Blog Articles

How Our Propel System Speeds Orthodontic Treatment

Do you dream about having straighter teeth but don’t want to spend the time getting them? If you combine Propel® accelerated orthodontic treatments with invisible teeth straightening systems, such as Invisalign®, you can get results in half the time.

Sep 1st, 2019
How Root Canals Save Teeth

It hurts to chew, you’re sensitive to hot and cold liquids, and you have bad breath — all signs of an infected tooth. Root canal may be in your future, but don’t worry. It’s nearly painless, and it’s the best way to save your tooth.

Aug 1st, 2019
How We Help Patients With Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects tens of millions of people in the United States. The condition affects not only their sleep, but it may lead to more serious problems. Here’s how we can help.

Jul 26th, 2019
What’s a Deep Dental Cleaning and Why Would I Need One?

In the battle against gum disease, a professional deep cleaning can make the difference in helping to prevent tooth loss. Read on to learn more about this tooth- and gum-preserving procedure that can keep you smiling well into the future.

May 16th, 2019
Learn About Sleep Apnea

If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep.

Jan 29th, 2019
Do Teeth Get Weaker and More Brittle with Age?

We tend to have many concerns about our bodies as they age. With our risk for chronic disease, gum disease, certain types of cancer, and cognitive decline increasing with age, it’s no wonder that we’d be worried about our smiles as we go through life.

Jan 28th, 2019
3 Myths About Gum Disease

If your opinion about gum disease is that it does not impact many people, then you should know that, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), estimates are that up to three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease today.

Jan 28th, 2019
Why is my mouth dry?

If you suffer from dry mouth, there are many things that could be causing it. Saliva is important for our teeth and gums: it helps to protect the teeth from harmful bacteria and keeps your smile healthy.

Jan 28th, 2019
Certified Invisalign Doctors

In order to provide our patients with the best care and a beautiful renovated smile, we are happy to announce that Dr. Mena Ghobryal is now a certified Invisalign provider since March this year.

Jan 28th, 2019
Is Chewing Gum Bad for Your Teeth?

Chewing gum has come a long way since it was first introduced. Most chewing gums now are made without sugar, the ingredient that caused dentists to caution their patients against participating in this popular practice!

Jan 28th, 2019
DC Dental Spa Holds Invisalign Open House Event

The entire team recently successfully hosted DC Dental Spa's Annual Invisalign Open House event. As part of the event attendees were able to learn about the benefits of Invisalign for straightening their smile.

Jan 28th, 2019
Dental Anxiety? We Have The Answer.

Has it been months or even years since you’ve been to a dentist? Do you want to get back into the healthy routine of getting those exams and making sure your mouth is as healthy as possible?

Jan 28th, 2019
Is Your Diet Damaging Your Teeth?

Unfortunately, for most American’s the answer to that question is yes. Sugar intake for the average American totals a whopping 88 grams per day. That’s 3 to 4 times the recommended daily intake.

Jan 28th, 2019
Don't Ignore That Wisdom Tooth

These days, many people find that getting their wisdom teeth removed is the best course of action for their smile.

Jan 28th, 2019
Which Drinks Stain Your Teeth?

Have you ever noticed that after you drink that tall glass of something sweet that your teeth have a hint of the same color? This is because there are some drinks that can stain the teeth more than others.

Jan 28th, 2019
What to Expect in a Modern Dental Office

When you haven’t been to see a dentist for awhile, there’s a good chance it’s because you are one of the many people who doesn’t like going to the dentist.

Jan 28th, 2019
Gum Disease Prevention Tips for Children

Gum disease is all too common in adults. Approximately 50% of them have some form of this disease! Gum disease happens when bacteria and plaque aren’t routinely removed from the mouth.

Jan 28th, 2019
Common FAQs Around Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth that incorporate a small screw into your jaw with a crown fixed onto the end.

Jan 28th, 2019
Improving Caries Detection

At DC Dental Spa we like giving our patients the best service and one of the ways we do that is with the latest technology. The Dexis CariVu machine is our newest technological addition.

Jan 28th, 2019
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth that incorporate a small screw into your jaw with a crown fixed onto the end.

Jan 28th, 2019
Is Mouthwash Really Necessary?

Although mouthwash is no substitute for regular brushing and flossing, mouthwash can function as a great aid to your oral health when used appropriately. There are many different kinds of mouthwash, and not everyone has the same oral care needs.

Jan 28th, 2019
A New Smile in a Single Dentist Visit

If you are unhappy with your smile, the last thing you want to do is wait weeks or months to change it. Time is tight and you want to make the most of your time at the dentist.

Jan 28th, 2019
Non-Surgical Treatment for Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a gum infection that’s part of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Periodontitis can cause significant damage to the gums and even your jawbone if left untreated.

Jan 28th, 2019
Light Up Your Smile with Lumineers

Article by Dr. Rex Hoang Lumineers are a brand of dental veneers that are designed to permanently cover imperfections in your teeth. If you’re embarrassed about chips, deep staining, or uneven teeth, Lumineers may be a great choice for you!

Jan 28th, 2019
Why Have My Teeth Become More Sensitive?

Pain from sensitive teeth can range from mild to extreme. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, you know what it’s like to cringe at the thought of foods that are too hot, too cold, or even too sweet or spicy!

Jan 28th, 2019
Thank you for your kind words! #HappyPatient

From time to time we enjoy sharing the kind words we receive from our patients. Below is a recent review from an actual patient that we would like to take this opportunity to share.

Jan 27th, 2019
YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR INVISALIGN OPEN HOUSE!

DC Dental Spa will host regular Invisalign open-house days for current and new patients. These promotional days give all attendees $500 off an Invisalign case and also complementary professional teeth whitening.

Jan 27th, 2019
Oral Health And Its Impact Beyond Your Mouth

As our culture and the city of Washington, D.C. grow more health conscious—focusing on exercise, clean eating, and mental health—there’s one area health and fitness influencers are neglecting: oral hygiene.

Sep 26th, 2018
Restore the Beauty of your smile

Whether you were born without one tooth or several teeth, lost a tooth due to genetics or an accident, or have teeth that are naturally decaying, dental implant placement is an option worth considering. 

Sep 15th, 2018
Your Smile is Your Biggest Investment

A healthy and beautiful smile radiates confidence. Investing in your overall health requires an investment in your dental care. Healthy  mouth, teeth, and gums have been shown to help prevent heart diseases- including heart attacks and strokes.

Sep 14th, 2018
One Option to Help You Save On Dental Costs This Year

With open enrollment right around the corner- beginning November 1st through the end of the year- many insurance decisions will be made. It’s an important time to assess all your options and consider cost saving opportunities.

Sep 12th, 2018
The Power Of Your Smile

Smiles are incredibly powerful. Smiling can boost your mood, lower stress, or strengthen relationships--they’re even contagious. Your smile is literally life-changing. At DC Dental Spa, we believe you deserve to love your smile.

Sep 10th, 2018
5 Reasons You Have Sensitive Teeth

Eating or drinking may lose its appeal if it follows with a dull and sharp pain. But, what's life without being able to enjoy your favorite ice cream? Let's get to the bottom of your pain.

Mar 29th, 2018