Patients sometimes don’t think about their dental health until they have a problem with their smile, such as a chipped tooth, lost restoration, or bleeding and pain indicative of periodontal disease. This is the wrong way to look at oral health! Instead, the dentists of Galleria Dental Aesthetics encourage patients to take a more proactive approach to their dental health and wellness. Proactive treatment is far less expensive and more effective than reactive care.
Proactive vs. reactive
Proactive dental care means that patients are taking a daily approach to tehri oral health and wellness to ensure the longevity of their smile and continued maintenance of their oral health. This may include:
- Brushing after every meal
- Flossing at least once a day
- Visiting the dentist every six months for cleanings and examinations
With general dentistry solutions such as cleanings, evaluations, and restorations, patients who come into the office regularly are able to enjoy better oral health than patients who only visit on a reactive basis, or when something goes wrong. Sometimes, conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay can be caught early enough during a routine evaluation to be treated quickly and easily with our dental staff. However, if patients wait until the problem becomes a bigger issue, it can be costlier to treat and in some cases, too much damage may have occurred to save the natural tooth. This is where a proactive approach to dental health takes an advantage over reactive health. Patients who take the time to visit their dental practice every six months will have a less expensive smile and a smile that will last much longer than someone who doesn’t participate in general, proactive dentistry.
Ready to discuss proactive dental care?
Contact the team of Galleria Dental Aesthetics today to discuss the needs of your smile and start taking action on the necessary treatment of damaging conditions such as periodontal disease and dental decay. Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee are available to assist patients in and around the area of McLean, VA at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120. Call (703) 448-1020 to request an appointment with our front office team.