1. 11 Signs You Need Braces

    Do I Need Braces? This is a question our orthodontists and dentists get on a daily basis. During typical cleanings and checkups your regular dentist should be able to tell you if braces may be something you need and refer you to an orthodontist. But it’s always best to take control of your oral health by keeping an eye out in-between your cleanings for signs you need braces. Our expert orthodont…Read More

  2. How Can I Protect My Child’s Teeth During Sports?

    If your child plays sports, you're probably all too familiar with the anxiety that many parents experience surrounding their children's safety during sports and other physical activity. Team sports are a great outlet for children that encourage the development of social skills, motor skills and teach the values of conflict resolution. Participation in sports has even been shown to improve work eth…Read More

  3. What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? (And Do You Need It?)

    Cosmetic Dentistry Trauma, disease, or poor oral hygiene can all negatively impact the health and appearance of teeth. As a result, individuals may become self-conscious about their smile and try to conceal broken, cracked, misshapen, discolored, or damaged teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry is able to employ a wide-range of dental procedures that can restore your smile and help you look and f…Read More

  4. Preparing Your Teeth to See the Dentist

    How Do You Prepare to See the Dentist? You might be wondering if there are steps you can take before visiting your dentist for a regular cleaning. Practicing good oral hygiene before your checkup prepares your teeth to get the most benefit out of your checkup possible, and can really impress your dentist! If you currently practice an excellent oral hygiene and flossing routine, it is important to…Read More

  5. Is This Water Bad for Your Teeth?

    Switching over to sparkling water from sugary sodas may seem like a healthy choice, but is the carbonation used in sparkling water damaging to your teeth? Growing research suggests that it may not be a risk-free option. As an increasing number of Americans opt for a sugar-free sparkling water drink, USA Today reports that nearly 516 million gallons of sparkling water were sold in the US in 2016 …Read More

  6. What To Do When Cavities Happen

    How to Treat Cavities in Washington DC Cavities can be prevented with the right oral care and dental hygiene practices. Cavities are not simply the result of a diet high in sugar and candy. If you consume these foods, be sure to brush and floss immediately afterward to prevent cavity formation. Eating a well-balanced diet with regularly spaced snacks along with brushing three times a day will als…Read More

  7. What Should I Know About Tooth Decay?

    Tooth Decay Treatments in Washington DC Cavities and tooth decay can happen even with the best of intentions and a proper oral hygiene routine. If your dentist finds a cavity or two at your regular checkup, there is no need to panic. It is, however, very important to address early signs of dental decay before it becomes a larger and more costly problem that may eventually reduce your treatment op…Read More

  8. Do Braces Hurt?

    Braces in Washington DC It is not uncommon to experience anxiety about wearing braces, or before having your new braces placed. Often, patients ask if wearing braces is painful. Although it may be common to experience minor discomfort when braces are first applied, it is typically not painful to wear braces and this discomfort can be managed. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from y…Read More

  9. A Quick Guide to Braces

    Can I Benefit From Wearing Traditional Braces? Braces are a long-term, safe and low-risk orthodontic treatment that straighten teeth over time and correct a misaligned bite. By applying pressure on a continuous basis, teeth are gradually shifted into proper alignment. Preparing for Your New Braces If you are considering braces it's a good idea to schedule a consultation with one of our Soft Touch…Read More

  10. The Benefits of Invisalign

    Seeking treatment to straighten teeth and improve your smile used to mean metal braces with wires and brackets. While this type of fixed appliance is effective, it can cause pain and draw unwanted attention to the mouth. Now patients have an alternative to traditional braces with Invisalign. This type of orthodontic device provides patients with all of the benefits of braces, but offers increased …Read More