Here at Bishop and Bishop Dental, we believe that proper patient education is a huge aspect of a great dental practice. Preventative care is the best step you can take when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. Regular brushing and flossing along with regular cleanings are the only way for you to assure that you won’t have any periodontal issues.
Our main goal is to teach our patients how to brush and floss properly. Everyone should be maintaining a regular brushing and flossing routine, regardless of age. We recommend that our patients brush at least twice a day and encourage a regular flossing regimen that will help maintain a healthy smile. With the wide array of dental products available, it’s easy to buy the wrong product. The best thing you can do is just ask us. Dr. David Bishop is happy to recommend a certain type of toothpaste or even what type of bristles you should have on your toothbrush.
If you’re not going to the dentist because of a dental phobia or because you don’t feel any pain, you could have undiagnosed gingivitis that will eventually lead to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. The best treatment for periodontal disease is preventative care. Our approach to preventative dental care includes routine checkups that include X-rays and fluoride treatment, thorough dental cleanings and we also like to provide you with education and advice that can help give you great oral hygiene regimen at home. Our goal is to prevent any type of disease from happening in the first place, that way it won’t become a bigger issue further down the line.
If you have further questions about oral hygiene give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide, visit www.bishopdental.com for more information. To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Bishop & Bishop Dental in Silver Spring, MD, call 301-608-9270.