December 5, 2019
It goes without saying that teeth are hard to come by. You only get one adult set, so it’s well worth it to save them whenever possible! Especially since each and every tooth works together to help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence. But what happens when a tooth is badly damaged by a cavity, fracture, or accident? In these situations, a dentist often has just two choices: pull the tooth (and replace it with a dental implant or bridge), or save it with a root canal. In this blog, you’ll find out why a root canal in Leesburg isn’t nearly as scary as you think and why it’s a great way to help you avoid tooth loss. Learn more below!
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August 12, 2019
No one likes the idea of needing a root canal in Leesburg. Therefore, you might be tempted to ignore any dental symptoms and hope they go away on their own. However, such thinking is dangerous. If you have a badly infected or damaged tooth, the sooner you visit a dentist for root canal therapy, the sooner you can be back to feeling your best. Prompt treatment can also prevent the situation from getting worse and endangering your overall health. If you experience any of the following common root canal-related symptoms, schedule an emergency appointment with your dentist ASAP.
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July 23, 2019
Cancer, respiratory problems, a dulled sense of smell, premature skin wrinkles — these are just a few of the problems commonly associated with smoking. But did you know that cigarettes can also have a dramatic impact on your oral health? We’re not just talking about bad breath here. If you have been struggling to kick the habit, the following information about how smoking can increase your risk of needing a root canal in Leesburg might be the extra dose of motivation you need to say goodbye to cigarettes forever.
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February 15, 2019
Want to know what I do to keep my heart healthy? I brush and floss my teeth every day. That may sound obvious coming from a dentist, but the fact of the matter is taking care of your teeth and gums is one of the best things you can do for your heart. The research is confirmed that oral hygiene and regular dental checkups are integral to healthy living. February is American Heart Health Month, so keep reading to learn more.
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January 18, 2019
With work, family, meals, bills to pay, errands to run and more, every day is a long day. You’re beat and would like nothing better than to climb into bed and sleep. What could possibly happen if you skip brushing your teeth every now and then? I’ll tell you, and none of it is good.
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November 19, 2018
What time is it when you have a toothache? 2:30! (Tooth hurty). All joking aside, an emergency dentist in Leesburg may not be able to take you immediately even if it is 2:30, because the office may be closed this time of year for the holidays. In that case, you’ll be glad to know that there are a few home remedies. Call my office first and speak to the answering service, and then try one of these at-home treatments.
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March 2, 2018
For most of my patients, the first indicator that a tooth is infected is, unfortunately, pain. Infection can begin deep inside a tooth when bacteria have access to the pulp chamber that houses blood, lymph, and nerve tissue. As the infection grows, the inflammation inside your tooth can lead to unbearable pain. The solution is usually a root canal. As a dentist, I want you to feel comfortable and confident before your procedure. So, let me answer a few frequently asked questions here.
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December 10, 2016
What a relief! It’s only 11AM and it feels like you’ve have an entire day already. Fortunately, your child has decided to take a breather and is quietly sitting on the floor watching TV. They’re so adorable when they finally calm down, just sitting there, sucking their thumb…You finally have a moment to think, so of course, you worry. Could their thumb sucking harm their teeth? Dr. David Groy, your family dentist in Leesburg, wants you to know a little bit about thumb sucking and how it can affect your child’s teeth. (more…)
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November 12, 2016
One of the golden moments of being a parent is holding your child while they drink from their bottle. It’s a rare quiet instant, and you can practically hear the bond forming between you. Unfortunately, you still have to be vigilant during this tender time. Did you know that drinking from their bottle or nursing could potentially harm their teeth? Your children’s dentist in Leesburg, Dr. David Groy wants you to know about one of the most common causes of children’s cavities. (more…)
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October 11, 2016
Knowing your options is always an important strategy. In the case of tooth replacement, there are a few choices: crown and bridge, partial and full dentures and dental implants. Whenever possible, I like to recommend dental implants in Leesburg. These tooth replacements offer distinct advantages over the others and provide a more lifelike tooth and smile for patient comfort and aesthetic appeal.
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