At Waldorf Dentistry, Dr. Felicia and her team educate patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and dental health. We’ll take the time to understand your unique needs and determine the most beneficial treatments and dental products for you. Our state-of-the-art dental practice offers a full scope of general and cosmetic dental services to help you achieve optimal oral health and a striking smile you can’t get enough of. We welcome patients of all ages from Walford, MD and beyond to join our practice today!
Oral hygiene is crucial to maintaining optimal dental and oral health. Proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily, is the best way to fight plaque and prevent against cavities and periodontal disease. Dr. Felicia recommends brushing twice a day using soft bristles and for at least two minutes. Change your toothbrush once the bristles flare or after you’ve had an illness.
Choosing Oral Hygiene Products
With all of the products out on the market today, it can become difficult to choose which ones will work best for your dental health needs. Automatic, electronic toothbrushes are safe and effective for most patients. We see the best results with the Oral B and Sonicare brands. Mouth rinses, if used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, can also reduce tooth decay. They’re not for children under the age of 6.
If you have questions regarding brushing, flossing or selecting a toothbrush, contact our office today. Our team will be happy to assist you.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that will gradually destroy the support for your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing will help as dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. Other factors that worsen the health of your gums include smoking, diabetes, stress, grinding teeth and poor nutrition. Good oral hygiene is such an important aspect of periodontal maintenance because adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases than cavities.
Periodontal disease can easily go undetected, so if you have any signs of red, swollen or bleeding gums, contact our office today. We’ll quickly treat your gums to avoid further damage, including tooth loss.
"My 12-year-old son, Logan, has been wearing dental orthopedic appliances for over a year now and I couldn't be happier with the results. My only concern was his noticeable overbite and lisp and the overcrowding as his permanent teeth were coming in.
I fell in a parking-lot more than 5 years ago and shortly after began to have jaw pain and trouble with my jaw moving properly. I have been experiencing chronic pain and tight muscles in my face and jaw ever since.
Waldorf Dentistry and her knowledgeable team will go the extra mile to exceed your expectations. We take the time to understand your individual needs and work with you to create a custom treatment plan that helps you maintain a healthy smile and good oral health for life.