The secret to solving dental problems is really quite simple. You just have to take the steps needed to prevent the problems from developing in the first place.

If that sounds complicated, the good news it’s really not. Dr. Pamela Marzban, a dentist with years of experience helping the people of the Fairfax area achieve their dental health goals, can give you all the tools and knowledge you need to keep your mouth healthy and lovely. Best of all, preventive dentistry is both cheaper and more effective than restorative dentistry!

Dr. Marzban and her staff can answer all of your questions and prepare you and your family for a lifetime of good dental habits.

If you want to learn more about simple preventive dentistry steps you can take, please call Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS at 703-323-8200.

The Power is Yours

The most appealing thing about preventive dentistry is that it’s largely in your hands. Even though there are some things you need a dentist for, most of your preventive dentistry goals can be met at home.
You can do this through the application of basic dental hygiene. That means:

  • Brushing at least twice a day with a soft-bristled tooth brush
  • Flossing regularly
  • Rinsing with an antiseptic, anti-cavity mouthwash (when recommended)
  • Avoiding over-consumption of staining, acidic foods and drinks like wine and soda
  • Reduce consumption of sugary foods

By taking these steps you’ll go a long way toward avoiding gum disease, tooth decay and other serious dental issues.

Genetics Plays a Role

Of course, not everyone has the same risk of oral decay and gum disease. Genetics plays a strong role in your risk because it determines the composition of your saliva, the strength of your enamel, and your immune response to oral bacteria. For some people, even strict oral hygiene and a good diet can’t protect oral health. Fortunately, your dentist can help turn the odds in your favor.

The Role Your Fairfax Dentist Can Play

There is one more thing you should to prevent the development of dental health issues. You should see Fairfax-area dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban at least once every six months.

There’s a lot you can do in the comfort of your home, but ultimately you do need skilled, professional dental services.

By coming in to your dentist’s office every six months you guarantee that you’ll be able to catch conditions like gum disease and tooth decay before they become serious problems. Your dentist is also able to help by removing tartar. Tartar, also called dental calculus, is mineralized dental plaque. It can provide shelter for oral bacteria at or below the gum line, contributing to gum disease.

Finally, family dentistry is incredibly important. If good dental health is about good dental hygiene, good dental hygiene is about good dental habits. Your dentist can tell you how well you’re doing with your hygiene and teach you how to do better.

Making brushing and flossing a normal part of your life, and making visits to the dentist’s office a part of your yearly routine, puts you in a position where your long-term dental health is on a sound foundation.

Getting your children started early will make forming those habits much simpler.

If you’re a resident of the Fairfax, Virginia area and you’re looking for a skilled and experienced preventive dentist, please call 703-323-8200 or email Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS today to arrange a consultation.