Beautiful Smile, Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Makeover   •   October 5, 2018

Smile Makeover in Reston: First Things First

In today’s post, we will focus on something that happens occasionally when a patient requests cosmetic dentistry from their Reston dentist. Let us set the stage. The patient comes in for a consultation about a smile makeover in Reston. We’ll call him Mr. Jones. The dentist listens carefully as he explains the aesthetic problems that […]

Dental Health, Dentistry, Family dentistry, Oral Health   •   September 28, 2018

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

This is a key question occasionally asked by patients at Expressions Dental Care. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is practically impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush. If you have never […]

Cosmetic Dentistry   •   September 21, 2018

Tooth Whitening in Reston: How Bright Can You Shine?

Hello! Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most people notice their teeth dull as the years go by. But foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age. Over-the-counter tooth whitening products like kits, strips, or toothpaste may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly brilliant smile, see John Han DDS. WHAT ABOUT MY PRE-EXISTING RESTORATIONS? […]

Dental Health, Family dentistry, Oral Health   •   September 14, 2018

Dental Health in Reston: Is Grandpa Smiling?

How are Americans over the age of 65 doing when it comes to the dental health in Reston? The Good News: The rate of cavities in the elderly has decreased in the past thirty years. The Bad News: 25% of persons age 65+ have no remaining teeth Nearly 20% have untreated tooth decay 10% of […]

Oral Health in Reston: Debunking Myths

Today’s Expressions Dental Care blog post focuses on three dental-related myths prevalent in society. We feel that this might be a good chance to address concerns about oral health in Reston. MYTH: ALL SUGAR IS EQUALLY BAD FOR TEETH We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse […]