Questions To Ask Your Dentist

Questions To Ask Your Alexandria Dentist

Sometimes Alexandria residents research their mechanic or hairdresser more thoroughly than their dental professional. Shouldn’t your dental care be far more critical than the condition of your car or the style of your hair? At the Center for Dental Anesthesia, we love to answer questions about all facets of dentistry. For instance, you may have…

Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At My Alexandria Home?

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Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning from the Center for Dental Anesthesia if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are important because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Zeyad Mady encourages patients to…

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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This is a critical question occasionally asked by patients at the Center for Dental Anesthesia. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is practically impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush.…

A Calm Dental Procedure Free of Overwhelm

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If the thought of dental procedures makes you feel anxious, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a common phenomenon that typically stems from fear of pain and discomfort. While the fear is valid, it should not prevent you from attending to your oral hygiene and dental health. At the Center For Dental Anesthesia, we…

Think Before You Pierce

The Dangers of Oral Piercing

If you are considering puncturing your lip or tongue, this post is for you. Please consider the following: Infection Your mouth is full of bacteria. Any opening in the tissue carries the risk of infection. The germs from your tongue and mouth can easily get into your bloodstream. Dentists and doctors are continually treating severe…

How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth? It could mean all those things and many more. For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an…