Dental Health

LVI-Trained Dentist Serving Oakton, Vienna, McLean and Nearby Northern Virginia

Dr. Michael Chung consults with a patient at his dental office in Virginia

Studies have shown that your overall health is tied to good dental health. 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 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.

Daily brushing and flossing promotes good dental health by removing 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. 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 at a general dentistry office involves plaque removal, tartar removal and polishes your teeth. Polishing works to remove plaque and stains. You may also desire further cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the overall appearance of your smile, such as tooth whitening.

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, including lasers.

Laser dentistry is transforming the way modern cosmetic dentistry offices like Softouch Dental Care operates. Our dentist can use lasers in a variety of ways to assist in preventative maintenance such as removing bacteria and tooth decay in order to improve dental health.

If you would like to learn more about ways to promote your dental health, please call Softouch Dental Care at 703-319-6990 to schedule your consultation with an experienced Vienna dentist. Dr. Chung is proud to serve patients in Northern Virginia including Oakton, Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Reston, Vienna and Arlington areas.