The Importance of General Dental Hygiene at Home and In-office Oral Services
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, patients in McLean, VA who are interested in quality care can obtain the services they need to look and feel their best. Our team, including dentists Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee provide the treatments patients need to address certain issues. However, the best oral health care habits start at home.
How to care for the smile
The team of Galleria Dental Aesthetics educate patients on the importance of visiting the office on a regular basis for cleanings and examinations. These visits with our dentists allow our team to monitor one’s oral health and wellness over time. It is encouraged for patients to visit the office every six months, but sometimes patients may need to visit more if they are dealing with conditions such as periodontal disease. Conditions such as this require more attention and even treatments with antibiotics.
Patients need to take great care of their smile at home every day. This includes brushing and flossing the teeth after every meal. By brushing and flossing, patients are taking care of plaque, tartar, and bacteria that could be developing on the teeth and gums and contributing to conditions such as periodontal disease or tooth decay. This also helps in removing food particles that may get stuck on or in between the teeth that can change into sugars and leave acids on the teeth.
Why are dental hygiene services and at-home oral care important?
Conditions that develop with poor oral health care can have a permanent and negative impact on the smile, including the loss of bone, gum tissues, and natural teeth. It can also cause problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease that will require additional services and expensive treatments to resolve.
Learn more about oral health care habits
Contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to discuss the importance of quality dental care in and out of the dental office. Our dentists, Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee, are here to help patients in achieving the smile they’ve always wanted. Call the office at (703) 448-1020 to book an appointment and visit the office in McLean, VA at 1600 Tysons Boulevard #120.
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