Why is Oral Health Important?

Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley are now taking virtual dentistry appointments. Even in these unprecedented times, it is important to be on top of your oral health. We want to remind patients of common dental problems to be aware of to ensure the health of their teeth and gums. You can schedule a virtual appointment online and learn more about the common dental problems to be aware of below:

Virginia Beach, VA oral health

Crooked and Misaligned Teeth

Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean between than straight teeth. Even if patients floss regularly, they often aren’t able to provide their teeth and gums with a deep clean. Plaque and bacteria can buildup between crooked teeth, which is why patients with crooked teeth are more likely to develop gum disease and other oral health problems. Straightening teeth can prevent these problems before they worsen. Our dentists offer Invisalign in their Virginia Beach dental office for patients who want to straighten crooked teeth effectively.

Gum Disease

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is one of the dental problems often caused by poor oral hygiene. When gums especially are not treated with care, they can become sensitive and plaque can build up between teeth. Over time, gum disease loosens teeth and causes gum recession. In severe cases, patients with gum disease lose teeth. Regular flossing and dental cleanings in our office can be used as preventative treatments to keep teeth and gums healthy.

Missing Teeth

A tooth or multiple teeth can get knocked out accidentally, however, at times missing teeth are a result of an emergency extraction. When cavities and tooth decay are not treated soon enough, teeth begin to wear down and eventually fall out. In addition, when a missing tooth or teeth are not replaced, remaining teeth may shift and cause overcrowding in the mouth. Overcrowded teeth are more susceptible to decay. Dental implants, bridges, and dentures are restorative treatments our dentists provide to replace one or multiple teeth.