What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

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Evolution isn’t always tidy and linear. For example, we have smaller jaws than our ancestors thousands of years ago, but our bodies haven’t adapted by generating fewer teeth. Most of us have the same number of teeth as early humans. Our extra teeth are wisdom teeth, and they can cause problems. We can treat them…

Special Needs Dentistry: Personalized Experience

The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria is one of just a handful of practices in the United States that specializes in dental care for people with disabilities. With 12.8% of the American population identified as disabled, the need for special needs dentistry is very high.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs Dentistry…

How to Beat Plaque

Plaque is that sticky, filmy stuff that forms on teeth. It is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. And that, in turn, is why the team at the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria reminds all of our patients to brush and floss their teeth twice a day. Plaque forms when foods…

Titanium: The Bone-Loving Metal

The key to a successful dental implant is osseointegration: the fusing of the implant with the patient’s jawbone. At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria we have performed many dental implants, and are proud that they have a success rate greater than ninety percent. Some patients think of dental implants as replacement teeth. But…

Dental Confidence Or Caution

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Whether you are one of those who goes willingly to the dentist or are hesitant about getting work done, the team at the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria wants you to make and keep regular appointments for cleanings and checkups. Regular dental appointments are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy.…

Improving Oral Health Outcomes: Cerebral Palsy and Dentistry

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain damage that happens either before birth, or in the first few years of life. The condition affects muscle coordination and results in uncontrolled body movement, seizures, problems with balance, and sensory dysfunction. There may also be intellectual impairment.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs…