Burton Dentistry

Burton Dentistry General and Cosmetic Dentistry Practice located in Alexandria, VA At Francesca M. Burton, D.D.S, we put you and your family's dentistry needs first.
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We are Alexandria's favorite dentist - compassionate and caring family dentistry practice suited to servicing all your dental care and cosmetic needs. Services Offered: •Preventative Care -Exams, Cleaning (prophylaxis) •Periodontal Treatments -scaling and root planning, Periodontal Maintenance •Cosmetic Dentistry -Veneers -Whitening (in office and at home options) •Prosthodontics (Dentures, Partials, Bridges, etc.) •Restorative Dentistry •Invisalign We are proud prefferred provider for United Concordia, MetLife, Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO and Delta Dental. We also accept most PPO Dental insurances! Now accepting new patients! Call us today to schedule your appointment!

Mission: Our mission is to deliver the best and gental dental care to you and your family.

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Sure, that soda might be tempting—as well as an iced tea—on a hot day, but remember that water is the best choice for yo...
06/05/2020

Sure, that soda might be tempting—as well as an iced tea—on a hot day, but remember that water is the best choice for your teeth!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it is also great for your teeth! Apples are a great food to stimulate saliva a...
06/04/2020

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it is also great for your teeth! Apples are a great food to stimulate saliva and scrubs the enamel of your teeth.

"The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile, and it smiles too." - Herbert Samuels
06/03/2020

"The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile, and it smiles too." - Herbert Samuels

If you are in a country where the water supply is compromised - or you're on a wilderness adventure and aren't sure how ...
06/02/2020

If you are in a country where the water supply is compromised - or you're on a wilderness adventure and aren't sure how clean the stream is - always use bottled water to brush.

It’s recommended to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups, ideally every 6 months. You should also visit your denti...
06/01/2020

It’s recommended to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups, ideally every 6 months. You should also visit your dentist if you are experiencing any dental problems such as toothache or bleeding gums.

The best natural ways to keep your teeth white are everyday healthy habits, including brushing your teeth twice a day fo...
05/29/2020

The best natural ways to keep your teeth white are everyday healthy habits, including brushing your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes, cleaning between your teeth once a day, limiting foods that stain your teeth and tobacco, and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings!

"Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace." - Christie Brinkley
05/28/2020

"Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace." - Christie Brinkley

Until the 18th century during the European Age of Enlightenment, cavities and other forms of tooth decay were thought to...
05/27/2020

Until the 18th century during the European Age of Enlightenment, cavities and other forms of tooth decay were thought to be caused by a "tooth worm.”

Elephants grind down their molars and grow new ones up to six times in their lifetime!
05/26/2020

Elephants grind down their molars and grow new ones up to six times in their lifetime!

Improving brushing habits can go further than just your brushing technique. Many electric toothbrushes come with great f...
05/25/2020

Improving brushing habits can go further than just your brushing technique. Many electric toothbrushes come with great features like specializing in whitening, signaling when you're brushing too hard, timers to help you keep track of brushing times, and much more. Find one that works for you!

Not too long ago, dentures were common wedding gifts in the British Isles. At that time, many people expected to lose al...
05/22/2020

Not too long ago, dentures were common wedding gifts in the British Isles. At that time, many people expected to lose all their teeth and had their teeth extracted at an early age.

Lions have 30 teeth, including four large pointed teeth (canines). Instead of molars, they have four carnassials which w...
05/21/2020

Lions have 30 teeth, including four large pointed teeth (canines). Instead of molars, they have four carnassials which work like scissors for cutting food.

Celebrities get braces too! In 2002, Tom Cruise decided to improve the appearance of his famous smile. After taking one ...
05/20/2020

Celebrities get braces too! In 2002, Tom Cruise decided to improve the appearance of his famous smile. After taking one of his children to the orthodontist, he decided to wear clear, ceramic braces, which he needed for about a year.

Know when to replace your toothbrush. Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-oper...
05/19/2020

Know when to replace your toothbrush. Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months — or sooner if the bristles become irregular or frayed.

James Dean, a 1950s heartthrob, had no front teeth; he wore a bridge.
05/18/2020

James Dean, a 1950s heartthrob, had no front teeth; he wore a bridge.

