Preventive Care near Burke, VA is the Cornerstone to Excellent Oral Health

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Eliminate Invasive Dental Procedures With Preventive Care near Burke, VA

Has it been a while since you last had a preventive care dental visit near Burke, VA? If you can’t remember when your last visit was, then odds are that it’s well past time. Fortunately, that’s a simple problem to fix, and we keep our office open late several days a week to help make it even easier!

Preventive dental care near Burke, VA is the cornerstone of excellent general oral health. We recommend making an appointment every six months. If you stick close to that schedule, it will give us regular opportunities to inspect your teeth, gums, and mouth, enabling us to spot problems early, when they can be quickly and easily fixed. If you’ve ever suffered through a severe toothache, root canal, or other invasive procedure, then you know what a pain (literally and figuratively!) it can be.

While preventive care near Burke, VA won’t stop you from ever having problems with your teeth, it will go a long way toward ensuring that any problems you have are easily managed, controlled, and corrected, and that’s the next best thing!

Once we’ve inspected your teeth, and while we’ve got you in the treatment chair, we’ll also give them a thorough cleaning. This is an important part of preventive care, chiefly because it enables us to remove plaque deposits and prevent the buildup of plaque.

Plaque is bad news for your mouth on three different levels. First, because it causes cavities if you don’t have it removed. Sure, you can get away with leaving it alone in the short run, but the longer you leave it on your teeth, the more likely it is that you’ll develop one or more cavities.

If you take action fairly immediately after you feel that first sharp pain, you can probably get away with just getting it filled. If you don’t take action though, then the problem is only going to worsen over time, and ultimately, when you do decide to take action, a more invasive procedure like a root canal may be required. Worst case, we may not be able to save the tooth at all, and we’ll have to extract it.

Second, plaque causes gum disease. At first, gum disease doesn’t seem like all that big a deal. Your gums will be more sensitive than usual, and you may notice some blood when you brush, but that’s about it.

Left unchecked though, and it will eventually cause your gums to start receding, exposing the roots of your teeth. At that point, if you don’t act quickly, you may be facing the loss of several teeth. Not good.

Finally, plaque causes halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath. It may not seem like something important to you, but it’s probably a bigger deal than you realize to your spouse or significant other!

All that to say, there’s no time like the present to catch up your preventive care visits. Give us a call to schedule your appointment today.

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