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Ages and Stages Do Not Get By Us

By: | Monday, October 30th, 2017 | General Dentistry, Oral Health

Monday, October 30th, 2017

dental services Invisalign Burke, VAOne of the treatments that we specialize in is Invisalign. Our expertise in the planning and follow-through has helped many of our patients feel more at home in their smile. We greatly enjoy the work that we do to make a smile look more attractive and remain as healthy as possible. At the same time, Invisalign is just one of several services that we offer to patients from the Burke area. And the treatments themselves are just the tip of the iceberg.

It is one thing to say that you want to assist patients in maintaining oral health. It is another to follow up with action. One of the ways that we do this is by paying close attention to the ages and stages of our patients’ lives and knowing the problems they may bring. The older patient population, in particular, may face concerns such as:

Periodontal Disease

Inflammation and infection are two prominent concerns that every person may face at one point or another. Our goal is to minimize the risks that could lead to periodontal disease. Routine dental care is conducted carefully and with a close eye on warning signs like gum recession and chronic bad breath. The better we can team up with patients to ensure healthy habits, the less likely we are to have to repair damage caused by gum disease.


Stained, dull teeth can be problematic no matter how old you are. Many of our patients who are near or past retirement age are still going strong in their chosen profession. They want to keep their competitive edge, and they want to feel confident. Discoloration could stem from all those years of morning coffee, or it may tell us that enamel has become quite thin. In either situation, we can find an appropriate treatment to reinstate radiance and optimal tooth structure.

Dry Mouth

We call it xerostomia. Patients who have the dry mouth call it a nuisance, an annoying problem that they would like to manage as best as possible. Dry mouth occurs for some reasons, and it is, fortunately, a relatively easy problem to control. Ideally, the mouth is moist at all times. For the person with dry mouth, this may need to be achieved with frequent sips of water, or with sugarless gum. Because dry mouth makes it easier for teeth and gums to be worn down by acidity, frequent dental visits are also advisable.

We’ve got you covered through the life stages you and your smile go through. To schedule friendly care with your Burke dentist, call (703)-935-2879.



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