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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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How Do You Know You Need a Root Canal?

Just hearing the words “root canal” can send shivers down the spine. You have no idea what this means, and wonder if it will be painful. So how do you know you need a root canal? There are several indications that you might need a root canal. They include: Severe Tooth Pain If your teeth

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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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Tooth Reshaping and Contouring

Are you embarrassed to smile because you think your teeth aren’t perfect? Do you notice the small chips or uneven alignment of your front teeth even though nobody else does? And does it make you self-conscious? How you feel about how you look is a cornerstone of self-confidence. And luckily there is a way to

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Do I Need to Take Antibiotics Before My Dental Visit?

In years past, patients with specific medical conditions were advised to take antibiotics before having dental work done. Those guidelines have changed. Now, in fact, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “Only people who are at the greatest risk of bad outcomes from infective endocarditis (IE)

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What is a Dental Emergency?

When you incur trauma to your teeth such as a broken or dislodged tooth, pain, bleeding or cuts to the gums or inside of the mouth, emergency dental services are available to provide immediate care. While we don’t plan for emergencies, most dentists can modify their schedules to see patients who are experiencing distress, even

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Why Fluoride is Important for Dental Health

Sometimes called “nature’s cavity fighter,” fluoride is an essential component of good dental health. Let’s look at why it works. Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally, and is found in some of the foods and drinks we consume. It aids our dental health by coating the surface of the teeth (the enamel), making them

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