Tooth chips, cracks and stains all get in the way of a confident, beautiful smile. But the good news is that these imperfections (and others) can be fixed with transformative porcelain veneers! Learn more about this wonderful option in cosmetic dentistry today. Your cosmetic dentist at Virginia Dentistry by Design is in with everything you need to know about porcelain veneers in Herndon!
April 25, 2016
April 15, 2016
Why Consider Professional Teeth Whitening in Herndon
This spring, you can rejuvenate your smile with professional teeth whitening. It’s the season of new beginnings and renewal, after all, and Virginia Dentistry by Design offers two wonderful options for a smile that shines like new! What’s so great about teeth whitening, you ask? A lot of things — most notably the fact that it’s the most efficient way to dramatically improve the appearance of dingy, discolored teeth. Keep reading to learn more about your options teeth whitening in Herndon!
March 18, 2016
Let’s chat about gum disease; clearly not one of the most popular topics to discuss, but an important one nevertheless. Consider the fact that a conservative estimate shows that upwards of 80 percent of American adults has some degree of periodontal disease. And while this is a disease that can be treated, it never be completed eradicated from your mouth. Therefore, once treated, vigilant oral hygiene is imperative in order to prevent the return of this smile-stealing infection. That’s why Herndon dentist Dr. Dilolli wants to answer your questions about gum disease—so you’ll have the information you need to win the battle.
What is gum disease?
Gum, or periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the soft tissue—your gums—and the underlying bone structure that support your teeth. The disease begins will plaque and tartar accumulation along your gum line. If not removed regularly with daily brushing and flossing, then the bacteria in plaque can lead to gum disease.
March 8, 2016
Missing teeth are more than a mere nuisance—they can be a genuine threat to your oral health, your general health and your emotional well-being. Just one missing tooth can cause other teeth to drift, which can affect your bite and may even lead to TMJ symptoms. Some people with missing teeth eliminate certain foods from their diets, because they are simply too difficult to chew. In addition, the knowledge that people see your missing teeth when you speak, eat or smile can naturally weigh heavy on someone’s mind. So, for a variety of reasons, tooth replacement is advised. There are several viable options, but if you’re looking for the one that is the most comfortable, the most natural looking and the most sturdy, then you’ll want to choose dental implants. With dental implants, Herndon residents can enjoy the pleasures of a complete smile.
January 10, 2016
Dr. Dilolli and her staff really do enjoying seeing you and your family. But more than that we want to see your smile, so Dr. Dilolli and her staff really do enjoying seeing you and your family. But more than that we want to see your smile, so we can make sure your oral health is always its best. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone have at least two dental checkups each year, and we agree. With this regularity, we can help you have a clean and bright smile, as well as avoid dental trouble.
A checkup with the dentist Herndon trusts includes three parts: cleaning, exam and education. We trust that you brush and floss your teeth faithfully at home every day. However, there’s nothing like a professional cleaning. Our hygienists use special cleaning instruments, which allow us to remove surface stains that might otherwise begin to mar your smile. We’ll also floss in between your teeth to remove any plaque buildup.
December 27, 2015
Do you regularly wake up with a headache, jaw pain, ear ache, or the feeling you can’t open your mouth all the way? You may be suffering from a common oral health problem known as bruxism, the unconscious grinding and clenching of teeth. It may not seem like a big deal, but untreated, this condition can be detrimental to oral health. Teeth can wear, chip, and break, the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) in the jaw are used excessively leading to strain, and patients may even experience hearing loss. If you think you may be experiencing bruxism, the skilled dentist and team at Virginia Dentistry by Design can help.
December 7, 2015
For years, patients who wanted to correct misaligned teeth depended on metal brackets and wires to shift teeth into alignment. These traditional braces systems are effective and precise, but they don’t always look or feel great. At Virginia Dentistry by Design, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options, and we’re sure we can find one that works for any patient. Invisalign is one of our many popular orthodontic treatment options, and image conscious patients love the subtle look.
Why Choose Invisalign
Traditional braces have been a reliable method of aligning smiles for decades, and they are still a great option for any patient. However, for those who are more image-conscious, too busy for numerous orthodontic appointments, or who struggle with tooth decay or gum disease, Invisalign may be a better option. Some of the benefits of orthodontic treatment using the Invisalign system include:
• Almost completely invisible to the casual observer
November 30, 2015
A 2009 study conducted by researchers through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for health philanthropy showed a direct correlation between unemployment and decreased preventive dentistry visits. A 2015 study conducted in Finland reported a correlation between unemployment and poor oral health including increased missing teeth, decayed teeth, and deep periodontal pockets. The evidence is pretty clear that those who are unemployed struggle to receive the dental care they need, but even more startling may be the 2006 study that revealed people who had one or more missing teeth, receding gums, or decaying teeth who had been on unemployment in California for months or years were much more likely to get hired after receiving the dental care they needed. Researchers were unsure whether this change was due to the way employers perceived these individuals, or the increased self-confidence people felt after correcting dental damage. Either way, the research is clear, successful people are more likely to have beautiful smiles. At Virginia Dentistry by Design, we know that cosmetic dentistry is about improving so much more than just appearances. For patients who hide their smiles and cover their mouths when they talk, cosmetic dentistry can be life changing.