Aesthetic and Family Dentistry of Washington Blog
March 13, 2017
You remember that song from elementary school, don’t you? The one that goes, “Your leg bone is connected to your thigh bone…your thigh bone is connected to your hip bones.” Well, this children’s tune may be truer than you’d expect. In this post, your premier dentist in Washington, DC explains how the health of your teeth and gums are connected to your overall picture of wellness. Find out how a healthy smile means a healthy body – and vice versa – from the team at Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington.
February 6, 2017
You take a cool drink of water, accidentally bite into a piece of ice, and immediately feel a shooting pain radiate throughout your entire jaw. You give it a moment to stop, but you can practically hear your tooth throbbing. You’re disoriented by the pain, and you don’t know what to do. Should you call 911? Do they even take care of this sort of thing? What is the fastest way for you to get relief? Firstly, don’t go to the emergency room; this is the exact kind of situation where you should call your emergency dentist in Washington, DC, Dr. Yelena Obholz. It’s the only way for you to get the treatment you need quickly. (more…)
January 12, 2017
Let’s face it: dental care can be expensive, especially if you have children. You should never have to make the choice between your bank account and their oral health, so you decide to make it more affordable by getting dental insurance. You’ve never had dental insurance before, so how does it actually work? Which treatments are covered? How much is the deductible?…is there even a deductible? Your dentist in Washington, DC, Dr. Yelena Obholz, is going to answer some of these basic questions, and more, so you can become more familiar with your dental insurance. (more…)
January 4, 2017
Gum disease is actually the most common disease in the U.S., affecting about 65 million people. This is an amazing statistic considering how much you probably hear about heart disease and diabetes, which are actually both connected to gum disease. The gums are so important that there is an entire field of study concerned with keeping them healthy: periodontics. Dr. Yelena Obholz, your dentist in Washington, DC, wants you to know a little more about your gums so you can help protect them from this potentially serious condition. (more…)
December 23, 2016
CEREC crowns remake decayed, injured or malformed teeth in one dental visit. Customized by your dentist in Washington, DC, Dr. Yelena Obholz, CEREC crowns restore oral function and beautify your smile without long wait times or messy oral impressions. The results are simply amazing!
December 15, 2016
You’ve wanted to do something about your smile for years — why not make 2017 the time you finally take the plunge? It’s never a bad time to improve your self-confidence by rejuvenating your smile. Your dentist in Washington DC can help you enjoy radiant teeth with one of the following cosmetic services. Which one(s) would you benefit from most? Let us know on our Facebook post!
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.