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  • National Brush Day
    October 31—Halloween. Fourth Thursday in November—Thanksgiving. And, in between these two favorite autumn holidays, we have November 1—National Brush Day! Okay, okay. Maybe National Brush Day isn’t quite as well-known as Read more
  • Ways to Prevent Oral Cancer
    According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, this form of cancer kills roughly one person an hour, every 24 hours. This means that nearly 10,000 people will die this year from Read more
  • What is a water pick and do I need one?
    Water picks, sometimes called “oral irrigators,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and Read more
  • How do I overcome my dental anxiety?
    Do you feel anxious before every dentist appointment? If the answer is yes, you are not alone—more than 75 percent of Americans feel anxious when visiting their dentist. Today, the Read more
  • Can my child really avoid tooth decay?
    Great question! Yes, in fact, tooth decay is preventable! Decay, which is caused by sugars left in your child’s mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Artiste Dentistry LLC, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end of the Read more
  • Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities
    There are numerous ways to prevent cavities. Some, like brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our Sterling, Virginia office, are more obvious than others. Beyond the standard methods of preventing Read more
  • Could a Night Guard Be the Answer to Your Dreams?
    Have you been having trouble getting a good night’s rest? Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. A midnight horror movie. A bedtime espresso. That anchovy and pineapple Read more
  • Dangers of Thumb Sucking
    It’s common for children to suck their thumb at a young age. the doctor and our team want you to understand the potential issues that can surface down the road Read more
  • Keep Those Teeth Shipshape, Matey!
    September 19th is just around the corner, and you know what that means—Aye, matey, it’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day”! Why do we have a “Talk Like a Pirate Day” Read more
  • Symptoms That Could Mean You Need a Root Canal
    Every tooth packs a lot of layers in a very small area. The outer, visible part of our tooth, the crown, is covered in protective enamel, and the lower root Read more
  • Keeping Your Teeth Strong and Healthy
    What is the strongest part of our bodies? Do you think it might be our bones, which help us move and protect our brains, hearts and other organs? Or could Read more
  • Brushing Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making
    It’s great that you’re enthusiastic about your dental health! Here are some tips from the doctor and our team to make sure you are getting the most out of your Read more
  • Anemia and Your Oral Health
    One of the most common clues that you might have anemia is found in your smile. If you’ve noticed that your gums are suddenly paler than they used to be, Read more
  • Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
    the doctor and our team at Artiste Dentistry LLC get this question a lot. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, once young people get their adult teeth. Read more
  • Charcoal Toothpaste
    Despite the extraordinary claims made for charcoal toothpaste, most dentists think that the accuracy of these claims is a very gray area. So, what is the theory behind using activated Read more

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