Blog Archive

Should Everyone Get Sealants? Mar 1st, 2024

Did you know that your dental health is a key aspect of your overall well-being? That’s why everyone should practice preventive measures to maintain a healthy smile.  Among the array of preventive treatments available, dental sealants stand out as a popular option for protecting teeth against decay. But who should...

6 Problems That Veneers Resolve Feb 2nd, 2024

Dental veneers have revolutionized cosmetic dentistry, offering an effective solution for numerous dental issues.  Here at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, our dental team carefully customizes these thin porcelain shells and bonds them to the front surface of your teeth.  Not only can veneers enhance your smile, they can...

How Long Do Fillings Last? Jan 12th, 2024

Chances are, you have at least one tooth with a filling, but have you ever wondered how long it will last? Here at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, we can answer that question. Our dental team has been repairing and restoring our patients’ teeth with fillings for many years....

3 Benefits of Having a CBCT Scan Dec 14th, 2023

Dental technology has come a long way over the years, yet it continues to advance and offer tremendous benefits. One of the most significant advancements in the field is the development of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Here at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, this cutting-edge imaging technique...

Understanding the Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease Nov 6th, 2023

Since November is National Diabetes Month, our dental team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group sheds light on the often-overlooked connection between diabetes and gum disease.  While these two health conditions might seem unrelated at first glance, there’s a significant and intricate relationship between them that can have a...

What to Expect When Getting Started with Invisalign Oct 1st, 2023

Are you considering improving your smile and straightening your teeth with Invisalign®? If so, you’ve come to the right place. At our practice, K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Washington, DC, our Invisalign-trained dental team offers this popular choice of orthodontic treatment for both adults and teens because of its discreet appearance and...

A Tooth-Saving Root Canal Is Nothing to Fear: Here's Why Aug 31st, 2023

Do you feel uneasy at the mere mention of a root canal? We understand that the thought of this procedure might evoke images of pain, discomfort, and endless hours in a dental chair.  But that’s not the case anymore. In fact, a root canal might just be your tooth's best...

Wisdom Tooth Removal: Your Complete Guide to Optimal Recovery Aug 1st, 2023

On a yearly basis, almost 5 million Americans have their wisdom teeth removed, so the procedure isn’t uncommon.  Whether you have pain, impaction, or other dental issues, the extraction of wisdom teeth can be a necessary step toward maintaining your oral health. But the recovery process can sometimes be challenging. It requires...

Combining Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for a Custom Smile Makeover Jul 11th, 2023

A beautiful smile can enhance your self-confidence and make a lasting impression. But achieving that perfect smile often requires more than a single dental treatment.  Many of our patients here at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group opt for combining multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures to create the custom smile of their dreams. ...

Adult Tooth Loss Is Common: Here's How to Reduce Your Risk Jun 1st, 2023

Adult tooth loss is a common problem that most Americans face at some point in their lives. Whether it’s due to injury, poor oral hygiene, or other factors, losing teeth can be a painful and frustrating experience. But there are many ways you reduce your risk of tooth loss as...

Crown Preparation and Placement: Your Step-By-Step Guide May 1st, 2023

If you need to have a tooth restored with a crown, it helps to know what’s ahead. Our professional dental team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group wants you to know the steps it takes to support your oral health with a crown. Here’s what you can expect. Step...

Is My Severe Toothache a Dental Emergency? Apr 4th, 2023

A severe toothache can be a frightening and uncomfortable experience. It can also make it difficult to talk, eat, or even sleep. If you ever wonder if your toothache is an emergency that requires immediate attention, our team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group has the answer. First, let’s...

How to Make the Most of Your Invisalign Treatment Mar 9th, 2023

Are you all set to get your Invisalign® treatment? You’re about to embark on the quest for the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Here at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, we’re professionally trained in Invisalign and ready to help you have the best experience possible. Our team looks forward...

