
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    woman holding a mouthguard and smiling​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • October 5, 2021
  • Which Type of Mouthguard Is Best for You?

    Bruxism, also called teeth grinding, is a common condition in which people grind or clench their teeth. It is not always clear what causes this condition, but the effects can be quite uncomfortable. They include headaches, tooth damage, and jaw pain.​​​​​​​
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  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • September 8, 2021
  • Stages of Tooth Decay

    As food remains on the surface of the tooth, the mouth becomes acidic, which can lead to the formation of cavities. Tooth decay is the damage to the tooth that can lead to a dental abscess, cavities, and even tooth loss. It is caused by certain bacteria that live in plaque.​​​​​​​
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    Brushing Teeth​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • August 16, 2021
  • The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth

    Good oral hygiene is essential not just for dental health but for good overall health. Brushing the teeth is one of the easiest and most important ways to take care of the teeth. Brushing the teeth two times a day helps get rid of harmful bacteria that damage the teeth. ​​​​​​​
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    Dental Implants​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • July 1, 2021
  • Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

    Dental implants are some of the best things to come from technological advances in the field of dentistry. Before the development of implants, people with missing teeth relied on dentures or bridges. ​​​​​​​
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    Plaque Buildup​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • June 11, 2021
  • Causes & Treatment of Plaque Buildup

    Have you ever paid attention to the fuzzy or slippery coating on your teeth when you wake up in the morning? Maybe you have even felt it on your teeth at the end of the day. That coating is plaque, and it finds itself on your teeth every single day.​​​​​​​
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    Brushing Teeth​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • May 31, 2021
  • Are You Brushing Your Teeth Long Enough and Correctly?

    Your daily routine likely includes the times you have to fix your hair and wash your face. What about your teeth? Are you brushing correctly for a long enough time? If you are not, you need to adjust your habits and techniques to make them better.​​​​​​​
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    Dental Cleaning​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • April 30, 2021
  • Why Annual Dental Cleanings Are Important for Overall Health

    Getting your teeth cleaned keeps your mouth healthy and your smile looking great, but annual dental cleanings can also improve your overall health. Here are a few examples of how your overall health is related to annual dental cleanings.​​​​​​​
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  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • March 25, 2021
  • Top Reasons Why Gums Bleed When Flossing

    Suppose you are flossing your teeth and notice a reddish stain when you spit in the sink. It’s blood, and you’re now wondering why your gums are bleeding. Bleeding gums, or bleeding on probing (BoP), may occur for several reasons. It can be something serious, such as gum disease, that may require you to visit a dentist. It can also be something less serious that you can control by modifying your brushing and flossing routine.​​​​​​​
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    Children’s Dental Health​​​​​​​
  • By Courthouse Art of Dentistry
  • February 23, 2021
  • Why Early Childhood Dental Visits Are Important

    Teaching your child how to take care of their teeth is an essential investment in their future dental health. Their teeth will be prone to decay as soon as they erupt. It goes without saying that proper oral care habits are crucial right from their very first tooth.​​​​​​​
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  • January 31, 2021
  • Am I a Candidate for Veneers?

    Veneers are the secret to rejuvenating your teeth and preserving their health. Although many people don’t know about them, they’ve been around since the 1920s.​​​​​​​
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  • December 31, 2020
  • How to Reverse Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

    Periodontal disease is the name of the dental problem that occurs when the bacteria that are found in the sticky, clear film that continually forms on the teeth, called plaque, aren’t properly cleared away through brushing and flossing. Instead, plaque is left to spread onto the soft, pink tissue of the gums where the bacteria cause inflammation and infection. This represents the very start of periodontal disease - an early stage best known as gingivitis. However, gum disease is progressive, and the effects will get worse the longer that it is left untreated. Prompt identification and action are essential and caught early enough, it is possible to reverse the effects that periodontal disease is having on your teeth and oral health so that there are no permanent consequences for the condition and appearance of your smile.​​​​​​​
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  • November 30, 2020
  • Is Invisalign® Right for Me?

    Decades ago, teeth alignment was only possible through traditional braces. Thanks to the latest technology, Invisalign® was born. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends Invisalign for those who want a quicker means to get a new smile. ​​​​​​​
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  • October 31, 2020
  • Dental Hygiene: Top Ways to Take Care of Oral Health

    Poor dental hygiene can lead to many oral health problems. These can range from tooth decay, gum problems to tooth loss and many others. ​​​​​​​
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  • September 30, 2020
  • Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency

    Many unfortunate situations can put your oral health at risk. Whether it’s an extreme pain in your mouth, fall, or a sports injury, you should know what to do as it can mean the difference between keeping and losing your tooth. ​​​​​​​
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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