Your teeth and gums have a hard job throughout your entire life. To keep them healthy, you have to make the effort to prevent problems before they start. Your job in keeping your teeth and gums healthy is to brush and floss twice a day, every day.
To keep your tooth enamel strong and prevent cavities, you should always use toothpaste that contains fluoride. There are also routines you should get into to help keep your teeth strong, like sipping water during meals to help wash away debris, and waiting at least 20 minutes after meals before brushing. This allows your tooth enamel to recover from chewing so that brushing will not damage it.
Gum disease starts as gingivitis. It’s the most common oral health problem around, and nearly everyone gets it at one time or another. Gingivitis can run in your family, making you more prone to it. It can also sometimes be a side effect of certain medications, or can be more likely to occur when you are sick.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums cause by bacteria. Cleaning your mouth correctly and thoroughly when you brush and floss is the best way you can reduce the chances of it occurring.
With proper oral hygiene and a bit of good look, some people can keep their natural teeth for their entire lives. But when that doesn’t happen, it is still possible to have complete function dentition and a healthy mouth with restorative dentistry.
Restorative services at Leesburg Family & Cosmetic Dentistry include procedures that repair damaged teeth or replace teeth that have been lost.
We offer a complete range of cosmetic dentistry services at Leesburg Family & Cosmetic Dentistry because we understand that the appearance of your smile is important for your self-confidence and overall emotional health. Someone who is not confident when smiling may not smile at all, which can lead to negative first impressions and even lower self-esteem.
Having a bad smile can also cause a lack of motivation to take care of your teeth, which will eventually make the situation worse and lead to serious oral health issues. That’s why Dr. Whitman and her staff believe that an attractive smile is an important part of overall dental health that cannot be ignored. Cosmetic dentistry can correct any problem with your smile, from a minor gap between two teeth to a series of multiple problems.
Emergency Dental Care
Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can save your tooth. We’re ready for your emergency at Leesburg Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
The most common dental emergency is a loosened or knocked out tooth. Depending on the nature of the injury, you may have a medical emergency that requires treatment by a doctor first. But a tooth can come out or get loosened by a low-impact bump or fall, or even by biting into something hard. When this happens, the tooth can often be saved, but you must act fast.
Our goal at Leesburg Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is to eliminate fear of the dentist so that everyone will make routine dental care a part of their lives.
Fear of the dentist or dental anxiety is common, and no one should be embarrassed about it. Dr. Whitman and her staff will not be offended if you admit you get anxious about dental visits, in fact, it is because we know how common dental anxiety is that we offer a solution.