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June 10, 2021

What Is Gum Disease?

bryce @ 6:16 pm
Lifting lip to show red gums, a sign of gum disease

Some people will often define someone’s smile as attractive by how white and straight their teeth appear. Maintaining healthy, tight pink gums is just as important. Being a cosmetic dentist, I base a healthy, attractive smile upon the health of the gums as well. 

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March 22, 2021

Are Your Eating Habits Causing Cavities?

bryce @ 9:09 pm
Saying no to junk food to prevent cavities

How does your diet affect your risk of cavities, and how can you tell if you have one? Dr. Robert Bryce, an experienced dentist in Potomac Falls, is here to discuss the answers to this important question.

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February 16, 2021

What Happens if I Skip a Dental Cleaning?

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Covering mouth after skipping appointment with dentist in Potomac Falls

There is an old adage that says an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That principle applies to many areas of life, including oral health. While your at-home routine plays a big role in protecting your smile from cavities and gum disease, regularly visiting your dentist in Potomac Falls — Robert Dr. Bryce — is also hugely important. In this blog post, we’ll talk about what might happen if you skip even one of your semi-annual checkups and cleanings.

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January 16, 2021

Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Senior couple with beautiful teeth thanks to cosmetic dentist

Age can take a toll on the appearance of teeth. Stains, traumatic damage, and normal wear and tear can all contribute to a smile that is a little lackluster. But there is no need to lose heart! Dr. Robert Bryce, an experienced cosmetic dentist in Potomac Falls, believes that everyone, from youngsters to seniors, should love what they see in the mirror. He offers numerous treatments that can help individuals in their golden years to recapture some of their smile’s youthful beauty.

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December 18, 2020

Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

bryce @ 11:37 pm
Woman’s beautiful smile after visit to cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bryce

Are there any details about your smile that you would like to change? Dental stains, chipped teeth, and crooked teeth are all common problems that could dampen your confidence and even make you appear older than you really are. Cosmetic dentistry may be able to help! Still, you may be holding back from talking to Dr. Bryce about your goals because you are not sure if cosmetic dentistry is right for you. Let’s talk about some indicators that yes, it is a fit for your circumstances.

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October 18, 2020

How Will My Dentist Treat My Dental Emergency?

bryce @ 11:37 pm
Female patient discussing toothache with dentist in Potomac Falls

Dental emergencies can be both painful and frightening. However, some patients hold back from getting the care they need because the idea of visiting a dentist makes them a little apprehensive. They may wonder, “Will my dental procedure be painful? What exactly is my dentist going to do? Should I wait and see if my problem goes away on its own?” Dr. Robert Bryce, an experienced emergency dentist in Potomac Falls and Sterling, is here to discuss some common dental emergencies, how he might treat them, and why seeking prompt care is so important.

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July 19, 2020

The Importance of Good Posture on your Health and Bite

bryce @ 1:00 pm

Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Roger Sperry, demonstrated that 90% of brain energy output is used for relating our physical bodies to the earth’s gravitational pull. This means that only 10% of the brain’s energy is used for thinking, metabolism, and healing. Therefore, if you want to improve your brain and physical performance, work on your posture. It’s not just about looking good. It may be the key to better health.

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May 6, 2020

Why Do People Grind Their Teeth?

bryce @ 3:33 pm
young woman lying in bed with sore TMJ

Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism.  Countless individuals bruxate. While it is extremely common, it is NOT normal. In fact, it is a very serious condition which is often undetectable to most sufferers. Bruxism can lead to many complications if it goes unchecked.

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March 13, 2020

Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

bryce @ 11:10 pm
 close-up of smile with porcelain veneers and glossy lips

Millions of people wish to improve the appearance of their teeth. They may cringe when they see photos of themselves and notice a smile that is dull, crooked, chipped, or otherwise flawed. If that story hits close to home for you, it may be time to schedule a consultation with a local cosmetic dentist, Dr. Robert Bryce. After the dentist evaluates your teeth and talks to you about your goals for treatment, they might recommend that you receive porcelain veneers. Let’s talk more about what porcelain veneers are and how they may be able to deliver your dream look.

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February 4, 2020

Dentist Answers: How Do Genes Play A Role in My Oral Health?

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Our genes play a big role in shaping who we are. You may know you inherited your grandmother’s eyes or your father’s quick wit — but what about your oral health? Many people do not realize that certain smile “traits” are inherited, while others are shaped by habits and lifestyle choices. Below, you will find you more about the role genes have in oral health from your dentist in Potomac Falls. Knowing can help you keep a cleaner, healthier smile for life!

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