Aesthetic and Family Dentistry of Washington Blog
November 30, 2016
The clock is winding down on 2016, and we’d like to encourage you to put one other thing on your holiday shopping list. A visit to the dentist! If you have dental insurance but haven’t used all your benefits for the year, you should know that they will expire when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. That means you’ll have to reach your deductible all over again to receive discounts in 2017.
November 22, 2016
Whether you’re feeling good, bad, or just ok, did you know your mood can have a significant impact on your health? Like your teeth. When you’re stressed out, you are more likely to grind them and clench your jaw. The human jaw can exert up to 275 pounds, and possibly more. And that pressure and strain can lead to a whole slew of potential health problems. Weak and worn teeth that occur from clenching and grinding are more susceptible to decay. That’s because you grind away the protective layer of enamel with all that activity in your jaw — so your teeth are more sensitive, too.
October 19, 2016
Maintaining your oral health has never been more important since we now understand that oral health is directly related to your overall health and well being. This is why we encourage regular visits to our office for a cleaning and checkup at least two times per year. There are also additional things such as fluoride treatments that you can do to help prevent tooth decay and cavities. A message from your dentist in Washington, DC: fluoride treatments are important – and here’s why.
October 12, 2016
With our schedules and our lives getting busier and more complicated, going to the dentist every six months may seem like an inconvenience. There has never been a more important time however, to take charge of your oral health than now. This is because we now understand that there is a link between your oral health and your overall health and well being. Dr. Yelena Obholz, your premiere dentist in Washington, DC, explains why preventative dentistry is so important.
September 28, 2016
You’ve just received a good report from your Washington, DC dentist, Dr. Yelena Obholz. Yet, you are dissatisfied with how your smile looks. You have a chipped tooth and some gaps between your bottom front teeth. What can be done? Ask Dr. Obholz. She’ll tell you about the advantages of composite resin bonding–also called cosmetic bonding. It’s a simple aesthetic treatment that works wonders to improve smile appearance and patient self-image.
September 26, 2016
The drummer is on fire tonight. Everyone, including the bass and piano player, has their eyes on them. They are doing things musically that make you question whether they just have four limbs. The other thing that happens to be on fire are your gums. They’ve been extremely sensitive and swollen lately and it’s made it a pain to eat your favorite foods. Dr. Yelena Obholz definitely thinks you should pay attention to this, because you may be suffering from gum disease. She lets you know how you can get gum disease treatment in DC. (more…)
August 16, 2016
All dentists wish to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. Dr. Yelena Obholz, expert in periodontal procedures, oral surgery and prosthodontics, is no different. Preventive and superior restorative dentistry is the passion of this cosmetic dentist in Washington, DC. As such, she places beautifully seamless onlays and inlays as great alternatives to large, dark amalgam fillings.
July 21, 2016
Your tooth enamel is not as bright as it used to be. Years of staining foods and beverages have darkened that once white smile. At Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington, your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Yelena Obholz, takes your smile aesthetics as seriously as your rest of your oral health.
Among other cosmetic dental treatments, she offers Zoom! In-office teeth whitening and a convenient at-home version. Learn how it all works toward your outstanding smile. (more…)
July 7, 2016
Gum disease–from mild gingivitis to dangerous periodontitis–affects almost half of adults over 30 in the United States, says the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Past age 65, the number increases to about two-thirds. What can you do about gum disease? Prevention is best, but when the condition has already begun, seek skilled gum disease treatment in DC from Dr. Yelena Obholz. (more…)
June 17, 2016
What would you do for a beautiful smile? DC cosmetic dentistry makes outstanding smile aesthetics more attainable than you may have imagined. Learn what Dr. Yelena Obholz of Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington offers in her ingenious smile makeovers. (more…)