The Basics: Oral Health Care

Although our teeth do age and weaken over time, with effective care, it is possible for them to provide decades of support and potentially a lifetime of helpful use. Functional teeth require safety mechanisms in place in all aspects of your life. Not only should you be exercising caution with... Read more »

Advice on the Basics of Oral Health Care

Are you looking for advice on the basics of oral health care? If so, you have come to the right place! At the dental practice of Dr. Paul Lee in Fairfax, Virginia, we care about your oral health and are thrilled to have the chance to help you achieve positive oral... Read more »

Improving Your Smile: Dental Veneers

If you have teeth that have only suffered minor damage, or if you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile, you might consider dental veneers. However, if you have severely weak or broken teeth, it is important to visit your dentist to determine which restoration is best for... Read more »

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity makes it hard to eat, drink and accomplish other daily tasks. There are a plethora of potential causes of tooth sensitivity; it is vital to seek dental advice as soon as possible to determine the probable cause and create a treatment plan. Some of the possible causes of... Read more »

Dentures Save Smiles

Your smile is extremely important to our team. We want to encourage you to replace your missing teeth so you can have the strong oral health and the beautiful smile you want. Consider getting dentures as an excellent method for filling in gaps in your smile. Dentures come in two... Read more »

Tips to Keep Your Smile White and What to Avoid

Many Americans find that a white and radiant smile is the key to creating an excellent first impression, which is why so many patients desire teeth whitening procedures, as teeth whitening is a simple and straightforward method to improve a smile’s appearance. However, it is very important that you take... Read more »

Making Minor Changes to Your Daily Habits Can Reduce Your Chances of Suffering Chipped and Fractured Teeth

Chipped tooth enamel and dental fractures can be more than a nuisance. Indeed, these dental problems can cause increased sensitivity and pain, as well as limit your overall oral function. Even if you don’t experience any immediate discomfort the fractured tooth enamel could attract bacterial deposits capable of fostering a... Read more »

Mouthwash Is a Great Addition to Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Life-long habits of oral health care begin with brushing and flossing. But what if you have already built a habit of brushing twice a day for 2 minutes, and flossing once a day? What else can you do to take care of your teeth? Try adding a mouthwash! There are... Read more »

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath can be embarrassing. Luckily, most cases of bad breath can be solved with a little touch-up to your oral hygiene routines! Here are some potential causes of bad breath and how to treat it. The first thing to do is to honestly assess your dental hygiene. Brushing twice... Read more »

Should You Have a Tooth-Colored Filling?

Different teeth have different jobs, and have different needs. For example, your molars and premolars need to be able to stand up to the pressures of chewing your food. So, when they get a cavity, an amalgam filling, or one made of gold is a good choice. They are both... Read more »