How Do I Keep My Teeth Healthy?
The key to keeping yourself healthy and lessening the need to go to the dentist for more serious procedures is to be proactive about the health of your teeth! Preventive care is definitely the best course of action; keeping up with brushing and flossing properly on a daily basis is better than a trip to the dentist for a cavity to be filled.
Even if you’re doing a great job keeping up with preventative care, you still need to have checkups on a regular basis. We do thorough professional cleanings that get rid of things that you can’t at home, such as plaque. Our team cares immensely about your oral health and will always go the extra mile to make sure that you get the best service possible. Your teeth will look and feel amazing after we’ve done a cleaning! Also, our dentists will be able to detect any potential problems and point them out before they can cause any serious issues. Make an appointment now by calling 703-759-4707!
Why Do My Teeth Need This Kind of Attention?
Over time, plaque builds up on your teeth. While toothpaste and floss will remove bits of food, germs, and bacteria, they cannot remove plaque since it needs special tools to be removed safely. It’s extremely important that you get regular professional cleanings to remove plaque because left undisturbed, it’ll promote the growth of bacteria, which can then lead to tooth decay and gum disease. And if these are left uncontrolled, they can lead to further complications. Be proactive about your overall health; schedule a cleaning with us now.
What Happens During a Cleaning?
When you come in for a cleaning, our dental hygienist are here for you. First, they do a thorough exam of your entire mouth to determine the shape of your gums and teeth. Then, they remove plaque and calculus. Once the plaque and calculus are removed, the hygienist polishes your teeth with a toothpaste-like gel, applied with a low-speed rotary brush with a soft rubber tip. Afterwards, your teeth will feel smooth and shiny!
Learn more and schedule your appointment today by calling 703-759-4707.
How Can I Practice Good Oral Hygiene at Home?
Want to keep your teeth healthy for years to come? Here are some good habits you should pick up:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day, for at least two minutes each time
- Floss daily to remove germs and bacteria
- Change out your toothbrush every three months
- Eat less sugary foods and don’t snack before bed
- Get professional exams and cleanings regularly
- Quit smoking or chewing tobacco
- Do self-exams on your mouth to recognize any changes
- Start these habits with your children when they’re young