They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What they mean is that putting some effort into things now can save you a lot of time, energy, and money years down the line. That’s why we offer regular dental cleanings and dental exams at our Leesburg, VA dentist office. By taking care of your teeth now, you can help make sure they stay healthy and beautiful.
Brushing and flossing is vital to keeping your teeth and gums clean and avoiding problems like cavities and gum disease. But unless you have have the same specialized training and tools as the dental professionals at our Leesburg, VA dental office, it will be hard to get your teeth truly clean. That means plaque and tartar can build up around your teeth, increasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
When it comes to your teeth, fluoride is simply incredible. Not only can it make your enamel stronger, but it can even repair microscopic damage there. As with almost any medicine, however, too much can be a bad thing. That’s why only a dentist or hygienist can give you professional-strength fluoride in limited doses. We use a fluoride varnish that’s given just enough time to soak into your enamel and do its work.
If your teeth were perfectly smooth, there would probably be no problem with tiny particles of food getting stuck in the enamel. But your teeth have all kinds of grooves and cusps, especially your molars. That means food gets trapped there, and it quickly turns into a dinner buffet for the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Dental sealants are tooth-colored material that gets applied to those rough surfaces on your teeth. By filling in those rough areas, sealants make it harder for bacteria to thrive and cause problems.
Dental exams are very important. By catching any problems early enough, our dentists can solve them before they have the chance to get big, painful, and expensive. At our Leesburg dental office, we always check for signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Some people fear that because they haven’t been to the dentist in a while, they might get lectured or made to feel bad. Of course we want you to take care of your teeth, but at Family First Dental & Implant Center, we really do put you and your family first. That means we never lecture or judge you. All we want is to help you get the best teeth possible.
For more information on how dental cleanings and dental exams at our Leesburg, VA dental office can help you, or to schedule your next appointment, call our office today at 703-297-4353 or use our convenient online form.