Dental FAQ in Leesburg, VA

FAQs our hygienists get

How often should I be using mouthwash?

We recommend you use mouthwash daily. Mouthwash is as important as brushing and flossing.

Are the floss picks as good as manual flossing?

Unfortunately, they are not…

If I use an oral irrigator, do I still need to floss?

Yes. Oral irrigators or water flossers are made to supplement flossing, not replace it.

Do electric toothbrushes work better than manual flossing?

If you have not made the switch to an electric toothbrush, now is definitely the time.

What is the best electric toothbrush?

We recommend any brush from Philips Sonicare or Oral-B.

What order should I be using my toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash?

There is a lot of debate on this. In general, we recommend rinsing first, then flossing and brushing.

FAQs our assistants and doctor get

Why do I need a filling if I do not have any pain?

When a patient is diagnosed with needing a filling, it is usually due to having a cavity.

When do I need a crown versus a filling?

A crown is needed when there is insufficient tooth structure remaining for a filling.

What options do I have to replace a missing tooth?

A missing tooth can be replaced with a removeable partial denture, a bridge or an implant.

What is a veneer versus a crown?

A veneer is a cosmetic procedure where the tooth is reshaped and covered by a porcelain or ceramic layer.

What kind of whitening do you offer and how do I know if I am a candidate?

We offer GLO professional whitening. It is a one hour in-office appointment.

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