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Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? If you’re among the nearly two-thirds of adults under 65 who, according to the CDC, have lost one or more teeth, then dental implants may be the solution for you. If you’re one of the nearly one-fifth of adults over 65 who have lost all of their teeth, then you should consider…

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Gingivitis: Symptoms and Causes in Arlington, VA

Gum Disease Statistics You’ve likely heard of gingivitis, but did you know that it affects nearly half of people over the age of 30? This is according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You might be even more surprised to learn that approximately 70% of people over 65 years old have some form of gum…

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When to Seek Help for a Dental Emergency in Arlington

Dental emergencies are frightening since they come out of the blue. You can wake up one morning with a throbbing tooth or trip on a sidewalk and knock a tooth loose. You need emergency treatment quickly to stop the pain and have the best chance of saving your tooth. Our experienced dental team can help you with walk-in dental care…

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Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,…

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Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have living cells it can’t grow…

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How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account your family history. We will…

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Flossing Daily

One of the most dreaded questions we ask our patients is if they are flossing regularly. Some patients tell us that they occasionally floss, or they floss when they can, but the best thing you can do to support your oral health is flossing every day as part of your daily routine. Our dentist, Dr. Duke Kim, is happy to…

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Showdown at the Dental Corral

When you think of the old west, you probably think of saloon, gunfights, cattle rustling and sheriffs. You probably don’t think of dentists. But have you ever heard of Doc Holliday? He was a gunfighter, and became famous for his involvement in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. Ever wonder where he got the nickname…

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Oral Health Surprises: Hazards in Your Diet

To lower your risk of several food hazards that can often damage your smile, have a prevention plan in place to eliminate unhealthy habits, fix a poor diet, and eradicate any unhealthy choices that you make. Oftentimes, damage to your teeth and gums is done by your diet. For this reason, you should put an extra emphasis on the products…

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Dental Upgrades: Oral Emergency Care

Accidents can happen in several different ways, but not matter how they happen, you should always have an effective treatment plan in place should you ever find yourself in an emergency situation. Your treatment plan could include helping to treat any oral accidents and injuries before receiving the professional care you need. To help you set up your plan for…

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