Last updated 11 months ago
Pregnancy causes a number of changes in your body, and it can affect your oral health as well. It’s important to let your dentist know that you’re pregnant and talk to him about the changes that may affect your teeth and mouth during this time.
This video explains the importance of good dental health for mothers-to-be. Be sure to schedule regular visits to your dentist, and don’t neglect brushing and flossing on a daily basis. It’s easy to develop mild gum disease during pregnancy, and diligent daily oral care will keep your gums and body healthy.
If you’re interested in learning more about keeping your teeth and gums healthy during your pregnancy, contact Northern Virginia Dental Associates. To set up your first appointment, call our Springfield office today at (888) 862-0095.
Last updated 11 months ago
Regular checkups with your dentist are an important part of maintaining outstanding oral health. Your dentist will examine your teeth and mouth as well as perform a professional cleaning. These visits monitor ongoing problems and aim to catch cavities and gum disease before they can progress and cause pain or damage to your smile.
Addressing Medical History
You may be asked for an up-to-date medical history, especially if you are a new patient. Your dentist needs to know about any conditions that can affect your oral health, such as diabetes or pregnancy.
Taking Dental X-Rays
Your dentist may take dental X-rays during your checkup. This allows him to view hidden or difficult-to-see areas, such as between teeth and inside the jaw. Dental X-rays are safe and valuable tools that aid in the detection of problems at an early stage, especially conditions that are not detectable visually.
Receiving A Dental Examination
Your dentist or hygienist will check the health of your mouth, including your salivary glands, lymph nodes, and tongue. You may receive an oral cancer screening. There will be a physical examination of your teeth and gums using tools such as mirrors and dental explorers. Your dentist uses these observations to confirm or detect areas of tooth decay or other problems, and will then explain his findings to you.
Having Your Teeth Cleaned
During your professional cleaning, your dentist will use various tools to remove hardened dental calculus from your teeth. This will include a thorough cleaning just below the gum line, as well as flossing thoroughly between your teeth. Your dentist will brush and polish your teeth using a high-powered dental tools to remove buildup and stains. You may also receive a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your teeth against tooth decay.
To schedule a checkup and cleaning with Northern Virginia Dental Associates, call (888) 862-0095 today. We utilize advanced technology for effective dental care, including digital X-rays and intraoral cameras. You can find out more by visiting our website to explore our practice and meet our dentists.
Last updated 12 months ago
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Last updated 1 year ago
From eating healthy snacks to brushing properly, there are many ways to keep your teeth looking their best. One of the most important things is seeing your dentist regularly to make sure everything is in great shape. At Northern Virginia Dental Associates we offer general and cosmetic dentistry options for you. Our wonderful staff would love to answer any questions you may have, to schedule an appointment contact us today at (888) 862-0095 or visit us on the web.
Last updated 1 year ago
Many people associate increased age with tooth loss and other dental conditions, but the health and integrity of your teeth do not have to decline as you grow older. Check out these tips to learn how you can maintain your oral health through the years.
Brush and Floss Daily
Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush will help remove plaque buildup without causing damage to your gingival tissues. Just be sure to hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum line while using fluoride-based toothpaste. This will help ward off cavities and reduce the risk of gum disease. You will also want to floss your teeth once a day to remove plaque and food particles that your toothbrush can’t reach.
Follow a Healthy Diet
Eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet is a great way to maintain the strength of your teeth. Try to avoid sweet, gummy items, as the sugar will stick to your teeth and attract plaque. You will also want to limit your intake of acidic liquids, as these can eat away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. Try to incorporate a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, non-fat dairy products, lean meats, and whole grains into your diet.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
The Academy of General Dentistry recommends that all adults visit their dentist twice yearly for comprehensive cleanings and oral examinations. These visits are important for a number of reasons. They provide the opportunity for your dentist to remove tartar buildup that cannot be eliminated by brushing and flossing, and allow your dentist to check for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer.
Make sure you’re protecting your teeth during your retirement years by undergoing a checkup with your Springfield family dentist. Give Northern Virginia Dental Associates a call at (888) 862-0095 to learn more about our cosmetic, general, and pediatric dental services.