• Energy Drinks and Your Teeth
    When working out, studying late, or any time we feel like a bit of a boost would come in handy, energy drinks are a common go-to for many teens and Read more
  • Spring Cleaning
    Just like that, it’s almost summertime. As the spring season ends, perhaps these lighter, brighter days are inspiring you to do a bit of last-minute spring cleaning. Or perhaps they’re Read more
  • Eco-Friendly Toothbrushes
    When it comes to dental hygiene, “going green” is not the first phrase that comes to mind. But if you are brushing properly, you are also replacing your toothbrush every Read more
  • Improve your oral health with xylitol!
    Xylitol tastes sweet, but unlike sugar, it is not converted to acid that can cause your teeth to decay. It’s a naturally occurring sweetener found in plants, fruits, and vegetables; Read more
  • Make Every Day Earth Day
    Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring Read more
  • Love your new smile? Tell us about it!
    At Maria F. Nichols, D.D.S., we have been creating beautiful smiles for years. Whether you have visited the doctor and our team for a week or for your entire life, Read more
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our Washington, District of Columbia office, now is an excellent time Read more
  • Considerations When Picking the Right Mouthwash
    A solid oral health routine begins with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Without a consistent oral health regimen, you may begin to experience tooth decay and bacterial infections. Few patients Read more
  • Keep It Cheesy for a Long-Lasting Smile
    You’ve heard people tell you to say “cheese” when you’re having your picture taken, probably more times than you can count. There is another reason you should be saying “cheese” Read more
  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around Washington, District of Columbia and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Maria F. Nichols, D.D.S., we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. Read more
  • Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!
    A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too hard! Brushing too hard is probably the most common mistake Read more
  • The Origins of Valentine's Day
    When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read more
  • What is gum disease?
    Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissues, and is something seen all too often by the doctor. Extending from inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) Read more
  • Is a Crown Necessary for My Child’s Baby Tooth?
    Part of the charm of your child’s smile is those delicate, diminutive baby teeth. We enjoy those smiles while we can, because soon enough, primary teeth make way for the Read more
  • Planning Your Vegetarian Diet with Your Oral Health in Mind
    If you’ve been following a vegetarian or vegan diet, you know that there’s much more to living a healthy life than simply avoiding meat products. Making sure your diet includes Read more

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