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7 Reasons Why Flossing is Important

Flossing is an often-dreaded step of an oral health routine, with many people wondering why dentists keep asking them to do it. Simply put, flossing prevents serious medical problems such as Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease -- not to mention…

Top 10 Dental Care Tips

With all the health advice available today, it’s hard to know what’s actually important to your oral health. Dr. Datta Malyavantham and his team at Ridgetop Dental in Sterling, VA want you to know the top 10 dental care tips…

How to Care For Dental Implants

Caring for your dental implants after they’ve healed is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. Dental implants take the place of the missing tooth, which supports the jaw bone and maintains healthy gum tissue. Dr. Datta Malyavantham of…

5 Warning Signs You Might Need Dental Implants

If you’re dealing with the discomfort of missing teeth, or have a tooth that can’t be saved, or even if you already have dentures, it may be time to consider dental implants. This permanent tooth replacement solution can help you…

9 Reasons for Tooth Pain

The sooner tooth pain can be relieved, the better. There are several reasons why your teeth might hurt, ranging from common to more complex. Regardless of the cause, pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t right,…

How Dental Implants Can Help Restore Your Confidence

If you’ve been suffering in silence trying to conceal a missing tooth, you don’t have to keep it to yourself. Many people have had missing teeth, and it’s not only because of poor oral hygiene. No matter the reason for…

Who Needs Dental Implants Treatment?

Have you lost a tooth due to decay, infection, injury, or some other reason? Have you considered tooth replacement options but aren’t sure about which one is right for you? Dental implants are one of many tooth replacement options, and…

How to Manage Dental Anxiety

If you’re putting off making that dental appointment because you’re anxious about going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Studies show around 15% of people avoid making dental appointments, and that could be from a variety of reasons. Waiting to…

What to Know About Fillings

If it seems like every time you go to the dentist, you need another filling, you’re not alone. Cavities are common, and the filling procedure is routine. The Ridgetop Dental team, a dental practice in Sterling, VA, performs dozens of…

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a common oral health condition that affects half of American adults over 30, and is the leading cause of tooth loss in the developed world. This disease, also called gum disease or periodontitis, is linked to several…

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