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Gum Disease and Diabetes

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: June 10, 2019

A recent study suggests “treating chronic gum inflammation might help people with diabetes control their disease.” The study of 264 people with type 2 diabetes and periodontitis found that “over the course of a year, patients who got intensive periodontal treatment from dentists saw improvements not just in their blood glucose levels but in the […]

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Tennis Pro Nicole Gibbs Oral Cancer Diagnosis

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: May 17, 2019

Just this week it was announced that US Tennis Pro Nicole Gibbs was diagnosed with Oral Cancer in a salivary gland. Nicole admitted that this grow had been on the roof of her mouth for many years and she didn’t think anything of it until her Dentist ordered a biopsy and it came back malignant. […]

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Oral Cancer on the rise in the US- Are you being screened?

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: April 15, 2019

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancers of the oropharynx (back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils) are usually caused by tobacco and alcohol, but recent studies show that about 72 percent of oropharyngeal cancers are caused by HPV. “There has been significant change in the […]

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Help us help some furbabies!

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: April 5, 2019

During the month of April we will be collecting items for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. This great local rescue finds homes for dogs and cats rescued from low-income, rural animal shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. We will be collecting the following items at our office- please feel free to drop […]

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Fluoride-Free Toothpaste Does Not Prevent Cavities, Study Finds.

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: April 4, 2019

  The AP (8/7, Donn) reported that although the ability of fluoride to help prevent cavities “has been widely accepted for decades,” the “internet is dotted with claims” that “fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities.” However, a recent review published in the journal Gerodontology found that oral hygiene efforts without fluoride do not reduce cavity rates. […]

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Yes, you need to floss!

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: March 6, 2019

Flossing helps to remove food particles and bacteria from between your teeth and along your gumline. When this bacteria builds up, it forms plaque, a sticky, colorless film that can threaten your oral health by contributing to tooth decay and ginigivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, which can then evolve into periodontitis, […]

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Join us for our Patient Appreciation Party

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: March 1, 2019

Be our guest on Thursday, April 18th from 6pm-8:30pm in our office for the 5th Annual Patient Appreciation Party Magic, Seated Massages and a Big Prize Wheel just for you! Wine and Lite Bites served Please RSVP by April 15th to 703-650-9320

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Is Vaping safer than Smoking?

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: February 27, 2019

E-cigarettes emerged around 2004-2005 and have become increasingly popular as the “Healthier” alternative to smoking.  Although initial studies showed vaping had far less impact on health compared to smoking things are changing now as there is more long term studies coming out to the contrary. In 2015, a letter from the New England Journal of […]

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I need a crown and I don’t mean the rhinestone type!

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: February 18, 2019

So you have been told you need a crown and you are not even sure what that means- here is a brief description of a crown. “A crown, sometimes known as dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a […]

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Bad Breath and Valentines Day

By: Kathleen Mullaney
On: January 29, 2019

Does bad breath worry you, have you noticed a persitant bad taste in your mouth or bad breath? This could be a warning sign of gum disease called periodontal disease. Gum disease can be caused by many things like the buildup of plaque on the teeth, poor brushing techniques, lack of flossing, just to name […]

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I am a new patient. After my first dentist appointment with Dr. Mullaney, I left feeling very informed and in control of ultimately making decisions about the care and treatment I receive. The staff is incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I love that they participate in helping veterans through The Freedom Day USA program. They are committed to providing a very clean and friendly atmosphere. In addition this practice goes out of its way to bring comfort and the latest in dentistry to all their patients.

I never thought that a person could enjoy going to the dentist until I started seeing Dr. Mullaney. Her attractive and serene office and Dr. Mullaney and her competent and friendly staff make every visit a pleasure. They have a gift for making each experience smooth and efficient, with meticulous attention to the patient’s needs and comfort. On a scale of 1 to 10 this practice is a 15!

Dr. Mullaney and her staff are absolutely wonderful. They are very professional, personable and greet you by name when you walk in the door. Dr. Mullaney is very talented and really has perfected her craft. Even with a last-minute treatment change, she is unwavering in performing the highest quality treatment available. I am extremely grateful to you all for making my visit pleasant and even fun!