Aside from your home care routine, the best thing you can do for your smile is to visit our team for your routine cleanings and exams.
When you visit Oakton Family Dentistry, our hygienist will clean, floss and polish your teeth to remove any tartar, plaque or even food debris that you may have missed at home. No matter how well you brush and floss, you will not be able to remove the tartar from your teeth which is why it is important to see us every six months. We may take digital X-rays in order to see if there have been any changes to your mouth or teeth and to get a closer look at your smile. Then, our dentists will examine your teeth, gums and mouth to see if there are any problems that need to be addressed such as cavities, gum disease or other problems such as oral cancer. If there is an issue, our dentists will suggest some treatment options so that you can deal with the problem when it is smaller and less expensive to correct.
Between visits to our office, you will need to:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste containing fluoride.
- Floss at least once per day.
- Use a mouthwash that can control plaque and freshen your breath.
- Eat a healthy balanced diet.
Our dentists may discuss your home health care routine with you to see if there is any room for improvement. If it is time and especially if it is past time for your dental cleaning and exam in Fairfax, Virginia, call Oakton Family Dentistry at 703-281-6201 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Elhady, Dr. Scimeca and associates.