Practice News

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Does Your Dentist Do These 6 Things for Your Health and Safety?

To ensure your health and safety, what does a truly outstanding dental office do? In addition to using modern technology and taking regular continuing education courses to keep up with the newest treatment techniques, the most diligent dental providers take special steps for sterilization and infection control. Go behind the scenes with our OSHA coordinator Staci Kubovcik to learn about Winchester Dental’s best industry practices.

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Winter Teeth Whitening Special!

Brighten up your winter days! We’re offering half off all regular teeth whitening treatments between now and February 28, 2019.

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What You Should Know About Dry Mouth

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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About You, Our Valued (or Potential) Patient

Whether you’re a satisfied patient of Winchester Dental or a potential patient, you seek to save time, stress, and money in making the best health choices. Here’s how we’re helping.

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Sensitive Teeth: What Should I Know?

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

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

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?

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.

What Should I Know About My Child’s Thumb-Sucking?

Many babies and young children regularly suck their thumbs, but when is thumb-sucking normal, and when should you be concerned? How and when should you help your child break the habit—and how can your dentist help? Donna Greco, DMD discusses what you need to know.

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.

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.

More Pearls of Wisdom for Your Dental Health

Do you know what to do if one of your permanent teeth comes out, or how to avoid teeth staining? In this article, we discuss these important questions and more. Here’s what you need to know.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.