The Importance Of Preventive Care
By George A. Solier, DDS, LTD
October 17, 2017
Category: Oral Health

A stitch in time saves nine. Even if you're not an avid sewer, you get the idea. Take care of a problem early before it gets worse and entails preventative dentistrymore work. This is the heart of preventive dentistry. Dr. George Solier and his team offer family dentistry in Alexandria, VA that keeps smiles healthy and strong simply by providing routine, timely care.

What we do

Dr. Solier sees his patients--from children through senior adults--semi-annually for complete oral exams and hygienic cleanings. This way, your Alexandria family dentist spots existing or potential problems and also gives you the cleanest smile possible. Your hygienist is an expert in gently scaling teeth, removing harmful tartar and plaque, the causes of gum disease and tooth decay, both of which lead to devastating tooth loss and can impact overall health.

During an exam, Dr. Solier will:

  • Inspect for tooth decay
  • Measure your gum pockets (deeper than three mm indicates periodontitis)
  • Check your dental bite and tooth alignment
  • Inspect restorations such as crowns, veneers and fillings
  • Perform a simple and comfortable oral cancer screening

This last item is so important because dentists and physicians diagnose almost 50,000 new cases of oral cancer annually in the United States, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. This cancer is deadly if untreated, but with early diagnosis, states the Foundation, five-year survival rates soar to 80 to 90 percent.

With your routine exam, Dr. Solier will present his findings, discuss your concerns and offer cosmetic dentistry solutions to the aesthetic problems you wish to address. Your friendly hygienist may suggest ways to improve your oral hygiene routine at home and how to make your diet more tooth-friendly.

Mouthguards

Mouth guards protect teeth, gums and other soft oral tissues from sports injuries. Customized from durable acrylic, these appliances save teeth from fracture and avulsion and also cushion the oral cavity and head from jaw fracture, dislocation and concussions. Your dentist also advises mouth guards for people who habitually grind their teeth. This common condition, called bruxism, causes headaches, jaw joint dysfunction and premature wear on teeth and restorations.

Come see us

Dr. George Solier would love to be your family dentist in Alexandria, VA. He and his team offer the finest preventive care, along with restorations and cosmetic treatments that are second to none. Please call the office today for your appointment: (703) 360-4500.

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