Softouch Dental Care Blog

LVI-Trained Dentist Serving Oakton, Vienna, McLean and Nearby Northern Virginia

April 25, 2016
Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile. Having a missing, chipped, or decayed tooth can leave you self-conscious, but giving your smile a makeover can remove those worries. Restoring your smile with dental implants also has health benefits. Some of the health benefits of implant dentistry include... Read Full Post
April 14, 2016
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition that occurs as a result of the misalignment of your jaw joint. Your jaw joint can be knocked out of alignment in a number of ways, including a blow to the head, a chronic teeth-grinding habit, or crowded teeth that constantly meet in a... Read Full Post
March 24, 2016
Every year, dentists across the country see a spike in emergency visits following St. Patrick's Day. NBC reported that the average increase in emergency dental visits is 64% on the first business day after St. Patrick's Day. The most common dental problems that are treated are chipped teeth needing... Read Full Post
March 14, 2016
Do you have constant headaches, damaged teeth or trouble sleeping? You may suffer from bruxism, a condition marked by unconsciously grinding your teeth during the day or clenching and grinding them at night. Bruxism is often a cause of TMJ, a condition that occurs when your jaw becomes misaligned.... Read Full Post
February 19, 2016
Recent studies have shown that postmenopausal women with periodontal disease, or gum disease, are more likely to develop breast cancer. This is especially true in smokers. The study found that gum disease raises the risk of cancer by 14%. Factors which may contribute to the development of... Read Full Post
September 01, 2015
Fluorosis is the technical name for the ribboning and discoloration of teeth caused by excessive fluoride exposure. Common in people born before 1980, fluorosis can be a very difficult condition to treat because it does not respond well to topical tooth whitening. In fact, many teeth whiteners can... Read Full Post
June 01, 2015
Tooth sensitivity is one of the most commonly cited reasons for avoiding routine dental care. Unfortunately, avoiding dental care can actually exacerbate sensitivity by allowing its underlying cause to remain untreated. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, Northern Virginia family dentist Dr.... Read Full Post
May 08, 2015
If you are an adult suffering from mild malocclusion, instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers may be the best solution for your smile. With instant orthodontics, Northern Virginia cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Chung can address issues including: Gaps in between teeth Crooked tooth presentation... Read Full Post
December 03, 2012
Not only can sugary beverages like soda leave your teeth vulnerable to decay, this type of beverage can cause an unsightly yellow tint to your teeth, which may make you too embarrassed to smile freely. Teeth whitening lets you achieve a brighter smile by bleaching away these stains, but you can... Read Full Post
November 16, 2011
  Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is the name given to a number of disorders that can affect the proper alignment of your jaw. Jaw misalignment can be caused by several factors including trauma, arthritis, disc disintegration, and malocclusion. In the case of malocclusion, braces or another... Read Full Post