Permanent molars come in around age 6. Thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of these back teeth can ...
05/15/2020

Permanent molars come in around age 6. Thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of these back teeth can prevent decay in the pits and fissures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sealants can significantly reduce caries.

Want to make brushing easier and more effective? Invest in an electric toothbrush. Opposed to normal manual toothbrushes...
05/14/2020

Want to make brushing easier and more effective? Invest in an electric toothbrush. Opposed to normal manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes do the cleaning actions for you, so all you have to do is guide it along your teeth.

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword." - John Ray
05/13/2020

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword." - John Ray

In ancient Egyptian times, wealthy people were more likely to suffer from toothaches, as they were the only ones who cou...
05/12/2020

In ancient Egyptian times, wealthy people were more likely to suffer from toothaches, as they were the only ones who could afford sweets.

Sweetened beverages have become a treat that many Americans have every day. The truth is that these drinks are not healt...
05/11/2020

Sweetened beverages have become a treat that many Americans have every day. The truth is that these drinks are not healthy, especially for our dental health and smiles.

Be mindful of the foods and drinks you consume for an overall healthier smile!
05/07/2020

Be mindful of the foods and drinks you consume for an overall healthier smile!

Smile and the world smiles with you!
05/06/2020

Smile and the world smiles with you!

Braces are delicate; any food that you need to bite into to eat is prime for causing damage. You can get around this by ...
05/06/2020

Braces are delicate; any food that you need to bite into to eat is prime for causing damage. You can get around this by cutting food, such as corn off the cob or slicing apples and chopping carrots into small, bite-size pieces

Staying home as much as possible and practicing social distancing is critical right now. Please do your part.
05/06/2020

Staying home as much as possible and practicing social distancing is critical right now. Please do your part.

In addition to brushing and flossing, rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial rinse can help prevent decay and gum prob...
05/04/2020

In addition to brushing and flossing, rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial rinse can help prevent decay and gum problems. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal can also protect by increasing saliva flow, which naturally washes bacteria away and neutralizes acids.

Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Your first molars appear around...
05/01/2020

Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Your first molars appear around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they come through can keep them cavity-free from the start, which helps save time and money in the long run.

It might be time for Spring Cleaning around your home, but don't forget your teeth!
04/30/2020

It might be time for Spring Cleaning around your home, but don't forget your teeth!

Try to avoid using your fingertips to touch things to lessen your chances of getting COVID-19. If you have to open a doo...
04/30/2020

Try to avoid using your fingertips to touch things to lessen your chances of getting COVID-19. If you have to open a door or push a button, use a different body part instead like your hips, feet, or your knuckles.

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in ad...
04/27/2020

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it; it is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs. That is one reason why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important!

Consider using an electric or battery-operated toothbrush, which can reduce plaque and a mild form of gum disease (gingi...
04/24/2020

Consider using an electric or battery-operated toothbrush, which can reduce plaque and a mild form of gum disease (gingivitis) more than does manual brushing. These devices are also helpful if you have arthritis or other problems that make it difficult to brush effectively.

Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle — aiming the bristles toward the area where your tooth meets your gum. Gently bru...
04/23/2020

Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle — aiming the bristles toward the area where your tooth meets your gum. Gently brush with short back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the outside, inside and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue.

To help prevent COVID-19 from spreading, you should cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneeze into a tissue or ...
04/23/2020

To help prevent COVID-19 from spreading, you should cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.

"A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear!" - Marilyn Monroe
04/22/2020

"A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear!" - Marilyn Monroe

Exercise and brush your teeth at the same time! Try out these easy balance exercises the next time you scrub your pearly...
04/21/2020

Exercise and brush your teeth at the same time! Try out these easy balance exercises the next time you scrub your pearly whites: https://goo.gl/ipeyUR

Support your immune system to defend yourself against COVID-19. You can do this by eating nutritious meals, incorporatin...
04/21/2020

Support your immune system to defend yourself against COVID-19. You can do this by eating nutritious meals, incorporating exercise into your daily routine, and getting at least 7 hours of sleep.

Address

1900 Elkin St, Ste 290
Alexandria, VA
22308

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 799-4300

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I usually HATE the dentist but there's something special about this office. I'm looking forward to my follow up appointment.
Dr. Burton, Congratulations on being awarded Top Dentist 2018 by Northern Virginia magazine!!🎉