Oral Health in Reston: Tonsil Questions?

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Today in the Expressions Dental Care dental blog, we are going to focus on the two lumps of soft tissue in the back of the throat—the tonsils. Your tonsils sit at the base of the tongue, one on each side. They are gland-like masses that function as part of the lymphatic system. As such, they…

Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics

Reston Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics

If you have read much about orthodontics in recent years, you probably have heard about invisible braces and speed braces. How about ‘instant orthodontics’? That’s the term some use for porcelain veneers, and they’re available at Expressions Dental Care in Reston. Porcelain veneers are thin shells, usually made of ceramic, that are attached to the…

Getting Ready For A Dental Implant?

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At Expressions Dental Care in Reston, Virginia, we believe every patient deserves a sensational smile. This article focuses on the preparation needed for a dental implant. What is a dental implant? Simply stated, a dental implant is a metal post, usually titanium, placed into the jawbone. A support called an abutment and artificial tooth go on top…

Been A While Since You Had Your Teeth Cleaned?

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At Expressions Dental Care, we provide comprehensive full service dentistry for patients in Herndon VA and surrounding communities. On the most basic level, that includes checkups and cleanings. These are routine dental health matters, although there is nothing routine about the service we provide. We are devoted to providing each patient with personalized care in…

Preventing Gum Disease At Expressions Dental Care

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Preventing Gum Disease at Expressions Dental Care

Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached…