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Tooth Grinding and Night Guards

You may be unaware that you are grinding your teeth because you do it while you’re asleep. But your dentist can tell, from the damage that tooth grinding can cause to your teeth. Signs of tooth grinding include: • Worn-away enamel on the tooth surfaces that touch • Tooth cracks or chips, or fractured or

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Oral Cancer Screening

One thing dentists are doing more often is screening patients for oral cancer. Since most people don’t spend time looking inside their mouths, the routine dental examination offers an ideal—and regular—opportunity to monitor a patient’s health. During your exam, your dentist will feel your jaw and neck, looking for lumps or tissue changes. He or

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How Do You Know You Need a Root Canal?

One of the most feared phrases at the dentist office is, “You need a root canal.” Perhaps you’ve heard a horror story from a friend, or imagine the pain associated. But fear not, a root canal isn’t a bad as you think. In fact, it might be the most helpful procedure in keeping your natural

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Dental Health and Pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! What an exciting time of life! While you’re busy preparing for baby, don’t forget to look after you dental health as well. While your body is going through changes, differences in hormonal levels can create certain oral health issues. Morning Sickness Acid from your stomach is not kind to tooth enamel, and

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The Importance of Brushing Before Bedtime

Most dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice a day—once in the morning and once before you go to bed at night. Some even recommend brushing after meals, but we think that at a minimum, twice a day is sufficient. We know that brushing first thing in the morning starts the day off right. Get rid

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Braces At Any Age

When you think of braces, you might automatically picture a gangly teenager with a mouth full of metal. After all, many of us went through that experience when we were children. But today’s orthodontic practices are so much more improved. In many cases, cosmetic remedies for crooked teeth, a poorly-aligned bite or a crowded smile

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Tooth Whitening for a Brighter Smile

There’s a reason celebrities whiten their teeth: it makes them look younger and feel more beautiful. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to have a brighter smile with today’s modern tooth whitening systems. Teeth can become dingy or discolored from years of tobacco use, or the foods you eat or drink—stains from foods

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Meet Dr. Mia Choi, D.D.S.

We are pleased to have Dr. Mia Choi, D.D.S., join EverSmile Dentistry’s Sterling, Virginia dental practice. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Choi is well-trained and competent in a variety of dental procedures, with focuses on Cosmetic Dentistry and Invisalign braces. If her name sounds familiar, it is because Mia is

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How Your Medications Can Affect Tooth Decay

You already know that anything you eat can be cause for tooth decay or cavities, but did you also realize that this can also include your medications? Both over-the-counter and prescription medications can create conditions within your mouth that can lead to dental decay. Here are Some of the Most Common Culprits: High Blood Pressure

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