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Can Tooth Discoloration Be Genetic?

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 12:42 am
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Studies have shown that one of the first things people notice about others is their smiles. But what exactly are they noticing? One of the main things that stands out is the tooth color. Unfortunately, if you have discoloration or staining, you might not feel very confident in showing your grin. You may even take exceptional care of your pearly whites, but they just never seem to brighten. One of the reasons for this may be that you inherited the color of your teeth! Read on to learn more about the connection between tooth discoloration and genetics, as well as what your dentist can do to help!


Tired of Your Yellow Teeth? Here’s What to Know!

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 1:35 am
a smile with half yellow teeth half professionally whitened teeth

When it comes to your smile, your pearly whites are the most important part! A bright and healthy one can make a lasting impression on people and add to your self-confidence. Unfortunately, stains on your teeth may make affect your appearance and make you feel hesitant to flash a grin at others. The good news is that most discoloration can be fixed to reveal whiter teeth! Read on to learn about the three types of tooth stains and how you can achieve a beautiful, confident smile.


Does Sharing a Bed with Your Pet Affect Sleep Apnea?

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 6:57 am

Do you have a furry friend? Most people do. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that dogs can be found in roughly one-third of homes in the United States. Of that statistic, more than half say that they allow their pets to sleep in the bedroom with them. However, researchers found that snuggling up with your pet at night can have surprising effects on your quality of rest, especially if you have sleep apnea. Read on to learn what you should know about pets and sleep apnea.


How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help Your Career?

September 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 8:20 am
A man undergoing cosmetic dental treatments

If you’re looking to advance your career, you’ve probably tried various things. After all, it’s not hard to find work tips like revising your resume, earning new certificates, etc. However, did you know a great smile often leads to work success? Furthermore, cosmetic dental treatments could give you one in just a few short appointments. To prove it, your Chevy Chase dentist is here with the details. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile that boosts your career.


4 Common Cosmetic Issues Dental Bonding Can Address

August 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 6:22 pm
a dentist holding an ultraviolet light up to a tooth to cure composite resin

Over years of life experience, smiles can become damaged and imperfect. While some people are just fine with this, others may have their confidence impacted by chips, gaps between teeth, and discoloration. Fortunately, there are cosmetic dental treatments, like bonding, out there that are cost-effective and can last for years with the proper care. Read on to learn what four common cosmetic problems bonding can address and whether it’s the right treatment option for you.


How Can I Prevent Teeth Sensitivity After Whitening Treatment?

July 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 3:18 am

You may have eaten rice cakes that taste like cardboard to lose weight. To quit smoking, your brother started vaping, and now he’s addicted to that. To make a positive change in your life, it’s not set in stone you must endure a negative experience along the way. Take teeth whitening, for example. Can it cause teeth sensitivity? Sure, but you don’t have to put up with that for a smile upgrade. Keep reading to learn from your cosmetic dentist in Chevy Chase about the common causes of teeth sensitivity after a whitening treatment and what you can do to prevent it!


Will Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

June 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 6:42 am
Close-up of a dental crown

Along with root canal therapy, dental crown treatment has a reputation for being an uncomfortable procedure. Based on what you hear on TV, in movies, and on the Internet, you may think that it’ll really hurt. Thankfully, though, such a belief is untrue. Besides some mild post-treatment soreness, getting a dental crown shouldn’t hurt at all. Rather, the only lasting thing it’ll do is make your smile better than ever. To prove it, here’s a summary of what you’ll feel from treatment and what to expect during your recovery.


5 Questions to Ask Before a Smile Makeover

March 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 8:41 pm
man talking with dentist in Chevy Chase

If you feel self-conscious about your teeth, then a smile makeover could be the answer for you. With the many possibilities available, it can be exciting to undergo a new beginning for your pearly whites. But before you commit to any procedure, you should understand exactly what to expect from the treatment. Keep reading to learn five questions you should ask prior to your smile makeover! 


Gum Disease Therapy Before Cosmetic Dental Work

January 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Ronan Freyne @ 12:02 am

Soft tissue laser for gum disease therapyWhen you visit your cosmetic dentist, you expect the focus to be on improving the appearance of your smile. If your dentist recommends gum disease therapy before any elective procedures, you might question their advice. Don’t look for a second opinion. Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, 50% of Americans have gum disease, but most people don’t know it. Here’s why you’ll want to take your dentist’s recommendation seriously if you want your investment to last.


Is It Worth Investing in Dental Insurance?

November 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 11:35 pm
Dental insurance graphic

About three quarters of Americans have dental insurance through their employed or by another means, and there is good reason for it. Dental insurance is an investment in your smile and can ultimately help you save in the long run when it comes to your oral healthcare. If you’re still debating whether or not it’s worth it for you to pay your monthly premium to maintain your dental insurance plan, read on! Here are some of the benefits of dental insurance.

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