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To help you better understand the importance of oral health, dental care, oral hygiene, and choosing the right dentist, our Lansdowne Dental Arts dental team has provided the answers to the following questions:

Why do regular dental visits matter?
If you want to prevent tooth decay and gum disease as well as maintain a strong and healthy smile, regular dental visits are extremely important. They give our dental team the chance to deeply clean your mouth and give you the best chance at achieving your smile goals.

What are some signs that I should see the dentist?
If you experience the following issues, it’s best to see the dentist as soon as possible:

· Toothaches
· Puffy gums that bleed when you brush and floss
· Tooth sensitivity
· Receding gums
· Constant bad breath
· Problems opening and closing your mouth
· Jaw pain
· Difficulty chewing and swallowing
· A broken restoration
· Dry mouth
· Pain or swelling in your mouth

What can I expect during a dental checkup?
During your dental checkup, you will receive a deep teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and an oral exam. Your dentist or hygienist will also take dental X-rays of your oral cavity to examine your tooth roots, underlying bones, and gums.

How do I maintain a healthy smile?
The best way to keep your smile in tip-top shape is to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile at least once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with a beneficial mouthwash. You also need to keep up with your dental cleanings and checkups every six months.

What should I look for when choosing a dentist?
The most beneficial things to look for when choosing a dentist are:

· If the dental office is clean, organized, and welcoming
· If the dental team is loving and kind
· If the dentist accepts your dental insurance
· If the dental office is in a convenient location for you
· If the appointment schedule fits your schedule
· If the dental team offers emergency hours

If you have additional questions that were not answered in this blog article, we encourage you to call 703-858-5990 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jun H Chung. Our dentist will be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you have about dental care and oral hygiene. We care about you and your smile, and we are here to do everything we can to make sure you have the best oral health possible. We look forward to talking with you!