Entries by Miko Nkungula

High-Tech Toothbrushes: Is It Worth Going Electric?

The verdict is in: electric toothbrushes are here to stay, and they mean business for your teeth! By now, you’ve probably seen them on the shelves, on TV or in magazines. Dentists endorse them, and most are ADA-approved — but if you still swear by your manual toothbrush, these benefits just might convince you otherwise. […]

Bye-Bye, Buck Teeth! How to Overcome an Overbite

“Overbite”, “overjet” or simply “buck teeth”– protruding teeth can go by many names, but “pretty” isn’t one of them. And they aren’t comfortable either; upper teeth that extend well past the lower teeth can often make it difficult to close the mouth, chew or speak easily. It’s a common condition, but not one that people […]

Not a Fan of Flossing? Try These Alternatives.

First there was the toothpick, then there was floss, and now there are a bevy of new dental tools making their way to the shelves of your local stores. Why the need to keep innovating? Simply put: plaque removal is just not fun…but these alternatives sure help! For those fed up with flossing, or the […]

Why does my tooth still hurt after a filling?

By: Jennifer Berry, Medical News Today 🤒 Is tooth sensitivity after a filling normal? Learn the reasons why it occurs, treatments to help relieve tooth sensitivity, and when to see us viaMedical News Today! The Oral Surgery DC Team A filling is a dental procedure that involves a dentist cleaning away any decay from the tooth […]

8 Everyday Habits That Harm Your Smile

Your teeth are supposed to last a lifetime. But some common habits could be reducing the durability of your teeth without you even realizing it. By recognizing the habits that can compromise the structure and health of your smile, you can take steps to protect it. 1. Avoiding Regular Dental Care Many individuals skip regular […]

What to do for healthy teeth and gums

By: Jennifer Berry, Medical News Today Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. But, take note that oral health is more than avoiding cavities and gum disease. Research has shown that there is an association between the health of a person’s mouth and their overall health. Follow these tips from Medical News […]

Andy Shallal on How His Anacostia Busboys and Poets Will Engage Its Neighbors

By: Christina Sturdivant Sani, Washington City Paper It’s finally happening, Busboys and Poets Anacostia will be opening next week! Congrats Andy Shallal & Team, welcome to our community 🎉 The Oral Surgery DC Team Five years after owner Andy Shallal announced that Busboys and Poets would be expanding east of the Anacostia River, he will be hosting 500 people, including Mayor Muriel Bowser, […]

Christmas Foods to Avoid for Fresh Breath

  By: Capitol Hill Times   🎉 The holidays bring lots of good food, drink, and socializing, but sometimes the conversations may be short due to what you’re eating. Dr. Harold Katz, developer of the TheraBreath line of oral products and widely recognized as “America’s Bad Breath Doctor” says there are certain holiday foods to avoid […]

Removing plaque and tartar from teeth

  By: Jamie Eske, Medical News Today   The buildup of plaque tartar on the teeth can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. However, several simple home remedies can help treat and prevent plaque and tartar. Learn them viaMedical News Today! The Oral Surgery DC Team   Plaque is a soft, sticky film […]