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What is Orofacial Pain?

November 26, 2017

woman holding her face in painOrofacial pain is a phrase used to describe any discomfort in the face, mouth, head, or neck. Dentists and medical professionals offer numerous treatments for chronic orofacial pain, but much of this treatment is not necessarily an effective cure. Instead, most of the treatments currently available focus on relieving the symptoms through regular preventive dental treatments that don’t necessarily fix the underlying causes of the orofacial pain and discomfort. Lucky for patients who suffer from orofacial pain, there are many new methods for treating these conditions, and there may be an innovative new treatment method on the horizon.
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5 Tips for Bright Smiles This Holiday Season

November 4, 2017

holiday cookiesWe all want to look our best for all the family, friends, and office holiday events as 2017 draws to a close. One of the many things patients worry about during the holidays is their smile. If you’re looking to brighten your smile or keep your teeth healthy while still feeding your holiday palate, a trip to the dentist may be in order. Keep reading to hear some tips from a skilled dentist about keeping your smile healthy this holiday season.
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What You Need to Know About Locator® Implant Overdentures

September 16, 2017

Model of a locator implant denture attachmentIn the Victorian era, wealthy couples often received a set of dentures as a wedding gift. If they were very lucky, they might receive two sets. These dentures were by no means customized, and in most cases, they were barely functional. Today, dentists repair smiles following advanced tooth loss a little differently. The technologies, materials, and placement methods continue to change each year, improving the results of denture restoration and recreating flawless smiles. Specifically, patients now have the option to anchor dentures to dental implants, creating significantly improved chewing function and a more natural appearance. However, not all patients have been able to receive implant supported dentures for a variety of reasons including gum tissue volume, jawbone density, and health concerns. That’s where the innovative Locator® implant overdenture can help.
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Back to School Tips from Your Family Dentist

August 25, 2017

family brushing teeth together As the summer draws to an end and you get ready to send your little ones back to the classroom, pay a visit to your family dentist to ensure you send your kids back to school with healthy, happy smiles. We know the back to school preparation checklist gets long, but keeping your child smiling should be a priority.

Back to School Dental Checkups

Stop by our office for a back to school dental checkup. During this appointment, we’ll get your child’s smile ready to face another school year. With a thorough examination and teeth cleaning, our team will ensure your kid’s smile is completely healthy. We can also fit your child athlete for a custom sportsguard.
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Is Falls Church Dental Crown Placement Painful?

August 18, 2017

woman looking at her smile after dental crown placement At Tysons Dental Esthetics, we offer comfortable dental crown placement. Using the highest quality procedures and effective local anesthetics, we are able to repair dental damage and restore patients’ smiles to full, flawless function. The dental crown process is completed over the course of two to three appointments in our office. It all starts with a consultation with one of our skilled dentists. We’ll walk you through all of your dental restoration options and help you choose the right treatment. Our caring team will make you feel right at home in our office and work hard to ensure your complete comfort throughout your time with us. In some cases, we may be able to begin your preparation process on the same day as your consultation. If we don’t have time on the same day, we’ll schedule a follow-up to begin your treatment.
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What is the Best Type of Dental Crown?

Woman with flawless smile thanks to dental crownThe best type of dental crown is the one that’s flawlessly crafted to restore and protect a damaged tooth. At Tysons Dental Aesthetics, we offer quality dental crowns made from a variety of materials to meet any patient’s oral health care needs. We work with every patient to create personalized treatment plans to ensure the results we deliver are just what they’re looking for, and that includes the design and placement of dental restorations like crowns. Over the course of two to three office visits, we’ll provide a one-on-one consultation to help you select the best dental crown materials. Then, we’ll prepare the tooth and capture impressions that are used by the lab to create your crown. Following your preparation, we’ll place a temporary crown to protect the tooth. Once we receive the final restoration for our lab, you’ll return to exchange your temporary for a custom dental crown.
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Your Dentist in Falls Church Discusses Diabetes and Your Oral Health

May 17, 2017

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See your dentist in Falls Church for gum disease prevention and treatment. You are what you eat. No doubt you’ve heard the expression. And while the words are cliché, they are no less true. You can probably feel the difference after you’ve had a healthy meal vs. a meal of “empty” calories. But even before you take that first bite, the condition of your mouth can actually impact your overall health. There is something called the oral-systemic connection that substantiates the link between periodontal disease and the health of the rest of your body. One of the most notable connections is to diabetes. Read on to learn more about gum disease and diabetes from your dentist in Falls Church.

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