What You Should Know About Dry Mouth

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Dry mouth (xerostomia) occurs when your normal saliva flow slows down or stops. It is not a disease, but a condition that can arise as a side effect of various other factors. If you’re experiencing dry mouth or think you may be at risk, here’s what you should know.

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7 Great Reasons to Floss Every Day

Mechanical teeth with frosted donut, petit fours, and cupcake. Taking a few minutes to floss daily is vital to oral and overall health.

You’ve probably heard your dentist or hygienist regularly recommend that you floss daily. Flossing takes only a few minutes, but for some patients, getting started and then flossing regularly can be a challenge. If you’ve already made it part of your routine, congratulations! But if you need more encouragement, here are seven great reasons to make the effort!

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Sensitive Teeth: What Should I Know?

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Most of us have experienced sensitive teeth at one point or another. Sometimes the sensitivity is momentary or temporary; but on occasion, the discomfort lasts. What causes sensitive teeth? How can you avoid this issue, and when should you seek help from your dentist? Dr. Chase Garris, DDS has answers.

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7 Healthy Foods for Your Child’s Teeth and Gums

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Building and maintaining your child’s dental health is about much more than just preventing cavities. It also includes taking steps to promote proper arch development and jaw growth, strengthening and remineralizing the teeth, and good hydration. Here are seven kinds of foods that will help your child on the path to great dental (and overall) health.

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9 Things You Can Do for a Healthier Mouth

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Are you doing all you can to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be? Making major lifestyle changes is great, but even small changes can help lead to noticeable improvements. Here are nine ways you can give your mouth its best chance for great health!

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Should You Use Mouthwash, or Not?

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Mouthwash, also known as mouth rinse, now comes in more flavors, colors, and varieties than ever. Is it absolutely necessary for oral health? What do you need to know to make the best choice? In this interview, Kelly Richardson, DDS answers your questions.

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Your Back-to-School Dental Checklist

It’s almost back-to-school time—are your children ready? Come in and see us for checkups before school begins, and avoid interruptions in your children’s school day. With our new longer office hours, getting in to see us before school resumes is easier than ever. Here’s a checklist to help you plan back-to-school dental care as your children prepare for their new school year.

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Winchester Dental Welcomes Chase Garris, DDS

Winchester Dental is pleased to welcome Dr. Chase Garris to our practice! Dr. Garris, a native Virginian, is delighted to be home after completing a year-long dental residency in Sitka, Alaska. He looks forward to getting to know our patients! We’re happy to “meet” him through this interview.

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Summer Teeth Whitening Special!

Brighten your teeth with our half-off summer teeth whitening special! Between now and August 31, 2018, our teeth whitening treatments are available at 50% of the usual prices. Look your best while you enjoy the sunshine and warmth of the season!

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Your Dental Health: 5 Commonly Asked Questions

Do you ever wonder about how certain foods and drinks really affect your teeth, about the kind of toothbrush you’re using, or even why we take your blood pressure during hygiene appointments? In this article, Dr. Gio and hygienist Laura Steinmetz respond to some of our patients’ most frequently-asked questions.

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