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When was the last time you paid Dr. Chris Houser a visit? If you're like many people, chances are it was more than six months ago. We hear the reasons why people neglect regular dental visits all the time: lack of money or quality dental insurance, busy schedules, and fear. However, your twice-yearly checkups are so important for your dental health and your overall health as well.
You may brush your teeth twice a day and even floss, and your teeth may feel fine, but regular dental checkups at Heritage Hunt Dental in Gainesville, VA, aren’t about addressing problems and reacting — they are about cavity prevention. No matter how much you brush and floss, there is still a chance that food or other debris can get lodged between your teeth, and there is also a chance that food and beverages can wear down your tooth enamel in between visits, making your teeth vulnerable to decay.
In addition to thorough teeth cleaning and polishing, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.
It's important to know that the majority of dental problems do not become visible or painful until they are highly advanced. And, unfortunately, serious oral issues are painful and expensive to treat. A deep cleaning twice a year by our team at Heritage Hunt Dental in Gainesville, VA, is the best way to hit all the spots you may have missed with brushing and flossing and prevent any problems that may have gone unseen.
Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve! If you’re overdue for your next cleaning, please give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris Houser at (703) 754-5800.
The need for dental mini implants for Gainesville VA residents continues to grow, and Dr. Chris Houser and the entire team at Heritage Hunt Dental are here to provide this service. If you are looking for a way to replace your lost teeth, we can help!
Lost teeth replacement with dental mini implants for Gainesville VA residents
Dr. Houser is proud to provide dental mini implants to Gainesville VA area patients. If you have missing teeth, it may cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. Because our smiles are often the first thing that people notice about this, a smile with missing teeth can make us shy and reluctant to interact with others.
Replacing your teeth with a mini implant might be just the solution that you are looking for. When it comes to tooth replacement, many patients prefer implants because of their permanence and low maintenance requirements. However, many patients hesitate when it comes to implants because they worry about the pain and discomfort that can come with the procedure. Fortunately, experienced dentists know how to manage these fears and work around them.
Replacing lost teeth is important for a lot of different reasons, and not all of them are cosmetic. Missing teeth can cause you to rely on one part of your mouth to chew. While this may seem like a practical solution, it can lead to further problems. Relying on one part of your mouth can create issues with your bite, tooth alignment, and overall dental and oral health.
Is it time for you to consider dental mini implants in Gainesville VA?
Heritage Hunt Dental and Dr. Houser are here to provide dental mini implants to Gainesville VA area patients. Call our office today at (703) 754-5800 to schedule your initial consultation. The team at Heritage Hunt Dental looks forward to working with you soon!
Same-day crowns from your dentist in Gainesville, VA, can enhance your smile.
Do you have badly damaged teeth? Do you need dental crowns? If you answered yes to these questions, did you know you can get a new dental crown in just one day? It’s true! In fact, you can have a dental crown made right in front of you in the office!
Dr. Chris Houser at Heritage Hunt Dental offers a wide range of dental services, including same-day crowns in Gainesville, VA, to enhance your smile. He proudly serves residents of Gainesville, and Haymarket, VA, and he can help your smile too!
There is a revolutionary new technology available which allows your dentist to create a dental crown, partial dental crown, dental veneers, and other restorations, right in the office. These dental crowns are known as same-day crowns, and they use a technology known as CAD/CAM, which stands for computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacture.
CAD/CAM combines 3D imaging with precise computer measurement to provide an exact dental crown, which will fit your tooth like a glove. CAD/CAM same-day crowns offer some amazing benefits like these:
- Fast treatment, because your new crown can be created and placed all in the same day
- Beautiful appearance, because same day crowns use materials that closely resemble natural tooth enamel
- Precise fit, because CAD/CAM technology uses precise measurement, so there are no remakes
Same-day crowns are also convenient because they don’t require you to wear an unsightly, uncomfortable temporary crown. You get to wear your new permanent crown instead!
You deserve to have the best restorative technology available with CAD/CAM same-day crowns. To learn more about the benefits of same-day crowns in Gainesville, VA, and how they can enhance your smile, call Dr. Houser at Heritage Hunt Dental. You can reach us at (703) 754-5800 now!
An important part of keeping your smile healthy and strong is being sure to identify when there’s a dental issue that needs to be treated. Part of that includes regularly visiting your dentist for checkups so that they can help identify these issues. A common issue that almost everyone will deal with at least once in their life is cavities. The only way to treat a cavity and restore your smile is with a dental filling from your dentist, Dr. Chris Houser, at Heritage Hunt Dental in Gainesville, VA, as soon as possible!
How Dental Fillings Restore Your Smile
When a tooth is plagued by a cavity, the cavity can spread throughout the tooth, leaving it damaged and can spread into the bloodstream, causing long-term issues not just in the mouth. However, your dentist in Gainesville, VA, can help stop this from happening by placing a dental filling in your tooth. During your regular checkups, your dentist will keep an eye out for any signs of cavities or damage that would need to be repaired by a filling. Once damage or decay is identified, your dentist can start the process of restoring your smile to a healthy state.
First, your dentist will numb the affected area, giving you the comfort to sit through the procedure easily. They will then remove the affected area, giving your tooth a fresh start. Depending on where the tooth is, your dentist can either use a tooth-colored material or a silver material, filling the tooth and protecting it from any further damage. This helps protect your tooth from infection and bacteria, giving you a healthy smile again.
Contact Your Dentist Today!
Don’t hesitate to save your smile from decay! Contact your dentist, Dr. Chris Houser, at Heritage Hunt Dental in Gainesville, VA, today to learn more about dental fillings and how they can restore your smile. Call (703) 754-5800 for more information and to schedule an appointment as soon as possible!
Don’t let gum disease sneak up on you. Know the warning signs.
Gum disease affects millions of American adults and yet, many people don’t even realize that they have a problem until the disease has spread and caused extensive damage. The goal of our Gainesville, VA, dentist Dr. Chris Houser is to pinpoint gum disease as early as possible. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, here are some of the warning signs and symptoms that should warrant a trip to the dentist’s office.
Have you started to notice a little blood in the sink after flossing or brushing? Bleeding isn’t normal; however, if you’ve just started flossing again then you may notice a little bleeding; however, if the bleeding persists for days then it’s time to consult our Gainesville, VA, family dentist.
Red, Puffy Gums
Healthy gums should be pink, so if you notice that your gums are persistently red and swollen this isn’t something you should ignore, as it could be an early warning sign of gingivitis. The gums may also be tender or sore. Unfortunately, the early stages of gum disease usually aren’t visible, so when your gums change in the slightest it’s best to play it safe and book a dental appointment.
This symptom often appears once gum disease has progressed. As pockets of infection develop within the gums it pulls the gums away from the teeth, which makes teeth appear longer than usual. If left untreated, these pockets will continue to grow.
This usually doesn’t happen until the later stages of gum disease; however, it’s one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. It’s important that even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms that you still visit a dentist every six months for routine cleanings. You might not notice any problems but our dental team will be able to pinpoint gum disease early on when it’s easily treatable. If caught early enough, gingivitis can be reversed.
Heritage Hunt Dental wants to make sure that patients of all ages living in Gainesville and Haymarket, VA, get the proper dental care they need to protect against gum disease and decay. If it’s time for your biannual dental checkup call our office today to schedule an appointment.