Mouthwash: How It Works

Eliminating plaque from your pearly whites at least once a day is an essential part of an awesome hygiene routine. When plaque remains on teeth for too long, it can make tartar, which leads to periodontal disease. Rinsing with mouthwash solution, in addition to brushing your pearly whites and flossing, can help you keep your… Read more »

A Tooth with a Compromised Biting Surface Might Need to be Treated with an Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling

The biting surface of each tooth plays an important role in working with the related teeth in your dentition to efficiently break down and process food before swallowing. If you grind your teeth at night without the protecting of a dental guard, the grinding force and clenching could cause a chip or fracture to occur… Read more »

A Missing Filling Can Lead to a Severe Dental Fracture

Dental fillings are typically used to repair a minor defect in a tooth caused by a chip, small cavity, or dental attrition. If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, the bond between the dental filling and the adjacent tooth enamel can be weakened. Should one of your dental fillings fall out,… Read more »

Foods to Avoid for Healthy Teeth

Your oral health is directly affected by the foods you eat! It is also affected by the foods you choose NOT to eat. Here are some foods to avoid for a healthy, bright smile. Acidic Foods: Acidic foods can damage your teeth. Now, this isn’t to say you can never have an orange again! You… Read more »

Including a Fluoride Treatment in Your Routine Dental Exam Can Help Prevent Cavities

The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam performed by a dentist, every six months. The check-ups performed at Dr. Rick Jackomis’s clinic include a thorough dental cleaning followed by a comprehensive dental exam and oral cancer screening. If Dr. Rick Jackomis finds any areas of concern, he will help you understand your… Read more »

The Excitement of a Better Smile Awaits with Dental Sealants

One of the major oral health risks for children at an early age remains cavities. Cavities remain a because it is so easy for them to occur in infant teeth that aren’t fully grown in yet. Children also have a habit of being exposed to higher levels of sugar, which is a known cause of… Read more »

A Professionally Whitened Smile Needs to Be Maintained

Significant dental stains can rarely be removed by the whitening products sold in stores. To effectively brighten your smile, you will need the professional dental services of Dr. Rick Jackomis and the dental bleaching treatment available at his dental office. The potent whitening agents and professional techniques he employs can safely and effectively remove dental… Read more »

All About Dental Anxiety

If you feel stressed or anxious about your dental checkups, you could be suffering from dental anxiety. Here at our dental office in Sterling, Virginia, Dr. Rick Jackomis understands people have anxiety in the dental chair, which is why he wants to give you a basic understanding of dental anxiety, and do everything in his… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Effectively Replace a Lost Tooth

Having a tooth extracted after a severe dental trauma or untreated tooth decay can cause several complications. Beyond the changes in your overall oral function, it can also leave you with a smile you don’t like and affect the clarity of your speech. While a dental bridge can certainly replicate the tooth’s appearance and much… Read more »

Teeth Whitening Considerations

For those who have stained or yellowed teeth, Dr. Rick Jackomis may suggest teeth whitening in Sterling, Virginia. However, it is important to note that teeth whitening is not for everyone. Before any whitening is treatment is performed, it is important that you consider certain factors. Age & Pregnancy Our dentist will advise against teeth… Read more »