Gum Disease Risk Factors

You’ve likely heard of gum disease, an oral infection that attacks the gums and bone that surround and support your teeth. Did you know that some people are more at risk for gum disease than others? Dr. Rai and our team are happy to share the risk factors with you. Risks for Gum Disease Bacteria and plaque are the main... read more »

The Amazing Benefits of Fluoride

What do you know about fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen and rebuild your tooth enamel, the outermost layer of your teeth. Here are some fun facts about the amazing benefits of fluoride: - Fluoride can augment your oral health by aiding the prevention of tooth decay and cavities. - Fluoride is often included in dental cleaning... read more »

Fun Facts about Dentures

No matter how many teeth you’ve lost, there’s always a solution for restoring your smile. Dentures can restore your smile back to its former beauty and good health. Here’s how: -Partial dentures are designed to fill in the gaps in between your teeth, whereas complete dentures can replace missing teeth for one or both of your entire arches. -Dentures can... read more »

Are You Informed about Oral Cancer?

Are you aware of what oral cancer is and how to stop it? Oral cancer is a very real and serious oral health illness that can cause severe health problems, including death. Oral cancer can strike at any age and health level, so it is essential no matter what state your oral health is into always schedule regular oral cancer... read more »

Principles Concerning Gum Disease

Gum disease also referred to as periodontal disease, is a common disease that affects your gum tissue. Usually, it affects individuals who have poor oral hygiene habits, but it can also be caused by age, hormonal imbalances, unhealthy habits, and genetics. For a better understanding of the basics of gum disease, listed below are a few common principles: -Are you... read more »

The Habits to Avoid If You Want a Successful Smile

If you want a successful smile and oral health, you need to keep up on oral hygiene, visit your dentist regularly, and have a healthy diet. Little did you know, it’s also beneficial to avoid tooth-harming habits. That way there is a small chance you’ll experience a dental injury, like a chipped or even knocked-out tooth. In fact, Dr. Rai... read more »

Tooth Decay Can Destroy Your Smile

Did you know that tooth decay can destroy your smile? Well, it’s true! Having positive oral health is essential when it comes to your smile. That is why our team here at Rai Family Dentistry in Stafford, Virginia is happy to give you some basic information about tooth decay and how it can damage your smile. Just in case you... read more »

Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Are your teeth sensitive? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people struggle with sensitive teeth each day. That is why here at Rai Family Dentistry in Stafford, Virginia, our team is happy to talk to you about sensitive teeth and how to treat them. Did you know that if you enjoy ice cream, a cool drink or even... read more »

All About Dental Bridges

Has Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai recommended that you get a dental bridge for your missing tooth? Here’s what you need to know: A bridge is made up of a fake tooth called a pontic and two crowns on the sides to cover your adjacent teeth. Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai usually only suggests a dental bridge if the teeth on either side of... read more »