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Gum Disease and Heart Disease are Manageable

February is American Heart Month and Dr. Withers wants to educate patients about gum disease and its proven link to heart disease. Continue reading to learn more.

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How Common New Year’s Resolutions Can Improve Oral Health

Chances are your resolutions this year will also benefit your oral health. Continue reading to learn how some of the most common New Year's resolutions can benefit your smile.

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Lessen Your Tooth Sensitivity This Winter

It is easy to neglect your oral care routine during the holidays with all of the sweets and traveling. Continue reading for tips from Dr. Withers on how to practice good holiday habits.

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What Is Crown Lengthening and How Can it Benefit You?

Dr. Withers performs the crown lengthening procedure to approve the appearance of a gummy smile. Continue reading to learn about the process.

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Quick Guide: The Benefits of Visiting a Periodontist

For Dental Hygiene Awareness month, let us discuss the benefits of visiting a periodontist. First, what is a periodontist? Like a dentist, a periodontist in Fairfax, VA may work with teeth, but they specialize in the treatment of gum disease and dental implants. Usually, a general dentist will deal with mild cases of periodontal illnesses. However, those who require more specialized care will need the assistance of a periodontist.  

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Relax and Take Care of Your Smile

If you want to experience advanced dentistry at its finest, contact Dr. J. Alexander Withers at Periodontics & Implant Dentistry. Our sedation dentistry techniques will keep you relaxed, while we improve your smile. Call us at (703) 997-5739 today. 

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An Easier Way to Replace Missing Teeth

Dr. J. Alexander Withers treats patients seeking tooth replacement in Fairfax, VA communities. Mini dental implants are highly secure and will not slip out of place, a prevalent concern that many traditional denture users have expressed. We are pleased to announce the availability of this innovative option.

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Stop Harmful Teeth Grinding Now

Teeth grinding in Fairfax, VA is a leading cause of jaw pain and enamel deterioration. Dr. J. Alexander Withers helps patients manage this concern through targeted solutions, aimed at improving overall dental health. 

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Fighting Gum Disease in the Summer With LANAP®

LANAP is a minimally invasive protocol used to treat patients suffering from gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease may include swollen or bleeding gums and loose teeth. LANAP is offered as a less painful alternative to traditional gum surgery. 

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Fighting Gum Disease at the Source

Gum disease is a real and serious problem in America, and many simply don’t know how to treat it, or realize they have it. Studies believe that good oral health contributes to a healthier body, illustrating the immediate nature of treating periodontal disease. While plaque from inadequate brushing and flossing is the main cause of gum disease, there are other risk factors that may make you more susceptible to periodontal problems. Risk Factors Associated With Gum Disease Studies have found direct links between oral health and the overall health of the body. Diseases like heart disease, obesity and diabetes are more common in those with poor oral health. Certain habits and behaviors may make you more susceptible to gum disease, including: Obesity and poor nutrition – Periodontal disease is an infection, and poor nutrition can make the condition worse. Eat foods high in important nutrients to support the body’s immune system. Grinding or clenching of teeth – This puts exces ...

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