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How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?

You go for you annual check-up and the doctor comes to examine your teeth and informs you that your tooth with a very large filling is fractured and can no longer going to support your tooth structure. The good news he tells you is that there is a long term solution to save the tooth by performing a crown procedure. But what is a crown exactly and how much will it cost you think to yourself?

3 Reasons To Choose Dental Implants

I always tell my patients that a person who is missing one or more teeth may be a candidate for dental implants. An implant is an appropriate treatment method to replace areas of missing teeth and provides support and stability for additional dental appliances.

Five Signs You May Need A Root Canal

If someone mentions the phrase ‘root canal’ to you, your immediate reaction may be fear or dread. The fact of the matter is that root canal therapy also known as endodontic therapy is a critical procedure to help save a tooth from failure and extraction.

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5 Reasons To Consider Replacing Your Silver Filling

We often get asked by our patients why they may need to replace their silver filling if they are not suffering from dental pain. Ultimately, deciding what filling material to use to treat dental decay is a choice that must be made by you and your dentist. We’ve put together a list of 5 reasons why you should consider replacing your silver filling but first let’s understand the difference between silver fillings/dental amalgam and composite fillings.

6 Things You Should Know About Dental Sealants

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean the hard to reach areas in your mouth – especially those molars you use to chew. Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide. There is another way to help prevent tooth decay with something called dental sealants. Dental sealants are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. Here are 6 things you should know about dental sealants: 

7 Oral Care Products to Take on Vacation

Most of us will be on vacation at some point during the summer. We’ll be away from our homes, our regular diet and our daily routines but it doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on your oral care routine. Just make sure you plan in advance and have all the oral care necessities packed and ready to go.

5 Tips for Healthy Teeth This Summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is already upon us and we know it sure gets hot around the Northern Virginia area. This summer, while it’s important to stay hydrated, think carefully when you choose your summer beverage. We know it’s tempting to grab a cold, sweet iced drink but some drinks can increase your risk of tooth decay.

Do You Have A Fear Of Needles And Going To The Dentist? We Have A Solution!

Do fears of needles keep you away from the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. As many as 40 million Americans refuse to go to the dentist because of a fear of needles. 

6 Reasons Not Miss Your Next Dental Check-Up

Do you avoid going to your dental check-ups? Are you scared of what the Dr. Bakhtyari or your hygienist may uncover? Anxiety is a perfectly natural feeling and quite common when you're dealing with the unknown but that fact is a preventative dental plan helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and supports a healthy, confident, smile.

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