General & Family Dentistry

General, Cosmetic, and TMJ Dentists Serving Arlington, South Riding, and Nearby Areas of Northern Virginia


2019 is quickly drawing to a close and the New Year is on the horizon. Have you taken full advantage of your dental benefits? According to the American Dental Association, only 2.8 percent of people with a PPO dental plan reach or exceed the annual maximum allowed by those plans. Everyone else is missing out on an important way to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Your dental health plan and/or FSA account provides coverage for certain treatments, services and procedures. General dentistry services are typically covered.

Halloween is finally here. For many children, this is one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year, and for good reason. Who doesn’t want to get dressed up in costumes and come home with a bag full of candy? If you’re going to take your kids trick-or-treating this year, it’s important to have a plan for preventing all that candy from damaging your children’s teeth.

St. Patrick's Day is approaching rapidly. This weekend, many people will get in touch with their inner Irish side (even if they aren't Irish). For all practical purposes, this involves drinking massive quantities of alcohol. If a day of bottomless Guinness, Jamison shots and green beer seems appealing, you may want to think about the potential consequences of your actions (hint: a nasty hangover may be the least of your concerns).

Do you experience anxiety about going to the dentist? If so, you're not alone. Millions of Americans share your fear, and this often causes many people to skip important dental treatments altogether. Unfortunately, failing visit the dentist for regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings can place you at risk of developing serious oral health issues that will require more costly and painful treatments down the road.

In the following video, Dr. Kirsten Lee discusses the criteria you should evaluate when choosing a dentist.

At Arlington Dental Aesthetics, we offer a wide range of dental services, including:

Daily life can be hectic and stressful, especially when you have young children. It can be challenging to juggle all of the activities and appointments your children have on top of the work and social commitments in your life. Anything that can simplify this process will most likely make your life much easier. Choosing a family dentist who can treat you and your children in one office (often at the same time) is one way to streamline these scheduling challenges.

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums doesn't come naturally. It takes work. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do to maintain optimal levels of oral health for years to come. View our Slideshare presentation to discover 8 tips that you can start acting on right away.

November is American Diabetes Month, which makes this a good time to reflect on how inter-connected our bodies' systems really are. Problems in one area of your body don't stay there – they can affect your overall level of health in ways you wouldn't necessarily expect.

One point our Arlington dentists make in conversation with patients is that there is a strong link between your oral health and your general health. Put simply, it's hard to maintain a healthy body if you have unhealthy teeth and gums.