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.
Westover Dentistry Blog
May 22, 2017
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.
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…)
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.
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…)
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…)
September 9, 2016
It’s time for your dental cleaning and checkup. For some people it’s hard to take time out of their busy schedules to go to the dentist, and you may wonder if it’s really even necessary to visit every six months. Wouldn’t once a year be enough? The answer is no – once a year is not enough, and here’s why. We now understand that there is a link between oral health and overall health, and it’s never been more important to take care of your teeth and mouth. Dr. Hazim Sadeddin and his team will discuss why it’s so important to see your dentist in Arlington every 6 months.
June 27, 2016
This is the day! The day you begin your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. You are on your way to a smile that is not only straighter, but healthier, too. While you wear your Invisalign clear braces, your Arlington, VA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Sadeddin has a few recommendations for how you can keep your aligners looking as clear as possible.
May 3, 2016
You’ve worked hard to keep your teeth healthy for a beautiful smile, but even the best oral care won’t prevent a dental emergency. When an emergency strikes, you need fast treatment to protect your teeth from additional damage. But, what constitutes as an emergency? Many are unaware what is an actual emergency and what isn’t, causing them to delay treatment. As an emergency dentist in Arlington VA, we’re here to shed some light on what is classified as an emergency.
April 4, 2016
You’ve got a busy schedule, and your dentist in Arlington VA understands you can’t rearrange your entire week to have your teeth examined. Good dental care should be easily accessible, but when a dental practice is only open while you’re at work, it can be difficult to receive the attention your smile needs. That’s why Westover Dentistry opens early and stays open late — because visiting the dentist should never be an ordeal.