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Importance of a Good Dental Routine

Alexandria VA General DentistSetting goals is a great way to motivate you to do something. However, simply setting goals does nothing to actually achieve your goals – you have to work for them. A routine is a plan that helps you do the ins and outs necessary to reach your goals. Routines do not need to be complicated; in fact, a simple routine is one that is easy to follow and typically produces the best results because it is one that you will actually carry out. Many people neglect to find the importance of a good dental routine until it is too late. Yet, taking proper care of your oral health will prevent cavities, decay, gum disease, and tooth loss – all of which are the result of not implementing a good dental routine.

Here are steps for a simple dental routine that you can easily implement:

  • Floss daily. Dental floss is the most underutilized tool for oral health, yet it is the most important tool. Dental floss is specifically designed to clean the tight spaces between the teeth that no other tool can reach. If you are simply brushing your teeth, you are leaving the area between the teeth and your gum line constantly dirty and covered in bacteria-laden plaque. This is main cause of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing is important! Brushing the teeth removes plaque and food particles from the surfaces of the teeth. It is essential to use a fluoride tooth paste to protect against cavities and decay.
  • Rinse your toothbrush well. It is critical that you do not neglect your toothbrush in your dental routine. Bacteria become trapped in the bristles of your toothbrush each time you use it, so rinsing it under fast, running water is necessary to wash them away. Storing your toothbrush in an upright position will also allow it to dry quickly, eliminating an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive.
  • Replace your toothbrush often. Even with proper rinsing, your toothbrush will begin to harbor bacteria over time. It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush every 3-6 months.
  • Visit the dentist regularly. While what you do at home is essential to your oral health, visiting the dentist regularly for a professional cleaning and exam are vital to your oral health. Your dentist will not only thoroughly clean your teeth, but s/he will also examine your mouth for early signs of concern before your oral health is compromised.

Contact Green Dental of Alexandria today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

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1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

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Patti B.
I had my first visit, for a routine cleaning. I am very impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment, the convenience of appointments outside of ""regular"" business hours, the friendly staff and the thoroughness of the examination and cleaning procedure. Dr. Park was careful, compassionate, a good listener, and explained a lot about my teeth and her recommendations to care for my dental health moving forward. I am pleased and I look forward to being a long-term patient! Thanks Green Dental of Alexandria!
Roberto B.
Gold Stars on all fronts. The office is spotless, gives off a great vibe and has quiet soothing classical music playing. The front desk people are very warm and go above and beyond. Televisions are placed above the chairs so you can relax and watch TV while they work away under the hood. Dr. Park is very kind, thorough, and addressed all my concerns and questions.
Sure cleanings hurt a bit, but I actually look forward to them now!
Lauren K.
Best dental experience I've had in a long time. The reception/billing staff was friendly and helpful. The dental hygienists were gentle and knowledgeable. Dr Park was kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
Terry A.
Dr. Park has a wonderful manner with her patients! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dentist. Her hygienists and office staff are very competent and kind. I would go nowhere else.
Jennifer B.
I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!
Saletta C.
I've been a patient for 3.5 years. Today I got a tooth pulled. I am not proud of that. Dr. Park gave me options today that included allowing her to pull it or go see an Oral Surgeon. There was no way I was leaving her office when I trust her so much. I was nervous but I trust her more than anyone I've ever trusted to complete dental work. I am very found of Dr. Park and how caring and gentle her care is with each patient. I was equally impressed when I walked into her office today. Dr. Park was personally calling a patient just to see how he was doing after a visit. I joked with her about that .... what Dr. calls just to check on you anymore. Very nice. Very much appreciated.
Ranjana S.
I picked this because it was close and was impressed with the polite professionalism I encountered. Loved that I did not have to wait, but also loved the massage chair to relax tired back muscles. I felt the cost of procedures was a little on the high side...
Chantel L.
One of the best dental clinics I've been to thus far. I love the fact that they give an incentive (free tooth whitening) for good dental hygiene and their service is impeccable. I'm happy they actually went over the x-rays and pictures they took of my teeth to give more knowledge of what they look for in x-rays. I'm so happy I found them!
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