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Holiday Foods Most Likely to Give You Cavities

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Taking care of your oral health is important year-round, but considering the many food temptations of the holidays, it’s easy to slip up and enjoy treats this time of year. Being mindful of the top holiday foods that’ll give you cavities is important so that you can know what’s safe to indulge in and what foods are best avoided if possible. So what are the top holiday foods to give you cavities? Here are the top five foods of the season that can ruin your smile!

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.




#Weloveourpatients – Hear what Gloryann has to say


The highest complement we can receive are kind words from our patients. Our doctors and entire team enjoy sharing what are patients have to say, including this new review from our patient:

 “My first visit was very pleasant. I’m usually nervous at the dentist, but here I was so relaxed. I felt welcome and at ease.”



Beware! Top Foods That’ll Crack a Tooth

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Taking care of your smile is more than just brushing and flossing—it’s also being choosy about the foods you eat. Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, but there are plenty of other foods that can damage your teeth as well. These include hard foods that can crack or chip your teeth—a cracked tooth needs to be seen by your dentist, as it could eventually lead to tooth decay or tooth loss! In this article, Dr. Kanumilli explains the top foods that can crack a tooth.

Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: BEWARE! TOP FOODS THAT’LL CRACK A TOOTH

Join us at the Stone Ridge Community Health Fair!


We would like to invite you to the Stone Ridge Community Health Fair this Sunday October 30th. The event will take place at the Stone Springs Hospital from 2 to 5 pm.

The Aldie Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team will be there to promote dental health and oral hygiene.

Tour a fire truck or get your face painted! There will be free gifts and much more!

For more information click here.

Answers to Your Wisdom Tooth Removal Questions

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Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, come in between the ages of 17-21 and are the last adult teeth to erupt in the mouth. These teeth were needed by our ancestors who had bigger mouths and tougher food to chew, but today, wisdom teeth generally aren’t needed and pose more of a problem than they do a solution. In this article, Dr. Kanumilli answers your top questions about getting those wisdom teeth removed!

Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource. Read the full article here: YOUR TOP QUESTIONS ABOUT WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL: ANSWERED

In Our Community at the Aldie Heritage Festival

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The entire team from Aldie Family & Cosmetic Dentistry had a wonderful time at the Aldie Heritage Festival.

It was a great day and we’re happy to share some photos from the event.








Proud Sponsors of the 52nd Aldie Harvest Festival


Aldie Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to be support the upcoming Harvest Festival. Our team will be there at the event, so please come by and say hello!

Hope to see you there! Details:

The 52nd Aldie Harvest Festival – Saturday, Oct 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with Duck Race at 4:00
Don’t miss the Aldie Harvest Festival and Duck Race!
Vendors featuring antiques, crafts, jewelry, and collectibles.
Historic and civic organizations will highlight notable events and people in local history —

Kids Events – games and moon-bounce.
Food Trucks and our local eating establishments will be fully stocked to make sure no one goes hungry.
Music – Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings will be here!
Aldie Mill will be open for milling! And of course the awesome Aldie Duck Race.
Wine Tasting! Craft Beers!


Helping Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety

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For some children, going to the dentist is a treat. They get a sparkly clean smile, special attention from the dentist and their staff, and they usually get to go home with a new toothbrush, toy, or treat afterwards. For other children, going to the dentist is an unfamiliar experience that can generate a lot of anxiety.

In this article written by Dr. Kanumilli, she explains how feeling some nervousness before going to the dentist is normal for both kids and adults, but there are things you can do to help your child overcome their dental anxiety!

Originally published by Your Dental health Resource. Read the full article here: HELPING YOUR CHILD OVERCOME DENTAL ANXIETY

Keeping Your Toothbrush Safe and Clean

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An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli

Whether you use an electronic toothbrush or a standard one, your toothbrush is what removes plaque and bacteria to help keep your teeth, gums, and even you tongue clean. Over time, your toothbrush is exposed to the millions of bacteria in your mouth as well as food particles, plaque, and even blood from gum disease or brushing too hard. Those are a lot of germs that can accumulate on your toothbrush! How can you keep your toothbrush safe and clean for your oral hygiene routine?







Is Coffee Staining Your Teeth?

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Coffee is one of the most common beverages around the world, but it’s no secret that this wildly popular beverage is infamous for staining teeth! A group of molecules called polyphenols are responsible for this staining—they effectively get stuck on your porous enamel. While some people find that regular brushing removes these stains, long-term coffee drinkers often have deeper staining that requires a professional whitening to remove. You don’t have to give up coffee to have a white smile—here’s how you can have both!