5 Common Signs of Oral Cancer Feb 12th, 2023

Oral cancer isn’t always easy to catch in its beginning stages. That’s why scheduling routine visits at our K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group practice is vital to your oral health. We’re a professional team of oral cancer specialists who can perform examinations to ensure you have a healthy mouth. We also want you...

What to Expect During Your CBCT Scan Jan 13th, 2023

If you visit the dentist for routine visits every six months for professional teeth cleaning, then you’re familiar with how these visits go. But at other appointments, you might require a CBCT scan. What is it, and why do you need one? When you visit us at K Street Dental...

Eager for a Younger-Looking Smile? Consider Professional Teeth Whitening Dec 7th, 2022

There’s nothing like feeling confident about your smile. If you’ve noticed that your teeth have started to lose their whiteness, look no further. Professional teeth whitening can change that for you in as little as an hour and help you look younger, too.  Start the holidays and upcoming new year...

Invisalign Holiday Special — One Week Only! Dec 7th, 2022

Get the smile of your dreams in 2023 with K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group and our Invisalign Holiday Special. Straighten your teeth and align your bite with Invisalign Clear Aligners at our dental office conveniently located in Washington D.C. Book a consultation and sign up for Invisalign treatment at...

How To Keep Your Dentures in Tiptop Shape Nov 6th, 2022

At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, you can count on our dental team to offer you a superior product and the highest level of care when it comes to dentures. Not only do we provide several all-in-one options for you, but we use the most advanced materials to create comfort-fitting dentures that look natural....

How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Oct 7th, 2022

If you’re one of the 120 million Americans who have a missing tooth or teeth, you should consider dental implants. They’re often one of the most popular choices for a tooth replacement for several reasons, including: Durability Ease of cleaning Improved speech Comfort Longevity Dental implants also have a natural...

5 Smart Ways to Prevent (More) Cavities Sep 13th, 2022

If you’ve ever had a cavity, you probably don’t want to go through another filling procedure. But what can you do? You might be surprised to learn how easy it can be to prevent additional cavities from developing.  Our professional dental team understands that you’d rather not have cavities. That’s...

Can You Get an Invisalign Touch-up? Aug 1st, 2022

After spending months wearing your Invisalign® aligners to gain the beautiful smile you dreamed of, you might have concerns about how to keep your perfectly aligned teeth straight.  When you complete your last set of Invisalign trays, we provide you with a customized retainer to hold your teeth in place. This oral...

Transform Your Smile With Our National Align Your Teeth Day Special Offer Aug 1st, 2022

As part of National Align Your Teeth Day this year, we invite you to K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group on August 11th to enjoy our Invisalign special offer of: $500 off your Invisalign Clear Aligner orthodontic treatment (Regular price: $6,100 full Invisalign treatment) Free at-home teeth whitening after you...

I’m Nervous About My Upcoming Root Canal Jul 10th, 2022

If you need a root canal, you’ve probably heard old rumors that made you dread what’s ahead. But you don’t need to worry. At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, we stay on the cutting edge of advanced technology to give our patients a superior experience. Our dental team performs root canals in order to...

Are Dental Implants the Best Choice for Me? Jun 1st, 2022

Are you thinking about having a missing tooth replaced? If so, you can rely on our dental team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group to steer you in the right direction for your oral health needs.  We offer dental implants as an excellent option to help restore your oral health. When making a decision, you...

Sleep Apnea Is Dangerous; Here's Why May 1st, 2022

Sadly enough, many people have sleep apnea and have no idea how serious the health risks are. This problem goes beyond your quality of sleep. It’s actually tied directly to your cardiovascular and metabolic health. Our expert dental team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group has the expertise to...

Consider These Benefits of Invisalign Apr 1st, 2022

The days of having to wear a mouthful of metal to get straight teeth are over. You can now have the smile you dreamed of without the noticeable hardware. Though traditional braces are still an option, you can now choose Invisalign® as an alternative. The clear aligner trays straighten your teeth invisibly,...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Mar 1st, 2022

If you’ve noticed that your teeth are starting to look dull, stained, or yellow, we have a solution.  We understand that a confident smile can change how you feel about yourself. That’s why our team provides professional teeth whitening at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Washington, DC. Why...

