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7 Signs You May Need a Root Canal in Leesburg

August 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgroy @ 9:55 pm

man with toothacheNo 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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How Does Smoking Lead to the Need for Root Canal Treatment?

July 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgroy @ 6:07 pm

woman smokingCancer, 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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The Link Between Oral Health and Heart Disease

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgroy @ 12:43 pm

Patient with gum diseaseWant 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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The Risks of Not Brushing Your Teeth at Night

January 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgroy @ 12:38 pm

Woman brushing her teethWith 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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Home Remedies for a Toothache from an Emergency Dentist in Leesburg

November 19, 2018

Filed under: emergency dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: — drgroy @ 1:10 am

woman with a toothacheWhat 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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What to Ask the Dentist before you get a Dental Crown

October 5, 2018

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — drgroy @ 1:13 am

Woman in dentist chair giving thumbs upAccording to DentistyIQ.com, the average dental practice placed an average of 13 single dental crowns per month in 2016, making the procedure fairly common. But just because your dentist says you need a crown doesn’t mean you can’t—or shouldn’t—ask questions before deciding to go ahead with the procedure. I often see patients looking for a second opinion after they’ve been told that they need several crowns. As a Leesburg dentist, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have on the topic. In fact, here are some questions you should ask about dental crowns.

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Lifespan of Dental Crowns and Bridges

September 21, 2018

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — drgroy @ 8:34 pm

Dental crowns and bridges are a staple of restorative dentistry. A dental crown preserves the remaining structure of a tooth that has been damaged by severe decay or traumatic injury. A dental bridge functions as a replacement for missing teeth and helps prevent other dental problems that can happen when surrounding teeth shift to fill a gap in your smile. Many of my patients receiving a dental crown or bridge ask how long they may last. The answer to that question depends on several influencing factors. As a dentist in Leesburg, I want to help you extend the life of you prosthetics for as long as possible. Read on for more information.

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Can You Get Rid of a Black Line Around a Dental Crown?

August 24, 2018

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — drgroy @ 9:56 pm

man smiling into mirrorI’m often asked, “Dr. Groy, why is there a black line around this dental crown?” Fortunately, that black line does not indicate there is anything structurally wrong with the crown. However, such a line—especially if it is on a front tooth—can present an aesthetic problem. As a dentist in Leesburg, I can help you decide how to get rid of a black line while still maintaining a healthy tooth.

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When Do Kids Start to Lose Teeth?

July 17, 2018

Filed under: Family Dentistry — Tags: — drgroy @ 8:40 pm

boy with tooth missingIt’s so exciting when your children start to lose their baby teeth and the Tooth Fairy comes to visit. (Adult tooth loss isn’t so exciting, of course, but that topic is for another blog!) That toothless grin is all part of growing up. Nevertheless, you may have questions about this stage of your children’s lives. As a dentist in Leesburg, I get questions all the time. Here a few of the more common ones and answers.

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A Dentist Explains the Reason for Teeth Stains

June 21, 2018

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — drgroy @ 10:33 pm

Take a look in the mirror. Go ahead—I’ll wait. If your smile is not perfectly white then you can count yourself among the majority. Maintaining a white smile year after year is no easy task. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons for teeth staining and what you can do to keep your smile white and bright.

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