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
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Clean and relaxed office environment. Everyone here seems really happy. I wish I was that happy every morning at work.
Chaseedaw G.
Great staff! Dr. Huynh is awesome!
Erin H.
It was excellent! No cavities!!! I also appreciate all the tips from the dental hygenist. Sincerely, KM
Anonymous
Very professional and knowledgeable doctors and staff. Friendly receptionists and clean office.
Ben L.
Great experience. Dr Freedman and his staff are thorough, professional, and pleasant.
Robert F.
Dr Freedman was referred to me by a friend after my previous dentist retired. Dr Freedman’s upbeat personality, his expertise and his staff have made me feel like a longtime patient after just […]
Mark Q.
As usual very efficient, friendly and professional from the receptionist to Dr Freedman himself. It is always a pleasure to visit them. I always come away from their office not only with cleaner […]
Robert 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.
Awesome visit! Josh has the lightest touch in the industry – hands down! The staff are super friendly and accommodating of my crazy schedule. I definitely recommend them as they have restored […]
Tobyas L.
I have been coming to Dr. Freedman for the past 15 years and I highly recommend him! I relocated to Richmond several years ago and still make the two hour drive up here to see him and my favorite […]
Jennifer T.
Professionals with great smiles!!!
Sou N.
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.
As always!
Holly W.
As always, the customer care at Brad Freedman, DDS office is wonderful. They take great care in making your experience professional but still keeping it very friendly and comforting. This is […]
Carol W.
Nice office in a convenient location off Little River Turnpike. Ive been a patient for several years. Great staff and very friendly when i come in. Dr Freedman is very personable when he does his […]
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I love Dr. Freedman and his staff. Josh does a great job in cleaning my teeth. The office staff is friendly and the office is very clean and inviting.
Bettie P.
Brad is by far the best dentist in the area. The office is very efficient and the staff are very personable. Brad does a great job of listening to his patients and is very professional. Highly […]
Brian B.
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 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 […]
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I have been a patient of Dr. Freedman for almost 15 years. I can say without reservation that he is the most dedicated, involved, accommodating and caring dental professional I have ever had. He and […]
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