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January 6, 2016

Are you Brushing and Flossing the Right Way?

Man brushing and flossing teethDr. David S. Groy and his Leesburg, VA team are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. By emphasizing preventive dental checkups twice a year rather than responsive appointments made after pain or damage, we help patients take steps toward optimal oral health. However, even the best dental treatment plan won’t succeed unless patients’ at home care is up to par. Making sure you’re brushing and flossing properly may just be the difference between keeping your natural smile for life and trying on a pair of prosthetic teeth. Keep reading to find out more about proper brushing and flossing, or contact our team to find out more today.
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November 17, 2015

Leesburg Dentist Has Nutritional Guidelines for Oral Health

Leesburg dentistThese days, pretty much everyone knows what foods are good for the body. Whether we eat them or not, we’re aware that fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products keep us feeling energetic and looking our best. But what about when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy? There are some nutritional guidelines to keep in mind at the grocery store and in front of the pantry for optimal oral health, too. Your Leesburg dentist, Dr. David S. Groy, is here to help advise you on the best foods to eat for a strong, healthy smile.

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September 16, 2015

The Family Dentist Leesburg Relies on for Kids’ Dental Education

father and daughter practice great at-home oral hygiene thanks to the family dentist Leesburg lovesDr. David S. Groy and his team are dedicated to educating young patients.  By teaching great at-home care habits, our dental practice helps Leesburg area young people maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. With early, consistent, preventive care, more patients than ever before are able to retain their natural teeth their entire lives.
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July 9, 2015

Oral Hygiene and Your Overall Health in Leesburg, VA

177769009Your mouth is the main gateway to the rest of your body. So, it should come as no surprise that the condition of your oral health affects your overall health. In fact, reliable research proves the oral-systemic connection and that several illnesses and diseases can result from poor oral hygiene. Therefore, the importance of taking care of your teeth, gums and oral health cannot be overstated. Leesburg dentist Dr. David S. Groy and his staff of dental hygienists and dental assistants are here to help you maintain your oral and general health.

First, what are some of the diseases and conditions linked to oral health? These include, but are not limited to:

Diabetes. Not only are people with type 2 diabetes more likely to have gum disease, but recent research shows that patients with periodontitis have an increased risk of developing diabetes as compared to people with little or no gum disease.

Heart disease. Once again, periodontal bacteria are the culprit. The “bad” bacteria that is associated with gum disease can enter your bloodstream, lodge inside blood vessels and lead to blockages, heart attack or even heart failure.

Low birth weight and pre-term deliveries. Several studies have found a link between gum disease, pre-term birth and low birth weight. In fact, one study concludes that women who develop periodontitis between 21 and 24 weeks gestation are four to seven times more likely to deliver before week 37.

Enjoying Good Oral and Overall Health

To avoid these and other health concerns, Dr. Groy recommends an effective at-home oral hygiene routine, as well as regularly scheduled dental exams and cleanings. At least twice each day, brush your teeth with a soft bristle toothbrush. Hold the brush at a 45 degree angle against the gum line and brush in small circular motions. Be sure to brush the outside, inside and biting surface of each tooth, using a short back-and-forth motion. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, too.

Finally, floss between your teeth at least once a day. Flossing helps to remove sticky plaque, which is where the bacteria that causes gum disease hides.

Call Our Office Today

In addition to brushing and flossing at home, Leesburg family dentist Dr. Groy recommends twice yearly dental checkups at which we’ll clean your teeth, remove plaque and tartar, assess the health of your gums, check for tooth decay and conduct an oral cancer screening. Our state-of-the-art dental practice welcomes patients from Leesburg, VA, and the surrounding areas, including Middleburg, Lovettsville, Hamilton, Ashburn, Purcellville, and beyond.