Have you noticed any small red or white dots in your mouth recently? Such dots or patches could be harmless and fade on their own – but they could also be a warning sign of oral cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 50,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2019. Receiving a diagnosis early, before oral cancer has time to develop further and spread, is key to successful treatment. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so there is no better time than now to learn how you can partner with a local dentist for an oral cancer screening in Fairfax.
Fairfax Dental Esthetics Blog
April 3, 2019
February 5, 2019
Here’s a quandary for you: cataract surgery is covered by medical insurance, but oral surgery is typically not. For that, you’ll need to depend on your dental insurance, but that might not cover the cost of an advanced treatment such as oral surgery. So what’s the catch? Read on for an explanation from a dentist in Fairfax and learn what you can do to encourage medical insurance providers to take oral health more seriously.
January 7, 2019
Well, it’s that time again! The promise of a brand new year is upon us. And if you’re one of the millions of Americans who have decided to exercise more in 2019, there’s a good chance you’re consuming more sports or energy drinks than usual. But you might be surprised at the link between energy drinks and oral health in Fairfax. In fact, if they’re consumed too frequently, they can put your teeth at serious risk for tooth decay (which requires major dental work to repair). But that doesn’t mean you can’t ever have them, it just means you need to take some precautions. Keep reading to learn why energy drinks are harmful and how you can reduce their negative impact on your teeth!
December 23, 2018
If you’re only missing one tooth in Fairfax, is it still necessary to replace it? After all, it shouldn’t make that much of a difference, right? A local dentist says each one of your teeth is integral in maintaining the health and position of the others. As you read on, you’ll learn why, and you’ll be introduced to the best form of replacement available.
December 10, 2018
After wisdom teeth extractions in Fairfax, you can expect your mouth to be sore and tender for a few days. Throughout the course of a week or so, you’ll gradually feel better and better until you reach the point where you can get back into your normal busy routine. However, some patients hit a speed bump on their road to recovery — dry socket. What is dry socket, how can you recognize it, and what is the best way to treat it?
October 25, 2018
Halloween is so much fun with candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating! What is not so fun is the cracked or decayed tooth that can occur from eating too many sweet treats. But don’t worry, your dentist in Fairfax has some helpful tips on how to have a happy Halloween without compromising your family’s oral health.
September 9, 2018
The next few months are a busy time of year as you plan family gatherings and shop for the holidays. Although your schedule may be a bit busier, now is the time to keep your oral health a priority. If you have any remaining dental benefits, they are about to expire if you do not visit your Delta Dental dentist in Tysons now. Do not miss the opportunity to keep your smile healthy for affordable rates.