Have questions about how to take care of your dental health? If so, our dentists and team in Reston, Virginia, invite you to read through the frequently asked questions and answers below to find out. We also welcome you to contact us at 703-689-0110 if you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenny Cheung and associates here at Reston Dental Care.
How often should I visit the dentist?
It is recommended to visit the dentist at least twice a year for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, we may recommend more frequent visits if you have certain dental conditions or if you are at a higher risk of developing dental problems.
What can I do to prevent cavities?
Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat a healthy diet, and limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks. You should also plan to visit our office regularly for cleanings and check-ups.
What are some signs that I need to see a dentist?
Signs you may need to visit the dentist include:
- Tooth pain
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- A persistent sore in your mouth
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you have a dental emergency, such as a broken tooth, knocked-out tooth, severe toothache or injury to your mouth, please contact our office immediately. We will be able to advise you on what to do and may need to see you as soon as possible.
What is the best way to whiten my teeth?
While there are many options for whitening your teeth, including over-the-counter products like whitening toothpaste and strips, we recommend professional whitening treatments instead. Professional teeth whitening is a lot safer and more effective in producing the results you desire.
How can I straighten my teeth without braces?
Invisalign® clear aligners are a popular option for straightening teeth without braces. These custom-made aligners are nearly invisible and are worn over your teeth to gradually move them into the desired position.
Help! I have dental anxiety, what can I do?
If you have dental anxiety, please talk with our dental team about your concerns. We also invite you to explore options for sedation dentistry or other techniques to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your visits.
How can I protect my teeth during sports?
Wearing a mouth guard during sports can help protect your teeth from injury. Mouth guards are available in a variety of styles and can be custom fitted to your mouth by our dental team.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. It can cause symptoms such as bleeding gums, bad breath and tooth loss if left untreated.
What should I do if I have missing teeth?
If you have missing teeth, our dentists may recommend options such as dental implants, bridges or dentures to restore your smile and improve your ability to chew and speak properly.