Reston VA Dentist Blog

What to Expect at a Dental Health Checkup

When you’re having dental problems, it makes sense that you’d go see your dentist. So why would you want to spend time seeing the dentist when you’re not having pain or problems?, especially if you already have good oral hygiene?…

4 Things to Know About Dental Implants

Losing a permanent tooth used to be a big deal, but thanks to modern dental technology and experienced dentists, it’s not the end of your smile’s appearance. Bridges and dentures used to be the only way to restore your smile…

Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

The sooner tooth pain is relieved, the better. Pain is the body’s signal to you that something is wrong, so don’t suffer in silence and just hope it goes away. There are several reasons why your mouth or teeth might…

Your Diet May Be Hurting Your Oral Health

When you think about your diet, usually the first thing you think of is your overall health and your weight. While this may be true, few of us realize how much your diet affects your oral health and your teeth.…

7 Reasons Why You Should Floss Every Day

Flossing is an often-overlooked step of an oral health routine, yet flossing every day is key to preventing serious health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and heart problems -- not to mention severe gum disease. While you may not like…

Can Dental Implants Replace Dentures?

Dental implants are the number one-recommended tooth replacement option, but can they replace removable dentures too? Both implants and dentures have their benefits and drawbacks, but in many cases, dental implants are a better choice over dentures. Dr. Datta Malyavantham…

FAQ: What to Know About Cavity Fillings

Does it seem like every time you go to the dentist, you’re told you need another filling? Dentists like Dr. Datta Malyavantham in Reston, VA perform thousands of fillings a year with high success rates. Learn the warning signs of…

What Tobacco Will Do To Your Oral Health

Tobacco use and smoking have a long list of negative health effects such as lung cancer, and breathing problems and asthma. However, what you did not know is how bad tobacco is for your teeth and oral health. Also, chewing…

4 Things to Know About Dental Implants

Until recently, there weren’t many options for tooth replacement if you lost a permanent tooth. Bridges and dentures used to be the only way to restore your smile to its normal appearance, but they require a lot of maintenance and…

Tooth Decay Can Lead to Gum Disease

While you might be tired of hearing dentists warn against the risks of tooth decay, there’s a good reason: tooth decay leads to gum disease, and gum disease has serious health implications. Over half of American adults over 30 have…