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The Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings

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“I’m a good brusher, do I really need to let my dentist clean my teeth twice a year?” This is a common remark we get from patients, but one that is unfortunately inaccurate if you assume the answer is no. Regardless of how committed you are to your oral hygiene routine at home, you still need to see your dentist for a professional cleaning.

Did you know that your dental health can have a serious impact on your overall health and quality of life? That’s why preventative dentistry is paramount. Routine cleanings and checkups can ensure your smile stays polished, bright and healthy through all stages of life. The frequency of your dental cleanings will be determined based on your unique oral health needs, which typically includes your specific risk factor for gum disease. For instance, a patient with a history of gum disease may come in every 3 months while others may only require coming in every 6 or 9 months. Regardless of how often we see you, you can trust Green Dental of Alexandria to create an experience that is comfortable and rewarding every time.

Benefits of a Professional Dental Cleaning

The benefits of a routine professional teeth cleaning are significant. Your willingness to brush and floss regularly in addition to seeing your dentist periodically are important factors in maintaining your oral health. A professional cleaning can ensure those hard-to-reach areas of the mouth are not left vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, once plaque hardens along your smile, only your dentist is equipped to remove it before it causes consequences within your mouth. Lastly, those unsightly stubborn tooth stains that can be blasted away with ultrasonic cleaning and polishing from a dentist.

Coming in for a routine cleaning can provide advantages ranging from preventing tooth loss to eliminating bad breath. Putting your smile in front of a skilled and experienced dentist on a regular basis also allows early detection of oral health problems with the use of the most advanced diagnostic equipment available. This helps you avoid costly services like tooth decay restoration, periodontal treatment and even tooth replacement.

What is Included in a Comprehensive Dental Exam?

When performing a comprehensive dental exam, we take a meticulous approach to all aspects of your oral health. This includes periodic digital x-rays, gum health monitoring, oral cancer screenings and more. If needed, we also use intraoral cameras and DIAGNOdent cavity detection to accurately reveal problems that may compromise your smile. We always include a professional cleaning to complete your routine dental visit.

If it has been several months (or even years) since you have been to the dentist, we invite you to discover compassionate and environmentally-safe dental care at Green Dental of Alexandria. Call us today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

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Green Dental of Alexandria - Alexandria Dentist

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Jennifer B.

I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!

Stephen J.

Top shelf dental care. Convenient location via METRO/King Street Station. Patient's dental chair features back massage capability along with TV viewing (CNN). Dr. Hye Park is very smooth. Dental experience beyond compare. I actually enjoy going to the dentist now.

Caryl M.

Once again, even the cleaning was uneventful. Love being able to look outside while I'm in the chair. Dr. Park has the most gentle & tiny hands ! Love this place and the staff.

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