4 Types of Dental Filling Material Feb 1st, 2022

When you have a cavity, your dentist treats it with a filling material to prevent further decay. But not all fillings are made of the same material.  At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Washington, DC, our team of dental professionals are dental filling specialists who can help you...

What to Expect at Your First Visit to K Street Dental Jan 1st, 2022

Knowing what to expect at your first dental appointment can help you understand how it works and put you at ease — especially if you have any anxiety about going to the dentist.  At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Washington, DC, your oral health is our top priority....

Why Does My Dentist Want a CBCT Scan? Dec 1st, 2021

When you visit our practice at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, we may request a CBCT scan for various reasons. But why, and what is it?  Our team of dental professionals in Washington, DC, work to capture the most accurate, detailed information about your oral health to proceed with...

Is Invisalign the Best Choice for Me as an Adult? Nov 2nd, 2021

Did you know that more than a third of adults in the United States aren’t happy with the way their smile looks? If that’s you, then Invisalign® might be your answer. In the past, the traditional way to straighten your teeth or fix your bite was to wear traditional metal...

The Many Benefits of Laser Dentistry Oct 6th, 2021

If you have dental phobia or feel anxious about going to the dentist, laser dentistry might be your answer. It treats a number of dental conditions with less pain and gives you successful results. At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Washington, DC, our dental team...

How Can Dental Care Help With Sleep Apnea? Aug 11th, 2021

You may wonder if dentistry really can treat your sleep apnea. Yes, it can. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes your breathing to stop and start many times while you’re sleeping. This common condition affects about 22 million Americans. At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Gaithersburg, Maryland,...

Tooth Knocked Out? Your First Steps Matter Jul 18th, 2021

Having your tooth knocked out isn’t all that uncommon. On average, it happens to over 5 million children and adults every year, usually due to an unexpected injury. Taking action quickly can reverse the damage and end up saving your tooth.  Our team of dental professionals at K Street Dental...

When It's No Longer Wise To Hold On To Wisdom Teeth Jun 25th, 2021

Your wisdom teeth start coming in between your late teens and early 20s, but not everyone has them. An estimated 5-37% of the population are missing one or more of their wisdom teeth.  Wisdom teeth are known as your third molars because they emerge in the back of your mouth...

Why Dental Implants Are So Popular for Replacing Missing Teeth May 24th, 2021

According to the The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, approximately 69% of adults ages 35-44 have lost at least one tooth. This could be due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or a failed root canal. Whatever the reason, losing teeth is common and can lead to problems with...

Signs You May Have a TMJ Disorder Apr 18th, 2021

Persistent jaw pain related to a temporomandibular joint disorder (also called TMJ) affects the lives of over 10 million people in the United States.  At K Street Dental, our expert team offers comprehensive care for TMJ that focus on relieving pain and preventing additional complications. We’re experienced in designing treatment...

How Often Should I Have my Teeth Whitened? Mar 14th, 2021

Many different factors contribute to the color of your teeth, including age, hygiene, lifestyle habits, genetics and disease. Because many people are very self conscious of their smile and because tooth decay becomes more of a problem as you age, millions of people are trying to find ways to get...

Dentures Tips: 5 Ways to Smoothly Adjust Feb 11th, 2021

The dentures your grandparents may have worn are not the same type of dentures you’re being fitted with today. Modern technology has made dentures much more comfortable and easy to wear than in the past.  Our team of board-certified dentists is ready to fit you for today’s modern dentures at...

Benefits of Invisalign Jan 1st, 2021

Abnormal bite alignment, crooked permanent teeth, and spacing issues often emerge when children are still in elementary school, and can affect us through adulthood. Although some grade-schoolers can benefit greatly from early intervention orthodontic care, most kids don’t get braces until they’re a bit older. Although it’s become more common,...

