Dental Blog 2018-01-29T17:54:06-05:00

Please Welcome Uma Khan, RDH!

We are so excited to welcome Uma Khan, RDH Dental Hygienist to our practice at Dentistry of Virginia Beach! We're so happy to have you here, Uma!  

Tips for new parents about baby teeth

A common question from new parents is in regards to the timing of the first dental visit. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends this initial visit to be by the first birthday. Before being alarmed at this, it's important to consider the logic behind this recommendation. The purpose is two fold...primarily to make sure [...]

I need a “root canal”…What is that?

A root canal is the common term for a dental procedure where the pulp(middle portion of a tooth made up of blood vessels and nerves) becomes injured and/or dies. This requires the pulp to be removed and for the pulp spaces to be disinfected and sealed with an interior filling. In reality all teeth have [...]

Before and After – Fillings

We all know and loathe cavities, but do you really know what happens when you hear the dreaded "C" word? Check out the procedure below to learn more about why you should limit acidic and sugary drinks and foods. Ideally breakfast, lunch and dinner would be the only times sugary or acidic beverages would be [...]

“Cavities” vs Decay vs Caries

All 3 terms refer to the same damage inside a tooth although decay and caries are much more accurate descriptions of the disease. The term cavity is a poor term for describing an area of decay(softness).  The reason is that cavity implies there is a hole in a tooth.  Even though areas of large decay [...]

Sensitive Teeth

You know the feeling. You can only chew on one side of your mouth. You avoid hot and cold beverages. Sometimes even brushing can hurt. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may have sensitive teeth. Luckily, there are measures you can take to reduce your sensitivity. When a tooth's enamel is [...]