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Oral Piercings: Concerns & Care - If piercings are your thing, we aren’t here to judge. We believe everyone should be free to express themselves how they wish. However, when it comes to oral piercings, the team at our Leesburg and Purcellville dental offices wants you to be aware of some of the concerns that go... Read More... The post Oral Piercings: Concerns & Care appeared first on Herbert Dental Group.
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4 Secrets Your Mouth Tells Your Dentist - Regular visits to our dental office in Leesburg or Purcellville are crucial to maintaining a healthy, happy smile. We can catch problems early, we can talk about your smile goals and treatments to get you the ultimate grin, and it’s always nice to see you. But your visits can also... Read More... The post 4 Secrets Your Mouth Tells Your Dentist appeared first on Herbert Dental Group.
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Suffer From Migraines? See Your Dentist. - June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and as anyone who has ever suffered a migraine can tell you, they aren’t fun. While it may seem weird to get a message about migraines from our dental offices in Leesburg and Purcellville, trust us, you’ve come to the right place. What... Read More... The post Suffer From Migraines? See Your Dentist. appeared first on Herbert Dental Group.
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Suffer From Migraines? See Your Dentist. - June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and as anyone who has ever suffered a migraine can tell you, they aren’t fun. While it may seem weird to get a message about migraines from our dental offices in Leesburg and Purcellville, trust us, you’ve come to the right place. What... Read More... The post Suffer From Migraines? See Your Dentist. appeared first on Herbert Dental Group.
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Sports Drinks and Their Effect on Teeth - Beverages designed to help replace nutrients lost during sports or exercise can help your body recover, but they can also cause irreversible damage to your teeth. At our dental offices in Leesburg and Purcellville, we’re in the business of protecting smiles, so we want all of our patients to know... Read More... The post Sports Drinks and Their Effect on Teeth appeared first on Herbert Dental Group.
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Why Did People Not Smile in Old Pictures? - Old photographs are packed with memories, but they’re also lacking quite a few elements that are common in pictures today. Color, for one. But perhaps the most noticeable difference between old time pictures and modern snapshots is the lack of smiles. At our dental offices in Leesburg and Purcellville, we... Read More... The post Why Did People Not Smile in Old Pictures? appeared first on Herbert Dental Group.
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Asthma & Your Oral Health - Asthma affects nearly 24 million Americans and is a serious medical condition that, if not treated proactively, can lead to trouble breathing, wheezing, and sometimes, even death. But at our Leesburg and Purcellville dental offices, we also know it may have a negative effect on oral health. What the Research... Read More... The post Asthma & Your Oral Health appeared first on Herbert Dental Group.
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Understanding Oral Cancer - Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States with about 35,000 cases diagnosed every year. Of those, about 8,000 will lose their lives to this life-threatening condition. At our Leesburg and Purcellville dental offices, we want all of our patients to understand the deadly disease so they can work to avoid it or recognize when there is a problem. Risk Factors Knowing the risk factors and who is more likely to develop oral cancer is the first step in understanding whether you may be at increased risk. Gender: Men are more likely to develop oral cancer than women. In fact, their risk is about double that of their female counterparts. Age: On average, most people are diagnosed at 62, and the majority of oral cancer patients are over 55. Sun Exposure: Instances of oral cancer is increased in those who spend a lot of time in the sun without sunscreen. Tobacco Use: Nearly 80% of those diagnosed with oral cancer are smokers or use smokeless tobacco. Smoking often leads t
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You’ve Got Questions About Canker Sores? We’ve Got Answers! - Canker sores are a common problem that tend to come with a lot of questions. What causes them? Are they contagious? Can you cure them? Can you avoid them? Is a canker sore and cold sore the same thing? At our Leesburg and Purcellville dental offices, we understand canker sores can be confusing, and uncomfortable, so we’d like to give you some answers to commonly asked questions. What Exactly is a Canker Sore? A canker sore is ulcer-like lesion that appears on the soft tissues of the mouth. And if you get one, you’ll know. Canker sores look like small, red, painful, raised circles. They may even have a white or gray middle. Canker sores affect the inside of the mouth and aren’t contagious. If you notice something similar on the lip or outside of the mouth, you probably have a cold sore, which is contagious, so get it looked at as soon as possible. What Causes Canker Sores? We wish we had a better answer to this, but we’ll fill you in on what we know. Canker sores have no absolu
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