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Oral health problems are some of the most common health issues that plague American adults. Ironically, they’re also the most preventable of all health issues we face today

Dr. Tom G. Schleicher and the team here at Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC in Colonial Heights, Virginia sees a lot of different oral health issues each day in the office. We’d much rather be treating patients who just need a cleaning and x-ray to check for cavities. To help us accomplish that goal – and to help you have great oral health – here are some tips on how to avoid oral health problems.

Floss
For whatever reason, flossing is hard for people to do. A common complaint is that it hurts, and if you haven’t flossed regularly before, it’ll be uncomfortable for a few days. However, your gums will quickly adapt to it, and you’ll notice a near-instant change in the quality of your oral health. Flossing gets rids of all the junk your brush can’t quite reach.

Brushing and mouthwash
Brushing is a simple activity, right? It is, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t brush regularly. All you have to do is set aside time in the morning, and right before bed, to clean off your teeth.

You should also use mouthwash, since that will kill all the germs that your flossing and brushing didn’t take care of.

Regular checkups
Lastly, you want to make sure you’re not skipping your regular checkups at our office. These help us keep an eye on potential cavities and other problems. We’re here to help you have great oral health – you just have to come in to the office.

To schedule an appointment, call us today at 804-526-0231.