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Cartoon Boxer is Punched and Tooth is Knocked-Out

What to Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out

It happens on the football field and the baseball diamond and in the boxing ring. It happens in car accidents and in scuffles behind the high school gym. Someone’s tooth gets knocked out. Each year, more than five million teeth are knocked out of the mouths of children or adults. If the right actions are […]

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The Germs Living On Your Toothbrush!

It’s true, there are several kinds of bacteria that can hide on the bristles of your toothbrush, including streptococci, staphylococci, Herpes Simplex I, and the Influenza virus. To protect your toothbrush from bacteria, we recommend following these three tips: Wash your hands before and after brushing Allow the brush to air dry after each use, […]

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Botox® OR Restylane? Which is Right For You?

THE RISE OF BOTOX  With popular celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, and Kelly Rippa admitting to the occasional injection, “Botox” is officially no longer a dirty word. Just like anti-aging creams and serums, Botox and Restylane injections are frequently being used to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet, laugh lines and sagging skin on […]

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Quit Smoking to Save Your Smile

We are all well aware that smoking causes major problems for organs such as your lungs and heart, but what about your mouth? Smoking is a huge risk factor for many oral health issues such as: Oral Cancer- Smokers are up to 6 times more likely to develop oral cancers. Gum Disease- Smoking can suppress the body’s […]

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The Benefits of 3D Technology

Traditional radiographs (X-rays) are only two-dimensional and when used in medicine and dentistry, they have limitations. Fortunately, some dentists – including our oral surgeon – use three-dimensional technology when diagnosing conditions and planning treatment to enhance patient care. Three-dimensional imaging produces far more detailed images of the head, neck, and oral cavity. This technology has […]

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How Do I Know If I Have an Impacted Tooth?

An impacted tooth is a tooth that hasn’t fully emerged from your gums or jaw. In some cases, a tooth may grow at the wrong angle. This can affect the alignment of surrounding teeth and cause other complications. District of Columbia and surrounding area impacted tooth patients should seek treatment as soon as they believe […]

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Tooth Extractions VS. Root Canal

Have you ever wondered why some teeth can be saved with root canal therapy while others require surgical removal? While these treatment protocols are very different; their objectives are the same. Whether tooth extraction or root canal treatment is necessary, the ultimate goal is to preserve oral health and improve oral function. A tooth extraction is normally […]

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3 Tips to Improve Your Oral Health

All of us here at Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center want to share some of our favorite tips for better oral health and overall well-being to help you live a happier life and smile more! Reduce your stress. Stress is a major problem for millions of people in the United States. Stress affects both […]

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How to Avoid Tooth Extraction Complications

Tooth extraction can be unpleasant enough, but when complications set in, the situation can quickly become serious. Surgical tooth extractions are significantly more complex than those performed in your dentist’s office, and consequently, the risks are higher. You can avoid extraction-related problems by following your doctor’s or dentist’s instructions for before and after the procedure. No […]

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Healthy Halloween Alternatives

Can you believe tomorrow is already October!?! Which means Halloween is just around the corner! Children love to gorge on sticky candies and sugary treats during this holiday month, but they need to be careful! Help kids offset this over consumption of unhealthy snacks by including some healthy festive options that will make any lunch, […]

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