Should You Use Mouthwash, or Not?

Cartoon showing two smiling teeth looking curiously at bottle of green mouthwash, with three question marks above

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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Protect Your Teeth All Year with Smile Care Club!

Now you can protect your teeth all year! Winchester Dental is pleased to offer Smile Care Club, an affordable coverage plan with a nominal fee. Smile Care Club provides you year-round, basic preventative dental care at a fraction of regular fee amounts. Here’s what you need to know.

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5 Oral Health Hacks to Help You Look and Feel Your Best

Most of us are familiar with the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and maintaining good oral health is certainly worth the effort. Are you doing all you can? With more evidence pointing to the connections between oral health and overall health, here are five easy oral health tips to help you look and feel your best.

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Why Should You Be Concerned About Dental Erosion?

While many factors can contribute to dental erosion, you can certainly take positive steps to avoid it and keep your teeth healthy. But with so many dental products claiming to be effective against erosion, how can you best protect your teeth? Let’s look at the facts.

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New Technology Makes Implant Treatment Easier Than Ever

Winchester Dental’s newest technology is the Piezomed instrument, and it’s making implant-related extractions easier and more comfortable than ever. By protecting soft tissue during treatment, this technology results in easier procedures and faster healing for implant patients. Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS explains the advantages.

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Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are third molars that typically erupt during an individual’s late teens or early twenties. Why do we remove them? Can you ever expect to keep them? Can you have just one wisdom tooth removed? Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS explains what you should know.

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What Should You Know About Canker Sores?

Canker sores are little ulcers that sometimes occur in the mouth, and on the tongue, lips, and/or soft palate. While some people get them regularly, others never do. These sores are not a serious health issue, but they can cause discomfort. What can you do to get rid of them or avoid them altogether? Here’s what you need to know.

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Introducing Our New Dentist, Dr. Donna Greco, DMD!

The Winchester Dental family welcomes Dr. Donna Greco, DMD! Dr. Greco earned her DMD from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and has been practicing in northern Virginia since 2002. As she tells us in this interview, her educational background and her interests in early orthodontic treatment and helping older patients to regain their dental health are well-matched to our practice’s holistic philosophy.

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