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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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Eliminating Apprehensive Feelings About Visiting the Dentist

There are numerous reasons that people experience anxiety about dental visits. Some patients had poor experiences in the past, while others have a low threshold for pain or just fear needles. Regardless of the reason, sedation dentistry in Fairfax, VA, can help eliminate feelings of apprehension about dental procedures. Benefits of Sedation Dentistry Sedation dentistry is not just for individuals who fear dental procedures. Its benefits also include faster treatment and fewer visits for in-depth procedures. At the office of Dr. J. Alexander Withers, we can place you in a relaxed state so that you will have minimal memories of the dental treatment. Additionally, our techniques significantly reduce pain using a safe, gentle and efficient process, which allows us to perform the treatment you need to ensure healthy teeth and gums. How the Process Works This painless process allows us to provide dental treatment that ordinarily might require multiple visits. Regardless of the type you choose, we will make sure ...

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What You Can Expect From Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great tool in the fight to give you a healthier smile. If you have missing or damaged teeth from injury, illness or improper care, dental implants may be the perfect way to replace missing teeth and give you back a smile that gives you confidence and self-esteem. Are You a Candidate for a Dental Implant? Ideal candidates for dental implants have good oral and overall health. It’s also important that there is adequate bone in the jaw area in order to support an implant. Perfect candidates also have mouths that are free of periodontal disease. While these factors may make an ideal candidate, that doesn’t exclude others who have had problems with gum disease or health in the past. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants in Fairfax, VA is to schedule a visit with a professional like Dr. Withers. The Dental Implant Procedure Based on the severity of your missing teeth and the placement in the mouth, the dental implant procedure is different for e ...

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