Month: September 2014

Vienna Dentist | Modern Dentistry Doesn’t Have to Hurt

Communication is an important component to any relationship. Open communication is a major factor in how you measure the quality of care you received. We strive to effectively communicate with you before, during, and after your dental treatments. By maintaining open communication and gently presenting information about a procedure or condition, we will address your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

Our open communication policy allows our compassionate dental team to provide quality dentistry while providing relaxing and stress-free care to every patient.

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To us, the highest compliment we receive at our office is the referral of your friends and family. We encourage you to share your positive experiences with our office on Facebook and G+. We sincerely thank you for placing your confidence in us and look forward to seeing you soon.

Vienna Dentist: Could Your Asthma Be Affecting Your Oral Health This Fall?

Dentist in ViennaAsthma is easily triggered during fall months. Did you know that asthma can contribute to your oral health? Treatments for asthma, such as corticosteroids inhalers can cause dental conditions such as dry mouth and oral thrush. These conditions may cause problems such as increased plaque, cavities, gingivitis, TMJ disorder, and poor smelling breath. Please contact our dental office in Vienna, VA  if you’d like to schedule an exam to address oral health conditions related to asthma treatment.

Asthma suffers are often forced to breathe through their mouths, which causes dry mouth. Furthermore, dry mouth is also a side effect from asthma inhalers. When dry mouth is present, less saliva is produced. Saliva is very important for keeping your mouth clean. Dry mouth increases your risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. If you notice a drier than usual mouth, please contact our Vienna dentist. Doing so can help prevent additional dental problems.

Oral thrush may occur when the inhaler causes an increased growth of yeast (thrush) in the mouth and throat. Thrush produces white patches on the tongue and throughout your mouth. Rinsing your mouth with water or fluoride mouthwash after using your inhaler will help decrease the growth of thrush. The use of inhalers can also irritate your mouth and cause lesions, which we provide treatment for at our office.

If you suffer from asthma, we recommend paying close attention to your daily oral hygiene habits, as you may be more prone to inflammation and disease. Although asthma sufferers may be more vulnerable to dental problems, routine dental care at home and quality dental care from our dentist in Vienna will greatly reduce these risks.

Contact our Vienna, VA dentist to schedule an appointment today!