We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day is important for preventing a wide range of dental problems, but did you know that brushing really only removes about 65% of the plaque and bacteria on your teeth and gums? The rest is hiding between your teeth! This “hidden” plaque can often lead to gum disease and tooth cavities, affecting the health of your teeth and gums.
At our Woodbridge dentist office we make it a priority to not only screen our patients for periodontal disease, but to educate them on how best to keep both their teeth and gums healthy and clean through daily hygiene. This includes flossing- every day.
Our highly trained and dedicated dental hygienists will show you how to floss effectively and can provide some great personalized tips for anyone having difficulty reaching back teeth or knowing how best to use dental floss to receive the health benefits. There are a range of great floss products available to make flossing easy- even for young patients!
Something as simple as a good daily oral hygiene routine can go a long way towards preventing dental problems that can put you at risk of eventually losing a tooth. Dr. Cavallo can help you to achieve the smile you desire through cosmetic dentistry and repair damage or bite problems with restorative procedures, but preventing the problems associated with gum disease and tooth decay starts with your daily oral hygiene.
Schedule Your Routine Care Visit
Have you been to our office in the last 6 months? If not, and if it has been even longer than 6 months, we welcome you back! Routine dental care is the foundation for a clean, healthy and functional smile. Call our office at 703-493-1203 or use our online request form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cavallo.
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