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...

Pain in the Jaw – TMJ Disorder (TMD)

Do you feel pain or tenderness in or around your jaw joints or muscles, or in and around your ear? Do you have difficulty or pain while chewing? Does your jaw occasionally lock, making it difficult to open or close your mouth? The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the two joints connecting the jawbone to the…

All About Dentures

Our teeth play such a significant role in our lives. Every time we smile, talk or eat, we use our mouths and teeth. They help us look our best and enjoy our favorite foods. If you have missing teeth either due to disease or injury, dentures can be a great teeth replacement option. A denture…

What are Dental Implants?

Missing teeth can negatively affect a person's self-confidence, and their ability to eat and speak. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69 percent of US adults between the ages of 35 to 44 have lost one tooth. Today, dental implants are available and are a popular solution for missing teeth. They...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Oral Appliances

Did you know that your dentist is trained to help treat and manage snoring and sleep apnea? Dental sleep medicine is a dental specialty that uses oral appliance therapy to treat sleeping disorders such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Dentists collaborate together with your physicians to determine the best treatment for you. There are...

Perfect Your Smile

Do you feel self conscious about your smile? Do you cover your mouth when you talk? Do you close your lips when the camera shutter opens? A prosthodontist can help. As American Dental Association recognized specialists in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth, prosthodontists direct and produce your smile makeover. Plan a Restoration No...

Three Tooth Replacement Options

If you're missing one or more teeth, you may be all too aware of their importance to your looks and overall health. Your teeth are designed to work together to help you chew, speak, and smile. When teeth are missing, it is difficult to do these things. Even the loss of a back tooth may...