Dental One Associates of Fairfax
9942 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

Teens and Gum Disease – It’s Not Just for Adults

dca-blog_gum-disease

Periodontal disease can affect your gums at any age; it’s not just a problem for your parents or grandparents. If you don’t get regular dental care, you could miss important signs of early gum disease that can be reversed with good oral hygiene and professional treatment. When gum disease strikes, you could be dealing with bad breath, frequent tooth pain, and even tooth loss. If you have any of the symptoms or risk factors listed below, visit an affordable dentist to help you stop gum disease before it gets worse.

Gum Disease Symptoms

  • Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
  • Red, swollen, or sore gums
  • Gums that pull away from teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth

Gum Disease Risk Factors for Teens

  • Inconsistent dental care
  • Diet high in sugar and starch
  • Female gender
  • Diabetes
  • Braces
  • Tobacco use
  • Inherited tendency

You can do a lot to prevent the progression of gum disease. Brush twice a day for at least two minutes, floss daily, eat a healthy diet, and see your family dentistry expert regularly. If you already have advanced gum disease, your dentist can treat it in several ways. Scaling or root planing is a deep-cleaning process that removes the irritating, bacteria-laden plaque and tartar that’s responsible for gum inflammation. If infection is present, antibiotics or medicated rinses or gels will help kill bacteria. In severe cases, gum surgery can correct diseased gum tissues and restore your healthy smile.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Fairfax, call Dental One Associates of Fairfax today at (703) 664-1990 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Fairfax. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Fairfax, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Fairfax.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
We have consistently received excellent care from Dental One Associates of Fairfax. They do great work but don’t look for ways to charge us more. They are so good about getting us in for […]
Ed R.
On time, pleasant experience.
Roger B.
Always professional
Barbara C.
Excellent cleaning hygienist. She is the best
Vernon P.
Friendly staff
Kevin M.
We have consistently received excellent care from Dental One Associates of Fairfax. They do great work but don’t look for ways to charge us more. They are so good about getting us in for […]
Ed R.
Greet service.
Bernadett D.
Excellent service; appt. was on time; cleaning was thorough and professional.
Richard F.
Very efficient, pleasant and professional staff. Dr. Miller is fantastic!
Vince K.
Dr. Miller is very personable and makes you feel very comfortable. My hygienist Masam, was very friendly and did a great job cleaning my teeth.
NCI C.
I feel my Cleaning by Masoon was very good and my Dental Check-up by Dr Miller was great. Both of them treated me very nice and made me feel welcome to be there.
Cheryl R.
Dr. Miller is the best dentist I have had in my 67 years of life. I have used at least 10 other dentists during my lifetime, and I consider Dr. Miller to be head and shoulders above all the rest.
Jean C.
The office staff is friendly and efficient, the dental technicians and dentists are excellent, and the location is convenient.
Robert C.
Easy to get appointment. Good knowledge and service. Accepts insurance.
Beverly B.
Excellent and personal dental services. Top notch!!
Laurie B.
friendly professional service
Geraldine G.
Dr Miller has cared for my family and I for over 25 years. I could not be happier with his expertise and staff
Scott B.
Each staff member was very helpful, professional and informative.
Timothy A.
The office staff is friendly, the dental assistant kind & gentle and the dentist knowledgable & nice. Yay!
Katha L.
You did well. On time, good service.
Robert B.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (703) 664-1990
Our Location