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Do We Finally Know the Cause of & Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease?

February 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Farshad Farhoumand @ 8:27 pm

Woman looking at her gums in the mirrorFor years, researchers and doctors have been stumped by the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease, which has made it difficult to come up with a cure for this life-altering condition. For years, doctors believe that Alzheimer’s disease was caused by an abundance of specific proteins in the brain, but research that was published early this year indicates that this debilitating, chronic illness may actually be caused by the bacteria, P. gingivalis that is linked to gum disease. Keep reading to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, gum disease, and how maintaining a healthy smile may reduce your risk for this condition.


February 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 11:19 pm

Are you looking to dramatically upgrade your smile with an oral enhancement that improves the look of your smile as well as its functionality? If so, CEREC® dental crowns should be the primary choice for a tooth restoration therapy.



January 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 11:18 pm

Have you ever considered getting a dental crown to improve the look of your smile? If you suffer from a broken tooth, it may be in your best benefit to consider a dental crown treatment, specifically one using CEREC® technology. Keep your smile going strong with CEREC dental crowns, which can be designed and placed on the same day.


Are Sports & Energy Drinks Bad for Teeth?

December 22, 2018

In recent years people have started consuming more sports and energy drinks. While these drinks may seem harmless, researchers from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) published a 2012 study indicating that the increased consumption of sports and energy drinks along with a decrease in water consumption may be leading to a greater risk for cavities. Keep reading to learn more about the potentially negative impact of sports and energy drinks on oral health and how you can maintain your healthiest smile.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Added Cost?

November 10, 2018

Dentist talking to patient about dental implant costsDental implant supported tooth replacement has quickly become the gold-standard tooth replacement option because they are the only solution that restores both the roots and crowns of missing teeth. However, the number one factor that causes patients to hesitate before beginning a dental implant tooth replacement plan is the cost. Even though they do come with a higher price tag, many people find the benefits of these treatment options far outweigh the potential drawbacks, making them well worth your investment.

New Year, New You! – Smile Makeover Resolutions

October 8, 2018

Man with a perfect white smile looking awayWhen it comes to New Year’s resolutions, people tend to set goals for their health and financial wellness. While oral health care may not immediately come to mind, making some changes to your dental care routine can be an easy way to get healthier and save money in the New Year. In this post, we’ll walk through how you can improve your oral health and your budget with regular, preventive dental checkups and teeth cleaning appointments with your Tysons area dentist.

Use Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year!

September 25, 2018

Smiling woman looking at tablet computerAt the end of the year, families have holiday plans, travel, they’re working around kids’ schedules in and out of school. In short, the end of the year is a busy and high stress time for everyone. We don’t want to add one more thing to your to-do list, but if you haven’t already scheduled both of your preventive dental exams this year, it’s time to get in at least one before the end of your dental insurance coverage year. The majority of dental insurance providers will reset their benefits at the end of the plan year, so if you haven’t used your available dental insurance coverage, you might lose it. Keep reading to learn more about dental insurance and how visiting your trusted Tysons dentist twice a year can help you make the most of your available benefits.

Is Bone Grafting Before Dental Implants Important?

August 14, 2018

Dentist showing patient dental x-raysFollowing the loss of one or more teeth, the jawbone and gum tissue no longer receive stimulus from tooth roots. Without this stimulus, the body reroutes nutrients to other areas, which leads to diminished jawbone density and gum tissue volume over time. Before placing one or more dental implants, we may need to provide a bone or soft tissue graft in order to ensure the dental implant post will successfully fuse with the supportive structures to anchor your replacement tooth or teeth. In this post, we’ll discuss the types of bone grafts and why they may be necessary prior to the placement of dental implants.

Orthodontist in Tysons Explains Headgear and Other Appliances

July 24, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Farshad Farhoumand @ 7:19 pm

smiling girl with headgearPretty much everyone knows about braces — they’re a system of brackets and wires that helps to reposition teeth. However, you may be less familiar with all of the appliances that often work with braces to help them accomplish their task of correcting tooth alignment and bite problems. Your orthodontist in Tysons is here to provide you with a brief and fascinating guide into some of these remarkable devices.


A Dentist in Tysons Discusses Breastfeeding and Dental Health

June 19, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Farshad Farhoumand @ 10:11 pm

nursing mom and babyCongratulations! Whether you’ve just had your first baby or you are busy growing your family, this is a very special time. For many moms, breastfeeding is an important decision that allows them to bond with their baby and provide the perfect nutrition. Breast milk helps your baby fight infections and reduces many health risks including asthma, ear infections, SIDS and childhood obesity. In addition, breastfeeding can have an affect on your dental health as well as your baby’s. Read on to learn what a dentist in Tysons has to say on the subject.


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