FAQs on Teeth Staining

FAQs on Teeth Staining

Often our Dentists in Crystal City go through several patients having discoloration or stained teeth. These are usually brown or yellowish-brown spots on teeth but one can overcome this issue if they change their lifestyle or visit our Arlington VA Dentist. We frequently face questions regarding this issue and are professional’s dentists are here to answer them. Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.

FAQs on Teeth Staining

•What causes stained teeth?

Intake of several kinds of food and drinks are the main cause of discoloration. Bigger reasons can be smoking, and even aging for that purpose.

•What are its preventive measures?

Prevention is always better than cure and it is quite easy in case of teeth staining. Quit smoking, avoid foods and beverage initiating stains, keep good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash on regular basis, and never forget to visit our dentists in Arlington every six months.

•Which kind of food causes staining?

Bright colored food contributes to teeth staining. These can be berries, spicy red curries, and red sauces. Hence, always brush your teeth after having them.

•Which kind of drinks causes staining?

In the case of drinks, everything that is bright and dark colored causes stains on the teeth. It is advisable to avoid drinks like colas, coffee, tea (white and green both), aerated drinks, and red wines.

•Can braces lead to discoloration?

It will be wrong to say that braces cause discoloration but actually the oral care during the braces on, is the main reason for stains. Hence, we recommend Invisalign Braces by our dentist in Arlington VA, in which you can easily remove them and brush your teeth normally.

•Can we cure any type of tooth stain?

There are 3 types of stains: Surface Stain, Under the Surface Stain, and Ageing Stains. Teeth whitening process can cure all three. Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.


3 Reasons Causing Tooth Pain

3 Reasons Causing Tooth Pain

Every pain acts as a sensory trigger that signals the body of something bad is about to happen or taking place. This pain can be severe or even a minor one, and the same with dental pain. Reach out to our Dentists in Arlington VA if you are going through the below-mentioned causes:

1. Tooth Sensitivity
The excruciating pain lingering while consuming anything hot or cold is sensitivity. It could be caused due to tooth decay or cavity, loose tooth filling, root exposed due to scratch or abrasive gums, and even if you had any dental treatment. To overcome this situation you should use sensitivity toothpaste and ointments provided by your Arlington VA dentist. In the case of dental treatment, the pain will fade away in a few days or weeks, and to avoid the discomfort, you can take prescribed over the counter pain killers. Brush twice a day and keep the gums and teeth away from microbial plaque.

2. Intense Discomfort while Chewing
Tooth decay or cracked tooth and loose filling can be one of the reasons for sharp pain while chewing. These issues can be resolved by our dentists in Arlington by removing the decay or filling the gaps and cavities and protecting the root canal.

3. Sinus or Tooth Clenching
Such kind of pain is related to the sinus cavity as your upper back teeth share the same nerve with them. Nevertheless, the other reasons could also be you have been gritting your jaw or grinding your teeth frequently. In both aspects, you should report to your dentist before it becomes a nightmare.
These are the major factors leading to dental pain so visit your dentists before it becomes severe!

Perfect Smile with Clear Aligners

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Let’s face it, that if you have wired or ceramic braces, then throwing the best smile becomes embarrassing and scary. To overcome the fear for smiling, nowadays Clear Dental Aligners also known as Invisalign made of plastic trays, have come into existence. Invisalign is basically a transparent dental aligner used for correcting the alignment of teeth just like traditional orthodontic braces. These are moreover less visible, unlike traditional braces and are custom made for each patient through digital captures. Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.

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Advantages of Clear Aligners over Traditional Braces:
•Unlike traditional braces, you won’t suffer difficulty in speaking, eating, and drinking and lead your life like normal people.
•You can remove them while food consumption, brushing or flossing your teeth, therefore, ensuring better oral hygiene.
•It does not cause any kind of abrasion in the mouth like the ones with traditional braces, instead it fits smoothly and is hassle-free.
•It takes relatively less time (depends on cases to cases) and provides ease in every aspect.

