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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
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…Continue reading
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,…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
Did you know, water flossers have become a popular dental tool? Yes, it’s true! Water flossers have changed the way many people floss their teeth each day. The reason is because of the many benefits water flossers have to offer. Our dentist, Dr. Duke Kim with Ballston Dental Arts in Arlington VA, cares about your oral health and encourages you to floss regularly.…Continue reading
If you want a strong and healthy smile during cancer treatments, then you need to take good care of teeth and gums everyday to ensure their health and strength. Unfortunately, there are many side effects of cancer treatments that affect the smile. Those side effects include dry mouth, cavities, mouth sores, gum disease, sensitive gums and infection. To help you…Continue reading