A healthy, pleasing smile positively impacts one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A healthy smile also influences our personal relationships. At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we help you maintain a great smile.
At every checkup you’ll get a thorough cleaning, and we’ll check for any new tooth decay. When it comes to dental health, your toothbrush and dental floss are your best friends. Brush and floss at least twice a day. When you brush, you remove the plaque that builds up on your teeth and causes cavities. Flossing gets out the gunk that builds up between the teeth.
We’ll also examine you for any signs of gum disease. In its mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis and is easily treated. Stepping up your dental care routine at home is often enough to get it under control.
In its more severe form, gum disease is called periodontal disease, and it’s a leading causes of tooth loss. Statistics show that half of all Americans over the age of thirty have periodontal disease. That’s nearly sixty-five million people! It can be still be brought under control, but it takes more aggressive treatment.