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The Importance Of Regular Dental Visits

Wondering just how important those trips to the dentist are?

We know how hectic life can get, but even during the most hectic of times, you should never neglect your oral health. Unfortunately, many people skip out on visiting the dentist when life gets busy. Big mistake. Checking in with our Alexandria, VA, dentists Drs. Paul & Lauren Gibberman and Dr. Josephine Salumbides every six months for preventive dentistry are key. Here’s why visiting your family dentist twice a year is necessary for everyone,

Stop Problems in Their Tracks

Sure you might find yourself indulging in more sweets and junk food lately. That can be fun every once in a while, but it truly takes a toll on your oral health. Plus, if you’re not visiting the dentist twice a year, your teeth aren’t getting the proper care they need to stay healthy. Regardless of your diet, everyone should visit our Alexandria, VA, family dentistry team every six months for a cleaning.

Take control of your health and stop problems in their tracks before they even occur. Gum disease and cavities are serious problems but easily preventable. There’s no reason to suffer from these ailments when we can catch them before they become full-blown issues. Take care of things now so you don’t have to deal with bigger problems down the road.

You Might Just Learn Something

Everyone assumes they know how to properly brush their teeth. “I’ve been doing it since I was little,” you might say to yourself; however, you would be surprised how many people don’t truly know how to properly brush their teeth or even use floss. Luckily, our dentists can be there to easily guide you through proper oral hygiene, as well as brushing and flossing techniques that can help make at-home care easy and more effective.

Teeth are Constantly Changing

You don’t always know what’s really going on in your mouth. While you might check out your teeth in the mirror and think those pearly whites look fantastic, there could be problems lingering that you might not see on the surface. That’s why our dentists also perform X-rays once a year. This helps us check enamel density to pinpoint potential cavities, as well as evaluate gum tissue health and see if wisdom teeth or other teeth have shifted or changed the shape of your smile. Just because you don’t see it in the mirror, doesn’t mean there isn’t a cause for concern. Getting x-rays once a year can ensure that your mouth stays healthy.

Good Habits Produce Other Good Habits

Good habits are infectious! If you start making your dental health a priority, it can make it easier to make other aspects of your health a habit, too. If you’re used to making room in your busy schedule to see your dentist, you’ll also find it easier to schedule your next cardiologist or gastroenterologist appointment. Good choices often breed other good choices. The minute you start making your health a priority, you’ll immediately notice positive changes to your health and sense of wellbeing.

If it’s been more than six months since your last dental cleaning, or you simply don’t have a dentistry appointment on the books for the family, it’s the perfect time to call our Alexandria, VA, practice to schedule an appointment. Call Gibberman Dental at (703) 823-6616.

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