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3 things to know about dental implants for older adults

It’s just a fact of many people’s lives: As you get older, you can lose one or more teeth. While it’s possible to lose teeth at any age due to decay, accidents or gum disease, there’s something about aging that seems to make tooth loss more probable. It also makes repairing that tooth loss...

free teeth whitening for bride

Is your smile ready for the BIG day? We understand that preparing for your wedding can be an expensive process. At Oakton Family Dentistry, we offer special prices for teeth whitening for you and your bridal party. If you book in a party of three in total including bride and two bridesmaids, the...

tips for brides to get a whiter smile

Every last detail from the centerpieces to your photographer are planned out to make your special day come together flawlessly. But, don’t forget to add teeth whitening to the to-do list. After all, you won’t be able to contain your smile as you celebrate! When you should whiten Depending on...

5 TIPS to get your child to brush

February is Children’s Dental Health month. It’s important to know the most chronic childhood disease isn’t asthma or obesity—it’s tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says it's five times more common than asthma and happens four times more often than early-childhood...

WHY DENTIST CHECK BLOOD PRESSURE

Why Does The Dentist Take My Blood Pressure? The month of February is American Heart Month, and an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts health. Chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease or stroke, because an average of 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular...

Sedation Dentistry

We want to make your dental visit pain free! Talk to us about sedation dentistry! Are you someone who is nervous about going to the dentist to have treatment done? Or maybe it’s not fear, but your teeth are really sensitive? Believe us when we tell you, you are not alone! According to a recent...

Surprising foods that are actually good for your teeth

Your teeth are important! That is why you do such a great job of taking care of them. Brushing, flossing, mouth wash and regular dental check-ups. Yet, gum disease and tooth decay are still some of the most prevalent disease in world. Why, you may ask. The answer may be hiding in your...

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your team of dentists at Oakton Family Dentistry care about you and your oral health and want you to have a smile you are proud of, which is why we offer cosmetic dentistry with many options to perfect your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that aims to help patients have the...

PatientConnect Portal

Connecting You Electronically to Oakton Family Dentistry We are pleased to announce the introduction of online patient services through our website. Once you register, you will have electronic access to our practice and be able to: -Check and confirm appointments -Make payments -Send messages...

activated charcoal

At Oakton Family Dentistry, we love to learn about new products and treatment options for our patients. But before we make recommendations to our patients, we love to research the product. One of the latest “All Natural” teeth whitening options is Activated Charcoal. But before you start using...

Racked for gift ideas this season? Fear not, because we’ve got some great ones for you. And we think they’re great because they’re all good for your dental health! You can find these at various retailers. Electric tooth brush We love the new features of the Oral-B Pro 7500 Power...

whitening with activated charcoal

First, is activated charcoal safe? Check out this blog post before using your activated Charcoal product. Is Whitening with Activated Charcoal Safe?. It’s important to know there isn’t enough evidence available to know whether activated charcoal has any adverse reactions to teeth. Second,...

Your Dental Benefits: Use Them or Lose Them: This year is quickly coming to a close. Have you had a chance to review the remaining benefits available on your dental insurance plan for 2017? Most insurance plans have an annual maximum benefit available. If you do not use this maximum amount, the...

Pinhole surgical technique

A Breakthrough Treatment for Gum Recession Scalpel-Free, Suture-Free, Conventional Graft-Free We are excited to announce the latest in gum rejuvenation for patients with gum recession. What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation? Back in the day, the only way to treat gum recession was with a...

Back to school dental tips

As the summer comes to an end, it’s time to start thinking about a healthy back to school routine. Taking care of your child’s teeth is an important part of the routine. Research shows “poor oral health can mean missed school and lower grades.” Tooth decay is preventable, but continues...

Dental health tips for moms

With Mothers Day just around the corner, I can’t think of a better time to start taking care of yourself as good as you take care of your family. The team at Oakton Family Dentistry understands that busy moms don’t always have time to take the best care of their teeth. But it shouldn’t be...

toothpaste guide

We have all been there, at the grocery store standing in the dental care aisle looking for a tube of toothpaste, and the amount of choices is so overwhelming that you grab the stuff that is most similar to your last tube of toothpaste and promptly leave, left wondering if you grabbed the best...

Regular dental visits for patients with dentures

Some people who have full dentures and no remaining natural teeth are under the impression that they no longer need to visit the dentist regularly, as long as their dentures fit and they are able to eat and speak clearly. But there are several important reasons, seeing a dentist at least annually...

national children's dental health month

In celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month, we gathered a few simple tips to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Did you know that cavities or tooth decay is one of the most common health issues affecting children in the U.S.? Studies show that school-age children and youth in the U.S....

dental visit

Do you know someone who never goes to the dentist? Maybe that someone is you. Dental professionals understand there are many different reason for not visiting the dentist, but it is still important to understand the significance of visiting the dentist regularly. How often should you visit the...

Oakton Dental implant

What are Dental Implants? A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth made out of titanium that is placed in the jaw bone. There are three parts to an implant. First, a post is placed is the bone. Second, an abutment is placed allowing a place for thecrown/bridge/denture will be attached. After the...