I don’t need to tell you that you are what you eat. You already know that what you put in your mouth affects the condition of your body. For example, you can have chips and dip or veggie sticks and hummus for a snack. You can choose to smoke… or not. These choices matter to your overall health. But did you also know that just the condition of your mouth plays a direct role in the health of your body? As your dentist in Leesburg, I want to help you have a healthy mouth so you can also enjoy the benefits of good general health. Read on to learn more about the connection between oral and overall health.
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Before you see your baby’s precious smile, those little white teeth must break through the gums. This process, called teething, can cause soreness and swelling—not a happy situation for you or your child. Fortunately, I can give you a few ideas on how to ease your baby’s discomfort until the tooth breaks the skin. Read on to learn the signs of teething, when teething starts and what you can do to help.
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Has this ever happened to you? You’re enjoying a meal and then all of the sudden as you’re chewing you bite down on the inside of your lip or cheek. Within hours, you have a canker sore. Most of the time, this type of mouth sore will heal on its own in a few days. But there are other types that can be persistent. Read on to find out about the different kinds of mouth sores and what can be done to prevent and treat them.
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A hot cup of coffee, a cool scoop of ice cream and tall glass of lemonade. For most of us, these are treats to be enjoyed. For others, however, they are the cause of sharp pain that shoots through one or more teeth. If you have tooth sensitivity, then you know what we’re talking about. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce tooth sensitivity.
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Dr. David S. Groy and his Leesburg, VA team are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. By emphasizing preventive dental checkups twice a year rather than responsive appointments made after pain or damage, we help patients take steps toward optimal oral health. However, even the best dental treatment plan won’t succeed unless patients’ at home care is up to par. Making sure you’re brushing and flossing properly may just be the difference between keeping your natural smile for life and trying on a pair of prosthetic teeth. Keep reading to find out more about proper brushing and flossing, or contact our team to find out more today.
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Congratulations! Whether you are expecting your first child or your fifth, Dr. David S. Groy and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants in Leesburg, VA, want to wish you a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy. Actually, by continuing to see Dr. Groy regularly, we can help you and your baby. In addition to your visits to the obstetrician, planning the nursery and adjusting to the idea of motherhood, dental checkups are an important component of maintaining your health during these very special nine months.
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