When you catch a glimpse of your smile in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a gorgeous row of teeth or a smile dulled by teeth stains? Without regular dental maintenance, the health and appearance of your smile suffers. Fortunately, at Viva Dental Family Dentistry, we can help you boost the beauty of your smile. In today’s blog, your Dallas dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, offers tips for keeping your teeth bright and healthy.

Dental Cleanings

The American Dental Association recommends undergoing a dental cleaning once every six months. Using the latest technology, including an ultrasonic scaler, Dr. Truong can remove the layers of plaque and tartar from your teeth. She will then polish your teeth, brightening your smile. Caused by bacteria, plaque can lead to bad breath and an increased risk of gum problems, including gingivitis and gum disease. A simple cleaning improves the health of your smile.


Practicing good oral hygiene is vital for protecting your smile from tooth decay, gum disease, and embarrassing stains. You should brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and again before bed. In addition, don’t forget to floss once a day. These simple steps help cleanse your mouth of harmful bacteria and stray food particles. Finally, try to cut down on the consumption of foods high in sugars and other starches. Soda, coffee, energy drinks, and sports drinks also elevate the risk of cavities and discoloration. If you would like more information on proper brushing and flossing methods, along with good nutrition tips, talk to your Dallas TX general dentist today.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Dallas TX General Dentist

Do you need to schedule a dental cleaning? Do you have any dental care questions? Then talk to your Dallas TX general dentist today. Dr. Truong will provide thorough cleanings to brighten your smile and freshen your breath. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Truong by calling our Richardson general dentist’s office at (972) 437-6000. With a second office in Dallas, we proudly serve new and existing patients from Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Richardson, Carrolton, Garland, Addison, Farmers Branch, and all surrounding communities. Dr. Truong offers our patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.