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  • How do I avoid bad breath?
    At Occoquan Smiles, we see a lot of patients who are concerned about their bad breath, also known as halitosis. So today we thought we would educate our patients about Read more
  • Charcoal Toothpaste
    Despite the extraordinary claims made for charcoal toothpaste, most dentists think that the accuracy of these claims is a very gray area. So, what is the theory behind using activated Read more
  • What are dental crowns?
    A dental crown is often called a “cap.” A dental crown covers all of the visible parts of the tooth and has many functions and reasons for placement. There are several Read more
  • Cold Comfort
    The sounds of the season are filling the air—falling leaves rustling along the sidewalk, football cheers, holiday greetings—and the coughs and sneezes of your fellow sufferers. Yes, it’s cold and Read more
  • The Intriguing History of Halloween
    Halloween is fast approaching, and the doctor wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is Read more
  • Interproximal Cavities: The Inside Story
    Time to brush! So, you make sure you gently brush the plaque off the outside surfaces of your teeth. You want to present a gleaming smile to the world, after Read more
  • Whitening Before Veneers—A Bright Idea?
    It’s time. You’ve decided. You’re going to get veneers. Whether it’s to repair a cracked or chipped tooth, to cover discoloration brought on by a root canal or medical condition, Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Occoquan Smiles, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end of the year Read more
  • Smoking and Dental Implants
    Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to replace a missing tooth with an implant. While an implant will restore the appearance of your smile, you also know that there are many Read more
  • Is there a connection between oral health and school performance?
    As a parent, you want the best for your children, and that includes doing their best in school. You can support them by taking an interest in their activities, being Read more
  • Caring for Your Invisalign® Aligners
    You’ve selected the Invisalign system because of the many benefits Invisalign offers: comfort, convenience, appearance, and even potentially shorter treatment time! And to add to the good news, caring for Read more
  • Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!
    It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read more
  • Labor Day: Our favorite holiday to rest!
    Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday each September here in the United States, is a holiday devoted to the American working community. The purpose of the holiday is honoring Read more
  • The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings
    In our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients at Occoquan Smiles, we proudly screen our patients for oral cancer. The Read more
  • Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® Make You Smile
    Many adults and teens in our Woodbridge, Virginia office would love to have their teeth straightened but are unwilling to go through the long and often embarrassing process of wearing Read more
  • Preventing Toddler Tooth Decay
    You do everything you can to protect your toddler with safeguards large and small. Installing that complicated car seat. Figuring out which sunscreen is best for delicate skin. Spending weeks Read more


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