Electric Toothbrushes Offer One More Reason to Smile

By Dr. Nahlah | February 20, 2018

Little has changed design-wise in the 2,000-plus years since toothbrushes have been around. Even the Ancient Babylonians knew the importance and attractiveness of clean teeth. From their thin, frayed-end twigs to the hog-hair bristled bamboo brushes used by the Chinese in the 15th century, they all have the same general shape and function. Since the […]

Why do Some Dental Cleanings Cost More?

By Dr. Nahlah | February 20, 2018

Not all dental cleanings are created equal. Find out why some hygiene appointments cost more than others and learn how you can save time and money in the dental chair. A “regular” cleaning is clinically called prophylaxis or a prophy cleaning and is a preventative measure to prevent periodontal disease. It includes removing plaque and […]

Minor Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Your Chances of Developing Future Dental Stains

By Dr. Nahlah | January 20, 2018

Your tooth enamel often has microscopic pores on the surface. When you consume dark beverages or occasionally use tobacco tiny stains can start to accumulate in these textured surfaces. If they are not removed when you brush your teeth, these surface stains can gradually start to saturate your tooth enamel. This can eventually leave you […]

Is A New Smile This Easy?

By Dr. Nahlah | January 20, 2018

Your smile sends messages to everyone you meet. Studies show that your teeth are the main physical characteristic that people notice first, and a friendly smile sets the tone for every relationship in your personal and business life. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers may offer a significant change you […]

Replace Lost or Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges

By Dr. Nahlah | December 20, 2017

Although you may be familiar with dentures, did you know there is also permanent tooth replacement treatments that can be used to improve an incomplete smile beyond dentures? Dental bridges are highly effective tooth replacement treatments designed to replace missing or lost teeth. Unlike dentures, dental bridges are designed as permanent tooth replacements. Complete your […]

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

By Dr. Nahlah | November 20, 2017

Gum disease affects approximately half of the adult population in the United States. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, and the second stage is called periodontitis. The sooner gum disease is detected and treated, the better off you will be since it can lead to tooth loss, loss in your jawbone and […]

How Do I Know Which Whitening Kit is for Me?

By Dr. Nahlah | October 20, 2017

When it comes to over-the-counter whitening kits, there are many available and each one can affect your smile differently. When choosing a kit for your teeth, it’s important to know what you’re looking for so you can achieve the smile results you desire. To help you choose the best whitening kit for your situation, our […]

Oral Hygiene Topic: Healthy Food Choices

By Dr. Nahlah | September 20, 2017

Did you know that you can enhance your oral health via your eating habits? Not only can you keep your mouth safer and healthier by avoiding unwholesome products such as those high in sugars, but you can also eat foods that can help strengthen the thin defensive layer on your teeth known as tooth enamel. […]

Why is Flossing Important?

By Dr. Nahlah | August 20, 2017

There are many people who do not like flossing. As a result, their smile suffers many painful and costly consequences. Flossing is a vital tool when it comes to fighting off gum disease and keeping your smile in healthy and happy shape. Here at Dental Group of Tysons in McLean, Virginia, our team of experts […]

A Chipped Tooth Needs to Be Examined and Repaired to Prevent a New Cavity

By Dr. Nahlah | May 20, 2017

There are many different things that can carry enough force to chip a tooth. This can come in the form of a sports injury, improvising your teeth as tools or nibbling on a writing instrument. If you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis without the protection of a dental guard, you are […]