All About Laser Dentistry Dec 6th, 2020

Decades ago, your fears about going to the dentist may have had a basis in reality. Just thinking about someone drilling a hole in your tooth to remove a cavity sounds painful. Modern dentistry is a far cry from what occurred in the past. Lasers now perform tasks that drills...

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays Nov 16th, 2020

As much as you try to prevent them, cavities can happen. Whether it’s from overeating chocolate or other candy, which produces a host of bacteria, or being too tired to brush your teeth occasionally at night after a long day, now you’ve got a cavity.  At K Street Dental &...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Oct 7th, 2020

You’ve heard of gum disease. If you notice blood on your toothbrush when you brush your teeth, you could have the early stages of gum disease. Left untreated, it’s no picnic; it can have serious health consequences.  Dr. Leslie Castillo, DMD, with K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, is ready...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers Sep 16th, 2020

If genetics or dark beverages like coffee, tea, soda, or red wine have left your teeth yellowish, brown, or gray, you’re likely not too proud of your smile. Perhaps you skipped the braces as a teenager, and you still have crooked teeth or an unsightly gap between them.  You can...

Ears Ringing, Headache? You Could Be Grinding Your Teeth While Sleeping Aug 18th, 2020

You know that brushing your teeth daily and getting regular checkups are key to a strong smile, but they’re also important habits for your overall health. And knowing this, you have a diligent daily routine to take care of your oral health. But what you might not realize is that...

Spotlight on Women’s Oral Health May 15th, 2020

WHEN YOU THINK of the differences between men and women, oral health concerns probably don’t appear high on the list. In reality, men and women face very different challenges with maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Women have a few advantages that men don’t while struggling with being more at risk for...

What Are Tongue Ties and Lip Ties? May 1st, 2020

BEING “TONGUE-TIED” is a common expression in the English language, but it’s also a real medical condition. Being lip-tied is another, and both are caused by thin pieces of tissue called frenula. One frenulum connects the upper lip to the upper gums, and another connects the tongue to the floor of...

Oral Health and Eating Disorders Apr 17th, 2020

OUR BODIES NEED a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in order to function effectively, all the way to the cellular level. Eating enough food and the right types of food is crucial to stay healthy, and this is a big part of what makes eating disorders such a dangerous...

Spotlight on Men’s Oral Health Apr 2nd, 2020

WE SHOULD ALL BE taking good care of our teeth and gums, but did you know that this can mean different things for men than for women? That’s right: one of the ways men and women are different is their oral health, which is why we’re giving guys some tips for...

What Makes Teeth Sensitive? Mar 26th, 2020

IF YOU CAN’T REALLY enjoy ice cream because every bite sends a nasty jolt through your teeth, then you know what it’s like to deal with tooth sensitivity. You aren’t alone in that; at least one in eight people in the U.S. has sensitive teeth, including kids. So why does this...

Sleep Apnea, Jaws, and Gums Mar 13th, 2020

IN JUST THE UNITED STATES, sleep apnea affects over 18 million adults and up to 20 percent of children who habitually snore. Sleep apnea is a disorder involving brief, repeated interruptions to normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being potentially life-threatening, this disorder can be very harmful to oral health....

Why Our Spit Matters Feb 28th, 2020

WE DON’T USUALLY think very much about our spit, but it’s one of the biggest unsung heroes of our oral health. Just as a car engine can’t function for long without oil, our mouths need saliva for chewing, swallowing, and even tasting our food, as well as speaking clearly and...

Cold and Flu Season and Oral Health Feb 12th, 2020

COMING DOWN WITH the flu is never any fun, but it’s still no time to let up on your oral hygiene routine. The same applies if you get a cold. With flu and cold season starting up, we thought this was a good time to share some tips for maintaining good...