Medications’ Impact On Oral Health
added on: August 16, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling

MANY OF US need to take medications to treat a wide variety of conditions. However, even as those medications treat our illnesses, they could be causing problems for our teeth and gums. Medicine And Oral Chemistry Some medications—even some vitamins—can damage our teeth for the brief period that they’re in our… Read More

Posted In: Medications
Types Of Dental X-Rays
added on: July 6, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling

EVERYONE WHO’S BEEN TO THE DENTIST is familiar with X-rays. You put on the lead apron, you’re given a rectangular contraption and told “put this between your teeth and bite down,” and then you hear that tinny beep. Have you ever wondered what the different types of dental X-rays are and… Read More

Posted In: X-Rays
Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless
added on: April 24, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling
chewing tobacco

As we near the end of April, which just so happens to be Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the team at our Alexandria dental office thought we should talk a bit about the oral health concerns associated with smokeless tobacco. Some individuals may assume that since it’s smokeless, chewing tobacco isn’t… Read More

What’s a Frenectomy and Do You Need One?
added on: April 6, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling
frenectomy

There are times when the team at our dental office in Alexandria may recommend a frenectomy for a patient. But we understand that many patients aren’t exactly sure what a frenectomy is and why one may be needed. So we’d like to cover the basics to help all of our… Read More

A Word to the Wise: Don’t Let Wisdom Teeth Cause Trouble
added on: March 16, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling
wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth usually begin to develop and show on x-rays in our early teens. And that’s the best time to start monitoring their growth to see if your wisdom teeth can stay, or if it’s better to get them removed. While all wisdom teeth don’t necessarily have to be extracted,… Read More

Posted In: Prevention
“Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?”
added on: March 7, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling
sensitive

Do you experience shooting pain through your teeth when you drink something hot or bite into something cold? If so, you may be suffering from sensitive teeth. It’s a common problem for many people, but our dental office in Alexandria wants to help explain some possible reasons behind your sensitivity… Read More

“Why Do I Bite My Lip All The Time?”
added on: February 22, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling
biting

Whether it’s your lip, your cheeks, or your tongue, biting the tissues in and around your mouth is a troublesome habit for many. Mostly brought on by stress or as a nervous habit, cheek or lip biting can be hard to break. At our dental office in Alexandria, we’d like… Read More

Posted In: Prevention, TMJ Pain
Simple Ways to Limit Your Exposure to Sugar
added on: February 13, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling
reduce sugar

There’s nothing wrong with a little sugar indulgence every now and then. We get it, sometimes you just need a little fix with a sweet treat. But as most people know, sugar is something every dentist really doesn’t like. And with good reason (more on that in a bit). At… Read More

Posted In: Prevention
Dental Care is Important for Pets Too
added on: January 23, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling
pet dental

At my dental office in Alexandria, we have a soft spot for fuzzy animals. Which is why we think it’s important to talk about dental care for pets. Dental care for our furry family members is just as important as dental care for humans. And while we don’t accept four-legged… Read More

Posted In: Dental Hygiene
Which Mouthwash Is Right For You?
added on: January 12, 2017 | By: Dr. John Kling
mouthwash

Like most aspects of dental care, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to selecting a mouthwash. There are different types of mouthwash that are appropriate for different needs. But what options are available? What makes them so different? And more importantly, which one is right for you? Let my dental office… Read More

Posted In: Dental Hygiene
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