The Connection Between Diabetes and Your Dental Health

Diabetes has become a national epidemic with over 29 million American citizens suffering from the disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another 86 million have prediabetes, meaning their blood sugar is higher than normal. Many people do not realize that diabetes is very closely linked to your oral health and should take the time to... read more »

The Basics of Dental Crowns

Are you in need of a smile restoration? If so, you are not alone. Accidents, cavities, and other things could leave you in need of a dental crown. Here at Niles Dental in Woodbridge, Virginia, our team cares about your oral health and is happy to help you understand more about dental crowns. In a nutshell, a dental crown is... read more »

Can You Make a Smile Straighter with Invisalign®?

Are you curious about Invisalign® and if it can straighten your smile? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people wish for a way to straighten their smile by using discreet measures. That is why our office here at Niles Dental in Woodbridge, Virginia, is proud to provide you with the opportunity to use Invisalign to create the smile... read more »

Do I need Orthodontic Treatment?

Many people have braces during their teenage years, but some aren’t able to have that treatment, or simply didn’t need it at the time. And as an adult, the thought of getting braces usually isn’t a pleasant one. After all, you have to be at work and look professional – braces are for kids, right? But if you think you... read more »

3 Things That Aggravate Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity has a wide variety of causes, ranging from enamel erosion to genetics. Having sensitive teeth can make eating your favorite foods uncomfortable or unbearable. And while having sensitive teeth is not necessarily a sign of neglect or decay, there are things you can do that can worsen it. Here are three. Excessive mouthwash - Who doesn’t like fresh... read more »

Tongue Scrapers 101

If you have bad breath, tongue scrapers may be your best option! Tongue scrapers are small, wand-like products that are easily used everywhere you go. You can generally find the scrapers at your nearest drug or grocery stores or at our dental office. These tools are effective in removing the debris, bacteria, and dead cells from your tongue as well... read more »

5 Tips on How to Thwart Halloween Cavities

Halloween cavities are a real problem nowadays, and we are happy to tell you how to fight and avoid this dental issue. We understand that the Halloween holiday wouldn’t be complete without the many treats that are given that day. We aren’t here to tell you to stop eating your holiday treats or to stop trick-or-treating—we are here to tell... read more »

It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Teeth.

Braces used to be just for children, but that notion is now long gone. People of all ages are embracing the benefits of braces, and now you can too. There are more than 1 million American adults currently wearing braces and reaping their benefits. There are many benefits to getting braces and, in some ways, adults may appreciate the results... read more »