Missing a Filling? We Can Repair it with a Crown

Most fillings are meant to treat a small area of tooth decay. Even though a filling is intended to last a long time, it isn’t uncommon for the pervasive bacteria in your mouth to slowly degrade the cement that is holding your filling in place. When this happens, you might notice a slightly gray shade… Read more »

A Severely Damaged Tooth Often Requires a Root Canal

The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very strong. At the same time, it’s not unheard-of for an accidental hard fall or a blow to the face to impart enough force to cause cracks, chips, or fractures that extend deep into the tooth. Severe damage to the interior of the tooth can cause… Read more »

Can Cavities Be Genetic?

If you’ve ever been to a dentist you’ve probably heard how important brushing and flossing are. But did you know that even if you brush, floss, and visit your dentist as often as you should, you could still find yourself with a cavity? Conversely, others may go cavity-free even with minimal dental care. While this may… Read more »

A Boil and Bite Snore Guards to Relieve Sleep Apnea Snoring Issues

Most people with untreated sleep apnea struggle with snoring issues. This can have a serious negative impact on the quality of your sleep which carries over into other aspects of your life. Modern medical science recognizes the challenges of sleep apnea and now there are several treatment options available to you. It’s important to have… Read more »

Medication Resulting in Dry Mouth

Dry mouth happens when the salivary glands which produce saliva in the mouth decrease production, making the mouth feel unusually dry. Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of factors, including dehydration from caffeine, alcohol or tobacco use (chewing or smoking), fever, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating, blood loss, or burns. The mouth also dries… Read more »

The Best Time to Brush

You know that you should brush your teeth every day, but do you know when the best time to brush is? Or how often you should brush? Similarly, do you ever wonder if you should brush or floss first? Today, our team at Smiles for Centreville is happy to address questions like these. Most dentists… Read more »

How to Best Maintain Your Snore Guard

Your snore guard represents a serious investment in respiratory health and getting a good night’s sleep. With regular maintenance and care you can extend its lifespan and spare the expense of not having to buy a replacement as often. Tongue Stabilizing Devices are ideal for people with denture because they do not attach to the… Read more »

The Different Types Of Teeth In Your Smile

Do you know how the different teeth in your mouth function? Do you know how many teeth you have? Do you know the names of these teeth? Keep reading to learn more about your pearly whites. Incisors: You have 4 central incisors and 4 lateral incisors. These teeth are located in the front of your… Read more »

Which Is Better? DDS Or DMD?

DDS and DMD represent two different dental degrees. All dentists are required to have one of these degrees, but you may wonder which is the better one. Keep reading to learn about the history and differences between the DDS and DMD degrees. What Do They Mean? DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery. DMD can… Read more »

Sculpted Teeth: What You Want To Know About Dental Contouring

Are you embarrassed to smile? Whether it is a chipped tooth, long canines, or an irregularly shaped tooth, you may find yourself giving a close-lipped grin in family photos. However, there is a solution and it is called dental contouring. Dental contouring (also known as tooth reshaping) is one of the simplest and most inexpensive… Read more »