Ask the Experts – How do I straighten my teeth?

These days there seems to be a myriad of options to straighten your teeth – from traditional braces to clear aligners to do-it-yourself kits. What's the difference and how do I know which options are the best for me or my family? An important fact to know, first, is that almost any time you move your teeth, a change will... read more »

Ask the Experts – isn’t a cleaning just a cleaning?

Most patients know that the typical cleaning occurs every six months. However, depending on the health of the teeth and gums, and if a long time has passed since the last cleaning, a regular cleaning may not be enough. There are cleanings that are preventive in nature (prophylaxis, periodontal maintenance) and others that treat disease (scaling and root planing, debridement).... read more »

Why are my teeth sensitive to cold?

With summer in full swing, do you find yourself cringing in pain as you take a sip of an ice-cold beverage or bite into a frozen treat? When patients often come into our practice asking about their sensitive teeth, the first thing we ask is, is it specific to a particular tooth or generalized to a larger area? If your... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Élan Dental of South Riding, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through... read more »


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