Scheduling regular visits with our Northern Virginia dentists can help you prevent many of the common dental problems that we treat every day. Our goal is to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright.
Bad breath can be caused by many different things, but it is always an indication that something is not quite right. It may be that your dental hygiene routine isn’t cleaning your mouth as well as you think or it could be a sign that you are developing cavities or gum disease. It’s important to see your dentist and ask about what could be causing your bad breath. Breath mints won’t cover up tooth decay.
Tooth decay silently attacks your teeth, and you may not know it’s there until it’s done significant damage. That’s why it’s important to visit your dentist regularly. We can check for signs of tooth decay and treat it appropriately with dental fillings or crowns to stop further decay. You can help prevent cavities and decay at home by maintaining a good oral hygiene routine each day. Brush and floss, especially after meals and avoid sugary drinks.
Gum disease is an infection in your gums. It is a main cause of tooth loss in adults. Gingivitis is the milder form, and periodontitis is the more severe form. As with tooth decay, regular checkups with your dentist and daily dental hygiene care are the keys to preventing gum disease. If you already suffer gum disease, one of our experienced dentists will recommend the periodontal treatment that can get your mouth back to good health.
With tooth sensitivity, you may find that hot or cold drinks cause pain and discomfort in your teeth or it may be sweet foods or ice cream that you are sensitive to. If you are experiencing any tooth sensitivity, you should have it checked by a dentist. It could be a warning sign that you have tooth decay, a cracked tooth, receding gums or some other dental health problem.
Please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfax using the form at the right side of the page or call (703) 218-8142 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Aboulkhair serves patients throughout Northern Virginia.