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5 Tips to Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 7, 2020

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Thanksgiving feast with holiday oral health foods

Are you ready for Thanksgiving Day? While yours may look a little different than usual this year, it’s still a great time to honor family traditions, remember what we’re thankful for, and of course, eat delicious foods! While you enjoy your turkey and count all the things you’re grateful for, don’t forget to appreciate your teeth! After all, your pearly whites help you eat your favorite holiday meals, talk up a storm with family, and smile confidently during this special time of year. Read on as your Arlington dentist shares five holiday oral health tips to help you take care of your teeth this Thanksgiving.

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Happy National Dental Hygiene Month! Here’s 5 Tips For a Healthier Smile

October 19, 2020

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Woman smiling while brushing her teeth

Happy National Dental Hygiene Month! Whether you are an oral care fanatic or know your brushing and flossing routine needs an upgrade, October is the perfect month to implement new dental care habits. After all, the most candy-filled holiday is only a few weeks away and the holiday season is just around the corner! If you are unsure where to start, read on as a dentist in Arlington shares five dental hygiene tips for a better smile.

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Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign Treatment

September 17, 2020

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Woman putting on Invisalign clear aligner

Have you ever untagged yourself from a picture on Facebook because you were unhappy with your smile? Do crooked or misaligned teeth negatively impact your self-esteem? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are not alone. In fact, 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile. If you are a part of this statistic, then you may be considering Invisalign in Arlington. After all, it has an impressive 96% satisfaction rate, offers patients virtually invisible treatment, and the trays are completely removable! If you have a few questions before committing, here’s everything you need to know about Invisalign.

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The Importance of a Back to School Dental Checkup

August 2, 2020

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a little girl holding a teddy bear while giving her dentist a high-five

The 2020 school year is going to look much different than before. With some children attending class in person and others at home engaging in virtual learning, it is certainly going to be a time no one will forget. But no matter the decision you and your child make when it comes to how they will learn in the coming months, there are still a few relaxing and fun-filled summer days left. Why is this important? If you want your little one to have a successful start to the new year, discover why now is the best time to schedule an appointment with your child’s dentist in Arlington.

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Can Yellow Teeth Become White?

June 9, 2020

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A before and after image of a person’s smile after teeth whitening in Arlington

Is your smile ready for summer? Are you prepared to show off your pearly whites in pictures or at special events? If yellow teeth are keeping you from embracing the spotlight or even spending time with family and friends, you might consider how teeth whitening in Arlington can give you the improved aesthetic you need to feel confident about your appearance.

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The Right Way to Clean a Dental Practice During COVID-19

May 8, 2020

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Gloved hands using disinfectant to clean dental office waiting room

Your dentist in Arlington is committed to maintaining a safe dental practice during COVID-19. Even though the virus that causes the disease is an invisible and formidable enemy, it is possible to win the fight against it thanks to strict cleaning protocols. In this blog post, we discuss some of the steps that are necessary to maintain a clean and healthful dental office. You can attend your next appointment with total confidence that you are entering a safe environment.

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Keeping Your Smile Healthy Until Your Dentist Reopens

April 12, 2020

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young couple brushing teeth at home in front of mirror

Over the years, you may have established a habit of visiting your dentist in Arlington once every six months for a cleaning and checkup. You certainly deserve commendation for your dedication to maintaining your oral health! But since many dental offices are currently closed, you might be worried that your smile is going to suffer. There is no need to fret. Let’s discuss why most dentists have temporarily shut their doors and discuss some practical steps you can take to protect your oral health until things get back to normal.

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Check Out These 4 Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

March 10, 2020

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a woman inserting an Invisalign aligner over her top row of teeth

When faced with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, you may be looking for a solution that doesn’t require metal brackets and wires. While traditional braces are effective and have been around for decades, dentists are now turning to an alternative treatment that offers a discreet look while moving your smile into the proper position. With Invisalign in Arlington, you can achieve dramatic, life-changing results in less time. But how do you know if it’s right for you? If you’re like many patients who are interested in but are unsure of their effectiveness, let a dentist answer some common frequently asked questions about Invisalign, so you can feel confident about your decision to pursue treatment.   

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Children’s Dental Health Month: 5 Tips to Ensure a Stellar Smile

February 3, 2020

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a dentist showing a boy and his father an image on a tablet

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and that means it’s time to ensure your child’s teeth and gums are up to par. Even the youngest smiles are prone to tooth decay and cavities, so it’s important to develop good oral habits from an early age. As an ally in the fight against all types of dental problems, your child’s dentist in Arlington wants only the very best for their growing and developing teeth and gums, which is why he is happy to share 5 tips to help keep their smile looking its best all year round.

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New Year, New Dental Insurance Benefits! Schedule With a Dentist Now

January 7, 2020

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Computer screen that reads, Dental Benefits

Did you know that billions of dollars in dental insurance benefits are wasted each year? Most plans expire on December 31st, and your insurance money disappears if it’s not used by then. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to use (instead of lose) your benefits, starting with seeing a dentist in Arlington early in the year. Keep reading to learn how to keep your smile healthy and get the most from your plan in 2020!

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