Keep Your Smile Healthy

By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S.
March 10, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Want to keep your smile healthy in Woodbridge, VA?oral hygiene

A good way to do just that would be by making an appointment with a qualified, caring dentist such as Charles L. Sours, Jr., DDS, in Woodbridge, VA.

Dr. Sours offers a wide array of dental services, from cosmetic procedures to periodontal examinations and services, to his Woodbridge patients. But he also offers good, sound, experienced, knowledgeable everyday advice as well.

The fact is, there is a lot you can do at home, every day, to help keep your smile healthy. For example, the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth using a fluoride-based toothpaste at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. The ADA also recommends changing your toothbrush about every 2-3 months.

Another important consideration is diet. You should try to eat a healthy, balanced diet higher in fiber and cut back on simple carbohydrates and sugars, which can quickly convert into the bacteria that causes plaque. Plaque, of course, is the invisible, sticky substance that adheres to your teeth, causes tartar and traps bacteria that ultimately causes tooth decay and gum disease.

But even the most diligent brusher and flosser can’t reach every part of their mouth. More important, you just cannot see everything that might be going on with your oral health. That’s why you need to see your Woodbridge dentist Dr. Sours regularly – the ADA recommends full dental check-ups at least twice a year. Dr. Sours not only will be able to provide a thorough cleaning – reaching areas you simply cannot with your toothbrush and even your floss – but he will also be able to look for potential issues and treat them before they become real problems.

If you are seeking the services of a qualified, caring dentist in Woodbridge, VA., consider getting in touch with Dr. Sours. For more information call 703-491-2131.