Archive for December, 2015

Why is Vertigo a Symptom of TMJ Dysfunction?

One of the benefits of visiting with a holistic, naturopathic, cosmetic dentist like Dr. Lawrence Singer at DC Smiles about the health of your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and its related disorders, is that Dr. Singer has an excellent grasp of the far-reaching chronic pain and discomfort issues associated with bite and jaw alignment problems. Vertigo […]

Pop Star Iggy Izalea Among Millions to Suffer From TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions (TMJ/TMD) like those treated at DC Smiles in Alexandria may have a new poster girl: Pop star Iggy Azalea. Research indicates that between 20 and 30 percent of the world’s adult population suffer from some degree of TMJ disorder, the dominant symptoms of which are: Facial/jaw pain Clicking or popping jaw noises […]

I’m Not Sleeping Well: Could it be Sleep Apnea?

While sleep apnea therapy is a leading reason that patients seek out Dr. Lawrence Singer, our holistic and naturopathic cosmetic dentist at DC Smiles in Alexandria Va., it is certainly not the only reason that many Americans fail to achieve the restful, recuperative sleep that’s so essential to health and well-being. “Sleep deprivation is a […]

How Common is Children’s Sleep Apnea?

Although establishing healthful sleep habits is a challenge for all children and their parents, Alexandria cosmetic dentist Dr. Lawrence Singer urges parents to be aware of sleep apnea symptoms as kids are not immune from dealing with this common condition. Sleep apnea also can contribute to or exacerbate other childhood health and development problems including […]

Three Ways That Cosmetic Dentistry Rivals a Facelift

People at every age aspire to preserve or restore youth’s beauty. Some of them are treated by Dr. Lawrence Singer at DC Smiles in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Va., and quickly learn that advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures rival the results of cosmetic plastic surgery. By correcting issues like bite disorders, unhealthy or missing […]

My Gums are Receding: Now What?

Receding gums are one of the more serious results of gum disease that we see and treat at DC Smiles, our holistic and integrative dentistry practice with offices in Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C. Seriously receding gums may only improve with an oral surgery technique known as gum grafting. Gum grafting also might be performed […]

Advancements in Zirconia Ceramic Dental Implants

A word from Alexandria Dentist Dr. Lawrence Singer at DC Smiles about Zirconia dental implants: These long had limitations in the U.S. because they were only one peice. The design is very limiting as the top (crown) of a tooth can have and often does have a different angulation than the root itself. This difference […]

Happy Together: Holistic Healthcare and Sports Dentistry

DC Smiles, the holistic and integrative cosmetic dentistry practice in Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C., is thrilled to announce that our dentist, Dr. Lawrence Singer, has added a membership to the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) to his already full roster of professional credentials. Founded more than 30 years ago, ASD is an international community […]

Bone Grafting and Dental Implants: What You Should Know

At DC Smiles in Alexandria, Va., one example of the way holistic and integrative dentist Dr. Lawrence Singer is ideally-suited to place and replace dental implants is his unique oral surgery training and expertise. Dental implants are a leading solution for correcting missing or severely damaged teeth. In order for a patient to experience the […]

Hidden Disability: How Migraines Hurt More Than Your Head

Holistic and naturopathic Alexandria Dentist Dr. Lawrence Singer, who also practices at DC Smiles in Washington, D.C., is struck by the far-reaching effects that chronic migraines have on American business and society. Consider, for instance, that the vast majority of migraine sufferers find that they cannot work or go to school during a headache episode. […]