Dentistry and Special Needs Patients

There is always going to be a need for dentistry aimed at people with special needs. That’s the topic of this article – but we begin by acknowledging that not everyone likes that term, “special needs.” The National Center for Biotechnology Information, for example, calls it “an ineffective euphemism,” while the folks over at the…

Why You Shouldn’t Dread Going To The Dentist

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Countless people see their stress levels rise as they anticipate an upcoming dental appointment. It’s so common there’s a term for it: dental anxiety. But sedation dentistry from The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA can help even severe cases get the dental care they deserve. Some people get so concerned at the thought…

Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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For anyone who has lost all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures from The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality. Implant-supported dentures provide numerous advantages over standard dentures. Our team has put together…

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Anyone with chronic bad breath understands the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. As unpleasant as it is, rest assured we can help at The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA. There are several possible causes for bad breath, some that you may overlook: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on…

The Five Stages of a Cavity

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In this message from The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA, we discuss something about cavities you might not know. You may have heard that once tooth enamel is eroded, it’s gone forever. This is not entirely true. In the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can be reversed. There are five main…