1. How Do Medications Affect Oral Health?

    Medications, both, prescription medications and over-the-counter medications can affect your oral health in multiple ways. Many of us are unaware about the effects of medications on teeth and gums. Today, nearly all people aged 50 and above take one or more prescription drugs on a daily basis. There is also a growing trend where people are becoming regular in use of antacids, pain killers and anti…Read More

  2. Are You A Busy Professional Or A Full Time Mom? How To Take Care Of Your Oral Health When You’re Constantly Busy

    Being on your toes all day at work or home takes a toll on your overall physical, mental and emotional health. As a professional, you may be caught up everything including commute which involves driving long distances in traffic or being at work long hours during which you do not get time to eat on time. Another set of people who suffer are those doing night shifts and those who travel a lot for w…Read More

  3. How To Instill Healthy Oral Care Habits In Your Children

    Part of a healthy, balanced body is your oral health. Oral hygiene plays a massive role in your overall health, and learning how to properly care for and maintain those pearly whites will set you up for success. As an adult, you understand the importance of brushing your teeth, flossing every night, and seeing a dentist routinely for regular and thorough teeth cleanings. And if you are a parent, y…Read More

  4. Why You Should Make Seeing The Dentist A Priority

    There are so many doctors’ appointments to make each year. From your general care physician to your children’s pediatrician, to the chiropractor, optician, and maybe even a podiatrist, the list of medical services you need is extensive. But even with all of these other pressing matters, it’s never a good idea to put a dentist appointment on the backburner. Maybe the dentist isn’t fun for y…Read More

  5. Care & Maintenance For Your Braces

    Maintaining a healthy smile with braces isn’t as difficult as it sounds. While your mouth and teeth may feel tender and sore after the first few days of receiving your braces, the good news is, it gets better. Usually within two to three days, the soreness will subside and you’ll be on your way to a more healthy and beautiful smile. While braces themselves don’t cause stains, insufficient te…Read More

  6. A Proper Oral Healthcare Routine, Part Two

    Last time, we went over two key aspects of building a great oral health routine: brushing your teeth, and cleaning your tongue. Here, we look at three more: Flossing Flossing is one of the most important aspects of a proper oral hygiene routine. It should be performed once a day, every day. Flossing is essential for cleaning between your teeth. It removes food particles and helps to combat plaque …Read More

  7. A Proper Oral Healthcare Routine

    As a Washington, DC dentist’s office, we are often asked what the best at-home oral health care routine should consist of. In our next two blogs, we will go over the basics to putting together a great routine. Here are the first two steps: Brushing You should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day . Be sure to brush for a full two minutes, focusing 30 seconds on each quadrant of your mout…Read More

  8. Five Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Oral Health, Part Two

    In our last blog, we discussed two techniques for getting your children excited about oral health. Laying the foundation of an exciting and fulfilling oral care routine early in life makes it much more likely that they won’t have to deal with the types of preventable issues that are easily avoided with regular brushing and flossing. With that in mind, here are three more methods you can use to g…Read More

  9. Five Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Oral Health, Part One

    Establishing good oral health habits is extremely important for children. Many children view brushing and flossing as a chore, but with your guidance, they can break free from this way of thinking and may actually look forward to it. In this two-part blog series, we will look at a variety of different things that can work to get your child excited about brushing and flossing. Electric toothbrush A…Read More

  10. Protecting Your Teeth From Stains, Part Two

    In our last blog, we discussed common foods and beverages that cause the majority of tooth staining. Here, we will take a look at what you can do to protect your teeth from staining in the first place. Regular cleanings You should schedule a regular checkup and cleaning with your Washington, DC dentist every six months. This is the easiest and most effective way to combat tooth staining. Contact u…Read More