If there’s a gap between your teeth that’s wider than half a millimeter, it’s known as a diastema. While this typically isn’t a major issue for your oral health, it can still be less than ideal from an aesthetic point of view – and that can be especially true when it comes to a diastema between your front two teeth. Luckily, your local dental practice may be able to help you correct this cosmetic issue. Here’s a brief look at the possible causes and solutions for a gap between the front teeth. (more…)
June 13, 2023
It’s time for school again, and as such you’re probably thinking of ways to help your child have a successful year. Surprisingly, one useful tip is to set up a visit to the dentist to make sure that their smile is in good health. It may not be immediately obvious, but oral health can actually have an impact on your child’s academic performance; here’s why. (more…)
April 17, 2018
Oral health is extremely important, but your dentist is more than just the person who strives to keep your gums and teeth free from problems like cavities and gingivitis. They’re also concerned about your overall well-being, which is they often include an oral cancer screening as part of a routine checkup. But are cancer screenings really that important for people who don’t smoke or engage in other risky behaviors? Yes! Let’s talk about why getting checked for oral cancer is vital for everyone, regardless of their daily habits.
March 26, 2018
You can’t plan for a dental emergency — and it’s something that might pop up at the most inconvenient of times. When the unexpected strikes, it is important for your oral and overall health that you know just how to react. Continue reading for tips from your dentist on what to do in a dental emergency. The first step? Keeping your cool.
February 26, 2018
There are more patients that experience anxiety when thinking about visiting their dentist than not. Far too many adults avoid getting the dental care that they need because they fear sitting in the dental chair for long periods of time or even worse—dental pain. If this sounds familiar, you’re really selling your smile short!
In fact, your local dentist is here to help you overcome your dental fear so that your teeth and gums can receive the dental care they truly need. Learn more about how you can relieve anxiety before your next dental appointment in this week’s blog post!
October 25, 2017
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re searching for a new dentist. Whether you have recently moved to the Herndon area or if you’re just looking for a new dental team, it’s time to learn about how you can begin to sort through the options to make the best decision for you and your family.
September 1, 2017
Generally, when you think about your oral health, the state of your teeth and preventing issues like tooth decay come to mind. However, your gum health also plays an important role. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 50% of adults have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Although anyone can develop the infection, those with diabetes have a heightened risk. With nearly 29 million adults in the U.S. living with diabetes, it is essential that you seek treatment right away at the first sign of the infection because the two conditions go hand-in-hand.
August 15, 2017
Is having a straight smile something you’ve always wanted? It may seem intimidating and expensive to fix your teeth permanently, but little do you know, there’s multiple options available for you. Most patients assume they would need to get traditional metal brackets and wires to move their teeth to their correct positions. Although traditional braces are a great method for straightening your teeth, there have been many advances in dentistry that allow for more options. Luckily, your dentist in Herndon is here to explain three options that can help you achieve that straight smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers, traditional braces, or Invisalign clear braces.
July 10, 2017
Your Herndon dentist tells you that it’s important to take care of your oral health for your teeth’s sake — but did you know it’s good for your health both physically and mentally? There are countless cases that exemplify that if you have an infection in your mouth, it can increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and many more health concerns. After years of speculation about the relationship between your mouth and the rest of your body, we better understand how dentistry affects our overall health and mental stability.
May 17, 2017
The first time many patients hear the two words “dental” and “emergency” together, they automatically assume a cracked or knocked out tooth. The truth is there are many more situations that classify as a dental emergency. The real question is, do you know what to do when that accident happens? Your dentist in Herndon, Dr. Nazila Ganji wants you to be armed and prepared with helpful information and tips on how to handle a dental emergency when you least expect it.