Oral Health Prevention

Sterling VA Dentist | ​Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Our expert dentist wants to remind patients that our office offers thorough oral cancer screening as part of our comprehensive dental health services. Like with every form of cancer, early diagnosis can have a profound impact on the success of your treatment. Regular screenings are your first line of defense against oral cancer and our

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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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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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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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Aging and Tooth Loss

As you age, you may be in fear that, as a normal part of aging, you might lose your teeth. But that doesn’t have to be the case. While losing baby teeth is normal, losing teeth as an adult is not a part of the normal aging process. Here are some of the reasons older

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