Cavities and periodontal health problems can cause significant discomfort while gradually limiting your oral function. Severe cases can prove costly to treat and untreated oral health problems can lead to tooth loss as well as medical complications. Here at Morrison Dental Group in Midlothian, VA, we want you to have the care and treatment your teeth deserve.
Prevention is often the first and wisest course of action. To aid in this effort, the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. This daily oral hygiene regimen will help to remove food particles and plaque buildup before they can harden into tartar.
When brushing your teeth, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste formulated with mild abrasives and added fluoride. Be sure to brush each tooth in small circular motion rather than simply sawing the toothbrush back and forth.
An effective flossing technique starts by inserting the strand between each tooth and clearing all the hard to reach spaces as well as along the gumline. Don’t forget to also floss behind each of your back molars. These are often forgotten yet they can easily trap stray food particles and plaque.
You should also visit our dental office in Midlothian, VA, twice each year for a routine dental cleaning and exam. This will help detect any signs of tooth decay, gum disease or oral cancer. If a problem is found, our dental professionals will help you understand your treatment options.
If you are concerned about some aspect of your oral health, call 804-639-7500 today to schedule an exam or meet for a consultation at Morrison Dental Group in Midlothian, VA.