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How Often Should I have a Dental Exam and Cleaning?

By Astoria Family Dental | Jan 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. At these visits, your teeth are cleaned and checked for…

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How Often Should I Brush and Floss?

By Astoria Family Dental | Dec 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque convert certain food particles into acids that cause tooth decay. Also, if plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).…

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