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November 19, 2018

Home Remedies for a Toothache from an Emergency Dentist in Leesburg

Filed under: emergency dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: — dr_groy @ 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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October 5, 2018

What to Ask the Dentist before you get a Dental Crown

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — dr_groy @ 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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September 21, 2018

Lifespan of Dental Crowns and Bridges

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — dr_groy @ 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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August 24, 2018

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

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — dr_groy @ 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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July 17, 2018

When Do Kids Start to Lose Teeth?

Filed under: Family Dentistry — Tags: — dr_groy @ 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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June 21, 2018

A Dentist Explains the Reason for Teeth Stains

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — dr_groy @ 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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May 11, 2018

Here’s Why Your Dentist Thinks Flossing is Important

Filed under: Family Dentistry — Tags: — dr_groy @ 5:26 pm

woman about to flossAre you a flossing family? In my years of dental practice, I’ve noticed that some families floss while others do not. I want to encourage you and each member of your family to floss at least once a day. As a dentist in Leesburg, I am committed to helping you enjoy the best oral and general health possible. Flossing is a way to improve both.

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April 26, 2018

Bring the Whole Clan to the Family Dentist in Leesburg!

Filed under: Family Dentistry — Tags: — dr_groy @ 9:43 pm

family in shortsMedicine is a field of specialties. To care for your whole family, you may need an internist, a pediatrician, an OBGYN, an allergist, an ophthalmologist and on and on. With dentistry, however, all you need to take good care of everyone’s smile is a family dentist in Leesburg. My team and I are dedicated to providing exemplary care to patients of all ages. We enjoy working with families from parents to grandparents to children. Here are a few reasons why we think you will benefit from seeing a family dentist.

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March 2, 2018

Dentist Answers Questions about Root Canal

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_groy @ 3:12 pm

woman holding jaw For most of my patients, the first indicator that a tooth is infected is, unfortunately, pain. Infection can begin deep inside a tooth when bacteria have access to the pulp chamber that houses blood, lymph, and nerve tissue. As the infection grows, the inflammation inside your tooth can lead to unbearable pain. The solution is usually a root canal. As a dentist, I want you to feel comfortable and confident before your procedure. So, let me answer a few frequently asked questions here.

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February 5, 2018

Questions to Ask Your Hygienist

Filed under: Family Dentistry — Tags: — dr_groy @ 2:10 am

dental hygienist and patientWhen you come in for your six-month dentist checkup, there is an important member of my team that sees your first: the dental hygienist. These professionals are highly educated and skilled at helping you maintain your oral health. As such, they are able to answer many questions. They may also be able to help with a concern or problem. As your Leesburg dentist, I’m always available to help, but your dental hygienist is on your side, too. Here are some topics for you to discuss with the hygienist at your next appointment.

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