Brad M. Freedman, DDS & Associates
4604-D Pinecrest Office Park Dr, Alexandria, VA 22312

Oral Hygiene in Alexandria, VA

In order to have healthy teeth and gums, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. Along with practicing good dental habits at home, you need to regularly visit a dentist skilled in oral hygiene in Alexandria. Luckily, you can find outstanding professional dental care at our dental practice. You can trust our experienced dentists to keep your smile sparkling, strong, and healthy.

Do You Know About Oral Hygiene?

Simply put, it’s the practice of taking care of your teeth and gums to rid them of the plaque and tartar that can cause tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease. Fortunately, all that healthy hygiene requires is daily brushing and flossing at home, along with regular dentist visits for dental exams and teeth cleanings. For more information on the importance of healthy dental hygiene, call our practice today.

What Kind of Oral Hygiene Instructions Should You Follow?

To prevent dental problems and protect the health of your smile, follow these hygiene tips:

  1. Brush your teeth in the morning and at night, as well as after every meal
  2. Get a soft-bristled toothbrush to protect your tooth enamel while cleaning your teeth
  3. Find a toothpaste with fluoride
  4. Floss at least once a day
  5. Visit a dentist for dental checkups and teeth cleanings twice a year
  6. Stay away from foods and drinks that are packed with sugar
  7. Avoid smoking and using tobacco

Incorporate these oral hygiene tips into your daily routine to protect yourself from bad breath, cavities, and gum disease.

How Do Dentists Recommend Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy?

If you think that maintaining good dental hygiene at home is enough to protect your smile, think again. You also need to make regular visits to a dentist for dental exams and teeth cleanings. It’s important to realize that healthy dental hygiene is not only good for your teeth and gums, but also your entire body because it can protect you from major infections and inflammation. Take control of your overall health and call us today to schedule an appointment.

What Can You Do To Encourage Your Child to Practice Good Oral Hygiene?

You need to reinforce the importance of dental hygiene in your child’s life from a very early age. Begin by taking your child for a dental exam by the age of one. Then, keep bringing them to the dentist on a regular basis for checkups and cleanings. To help build an interest in dental care and be more comfortable at the dentist, try letting your child select their favorite flavor of toothpaste and offer healthy treats for pleasant dentist visits. Call our office for more suggestions for children’s oral hygiene practices.

What Needs to Be Part of Your Daily Dental Hygiene Routine?

You simply need to practice good dental care at home. This involves brushing your teeth throughout the day and daily flossing to remove hidden particles that can lead to dental problems over time. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a head that is small enough to reach all of your teeth. Find a fluoridated toothpaste for tooth enamel protection. For more advice on developing a proper dental hygiene routine, please call our office today.

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Patient Reviews
My new hygienist was great. Very thorough.
Anonymous
My care was personalized and Dr. Andrew was thorough in letting me know what was going on and putting my anxiety at ease. The staff was friendly and my experience was very pleasant, especially for […]
Anonymous
My appointment yesterday was excellent, as my appointments gave been for the last 20 years. Going to the dentist is my least favorite activity, but the level of professionalism, expertise and […]
Joan W.
My fiance recommend Dr Friedman, as he has been his dentist for many years. The atmosphere is professional, clean and neat, yet warm and inviting. Same with the staff and Dr. Freedman. I am a case […]
Karen P.
My family and I have been using Brad + his staff for over 25 years. He has been a loyal doctor, friend and support system for us. His staff exemplifies the absolute best customer service and […]
Ian M.
Both Dr. Brad & Dr. Andrew are amazing! They are so friendly and patient! I’ve had a somewhat complicated dental adventure and they have been very supportive. It is clear that they want me […]
Karina L.
I have been a patient of Dr. Freedman since 1990 and never have I had a bad experience. The staff is always welcoming and helpful and Dr. Freedman has always provided the best service. He’s […]
Shimel M.
My visit yesterday to Dr.Freeman office was the best time ever,I usually hate going to the Dentist but Dr.Freeman and the Female dental hygienist were so professional and they really help me out.The […]
James F.
Excellent dental services, very friendly staff,
Andrew D.
I have been coming here for over 10 years and Dr. Brad Freedman is wonderful very friendly and pleasant. The service is outstanding. If you are looking for a dentist I would come here.
Charles G.
fIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!!!!
Robert V.
I’ve been going here for over a decade and some change and all the staff and friendly and very helpful
FluffyNuts S.
Great experience! Josh is professional and knowledgeable. Luv the calming atmosphere.
Ms. T.
This is a wonderful, relaxing office and the staff are super friendly and helpful. They do great work. I highly recommend this group. They gave me back my smile!
Steven H.
I was concerned how it would go since my wife Pat has Alzheimer disease, but she was put entirely at ease while her cavity was filled in their usual professional manner. Dr. Freedman and associates […]
Pat C.
A great experience! The best I have had in many years. X-rays, through exam and cleaning. That’s why you go to the dentist. Not to bullied into whitening, braces, veneers, etc etc. They offer […]
Drew W.
Everyone is fabulous. I have had horrible experiences with other dentists, but everyone here from the hygienists to the front desk girls to the doctors are amazing. I recommend this practice to […]
Eleanor B.
Have always enjoyed my past and my latest visit with Brad Freedman, DDS Office and staff. Even though I haven’t has any recent emergency dental appointments, it has always been a family […]
Oscar J.
I’ve been going here for a long time and always have a great experience! Everyone is very friendly and very attentive during every appointment.
Eric K.
I’ve been a patient of Brad Freedman for 25+ years. I’m very confident every time that I go in for care/treatment that it will be the most thorough and excellent care that one can receive. You […]
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