Dental Cleaning Arlington VA
At Arlington Dental Excellence, we take dental cleanings very seriously. After all, prevention is the best technique to stop cavities from occurring. During the first dental appointment in our office, which we consider the most important, we teach our patients the importance of oral hygiene. In addition, we teach them how to read X-rays so that they are capable of reading X-rays and diagnosing themselves. We also take intraoral images to share with the parents so that they can see what we see.
Our team believes in ultrasonic technology to clean the teeth. Therefore, if all that scraping caused you discomfort in the past, you don’t have to worry about it anymore. Our office no longer scrapes teeth, since it’s damaging to the surface of the tooth. An ultrasonic cleaner vibrates at speed of 30Hz and breaks all the build-up around the teeth. The spraying water washes away all the debris. In addition, it acts as a cooling mechanism for the heat generated by the vibrations of the ultrasonic cleaner.
Our dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar during this cleaning process. While you may be brushing and flossing daily at home, nothing beats a professional dental cleaning. The hygienist is specially trained to thoroughly brush, floss and polish your teeth, leaving you with a healthy, shiny smile. A thorough cleaning can also help remove stains from the teeth.
After the cleaning, the hygienist may apply fluoride and sealants to protect teeth and keep decay at bay. These preventative services can help prevent cavities and gingivitis and eliminate the need for extensive treatments such as root canals. X-rays may also be taken at your cleaning appointment. Typically, X-rays are taken every 1-2 years. These images help dentists identify any structural issues in your mouth. By taking preventative action now, you can avoid expensive treatments down the road.
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At the end of the appointment, we teach all our patients how to properly floss, brush and rinse. By utilizing intraoral technology, we are capable of showing our patients on every visit how the right techniques can significantly improve their oral health. We also counsel patients on good eating habits. Nutritional counseling is important, especially for children, since sugary foods and drinks can wreak havoc on teeth that are still forming.
You should not be afraid of a dental cleaning. If you brush and floss daily and take good care of your teeth at home, you should feel minimal discomfort while in the dentist’s chair. However, if you are anxious about your appointment, we do offer sedation dentistry so you can feel calm and relaxed during your cleaning.
Contact Us Today
Dental cleanings are recommended every six months. Are you due for one? If you have any questions regarding oral hygiene or if you are looking for a new dentist in Arlington, VA, please feel free to contact our office. Our family practice treats children and adults of all ages. We offer convenient evening and weekend hours to fit your schedule. Schedule an exam today by calling (703) 912-0318.