Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a simple and non-invasive dental treatment that changes the color of tooth enamel to improve your smile. Teeth whitening is ideal if you have healthy, unrestored teeth and gums. Teeth with yellow tones respond best to whitening treatment. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “close to...

Teeth Grinding/Bruxism

You can be diagnosed with teeth grinding – medically known as bruxism – if you excessively grind, clench, or gnash your teeth. Teeth grinding can happen while you are awake (awake bruxism) or sleeping (sleep bruxism), but you are much less likely to know that you grind your teeth while sleeping. About 10% of the…

Mobile Dental Clinic Provides Free Care in Bailey’s Crossroads

Check out this NBC Washington​ recent video story: Mobile Dental Clinic Provides Free Care in Bailey’s Crossroads See if you can spot our mobile clinic, Dr. Julie and Joon Coe in the video! DIVA is an active partner with The Fenwick Foundation​ and its Project ADAPT dental treatment program for low-resource seniors and immigrant community…

Periodontal Disease Stages and How It’s Treated

Periodontal disease happens when your gums become infected with bacteria. There are various periodontal disease stages, each with its worst (and best) case scenarios. Let's go through each stage of periodontal disease so you and your dentist can determine the best way to treat it and prevent future problems.  RELATED: Three Tooth Replacement Options What's Periodontal...

Root Canal Therapy Explained

Root canal therapy is a common and effective treatment used to repair or preserve teeth that have damaged or infected pulp (nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular inside of the root canal). Root canal therapy is also known as root canal, root canal procedure, endodontic therapy, endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment. In a...