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Do I Have A Cavity?

Our teeth nourish our bodies by chewing our food, structure our face so we can speak, and make up our smile so we can make a good first impression. Once you have your adult teeth, in place by 12 or…

FAQ: Can Dentists Treat Snoring?

Snoring is more than just an annoyance to your sleep partner. It’s often a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Fortunately for Sterling, VA sleep apnea patients, Ridgetop Dental can…

Do You Think Root Canals Are Scary?

Root canal: The name of the procedure has the power to induce dread in people. While root canals have a record of being unpleasant, painful procedures, you might be surprised to find out it’s not as bad as you think. …

What Happens if I Don’t Care for My Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option, and for good reason: with proper care, they can replace natural teeth for a lifetime. Just like with natural teeth, implants only last as long as you care for them, and not…

The Relationship Between Oral Health And Your Body

The old adage goes that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” However, to your Ridgetop Dental dentist, the mouth can be a window to your general health. In fact, many oral health issues lead to systemic or overall…

How Can Dental Implants Help Me?

People who are dealing with missing teeth now have a reliable, long-term option available. Dental implants can permanently replace one or more missing teeth with natural results. Instead of suffering in silence trying to conceal a missing tooth, you can…

How Sugar Affects Your Oral Health

Most of us know that dentists always talk about sugar being bad for teeth. But is it true? Health advice changes all the time, but one thing we do know for certain is that sugar increases the chance of tooth…

Why Are My Gums So Long?

Some people are embarrassed about how much of their gums are visible when they smile. This condition, clinically called excessive gingival display, is treatable with modern dental techniques. While a longer gum line doesn’t mean your smile is unhealthy, some…

Fixing Damaged Teeth: Dental Crowns vs. Veneers

When it comes to figuring out which restorative dental option is right for you, you’ll want to make sure the choice you make is appropriate for your needs. Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are both reliable tooth restoration methods, but…

7 Common Reasons for Tooth Pain

Pain anywhere in your body is an indication that something is wrong, and your teeth are no exception. Tooth pain can be mild to excruciating and can get in the way of your normal activities, so when your teeth hurt,…

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