Family Dentistry for Virginia Beach, VA
Smile By Design Offers Preventive Care for Children and Adults
In Virginia Beach, VA, Smile By Design provides general dentistry and preventive care services for families. Dr. Santos, Dr. Folck, and our team offer comfortable, comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages—from 2 to 92!
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing is an important part of maintaining excellent oral health. Using the right products and the correct techniques ensures great checkups at our Virginia Beach office, and protects you against cavities and gum disease. Our recommendations for your daily oral hygiene routine include:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste.
- Clean between your teeth with dental floss at least once a day.
- Use a mouth rinse after brushing. The hygienist can recommend an appropriate one based on your individual needs.
- If you have bad breath, you might be able to alleviate it by cleaning your tongue.
Regular Dental Checkups
Our patients should schedule regular dental checkups at least once every six months at our Virginia Beach dental practice. During your family dentistry appointment at Smile By Design, we’ll give you a comprehensive dental examination. We check for cavities, infections, disease, mouth anomalies, and oral cancer. Our dentists discuss the state of your oral health, your treatment options, and your smile goals. We work with you to create an optimal plan for your oral health.
To support your homecare routine, our family dentists recommend scheduling regular cleanings with our dental hygienists. Bacteria and food particles can affect difficult to clean areas, and initiate dental problems, even for those diligent about daily oral hygiene. At your professional teeth cleaning, our hygienists will remove plaque and tartar and when finished, we’ll polish your teeth. If you have gum disease, we may recommend a deep cleaning that will remove tartar above and below your gum line.
Dental Care for Children
At Smile By Design, we see children who are at least two years old. We recommend scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year. Our family dentists ensure your children have positive experiences at our Virginia Beach office. To ensure your child’s smile stays protected against decay, we offer protections such as dental sealants (thin layers of plastic applied to the back molars) and fluoride supplements (gel or foam in mouth trays your child wears for just a few minutes).
Dentistry for the Whole Family!
Smile By Design provides quality, comfortable family dentistry for all your loved ones. We invite you and your family to our Virginia Beach dental practice for regular checkups, preventive care, teeth cleanings, cavity protection, and more! Please schedule an appointment now!