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You Hate Flossing? Well, How Much Do You Love Your Smile?

Alexandria VA DentistsMany people dread going to the dentist because they know that their dentist is going to ask them if they have been flossing regularly. Unfortunately, the majority of dental patients admit that they do not floss regularly, and some even admit to never flossing. While this is often not surprising to your dentist (one look inside your mouth will reveal the honest truth anyway), what you dentist really wants you to understand is that flossing is an essential component of your oral health.

Flossing your teeth is more important than brushing them. Let that sink in for just a minute. While you take the time to brush at least twice a day, what your teeth really need is to be flossed. Yes, brushing is important, but flossing is even more important. A toothbrush is designed to clean the outer surfaces and tops of the teeth. However, your tongue and saliva naturally do this throughout the day. What nothing can take the place of is the role of dental floss. Dental floss is the only tool designed to clean the tight spots between the teeth. These tight spots harbor millions of bacteria from food particles and sugars that get trapped between the teeth after eating and drinking.

You know how your teeth feel a little “fuzzy” after going all day without brushing? You run your tongue over your teeth and immediately feel like brushing them to get them clean. Well, when you don’t floss that is how the spaces between your teeth feel all of the time. That “fuzzy” stuff is plaque that has built up, and knowing how quickly it can build up on your teeth in just a few hours should be enough to convince you that flossing is an essential element of your oral hygiene. Plaque can turn into damaging tartar very quickly, and once this happens those bacteria in the mouth move from attacking left over food to attacking the teeth enamel and your gums.

At Green Dental of Alexandria, we are here to serve you with exceptional dental care. We care about you as a person and want to help you achieve the healthiest, most beautiful, and most well attended to smile. We want to be the dental care practice that you depend on for your entire family. We can educate you on the importance of flossing and walk you through making it a habit that you appreciate.

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

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

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Based on 85 reviews

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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