November 17, 2017
One of the best things you can do for your mouth is to actively clean your tongue—just as much as you brush your teeth. Why? It’s one of the many places that bacteria harbor and multiply. If you forget to brush your tongue now, you’ll never miss it again after reading this post from your dentist in Arlington, VA.
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September 7, 2017
As a first-time parent, you want to do what is best for your child to ensure that they stay healthy and happy. You have read every baby book available, learning as much as possible about their growth and development to handle each stage with success. However, one area that may not be covered is their oral health. With the teeth vital to their ability to learn how to chew and speak correctly, you must take a proactive approach to ensure their health. In addition to home care, your dentist in Arlington will help you successfully navigate each stage of oral development to foster a lifelong beautiful smile.
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August 21, 2017
You can’t remember the last time you smiled with confidence. You know there was a time when you weren’t self-conscious about your smile, but you’ve lived with teeth that are chipped and discolored for so long that you can’t recall what it’s like. Did you know that there are excellent cosmetic options for repairing your teeth, and your dentist in Arlington can help? Here is how porcelain veneers can restore your smile and your confidence.
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August 18, 2017
When you’re planning to enjoy a vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is a dental emergency. One minute you and your children are enjoying fun in the sun, the next you’ve got a chipped tooth and crying children on your hands. What can you do so far away from your normal dental office? What should you do to save your kid’s smile?
At Westover Dentistry, we know that there are some things you can do to prepare yourself for dental emergencies. Here are some suggestions on what you should do if you’re planning on being far from your emergency dentist in Arlington, VA.
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May 22, 2017
Did you know that oral cancer doesn’t directly have to be affecting your oral structures to be considered oral cancer? This aggressive form of cancer can occur anywhere in the mouth, head, or neck structures and be detrimental to your life. One of the scariest aspects of oral cancer is that it can be confused to be a different health concern, especially when it happens in your mouth. Most patients think that these signs and symptoms may just be minor dental issues. Your dentist in Arlington, VA wants you to know the symptoms of oral cancer, the risks, and how we can help you avoid this harmful disease.
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April 17, 2017
A good portion of the population describes dental appointments as an anxiety-producing experience, but your dentist in Arlington, VA has cracked the code to relieving dental phobia with sedation dentistry. Dr. Hazim Sadeddin understands the long-term mental and physical effects of ongoing dental fear. Instead of avoiding visiting Westover Dentistry until you’re suffering from excruciating tooth pain, you can receive the preventive dental care that you need in a comfortable, relaxed state. We work with each patient to replace negative perceptions or experiences with positive ones.
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January 24, 2017
No matter how hard we try, cavities are still a persistent and common problem in maintaining dental health today. In the past, fillings were made of an amalgam of metals, such as silver, tin, copper and other materials. This was the best alternative at the time for filling cavities, but the look of dark metal in the mouth can be a detractor. Fortunately, your dentist in Arlington, VA, Dr. Hazim Sadeddin, recommends the versatility of composite resin, a tooth-colored filling, as an alternative. (more…)
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December 26, 2016
Tooth decay is the most common dental problem we treat with 92% of adults having had at least one cavity in a permanent tooth. While cavities are common, many people are not aware they have a dental cary, which is why roughly 26% of adults and 19% of children currently have untreated tooth decay. Regular dental checkups with your dentist in Arlington, VA are vital for the early detection of cavities. However, 34% of people did not visit the dentist last year, allowing tooth decay to go undetected. In addition, cavities can develop in between semi-annual appointments. It is essential cavities are treated promptly to prevent further damage to the tooth.
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December 4, 2016
Millions of people are going to be traveling this holiday season to visit family. This usually takes a lot of planning, and inevitably something will go wrong. Planes will be delayed, weather will turn, and traffic will be impenetrable. Of course, the risks don’t exactly stop when your family makes it to their destination. People eat special foods during the holidays, many of them being extremely hard candies that can easily damage teeth. Do you have a plan if you or your visiting family have a sudden dental emergency? It might seem like a stretch, but it’s certainly possible, and you don’t want to have to do research while someone is in pain. Your emergency dentist in Arlington, VA, Dr. Hazim Sadeddin, wants you to have a plan this holiday so you have one less thing to think about. (more…)
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October 2, 2016
You’ve been talking to people all day and not one of them has noticed that you’re currently using Invisalign. One of the best parts about it is that you can go about your life normally without distracting and uncomfortable orthodontic work in your mouth. You know eventually you’ll just show up with a straighter smile and everyone will be wondering why you look so confident. Now it’s the end of the day and it’s time to clean your teeth, as well as your aligners. What is the best way to clean them? Dr. Hazim Sadeddin from Westover Dentistry has 5 tips to keep your Invisalign in Arlington, VA spotless. (more…)
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