Care tips by our Dentists in Arlington:
However, Invisalign provides confidence and comfort in every aspect, it even more important to take care of them per the guidelines provided by our dentist in Arlington.
•To attain the positive results, you should wear the aligners for at least 20 hours in a day.
•Do not consume anything hot and crunchy while wearing the aligner. Always take them off while food consumption.
•Remove the aligners while brushing and flossing and equally clean them the same way as you clean your teeth.
•Avoid them from getting dirty and always keep in a box provided by us.
The treatment does not finish after having back your best smile after getting Invisalign, it is advisable to visit our dentist in Pentagon City VA every 6 months.

For appointments and inquiries about our veneers, Invisalign, dental implants, and other general and pediatric dentistry services, Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747. https://cosmosmilesdental.com/treatments/dental-implant/ & https://cosmosmilesdental.com/invisalign/



Tooth Sensitive to Pressure Months After Filling

Tooth sensitive to pressure months after filling

A tooth filling is a general dentistry technique of scrubbing the decay from the tooth and filling it with porcelain, gold, silver, or any other amalgam. It is quite possible to face tooth sensitivity after the tooth filling procedure which gets resolved in a few days or weeks and it is prudent to avoid things that cause sensitivity. But in case the discomfort increases and leads to acute pain, that precedes fever, swelling, or puffiness, you should contact our Dentist in Arlington. Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.

Tooth sensitive to pressure months after filling

Reasons & Cures to Sensitivity

  • Easing Exasperating Nerve: Usually, tooth sensitivity is short-termed as the procedure of tooth filling causes irritation of nerve inside the tooth. The nerve is protected by two-layer outlining the tooth i.e., Enamel and Cementum, but some intense procedure may lead to unpleasant sensations. With proper care as advised by our dentist, the soreness will subside and you won’t be able to distinguish between your original tooth and the filled ones.
  • Correcting Bite Alignment: Rarely does it happens that the fillings lined are elevated that causes more effort to bite. But if it does the dentist will check the bite and smoothen the high points to ease the discomfort.
  • Pulpitis: This is a kind of inflammation of tooth pulp deep within, which usually doesn’t occur in minor tooth fillings in Washington DC. In case it occurs, our dentist will restore it with a new filling or opt for root canal therapy. All you need to do is take antibiotics prescribed by our dentist to avoid any bacterial infection.

Proper tooth care as prescribed by the dentist involves regular floss and use of desensitizing toothpaste which will cure the post-filling sensitivity. We have incredible dentists providing the best tooth fillings in Washington DC and also cure extreme tooth sensitivity if occurred after the procedure. For appointments and inquiries about our veneers, Invisalign, dental implants, and other general and pediatric dentistry services, Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.

Everything About Dental Implants

Dental Impants

For many years, people went through dentures or bridges in case of tooth loss, but with the advent of Dental Implants, dental care has been improved. Mostly, tooth loss occurs due to periodontal disease, decay, or injury, hence Dental Implant is a one-stop solution for such an issue. Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.

Dental Impants

Let us know what is Dental Implant?

Dental Implant is a strong, reliable, and long-lasting foundation in replace of the tooth root. It is made of enormously robust materials like Porcelain or Titanium, that can help you give good support to jaws and tooth while chewing or biting. These are surgically mounted underneath the gum line by the dentist.

How to take care of Dental Implants?

Implants won’t decay as normal tooth root does, and with if taken good oral care it can last for decades. This can only be possible if you brush your teeth two to three times a day and floss daily. It is advisable to visit your dentist every six months for cleaning and dental examination.

Why Dental Implant?

There are many advantages of having dental implants while tooth loss, but most importantly, it gives you the confidence to smile or corrects your speech. Post Dental Implant surgery, it enables you to chew your food properly with confidence and without soreness.

Types of Dental Implants

Dental Implants come in a different size, heights, and types. A dental expert can help you choose better depending on your needs.

    • Endosteal: These are the most universally used implant made of titanium, designed like small screws. It is placed in your jawbone as a substitute root to hold the substitute tooth.
    • Subperiosteal: This kind of implant is placed on or above the jawbone under the gum, when the patient has unhealthy jaw bone or bone loss in the jaw.

For appointments and inquiries about our veneers, Invisalign, dental implants, and other general and pediatric dentistry services, Simply Call at: (571) 210 4747.