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Take These Steps Immediately If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out Oct 1st, 2021

Mouthguards can dramatically reduce your risk of knocking out a tooth during an athletic activity, but the reality is that sports aren’t the only cause of avulsed teeth. The most common source of avulsed teeth are bicycle accidents followed by falls, traffic accidents, and other accidents in which your mouth...

You Don’t Have to Live With a Toothache Sep 5th, 2021

Routine dental exams play a big role in supporting your oral health and reducing your risk of developing common dental problems like gum disease. But what happens when a problem arises in between your routine visits? At Momentum Dental in Bristow and Woodbridge, Virginia, Dr. Tamesha Morris and her team...

Problems That Can Develop If You Have Gum Disease Aug 10th, 2021

Gum disease is a common oral condition in about 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older. Poor oral hygiene habits, family history (genetics), medication, or other pre-existing conditions allow for bacteria to grow and spread, giving gum disease a flourishing place to grow.  At Momentum Dental in Woodbridge, VA,...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Jul 25th, 2021

Yellowing teeth is a normal part of aging. But, not all are fans of discolored teeth. If you’re looking to whiten your teeth and remove years of stains on your teeth, you may be the right candidate for teeth whitening treatments. At Momentum Dental in Woodbridge, VA, Tamesha Morris, DDS,...

Traditional Braces or Invisalign®: What’s Best For Me? Jun 30th, 2021

If you’re looking to correct your teeth or get your beautiful smile back, you may be considering braces or Invisalign® treatments. Crooked or uneven teeth are the most common reasons people opt for Invisalign or traditional braces.  Invisalign is a popular treatment because it uses clear, plastic aligners rather than...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons for Porcelain Veneers May 27th, 2021

Dental veneers provide a cosmetic and non-cosmetic solution to common dental conditions. Most patients request porcelain veneers to fix a cosmetic concern. Others have more severe conditions that require a veneer.  Veneers are made from porcelain or resin-composite materials. They permanently bond to your teeth. Veneers can last for years,...

Don't Let Fear and Anxiety Stand in the Way of Healthy Teeth Apr 1st, 2021

Humans are wired with a healthy sense of fear that alerts them to danger and keeps them safe from harm. But when rational, cautious behavior takes a turn and becomes extreme and paralyzing, it can stop you from doing even safe and positive things.  From public speaking to spiders to...

“I Hate The Dentist,” Sep 22nd, 2020

“But It is not personal against you Dr. Morris.” Think I have not heard this before? At least once a week, I hear- I am a chicken, I am scared of the dentist, or I don’t like coming to the dentist.” I genuinely want to know what happen to make...

What Are Dental Implants? Apr 7th, 2020

If you have recently lost a tooth, you may be looking for an immediate tooth replacement option. Thanks to advances in the dental technology there are many treatment options available to you. But this big list of treatment options may be overwhelming. Dental implants are one of the most popular...

Why Is Flossing So Important? Mar 14th, 2020

The benefits of flossing cannot be denied, yet so many people avoid this important step. Brushing alone will not rid you of hard to reach plaque, bacteria and food debris. If your dentist or hygienist are repeatedly reminding you to floss your teeth, you may be at risk of developing...

Picking The Right Dental Care Products For You Mar 14th, 2020

When it comes to dental care, there are so many products on the market that it can be hard to decide which ones you actually need. Here are four basic dental products that you should have on hand as part of your oral hygiene routine. Toothpastes There are many different...

How Can Dental Implants Improve Your Smile? Mar 14th, 2020

Having missing teeth can make you feel unattractive and embarrassed to smile. Just one missing tooth can also make it difficult to chew properly and can interfere with your normal bite. Luckily, modern dentistry has created a long-lasting and natural-looking tooth replacement solution: dental implants. How Do Dental Implants for...

4 Tips For Braces Care Mar 14th, 2020

So you’ve finally decided to correct your smile with braces? Orthodontic treatment can be a great way to correct overcrowding, misalignment and other teeth spacing issues. Proper care and maintenance are necessary, however, to ensure the best outcome and protect your oral health. Brush your teeth and braces daily. We’ve...

What Are Dental Sealants And What Do They Do? Mar 14th, 2020

For years, tooth sealants have been used in dental care for children to prevent tooth decay. This routine preventative measure plays a large role in the oral hygiene of children whom it is applied to, but what are sealants, and what do they do? Why Dental Sealants? The way that...