Family Dentistry & Implant Center Blog
May 17, 2017
When it comes to correcting smiles, many patients avoid seeking treatment because they think they’re going to default to traditional braces. Nowadays, this is simply untrue! Invisalign in Ashburn offers our patients a way to fix your smile without showing the entire world a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. It’s no wonder that Invisalign’s popularity is rising! Our office of Dr. Arman Sabharwal would love to offer Invisalign to everyone that wants it, but the fact remains that this straightening treatment isn’t perfect for everybody. So how do you know if Invisalign is right for you?
April 22, 2017
Your busiest day at work yet, and what pops up on your calendar? A dental appointment! This is the last thing you need to interrupt your hectic schedule, and you reach for your phone to cancel. One dental appointment each year should be sufficient especially if your teeth aren’t hurting, right? Wrong! Your dental appointments are important not only for your oral health, but also your overall health and well being. Don’t cancel you visit with your dentist in Ashburn!
March 30, 2017
You’re loving your new job – the work is exciting and challenging, but not too stressful, and you love the company culture. You’re learning the ropes and time is flying by – it’s hard to believe you’ve been there for three months now. Which reminds you – your benefits have kicked in, so you can finally go get that cavity filled. But you don’t want just anyone fixing your smile – how can you find the most respected dentist in Ashburn? Follow these tips from the team at Family Dentistry & Implant Center and see why they’re the practice you’re searching for.
November 15, 2016
Your smile says a lot about you, in fact, it’s one of the first features people notice when they meet you. Is your smile making the right impression, or are there aspects of it you’d like to change? Did you know that one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to make a huge impact on your smile is to whiten your teeth? Dr. Aman Sabharwal, your premiere dentist in Ashburn, discusses the benefits of teeth whitening.
October 10, 2016
What would it feel like to walk into a restaurant and order whatever you like? How would it feel to smile freely again? These are the considerations you make when you live with a missing tooth. The daily activities that most of us take for granted become challenging. Dr. Aman Sabharwal has good news for you! Dental implants may be a solution for you, and here you can learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Ashburn.
May 9, 2016
If you’ve had a dental crown in the past, you probably remember multiple visits to your dentist’s office with weeks of waiting in between. It’s a lot to go through for a relatively simple restoration. You’ll be relieved to know that CEREC in Ashburn cuts the time required for a dental crown in less than half. Using CAD/CAM technology and an on-site milling machine, CEREC at Dr. Sabharwal’s office gives you your new, beautiful dental crown in just one visit!
December 16, 2015
Welcome to the new blog for Family Dentistry & Implant Center in Ashburn, VA! We’re glad you’re here and we’ll hope you’ll visit often to learn about the many ways Dr. Sabharwal and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants can help you and your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles. Let’s take a look at some of the services you’ll find at our friendly and professional dental practice that is conveniently located on Ashburn Village Blvd. in beautiful Ashburn, VA.
September 14, 2015
A BIG THANK YOU! to those of you who took our poll on our home page. You voted and we have an answer!!
We’ve outline the major differences between Invisalign and braces in the table above. Most cases aren’t so clear cut, but shades of grey and it really takes a professional to help decide which one is right for you. We offer FREE Invisalign consultations!! Call us to schedule yours today!
July 13, 2015
Well, here it is. The truth about baby teeth. Does it really matter if our kids brush properly, or visit the dentist regularly when they’re so young? They fall out anyway, right? WRONG!
There are many ways baby teeth help a child’s development, from speech to nutrition and overall health. A short list of these ways include:
- Encouraging proper and thorough chewing to foster healthy nutrition
- Developing speech and pronunciation
- Saving space in the jaw for permanent teeth
Furthermore, we want to take care of our kids teeth so that they won’t experience any unnecessary dental pain and can be as care-free as they should be!
How do we prevent childhood cavities?
- Reduce transmission of bacteria between mothers and infants. Ensure mothers and pregnant women practice good daily oral hygiene habits and receive regular dental care.
- For babies, never use juice or soda in a bottle. Never let a baby fall asleep with bottle unless it is only used for water.
- It is recommended that a child transition to drinking from a cup by the time they are one year.
- If a child uses a pacifier, do not dip it in anything sweet, nor “clean” it with your own mouth. That will only transfer unwanted germs to your child’s mouth.
- Always clean with water and soap.
- Before any baby teeth arrive, you can still foster good habits by “brushing”, or gently massaging, baby’s gums with a warm soft cloth, twice a day, especially after feedings. Once the first tooth breaks through, begin brushing twice a day with an appropriately sized toothbrush. Only use fluoridated toothpaste around age 2, or when he/she is able to spit.
As always, provide your child with healthy snack options and limit those that are sugary.
Remember, we are here for you!
Please call or email us with any questions you may have!
June 4, 2015
Summer is just ahead (where did this cold weather come from?!) of us! It’s the time of year where everyone starts eating better, spending more time outdoors, exercising more, and remembering once again how to keep our bodies healthy. It’s a known fact that exercise is the best preventative measure for basically any disease out there, but does this include oral health? Could more exercise actually be harmful to our teeth??
A new study just published last month indicates that athletes who endure intense exercise have poorer oral health. The study points out that levels of intense exercise – an average of 9 hours a week – leads to increased risk for cavities, plaque build up and tooth erosion. In fact, there was a significant correlation between the number of cavities and weekly training times! Surprisingly, it was NOT shown to have anything to do with sugary drinks, gels, or re-hydration solutions. The study shows that it’s our own saliva that changes with a certain level of exercise – it becomes more alkaline (an increased pH level) and we produce less!
Although the study was small and short, it provides some useful information to help us understand what is going on in our mouths during intense exercise. It also supports an earlier claim made in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that the training Olympic athletes endure is correlated to poor oral health.
So what does this mean for us? Do we stop exercising for fear of poor oral health? NO! Absolutely not. For one thing, the majority of us probably are not training at Olympic athlete level and may not even see an increased risk at all. However, for those who do exercise at that intensity, there is plenty you can do to help reduce your risk.
- Remember to brush and floss twice a day
- Re-hydrate with water immediately afterwards first, before consumption of anything else
- Avoid sugary drinks like gatorade, energy drinks or energy gels during workouts
- See your dentist (that would be us!) regularly – more so if you are a serious endurance athlete
We’re always here for you. Call, email or stop by if you have any questions!