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What Are All Those Things in Your Mouth Called?

When you’re getting your dental checkup, you probably hear the dentist and the dental assistant talking. They sometimes use non-familiar terms to refer to the various areas of your mouth. Let’s explore some of those terms of mouth anatomy so you will be familiar with them too. What are the things in your mouth called?

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Dental Anxiety

Are you afraid to go to the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. Believe it or not, so is Dr. Eddie Choi—our own dentist! According to WebMD, between 9 and 20% of Americans experience some sort of dental anxiety or fear. At a higher level, this anxiety can create a dental phobia, or a panic

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Diabetes and Oral Health

If you have diabetes, you already know that a specific treatment program will help control high blood sugar and lead to a healthier life. But did you know that diabetes can also affect your oral health? The Cleveland Clinic reports that “the link between diabetes and oral health problems is high blood sugar. If blood

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What is a Dental Sealant?

One way dentists can help keep teeth healthy, especially in their younger patients, is to apply a dental sealant. A dental sealant is a thin and protective coating that the dentists adheres to the tops—chewing surfaces—of the back, or molar, teeth. When applied, it flows onto the surface of the tooth, filling in the deep

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Additional Insurance Plans Now Accepted by EverSmile Dentistry

EverSmile Dentistry is pleased to announce that we are now accepting an additional number of insurance carriers and insurance plans. This enables patients to choose their own dentist, and allows us to serve even more people from Northern Virginia in our Sterling-based family dental practice. See our Payment Options for more details. Insurance plans we

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Is Dark Chocolate Good For Your Teeth?

There is good news for all of you chocolate lovers. Dark chocolate can actually be good for your teeth! Dark chocolate offers polyphenols, natural chemicals that can inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth. These polyphenols can also help to prevent oral bacteria from turning ingested starches and sugars into acid which can attach

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Why You Need a Custom Sports Mouth Guard

No matter what your age, playing sports can be dangerous—to your teeth. That’s why we recommend that anyone who plays sports invest in custom sports mouth guard. Make of clear a clear (or colored) plastic polymer, a custom mouth guard is fitted exactly to your mouth for a snug and secure fit. And the cost

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Some people just don’t like the shape of their teeth, others think their teeth are too yellow. Porcelain veneers can cover a quantity of problems including cracks, chips and gaps to give you that glowing Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed of. Even the smallest change to your appearance can make the biggest impact on how

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How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum Disease, otherwise known as Periodontal Disease, is a serious problem. Left unchecked, it can cause you to lose your teeth—and possibly worse. Early Signs of Gum Disease One of the first warnings that you might have gum disease is red, swollen or bleeding gums. You might spot blood when you brush or floss your

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