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CPAP Isn’t the Only Way to Treat Sleep Apnea in McLean

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If the thought of wearing a bulky CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) mask every night to treat sleep apnea is less than appealing, then you’re not alone. Many people find that this therapy causes dry nasal passages, skin irritation and even feelings of claustrophobia. There is an alternative. An oral appliance may also be a […]

4 Tips to Use Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends

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Before 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to make sure you’ve used up all of your dental insurance coverage. If you don’t make use of your plan’s annual benefits, you might lose them when the plan rolls over. Keep reading to find out some simple ways to take advantage of your 2017 dental benefits, […]

What Are Dental Fillings from my Dentist? Do I Need Them?

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Maybe you’ve been blessed with genetics that have kept your teeth strong throughout your life, or maybe you’ve just always been super careful to brush and floss because you hate the idea of getting cavities. No matter how careful you are or how awesome your DNA is, though, there is still the possibility that at […]

The 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Porcelain Veneers in McLean

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Porcelain veneers have a lot of nick names – instant orthodontics, smile makeovers, and others. Patients interested in correcting any number of smile flaws, may be able to achieve their desired results quickly and painlessly with this one, simple procedure. Before beginning any dental treatment plan, it’s essential that patients fully understand their options, and […]

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation in McLean, VA

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If you’ve been told that your oral condition requires a number of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures in order to ensure the health and appearance of your smile, then this summer may be the ideal time to begin full-mouth rehabilitation in McLean, VA. At Smile McLean, Dr. Farahi will plan each step of this procedure […]

When Should You See an Emergency Dentist?

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A dental emergency can be a stressful time for all involved, and it is important that the appropriate measures are taken when necessary in order to avoid permanent damage to the teeth. Prolonging treatment can lead to more expensive repair work being required or, in worse cases, the widening of damage into areas that may […]

What are the Symptoms of a Tooth Infection?

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Even when you take good care of your teeth, it is possible to get an occasional toothache. There are signs to watch that can indicate a tooth infection. These are some of the symptoms and you can learn more by visiting www.mouthhealthy.org.

What to do About Sensitive Teeth

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If you suffer from sensitive teeth, then you are likely aware of what a trial it is to find something that you can eat. Most foods have the troubling ability to cause that dull and painful toothache that you’re trying so hard to avoid. Rather than suffer in silence, there are a number of solutions […]

Tooth or Fiction? Five Common Dental Myths Revealed!

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Everyone is affected by dental issues at some point in their life and when dental issues arise, dozens of concerns and considerations tend to arise with them. Most people who are plagued by problems will look anywhere to find the root cause. Unfortunately the answers that many find out there are nothing but fiction used […]

Smoking and Gum Disease

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In the dental field, it is commonly known that there are two types of groups: those who are prone to cavities and those who are prone to gum disease. While neither category is particularly favorable, they both have the potential of damaging vital parts of your dental health. The good news is that you can […]