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Anxiety and Depression and Dental Care 

Countless Americans face multi-faceted anxiety or forms of depression, and oftentimes both can affect a person’s ability to maintain their dental health. Anxiety and depression can make it more difficult to routinely brush and floss your teeth, keep hygienist appointments, or deal with dental pain. Whether you face anxiety about visiting a dentist’s office or are experiencing more all-encompassing mental... read more »

Tips to Keep Teeth Healthy After Baby Arrives

In the first year after having a baby, or babies, many new parents struggle to maintain all aspects of their health – especially teeth. A cavity can form in as little as six months. The doctors at Costa Dentistry have tips for keeping your teeth healthy after the baby arrives. How to Maintain Oral Health After Having a Baby Schedule... read more »

Types of Toothbrushes: Which Kind is Best for Your Teeth?

Many dentists and patients prefer the ease and cleaning power of an electric toothbrush. But there’s a lot to consider when deciding which to buy! You may be concerned about price point, making an eco-friendly choice, replacement heads, charging, and of course, what’s healthiest for your teeth! Costa Dentistry has recommendations on which types of toothbrushes are best for your... read more »

Dental Resolutions For A Healthier 2024

Comprehensive studies have established connections between inadequate oral health and a range of systemic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections and diabetes. As you consider your resolutions for the coming year, why not set the stage for a brighter, healthier smile in 2024? Costa Dentistry is here to help! New Year, New Smile with Costa Dentistry Looking for help... read more »

How to Keep Your Teeth Safe During the Wintertime

While we take great care to protect our bodies from the chilly winter temperatures, we might not give much thought to how winter can affect our oral health. Cold weather can pose unique challenges to our teeth and gums, requiring a bit of extra attention to keep our pearly whites in tip-top shape. Costa Dentistry has a few reminders for... read more »

Do You Know How Diabetes Can Affect Your Smile?

Many people underestimate the interconnectedness of health. Everything in your body is related, making oral health a huge part of overall wellness. With National Diabetes Month happening in November, Costa Dentistry is exploring how making healthy choices can significantly benefit both your mouth and your well-being. Costa Dentistry Explains Diabetes-Oral Health Connection Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how... read more »

Gum Care and Age: How to Navigate Oral Health Through the Years

September is National Gum Care Month, a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining healthy gums during every stage of life. From childhood to adulthood and into the senior years, our gums go through transformations, each with their unique challenges and solutions. Costa Dentistry will help you explore how to adapt our oral health routines as we grow older. Childhood:... read more »

How To Maintain a Healthy Smile As You Head Back to School

The back-to-school season is sometimes overwhelming, but also a great time to start new habits. As your family adjusts to new routines, working toward a healthier smile with Costa Dentistry will boost self-confidence. Let’s look at how to maintain excellent oral hygiene habits while returning to school and extracurriculars this Fall. 1. Schedule Regular Dental Checkups Now that you have... read more »

Dental Emergency Care Recommendations 

When a dental accident happens, it is important to understand what to do immediately to minimize pain, prevent further damage, and ensure a speedy recovery. Costa Dentistry provides emergency dental care in Great Falls or Ashburn, Virginia. Below, we will explore some common summer sports-related dental injuries and provide essential tips to help you manage them at home. Emergency Care... read more »

Five Ways To Take Good Care of Your Smile During the Summer Months

Everyone loves summer treats like all-day picnics, ice cream, and cooling off with a sweet iced coffee. The distractions of summer vacation make it so easy to neglect our oral health, which can lead to dental problems down the road. Costa Dentistry has five ways to take care of your smile this summer.  Summer Oral Health Tips from Costa Dentistry... read more »

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