The Preventive Dental Program

Del Ray Alexandria preventive care

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At your initial visit at our office in Del Ray, Alexandria, you will receive a comprehensive mapping of your oral condition including a TMJ, Airway, cancer screening and we will review all the options to keep your oral health at optimal level. Oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced.

The option of laser dentistry is available to prevent bacterial growth.

The following are helpful recommendations:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day in a circular motion with a soft bristled toothbrush aimed at the gum
  • Floss every night in an up and down motion while keeping the floss in a U-shape and against the tooth surface
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid sticky sugary foods
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed
  • Sealants placed on young permanent teeth
  • Nasal breathing at all times