1740 Carl D Silver Pkwy,
Fredericksburg,VA 22401

540-548-8878

Tips for Oral Hygiene

As a Fredericksburg & Montclair family dentistry office, we view education as an important aspect of care. Cavities and root canals hurt more than just your health — your wallet feels the pinch, as well.

In order to prevent tooth and gum problems, and to maintain a healthy smile, take these tips to heart to ensure that we only see you at your regularly scheduled cleanings!
  1. Brush gently, with a soft toothbrush, at least twice a day. Rough bristles or brushing too hard, may over time cause erosion in the enamel. Be sure to brush below the gumline as well as the teeth.
  2. Flossing is equally as important as brushing, as bacteria hide out right under the gumline where they can’t be gotten at with a toothbrush.
  3. Brushing or scraping your tongue after brushing removes plaque and freshens breath.
  4. Use an alcohol-free mouthwash, as too much alcohol, can dry out the mouth, making it more susceptible to bacteria.
  5. Replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months and allow it to air-dry after every use to avoid bacteria growth.
Maintenance is key when it comes to maintaining good dental hygiene, but you can also improve upon it by paying attention to your food.You don’t have to totally change your diet to avoid these foods, but it may make you more mindful of the importance of brushing after meals.
  1. Acidic foods like orange juice and soft drinks soften enamel over time.
  2. Hard, crunchy foods like nuts, popcorn, and cruciferous vegetables polish teeth (but might also leave particles in the crevices).
  3. Soft foods like bread and bananas are the worst for leaving a film over the teeth, which like sugar, will feed bacteria growth for hours if you don’t brush.
  4. If you can’t brush between meals, a stick of sugar-free gum is a good substitute..

Good dental hygiene isn’t hard to do. All it takes is a little effort and your family will all have healthy, happy teeth for years to come.

For all your family dentistry needs, contact us at Fredericksburg Family Dentistry (540)548-8878 or Montclair Family Dentistry (703)441-2044. we look forward to seeing your smile!

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Fredericksburg Family Dentistry

1740 Carl D Silver Pkwy,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 

540-548-8878

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Monday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM 1:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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