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…

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…

How Tooth Grinding Can Damage Your Smile

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Teeth grinding is a common behavior among people of all ages. Known formally as bruxism, it is when someone involuntarily clenches or grinds their teeth. It can have serious consequences, but is treatable at The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA. Teeth grinding can occur during the day or night and can affect children…