Dentist Ashburn VA | 6 Ways to Be Happier Now

This holiday season, our dentist in Ashburn invites his patients to take a moment and enjoy life and all it has to offer.

According to WebMD, below are a few easy tips on how to make your day just a little brighter!

No. 1
Give Thanks
Happy people aren’t smarter or richer than their peers, but they are more grateful and often have these characteristics.

No. 2
Focus on Physical Activity
You don’t need to run marathons to reap the benefits of exercise. Even short workouts release certain brain chemicals that create feelings of joy and contentment.

No. 3
Eat Feel-Good Foods
While there’s no “happiness diet,” some foods — like Thanksgiving turkey — can give your mood a lift and may help ward off depression.

No. 4
Snuggle Up
Touching and hugging can release your body’s natural “feel-good hormone.” Plus, sex and intimacy can boost your self-esteem and happiness, among other health perks.

No. 5
Give Back
As little as 2 hours of volunteering a week can give you that happy glow known as the “helper’s high.”

No. 6
Tune In
Listening to music can provide an emotional pick-me-up, but choose wisely. Some songs may bring you down.

Original Source: WebMD: 6 Ways to Be Happier

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Ashburn VA Dentist | What is “Same Day Dentistry”?

Dentist in Ashburn

We’ve gone to great lengths to make dentistry accessible for you. We know your time is precious. We know you don’t want to come in for multiple visits or spend hours in the chair for a needed dental restoration.

We’re happy to remind you that Dr. Rick Rios and Dr. Mina Ranzurmal have invested in CEREC technology. After examining your mouth, the area surrounding the affected tooth or teeth will be anesthetized and prepared for your metal-free restoration. The restoration (crown, veneer, inlay or onlay) is created – in most cases in that same day!

In the past, an impression would be taken, created and sent out to the lab. Then the lab would receive, approve the impression and begin creating your restoration, which could take 1-2 weeks!

Now, while at your visit, a digital impression is taken using an optical or laser scanner and entered into a computerized system. This system is used to create an exact virtual model of your teeth and design your crown, veneer, inlay or onlay. This process involves identifying the appropriate color, shape and biting/chewing surface for your restoration.

The design is then sent to a milling unit in the dentist’s office that will precisely and accurately fabricate the restoration in approximately 20 minutes. The metal-free materials used for these restorations include blocks of porcelain, composite and lithium disilicate.

Our dentists will then finish, inspect and cement the completed restoration. Often times your dental work can be completed in one visit, saving you valuable time.

If you or a friend has been delaying much needed dentistry because of the time commitment involved, please contact us. We will have you smiling confidently in no time.