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How Veneers Can Brighten Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence Jun 24th, 2020

Straight, white teeth are considered the epitome of dental hygiene, but this makes many people self-conscious of their crooked, chipped, or yellowed teeth. Frequent whitening sessions can be difficult to maintain, and certain aesthetic issues might require big changes. Veneers are a fast, easy solution that gives you a beautiful...

The Many Benefits of Restorative Dentistry May 26th, 2020

If your smile needs an update, maybe it’s time to look into restorative dentistry. Whether your issues are cosmetic or functional, a restorative dentist can create the smile of your dreams.  At Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC, in Washington, DC, Dr. Culotta Norton and Dr. Peter Grinc can recommend the best...

How Should I Take Care of My Teeth At Home? Apr 17th, 2020

Are you taking proper care of your teeth at home? Research shows that one out of five Americans may have gone two whole days without brushing their teeth, and the same percentage never bother to floss at all. At Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC, in Washington, DC, regular checkups and dental...

Ouch! Do I Need a Root Canal to Save My Tooth? Mar 13th, 2020

Do you think you need a root canal but are too afraid of the dentist to have your tooth checked out? Don't be. More than 15 million root canals are performed every year, and this simple procedure can eliminate your tooth pain and even save your tooth.  At the Washington,...

Don't Ignore the Snore: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Feb 1st, 2020

An estimated 38 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, which is a condition that causes you to stop breathing momentarily, and then jolt back into a normal breathing pattern with a snore, snort, or gasp. In order to be diagnosed with sleep apnea, your periods of nonbreathing must last for...

New Year, New Smile: 5 Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry Jan 7th, 2020

A great smile often enhances your first impression of a new acquaintance, and you may wonder how effective your own smile is at showcasing the real you. When you’ve got the basics of dental care under control — cavities, tartar control, and hygiene — there’s plenty I can do to...

General Health Preparation for Successful Implant Placement Dec 2nd, 2019

Getting dental implants can be a big decision, one that can take time and consideration. Once you do decide to get dental implants, however, preparing with your dentist is an important part of the process before you ever move toward the surgery. You should know what to expect before, during,...

Straight Teeth are Healthy Teeth Nov 1st, 2019

Straighter teeth are usually considered to be a matter of aesthetics. We live in an image-driven society, and studies have found that bad teeth can impact everything from your social life to your job prospects. But straight teeth are about more than looking good in selfies or impressing friends, potential...

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt? Oct 9th, 2019

Do you have a badly damaged or missing tooth? If so, you may be thinking about getting dental implant surgery. You may also be wondering what’s involved and if it hurts. Every case is different, but you should know that you have nothing to fear with modern implant surgery. You...

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Bi-Annual Dental Exam Sep 26th, 2019

It’s hard to see the value in bi-annual dental exams, especially if you’re pain-free and have good dental hygiene habits. Given your busy lifestyle, those dental exams may slip lower and lower on your priority list until you realized you’ve gone a couple of years without darkening a dentist’s door....