Focusing on dental hygiene, including home care and professional teeth cleanings
- Posted on: May 30 2020
The staff at Galleria Dental Aesthetics is here to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles that they can be proud to share with others. In addition to ensuring the smile is attractive, patients should also take great pride in caring for their smile every day and attending appointments to monitor their oral health.
Most of the work in maintaining a healthy smile starts at home. The dentist cannot monitor every day to ensure patients are taking care of their smile. Children and adults should brush after every meal and floss at least once a day to keep bacteria from developing in the smile. This bacteria can lead to unwanted infections and impact the smile in a negative manner. Additionally, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and gums and impact their health, while acids and sugars left on the natural tooth enamel can contribute to the development of cavities. Patients are invited to ask questions about dental hygiene habits during their dental visit, and our team can educate patients on how to properly brush and floss for the best results.
Routine dental appointments
In addition to daily home care, patients also need to visit their dentist regularly to have their smile evaluated. Dental examinations also include x-rays that are used to check the health of the teeth and bone. A physical examination allows the dentist to spot problems such as cavities or early signs of periodontal disease. If problems are spotted, patients are encouraged to get assistance in treatment as soon as possible to avoid the condition becoming worse and more damaging to the teeth, gums, and bone. This includes signs of gum disease and early-stage tooth decay. With treatment, these conditions can be controlled and are less expensive to address than if they are ignored.
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Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics is a dentist in the McLean, VA community pleased to offer general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry options for new and current patients. Our facility is located at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120 and can be reached by calling (703) 448-1020.
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