First Tooth to Lost Teeth

As a new parent, you might worry about when to bring your baby in for their first dental checkup. Regular preventive care is important for anyone with teeth, so when that first tooth comes all the way in, it’s time. For most children, that happens between 9 to 12 months. Even if they don’t have… Read more »

Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright and Healthy as You Age

Aging brings along a host of health “maintenance projects” to keep you busy. But don’t let health concerns (or a fun retirement!) distract you from taking good care of your smile. Your oral health is connected to your overall wellness. Keep your smile healthy, and your body will thank you. Further, taking preventative measures to… Read more »

Treating TMJ Disorder

If you think you have TMJ disorder, you are not alone. Over 10 million people in the U.S. alone have been diagnosed. The primary sign of TMJ Disorder is jaw pain. Other symptoms may consist of an aching pain around the ear, trouble chewing, facial pain, and jaw locking. You may hear or feel a… Read more »

What Is it Really Like to Get a Root Canal?

You’ve heard the rumors: “root canals hurt.” Or do they? Now that you think about it, you’re not sure if you even know someone who’s had a root canal. A root canal isn’t the painful part – the reason why you need a root canal is what causes the hurt! If anything, endodontic therapy is… Read more »

Mouthwash and You

Did you know that antiseptic mouthwash is a significant way to keep your breath fresh and clean? Well, it’s true! Mouthwash as a part of one’s oral hygiene routine is often overlooked and as a result, more people have gum disease and halitosis. Let’s talk in more detail about how mouthwash can help your smile…. Read more »

How to Keep Your Teeth White

Once you get your smile to that perfect shade of white, you can show it off to your heart’s content. But the next task at hand is keeping your teeth in pristine condition. Here’s what we recommend for Centreville residents who love having bright teeth: Watch What You Eat All the whitening products and bleaching… Read more »

4 Reasons to Get a Crown

A dental crown is a restoration that completely replaces a tooth’s outer layer. It’s durable enough to support the force of chewing, yet beautiful enough to seamlessly blend in with your smile. Do you need a crown? You might if you have a tooth that would put you in one of these scenarios: 1. Protect… Read more »

A Minor Physical Defect with a Tooth Might Be Improved with a Cosmetic Bonding Treatment

Small chips, dental fractures and other defects to a tooth might not cause any immediate physical distress. However, they can still leave you with an unappealing smile. As time goes on the microscopic textures of the damaged tooth enamel could trap bacterial deposits encouraging a new cavity to develop. In a situation like this, Dr…. Read more »

The Best Smiles are Possible with Dental Veneers

Are you aware that many celebrities and wealthy people seek out cosmetic dentistry and use dental veneers as their tooth restoration of choice? Dental veneers are so widespread because they can give you a smile that nature itself may not have been able to bless you with. The best smiles are possible with dental veneers…. Read more »

Dental Anxiety Can Be Helped

If you are one of the thousands of people who feel nervous about going to the dentist, then you are not alone. Suffering from dental anxiety is common, but the good news is there are ways you can help it. Here at Smiles for Centreville in Centreville, Virginia, we take pride in giving you first-class… Read more »