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…

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.…

Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

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At the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, we are sometimes asked if gum sweetened with xylitol is an effective substitute for brushing your teeth, and regular dental exams. Before answering that question, let us tell you a little bit about xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sweetener that was first discovered in birch tree bark…

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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This post from the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA is about tooth enamel. Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely pervasive, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic…