Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing… Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have… Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account… Read more »

Do You Have a Dental First Aid Kit?

Accidents happen from time to time. You have a slip or fall, your child takes a dive off of the swing set or skateboard. Or you suffer a blow to the mouth while playing sports. Or you take a bite of something and notice you have lost a filling, crown, or even part of a… Read more »

What Causes Bad Breath?

Have you ever had bad breath ruin a social or professional situation? If so, you’re far from alone. Bad breath is something that afflicts almost all of us at one point or another. For some, bad breath is an almost chronic condition – called halitosis – but for the vast majority, bad breath is caused… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

Are you looking to improve your smile? Have you thought about giving yourself the greater self-confidence you deserve through your smile? If so, we are proud to help you! Cosmetic dentistry has become a popular form of treatment to help patients obtain the smile they have always dreamed of. Our dentist, Dr. Rick Jackomis, is… Read more »

Treatments for Your Smile: Oral Health Care

Building your best smile is possible if you’re willing to take the necessary steps to achieve it. Although your oral hygiene habits are a key part of your oral health care, they are only a small part of it. It is important to also make sure that prevention plans are in place to avoid dental… Read more »

Excessive Use of Whitening Toothpaste Can Be Dangerous

Individuals who frequently consume dark beverages like coffee, tea, and cola, or also use tobacco products, frequently experience dental staining problems. In a relatively short amount of time, even minor dental stains can start to saturate deeper and deeper into the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel. While it might seem tempting at first, blindly… Read more »

Use A Dental Crown to Restore a Tooth

Have you been told you may need a dental crown or a restoration, but are unsure what it is or what they do? If so, you have come to the right place! Not everyone is familiar with dental terminology, which is why Dr. Rick Jackomis with Rick Jackomis, DDS in Sterling, Virginia, is happy to… Read more »

Successful Oral Cancer Treatment Starts with Early Detection

The healthy function of your mouth relies on more than just preventing cavities and gum disease. In fact your mouth and throat have diverse tissues that play an important role and can also be affected by oral health problems. Along with a consistent daily oral hygiene routine the American Dental Association also recommends that you… Read more »