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A proper oral health care routine at home is crucial! While you visit JB Dental Associates, we will do everything we can to help you achieve optimal oral health, but a lot of the steps need to be taken at home. Keep reading to learn how to achieve optimal oral health in Sterling, Virginia. Contact us today at 571-366-3830 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Joyce Bahng.

Your general well-being and dental health are intimately related. Your mouth is a window into the rest of your body, so the state of your gums, teeth, and other oral tissues can have a big influence on your overall health and well-being. Research has demonstrated that poor oral health is linked to severe medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications, and more.

A healthy mouth not only supports proper nutrition and aids in physical well-being but also enhances social interactions and contributes to your self-esteem and overall sense of wellness. Your mouth often provides “signals” to the rest of your body about potential health issues, which can manifest as lesions, ulcers, bleeding or swollen gums, bone loss, reduced saliva flow, and various other symptoms. Bacteria in the mouth can lead to infections in other areas of the body, and systemic conditions affecting your entire body can also impact oral health.

We encourage you to take steps to maintain your oral health, including:

  • Thoroughly brushing your teeth at least twice a day and daily flossing.
  • Scheduling and attending regular dental check-ups.
  • Keep an eye on your dental health and let your dentist know about any changes in your general well-being, recent sickness, chronic ailments, and medication usage.
  • Avoiding smoking or chewing tobacco.
  • Controlling dry mouth.

Please don’t hesitate to call our office if you have any questions regarding your oral health or the relationship between your mouth and general health. We would be pleased to provide you with more details and set up an appointment with our dentist.

In addition to providing smile makeovers to residents of Sterling and the surrounding areas, we also provide the following family dentistry services in Sterling: bruxism, cleanings & exams, dental sealants, digital x-rays, oral cancer screening, oral surgery, and sedation dentistry.