by Alison

As I have mentioned previously we are seeing a veritable epidemic of tooth decay lately.  Patients are, of course, upset by this.

Universally they want to know what is causing their decay. When we try to help them figure it out frequently the first thing we find out is that the patient is:

1. Not timing their brushing, to be sure they brush for a minimum of two minutes. 

2. Not getting between their teeth with picks or floss every day. 

Those two things are the most likely solution/culprits. However, a few, not many, patients are doing both of those two things. If you are already doing those two things feel free to get in touch with me and I will send you the PDF I've made getting into greater details about how to prevent decay at home. 

So give us a holler if you want to know the keys to avoiding costly dental problems, or if you just want to chat. We are always happy to hear from you. 703-532-1712