Many treatments and procedures prevent severe dental problems. At Softouch Dental Care, we provide preventative family dentistry to people living in Northern Virginia, including Arlington and Alexandria.
If you're in need of hands-on guidance to protect your teeth and gums, schedule an appoint with Dr. Chung by calling 703-319-6990 today.
Preventative Dental Care for the Whole Family
Our family dentistry practice cares about the dental health of every member of your family. Some of the most common treatments to prevent dental problems include:
- Teeth cleanings
- Regular dental exams
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride treatments
- Digital X-rays
These treatments prevent tooth decay and cavities, as well as gum disease, tooth loss and other oral health problems.
Preventative family dentistry also includes minor restorations to avoid more invasive dental procedures. Preventative treatments and restorations may include:
- Tooth-colored dental fillings
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain inlays and onlays
- Root canals
- Gum disease therapy
Preventative care is especially important to children's dentistry. As the developing members of your family, children's teeth must be exposed to fluoride to strengthen the enamel and prevent cavities. We also monitor the development of children's teeth to determine the best time to begin orthodontics, if necessary. Even though children's first teeth fall out, it is important to keep these teeth and the gums healthy so your child can chew and speak comfortably, and avoid infection and inflammation.
At-Home Prevention of Dental Problems
Preventative care does not begin and end in your dental appointment. To prevent dental health problems, you should adopt good oral health practices in your daily life. Good oral hygiene includes:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day
- Flossing your teeth once a day
- Eating healthy, nutritious foods
- Avoiding sugary and sticky foods that cling to your teeth
- Avoiding frequent, continuous snacking throughout the day
- Rinsing your mouth with water or brushing after you eat
These practices remove plaque from your teeth and gumline. Plaque destroys gum tissue and enamel, causing cavities and gum disease. At Softouch Dental Care, we believe an important part of preventative dentistry is patient education. We are eager to discuss oral hygiene tips and healthy dental habits with you.
For preventative family dentistry in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area, please call Softouch Dental Care at 703-319-6990 to schedule a consultation.