Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of North Bethesda

Why Is the First Part of the Year a Great Time for a Dental Checkup?

January 12, 2024

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Dentist smiles

We are at the beginning of another new year, which is a perfect opportunity to start doing better than we did last year. Many people resolve to take better care of their health when the new year comes around, so why not start with your oral health? The American Dental Association recommends that everyone sees their dentist at least twice annually for routine exams and cleanings. Here are a few of the reasons why it’s a great idea to schedule your dental checkup early in the year.

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A Realign for the Yuletide: A Guide to Surviving the Holidays with Invisalign

December 13, 2023

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Eggnog

Similarly to how Santa Claus can invisibly deliver presents to children all over the world within one twelve-hour period, Invisalign clear aligners can discretely realign your smile without the conspicuous metal parts and dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. However, they do require some effort from the patient to work, and traveling or celebrating during the holiday season can make it hard to comply with the treatment. Here’s a brief guide to help you stay on top of your Invisalign treatment during the holiday season.

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How to Make a Tooth-Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

November 11, 2023

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Picture of a thanksgiving spread

Thanksgiving is a time of joy, family, and, of course, delicious food. However, amidst all the festive fare, it’s important to consider the impact on our dental health. A tooth-healthy Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or tradition; it simply involves being mindful of our choices. In this blog, we’ll explore how to create a Thanksgiving feast that’s as kind to your teeth as it is delightful to your taste buds.

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5 Tips for Escaping Halloween without a Dental Emergency

October 16, 2023

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people in costume with scary faces

This time of year, everyone gets excited for spooky fun, but to be honest, you probably don’t want to experience something unpleasant like a dental emergency. Instead of trick-or-treating or having fun, you could be dealing with throbbing pain! A fractured tooth or toothache can put a huge damper on your holiday fun if you’re not careful, so here are some tips to get you through Halloween without dental problems.

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Whitening vs. Wellness: Why White Teeth Aren’t Always the Healthiest

September 15, 2023

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A woman with good oral health getting a whitening treatment

In a culture that places so much emphasis on appearance, there can be a great deal of pressure to focus on your mouth’s aesthetics. This is often to the detriment of the function of your body, including your teeth. Whitening treatments are a great way to remove stains and restore a brilliant smile, but they can’t fix any of your other dental issues.

Continue reading to learn why the color of your teeth doesn’t always match the level of your oral health.

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How Oral Health Impacts Your Child’s Success At School

August 15, 2023

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A boy holding a model of teeth with two girls holding large toothbrushes in front of an orange background

Back-to-school time is here, and along with it are preparations to set your child up for success in the coming year.  As parents, we want them to feel excited for the new year so we prepare them to the best of our ability. That could mean taking them school-supply shopping, registering for extra-curricular activities, or having medical exams. All these things help them start the year with a happy, healthy mindset. Did you know, though, that your child’s oral health can also directly impact their ability to be successful at school? Continue reading to learn how, and what you can do as a parent to help them.

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How to Handle a Dental Emergency on Summer Vacation

July 12, 2023

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person experiencing dental emergency holding cheek

After months of anticipation, meticulous planning, securing accommodations, and setting aside time off, your highly anticipated summer vacation is here at last! Whether your adventure takes you nearby or to distant lands, the last thing you’d wish for during this well-earned break is facing a dental crisis. Regrettably, unforeseen emergencies can disrupt plans. If you encounter a dental issue while on summer vacation, continue reading to learn the necessary actions to take.

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5 Important Oral Health Tips During Summer Vacation

June 22, 2023

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Group of friends smiling while eating pizza on vacation

Whether you’ve had the opportunity to travel a lot this year or you’re taking your first trip this summer, the last thing you want is for a dental injury to get in the way. The good news is that there are several proactive measures you can take while you’re gone to help prevent that from happening! So, keep reading to learn five important oral health tips for your summer vacation.

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Give the Gift of an Enhanced Smile to the Graduate in Your Life

May 17, 2023

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a graduate with a beautiful smile

Graduating from high school or college is an exciting time because it means launching into a new beginning! Whether the next adventure is a dream career or attending a long-awaited college, you want to do all you can to support the graduate in your life. A unique and beneficial gift to give them is cosmetic dentistry. An upgraded smile can help them feel confident and renewed for their upcoming journey. Here are four of the best cosmetic dental treatments to give to a new graduate.

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Use Your Tax Refund to Invest in Your Smile!

April 17, 2023

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a man who used her tax refund to invest in a beautiful smile

Tax Day is April 18th and that means, along with April showers, some extra cash should be sprinkling in from your tax refund! As you consider what to spend your additional funds on, you should consider the difference it can make for your smile. There are many dental services that are a worthy investment in your oral health. Read on to learn about how using your tax refund for your dental health is a great idea and the available options to care for your smile.

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