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Questions to Ask Your Dentist in Fredericksburg, VA

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During your routine appointments at North River Dental Care, your hygienist will clean your teeth and Dr. Bailey will check the health of your teeth and gums. This is a great time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your oral healthcare. Here are some questions you could consider asking!

What Are My Payment Options?

Before getting any treatments at the dentist, you’ll want to know the acceptable payment methods. Does the office take your insurance plan? If you don’t have insurance, third-party financing like CareCredit helps spread out the cost into manageable payments over time. At North River Dental Care, we also offer an ...

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How to Keep Your Teeth White If You Drink Coffee, Tea or Soda

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Many patients can’t imagine going without their daily caffeinated beverage. But over time, these liquids can discolor and damage your teeth. For example, coffee and tea contain dark pigmented compounds called tannins that stick to teeth, causing stains. And soda contains sugar and acid that will slowly erode your enamel, increasing your risk of tooth decay.

We recommend drinking water whenever possible to stay hydrated. Water promotes saliva production to keep your mouth healthy. Plus, it is essential for a strong body. But if you do drink coffee, tea, or soda, be sure to do so in moderation and to follow the following tips.

Rinse with Water

When enjoying any beverage other than ...

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How to Make Your Teeth Whitening Last Longer

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While professional teeth whitening is a simple and affordable way to boost the brightness of your smile, it’s not a permanent treatment. But don’t worry—aside from getting whitening touch-ups at your dentist—there are steps you can take to prolong the effects of your teeth whitening treatment By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll get the best value out of this cosmetic procedure!

Rinse with Water After Consuming Foods & Drinks That Stain

Coffee, tea, wine, and tomato products are some of the most common culprits that can discolor your teeth. Rinse your mouth with water after enjoying them, or you can make it a habit to brush your teeth about 30 minutes ...

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The Science Behind Teeth Whitening

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If you’re interested in having a smile that is white and bright, you may be considering getting your teeth professionally whitened. And you might also be wondering how exactly teeth whitening works. Here, we’ll explain the science behind teeth whitening and discuss your whitening options here at North River Dental Care.

What's the Science Behind Teeth Whitening?

Over the years, your teeth can become discolored by things such as poor dental hygiene, teeth grinding, tobacco, and dark-colored drinks like coffee, red wine, and soda. As you age and consume foods and beverages that are sugary or ...

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