Total at-home dental care for our patients from Woodstock and surrounding areas includes flossing
Most people, from a very early age, are taught the importance of taking care of teeth. We know that we should brush our teeth every day, in the morning and again at night, and choose healthy foods so that cavities do not cause damage and pain. Flossing, the partner to brushing, is something that many people find challenging. When brushing our teeth, we see an immediate result. Flossing, on the other hand, does not show us anything, unless a stray particle of food has been hiding in between teeth. This practice, however, is as important to total oral health as professional dental care from your dentist near Woodstock.
Brushing and flossing are intended for the prevention of dental problems such as cavities and gum disease, both of which are caused by the same factor, bacteria. In our mouths live several different types of bacteria, both harmful, and beneficial. Optimal oral health comes in eliminating the types of bacteria that can harm the body. Our natural bacterial balance is affected by the foods and drinks we regularly consume, and our lifestyle habits.
When harmful bacteria thrive in the mouth, sticking to teeth and gums, the protective layer of enamel breaks down, and gum tissue becomes infected. Most people attempt to keep their teeth healthy by brushing as they were taught, and using toothpaste containing fluoride. More is needed for true protection, and that step is flossing.
Brushing is effective in the elimination of bacteria, yes. But not all bacteria collect on areas of the teeth that are easily reached. After brushing, bacteria remain in the mouth, hiding between teeth and at the gum line. It is only through flossing that these lingering bacteria can be removed, and teeth successfully protected from their harmful effects. Another layer of protection can be added by ending the oral hygiene routine with an antibacterial oral rinse.
We don't have to get through life with the teeth we were born with. Nature gives us a second chance. Caring for permanent teeth with adequate brushing and flossing will allow you to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for your lifetime.
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Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!