Serving Northern Virginia including Oakton, Fairfax, Reston, Alexandria, Arlington and Washington D.C.
Studies have shown that your general health is tied to good oral hygiene. Beautiful smiles also result from good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. In addition to this, advancements in dental technology continue to put the focus on a more comfortable and patient-centered experience.
Maintaining Good Dental Health
Experienced Tysons Corner, Virginia dentist Dr. Michael Chung will always remind you that daily brushing and flossing are a necessary part of oral care. With regular maintenance it is easier to avoid common issues like periodontal disease and tooth decay. Choosing a periodontist, such as Dr. Chung is an important step in preventative maintenance.
Daily brushing and flossing remove the sticky build-up from plaque that forms repeatedly over time. Plaque acts as an invisible film covering your teeth. As plaque forms at the gum line, a combination of bacterial agents will develop until a toothbrush or floss loosen it.
Flossing should be a standard part of your daily routine. The importance of using floss is often overlooked. Instead of forgetting to floss remember that your toothbrush is not designed to do it all.
- Flossing reaches the bacteria buildup between teeth
- Flossing can cause bleeding and inflamed gums during the first week you start
- Be sure to rinse your mouth after brushing and flossing to remove any plaque
Some bacteria can be left in places that are harder to reach. If left on your teeth, it hardens into tartar that needs to be professionally removed. When we clean your teeth professionally, we remove the bacteria and toxins that irritate your gums that can lead to gingivitis.
Professional cleaning involves plaque removal, tartar removal and polishes your teeth. Polishing works to remove plaque and stains. You may also desire the cosmetic dentistry procedure of tooth whitening to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Advanced Dental Technology Improves Health
General dentistry is preventative in nature, and we perform those routine cleanings you have probably had for most of your life. Like most industries, dentistry has benefitted from advanced technology, like lasers. Laser dentistry is transforming the way modern cosmetic dentist offices like Softouch Dental Care operates. We can use lasers in a variety of ways to assist in preventative maintenance such as removing bacteria and tooth decay.
If you are interested in improving your dental health, please contact the experienced general dentists and cosmetic dentists at Softouch Dental Care today to schedule your consultation. We are proud to serve patients in Northern Virginia including Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Reston, Alexandria, Arlington and Washington, D.C.