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How Much Enamel Is Removed for Veneers?

June 3, 2023

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a closeup of a patient getting veneers

These days, more patients than ever before are turning toward cosmetic dentistry to unlock their best and brightest smiles, and one stand-out treatment that’s loved and sought after by many is veneers. Many patients have turned to them due to their incredible results coupled with their outstanding longevity. That said, for veneers to work as intended, a small amount of enamel needs to be removed beforehand. Here’s more information about why this enamel removal is necessary and how much is generally removed so that you can confidently commit to receiving veneers and vastly upgrading your smile!


Is Your Smile Ready for Your Valentine’s Day Date?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_javeed @ 10:34 pm
a couple smiling with beautiful and healthy teeth

Valentine’s Day is approaching and it’s time to get ready for that special someone in your life. When it comes to dating, many people want to look their best. They buy a stylish outfit, get a new haircut, and maybe even wash the car. However, another important part of the package is your smile! Believe it or not, your dating life can definitely be impacted by your oral health. Read on to learn more about the connection between your love life and your teeth…as well as tips to make your smile luminous for February 14!


Common Causes of Bad Breath and How to Get Rid of It

February 9, 2022

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person with bad breath covering mouth

Bad breath, which is also called halitosis, can cause you to feel insecure in social situations. It can make important outings like dates and business meetings hard to get through since you may feel uncomfortable smiling and laughing. Knowing what can cause bad breath is a good way to narrow down what’s causing it. Read on to learn about six of the most common causes of halitosis as well as five things you can do to get rid of it.


5 Dentist-Approved Valentine’s Day Gifts

January 14, 2022

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person kissing partner’s head and giving them Valentine’s Day gift

Have you come up with a Valentine’s Day gift idea for your partner? Are you tired of giving them the same old roses, chocolates, and teddy bear? You’re in luck! There are numerous options for creative presents for your loved one, including gifts that will give them a healthier smile. Read on for five ideas for Valentine’s Day dental gifts that are sure to impress your date.


5 New Year’s Resolutions to Benefit Your Smile

December 29, 2021

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Champagne on New Year's Eve

Now that 2021 is coming to a close, it’s about time that you start thinking up some New Year’s resolutions to implement into your life. Whether you’re thinking about drinking more water, spending extra time at the gym, or reading more books, they are all great ways to make progress in your life. If you’re still struggling to come up with one, or you want to add a few more, you’re in luck! Here are some ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will benefit your smile.


How Can I Handle Winter Mouth Issues?

November 4, 2021

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woman applying lip balm in winter outside

As the wintry weather rolls in, some particular oral health problems return each year. Struggles with sensitive teeth, dry mouth, and chapped lips elevate.

You don’t have to be one of the many to endure these troubles. Read on for some tips from your dentist in Virginia Beach about combating winter mouth issues.


Why You Should Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

October 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_javeed @ 6:23 pm
enjoying thanksgiving meal

You’re eating that mound of dressing and a second helping of turkey while chatting up your close friends and family – your teeth are hard at work each Thanksgiving. Not that they don’t help you out every day, but that day specifically entails a lot of chewing.

There are some steps you can take on Thanksgiving, and during the holiday season in general, to ensure your teeth are up to the task for many years to come. Read on for some easy-to-do tips that make a difference for your holiday oral health.


Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween

September 14, 2021

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young woman covering her face out of fear

Halloween is certainly one of the scariest times of the year. From haunted houses to scary movies to fun pranks, it’s exciting to get into the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve and find amusement in the things that easily frighten us. However, there’s one place that terrifies people year-round, even though there’s no reason to be afraid of it – the dentist’s office. Although it may not seem like a big deal, here’s how dental fear can affect your oral health and why you shouldn’t let it prevent you from regularly seeing your dentist.


Can I Use My Dental Insurance for Emergency Dentistry?

April 4, 2021

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Woman using dental insurance for emergency careAlthough no one ever expects it to happen to them, dental emergencies are common. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans requires urgent dental attention annually. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you might hesitate to contact your dentist because you’re worried about a large bill; however, as with any emergency, time is of the utmost importance. You don’t want to lose valuable minutes stressing about finances. If you have dental insurance, there isn’t any reason to fret. You can get the immediate care you need without breaking the bank.


4 Reasons to Appreciate Your Dental Assistants This March

March 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_javeed @ 4:02 pm
a dental assistant moving an X-ray machine

Many patients don’t realize exactly how much their dental assistants do, because it’s always behind-the-scenes. The first week of March is Dental Assistant Recognition Week, which means that there’s no better time to appreciate just how much effort, time, and care they put into making sure that each of your appointments goes smoothly. Read on to learn four reasons to appreciate your dental assistants even more than you already do, and how you can show them that you care!

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