Dentures are cost-effective and realistic-looking replacements for your natural teeth. Available in both full or partial sets, dentures are designed to allow you to chew and smile as you would with your normal teeth. Full sets are held in place by creating a natural suction between your gums and the dentures, which contain artificial teeth and gum tissue. […]
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Liz came to DC Dental Spa for a regular checkup, but also had concerns about her gapped teeth. Her smile had visible gaps that, for her entire adult life, she had tried to hide by not showing her teeth when she smiled. Her insecurity about her teeth had worsened since she’d recently been promoted at […]
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Peri-implantitis is a condition that causes inflammation around a dental implant. In peri- implantitis, both your gum tissue and the bone surrounding the implant are affected. In peri-implant mucositis, only the gum tissue experiences inflammation but the bone remains unaffected. While dental implants are meant to last a lifetime, peri-implantitis can affect the health and longevity of […]
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Trayvon was playing basketball with friends when a stray basketball hit him in the face. At the time, Trayvon was receiving orthodontic treatment and had metal braces—and the blow caused a severe cut to his gum tissue. The bleeding wouldn’t stop, and Trayvon needed to be seen as soon as possible. Instead of going to […]
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From time to time we enjoy sharing the kind words we receive from our patients. Below is a recent review from an actual patient that we would like to take this opportunity to share. “I was a crying mess when I finally showed up at DC Dental Spa, but the whole team was completely professional […]
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Many people remember mouthguards as those bulky, uncomfortable things that they had to wear during childhood sports. Buying mouthguards at the store is easy and can be relatively inexpensive, but they’re often the wrong fit for our individual mouths. This not only makes store-bought mouthguards uncomfortable—they tend to lack in their ability to fully protect […]
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Root resorption is a generally uncommon problem where your tooth’s structure is actually eaten away. Although resorption is a natural process that happened to all of us when we were kids (think about shedding your primary teeth and getting permanent teeth), root resorption shouldn’t occur in adult teeth. How does root resorption happen, and what can […]
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No matter how badly you’d like straighter teeth, it can be daunting to imagine yourself in braces for 18-24 months. Fortunately, advancements in orthodontic care have made that kind of treatment a thing of the past. At DC Dental Spa, Rex Hoang, DMD, relies on the proven success of the Invisalign® teeth straightening system. And […]
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Are you missing some of your natural teeth? Missing teeth can not only cause gaps in your smile, but they also cause your remaining teeth to shift to compensate for the loss. Over time, your body will reabsorb the bone that was once needed to support your lost tooth, leading your face to look less full. Dental implants […]
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Reducing added sugar in your diet can have a range of health benefits, and not just for your body. Your oral health can benefit from less sugar, and you’ll likely see less plaque buildup, fewer cavities, and a lower risk of gum disease with this diet change! But decreasing the amount of added sugar in your diet isn’t easy […]
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