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Nail Biting: How it Affects Your Teeth

Do you have any nervous habits? Do you enjoy chewing your nails or chew them habitually? Do you ever wonder if chewing on your nails, or on chewing gum, could actually lead to a number of serious problems? Sadly, chewing on your nails could actually hurt your teeth. In reality, it could eventually cause chips,… Read more »

Check out Your Knowledge about Tooth Decay

Dr. Layth Ghanim and our team at Arlington Dental Excellence want to help our patients in Arlington, Virginia, to have the best possible oral health. Good oral health is the foundation to a healthy, beautiful smile. Of course, a healthy smile begins in the home with regular daily oral hygiene to protect yourself against the… Read more »

Has Your Young Child Been to the Dentist Yet?

Has your young child been to the dentist yet? Once your child reaches one year of age, they should be brought into Arlington Dental Excellence for an oral examination to ensure their oral health is going along smoothly. If you ever have any questions or concerns, you can always ask your dentist. We are here… Read more »

Dental Avulsions Can Sometimes Be Treated with an Extraction and Bridge Restoration

While it is extremely rare, there are times when a hard blow to the face or other oral trauma can result in a dental avulsion. When this happens, so much force is imparted to the tooth that it is either knocked out of the socket or broken off directly at the gumline. In most of… Read more »

How well are you brushing your teeth?

The first step is to choose a good toothbrush to brush your teeth with. You always want to use a soft brush with a small head. A soft brush is hard enough to remove plaque, yet gentle enough not to damage your teeth or gums. The next issue is to select good toothpaste. In general,… Read more »

How to Floss Your Teeth

The surfaces between teeth are not easily accessible by toothbrush; therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing. The ideal frequency for flossing is like brushing: ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum necessary. To start, cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2… Read more »

Electric Toothbrush vs Manual Brushes

There have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of Electric Toothbrush vs Manual Brushes. Although not all electric brushes are the same, these studies conclude that, in general, electric brushes are more efficient in controlling plaque than manual brushes. Theoretically, you can do a very good brushing with a regular hand brush, but the movements… Read more »

Halitosis treatment in Arlington

There are a few different causes of bad breath. Ranging from stomach problems to diet and teeth problems, most of the causes can be found in the mouth. They are: Tongue (when bacteria grows in between the papilla) Teeth cavities (especially when food particles get stuck in them) Gum diseases Extraction sites during healing Dentures… Read more »

Dental Health and Diet

Is your diet affecting your teeth? Sugar is the main cause of dental decay when bacteria are present. However, the frequency of your sugar consumption is more significant than the amount of sugar you eat. Probably the worst thing you can do to your teeth is to drink a soda and have a sip every… Read more »

Fluoride Decay Prevention

Prevent Tooth Decay with Fluoride Treatments Many years ago scientists started to notice that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in drinking water had fewer cavities than children in other areas. Fluoride absorbed by your body when teeth were forming (during mother’s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the structure… Read more »