Ashburn Deserves Porcelain & Metal-Free Dentistry!

Porcelain Crown

 
Do you have a skin reaction to metal jewelry?

Have you ever noticed your ears getting raw when you wear inexpensive jewelry? This problem is more common than you might think. The more often you wear metal jewelry the more likely you are to develop an allergy to it. This becomes a significant problem with metal dental crowns as they are designed to last ten or more years. The skin around your metal crown can get sore and sensitive to the touch, as well as bleed easily.

Have you ever had a dental crown placed that has never “felt right”? You can’t put your finger on it, but you know something just isn’t right. Or, if you have ever said the words: “This crown bleeds every time I floss it,” then you have a problem. Imagine if you wore that jewelry for so long your skin started to bleed. It makes me shiver just thinking about it.

Recent advances in dentistry allow this Brambleton dentist to solve this problem. New technology allows First Impression Dental to provide metal free crowns that are aesthetic as well as practical. If you are a person who doesn’t want metal rusting in your mouth, metal irritating your skin, or just doesn’t want “silver” teeth… then make your new patient appointment now! (571) 465-2114

Baby Dental Care Tips for Moms in Ashburn, VA

imageThere’s so much to think about when a new baby arrives. It can be pretty daunting! When your baby is a newborn, dental care might be the last thing on your mind. Or like many people, you may think that baby teeth aren’t that important since they’ll eventually fall out.

But pediatric dental care in Ashburn should begin even before that first precious tooth appears. Start out by using a soft cloth and gently wipe his gums when you’re giving him his bath. When his teeth start to appear, use a soft baby toothbrush and a tiny drop of non-fluoride toothpaste to gently brush his teeth twice a day.

If your infant knocks out a baby tooth, don’t worry—a permanent tooth will eventually grow in its place. But take him to the dentist to make sure that no underlying teeth were damaged and will still have space to grow in. Baby teeth are important because they help your child eat and speak and because they hold a spot in your child’s mouth for his permanent teeth to come in properly.

Your baby should have a first dental checkup about the time of his or her first birthday. Starting early with routine dental care will help your child develop a lifetime of good habits. And don’t neglect your own dental care! Call our dental office in Ashburn for your checkup at 571-465-2114.

Set Your Child on the Right Path to Dental Health

Oh, when those first tiny teeth emerge in our babies! So much of our children’s development is measured by the progress in tooth development—first teeth, losing them to make way for adult teeth, braces. It’s important to start sound dental routines as soon as possible, in fact, as soon as that first precious tooth appears!

At First Impression Dental, Dr. Carter Reeves treats your entire family, including children at least 1 year old. If he notices that your family members are at risk for more cavities or other dental problems, he can take prophylactic measures to head those problems off before they start.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you clean your baby’s gums after feeding, using a clean, wet piece of gauze or washcloth. Begin brushing your child’s teeth with a little bit of water from the very start, but ask your dentist if you’re considering using toothpaste before your child turns 2. Even flossing should begin early, as soon as any two teeth touch.

You’ll want to supervise teeth brushing to make sure your child doesn’t swallow the toothpaste, and uses a just a little bit on a child-sized toothbrush. By the time they’re 6 or 7, they’ll be able to brush, rinse, and spit on their own.

The ADA recommends that you can start regular dental visits by the time your child reaches his or her first birthday. If you think your child is having dental problems, please call our office at 571-465-2114 to schedule an exam.