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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with These Fun, New Hygiene Products!

February 23, 2021

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Little girl brushing her teeth in bathroom

As a parent, you know that getting your little one to take care of their teeth and gums properly can be an uphill battle. However, you also understand the importance of brushing and flossing, so what’s the solution? Since February is Children’s Dental Health Month, there is no time like the present to prioritize their oral hygiene routine. Here are four products that are effective, fun, and kid-approved from a children’s dentist!

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New Year, New Benefits: How to Maximize Your Dental Insurance in 2021

January 27, 2021

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Dentist reviewing dental insurance paperwork with couple

And just like that, 2020 has come to an end! If you are like most Americans, your dental plan reset when the clock struck midnight. To ensure those benefits help your smile and your wallet, it is important to utilize your coverage now. Unsure where to start? Here are three tips to help from a dentist in Arlington!

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New Year, New You: 4 Tips for a Healthier Smile in 2021

December 6, 2020

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a young woman wearing a white shirt and glasses, folding her arms across her waist and smiling

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2020, you may be wondering if there is something you can do to ensure your smile is ready for the new year. No matter how you’ve spent this last year, there are ways to change your routine and seek helpful treatment to transform into a new you for 2021. Read on to hear from a dentist in Arlington who shares a few resolutions you can keep to ensure your teeth and gums remain on a healthier track next year.

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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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