Davidson Dental Associates Blog
January 12, 2024
Modern dentures are engineered to be incredibly comfortable and lifelike, so something might be wrong if they start to feel uncomfortable. A poorly-fitting pair of dentures can endanger your oral health by making you more likely to develop injuries or infections. Here are a few of the problems that can arise from a poorly-fitting pair of dentures and a few of the things you can do to prevent or treat them.(more…)
November 11, 2023
Cavities aren’t the only threat to your dental health. Gum disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults over the age of 30 have a form of the infection. Not only can it wreak havoc on your dental health, but it is also connected to various health problems, including heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Good oral hygiene and regular dental care can keep your gums healthy; however, a new study has found another way to prevent the infection. Here’s how a daily probiotic can support your gum health.
September 20, 2023
If you’re ready to give your smile a makeover, but don’t want to undergo invasive dental work, Lumineers may be the solution for you. They are similar to veneers, but there’s one key difference. No enamel is removed, making them one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Here are 5 benefits of Lumineers you may not know.
July 12, 2023
Teeth whitening procedures are a popular method to enhance your smile, effectively removing years of stains and bestowing a vibrant, youthful look to your teeth. While teeth whitening is advantageous throughout the year, there are even more compelling reasons to choose this treatment during the summer months. So, read on to explore four key benefits of opting for teeth whitening treatment during this season.(more…)
May 5, 2023
If you’re embarrassed by gaps between your two front teeth, you’re not alone. Many people have the same insecurity. Thankfully, gapped teeth don’t have to be the focal point of your smile. Your cosmetic dentist can close the space using the latest innovations in dentistry. Here’s how you can achieve the beautiful smile you desire.
March 5, 2023
If you have recently been diagnosed with gum disease, you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least 50% of adults have the preventable infection. Although it’s easy to treat during the early stage called gingivitis, with no intervention, it can lead to tooth loss and affect your general health. Your periodontist has the solutions you need to restore your gum health. Here are 4 questions to ask during your consultation for gum disease therapy.
December 21, 2022
If one of your pearly whites is damaged or decayed and needs to be repaired, then you’re likely considering getting a dental crown. With this restoration, you can improve the appearance and structure of your tooth while protecting it from bacteria and further complications. However, the beginning of your procedure will involve some reshaping of the enamel. Here are the four main steps when it comes to getting a tooth prepared for a dental crown.(more…)
November 22, 2022
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so maybe you’re considering what you’re grateful for this year. Perhaps things like family, friends, and livelihood come to mind. Whatever your thoughts, though, it’d be a good idea to make dental implants part of your giving of thanks. Those who have them know firsthand how much they add to one’s life. If you need a reminder, your DC dentist can help you out. Here’s a summary of major reasons to be grateful for implants on Thanksgiving.(more…)
August 16, 2022
More than 36 million Americans have zero teeth left, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Missing teeth can make it hard for you to feel confident when smiling in front of others. It can make it difficult for you to properly speak and eat. Whether you are missing a few teeth or all of them, it’s important to have them replaced as soon as possible to avoid complications. Dentures are a popular replacement method. They have evolved a lot over the years, so continue reading to learn about the history and evolution of dentures.(more…)
July 4, 2022
What message does your smile send? Does it communicate that you are confident, healthy, and positive? If you answered “no,” then using a teeth-whitening treatment may be exactly what you need to give your smile the upgrade you deserve. However, between at-home solutions and in-office treatments, the options can quickly become overwhelming. Fortunately, a dentist is sharing how teeth-whitening in Washington DC works, whether you should choose a professional or at-home approach, and which option is the most cost effective in the long run.(more…)