Effective preventative dentistry takes place both at the dentist’s office and at home. Visiting the dentist is important, and it is equally important to brush and floss every day. Although you may not always be able to prevent every dental issue, your oral hygiene routine goes a long way in keeping your teeth, gums and other oral tissues healthy.
Some of the most effective ways to prevent dental problems are to incorporate the following into your routine:
- Dental exams to check for early signs of problems
- Professional teeth cleanings to remove cavity causing plaque
- Effective brushing and flossing to reduce plaque and bacteria
- Limitation of sugary, starchy foods, snacks and beverages
Your routine appointments are essential to achieving and maintaining great dental health. During these appointments, we not only clean your teeth, one of our dentists will check for signs of oral health problems. By catching problems early, they can be more effectively treated and often in simpler, less invasive ways than if the problems progress.
If you want to get your oral health back on track, or already have great oral health and want to maintain it, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists near McLean, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax and Tysons Corner.