Oral health is essential for maintaining your general health. Experts recommend visiting a dentist every six months for a dental checkup and professional cleaning. At Smile at Ashburn Dental, we have a team of well-trained, skilled, and experienced dental experts working around the clock to help maintain and improve your dental health.

While we conduct many dental procedures, dental exams and cleanings are some of the basic yet most important ones.

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Dental exams

During a dental exam, our dentist examines your teeth, gums, and the rest of the mouth. This helps them recognize signs of gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, and other dental or oral problems such as oral cancer.

After examining the visible parts of your mouth, you will undergo an x-ray to determine the condition of your jawbones and any other issues not visible to the eye.

Identifying an issue before it starts enables our dentists to develop the proper measures to prevent its occurrence or prevent its spread, making it easier to treat. This saves you money and time you would have used to treat the bigger problem.

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Dental cleanings

While routine brushing and flossing help eliminate a lot of the food particles on and between your teeth, there might be plaque and tartar buildup over time. This creates the perfect environment for bacteria that cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Our dentists first use special and high-quality tools to remove the plaque and tartar buildup between your teeth and gums. They could also include flossing and polishing, which helps remove any stains and discoloration from the surface of the teeth.

Our dentists are well-trained and experienced, making sure our clients have a comfortable dental cleaning experience. After the cleaning, we apply a fluoride treatment which helps keep your teeth safe from cavities and tooth decay for a few months.

Professional dental cleaning helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, bad breath, severe discoloration, and tooth loss.

After the exam and cleaning, we recommend some dental habits you should adopt or abandon to help maintain and improve your oral/dental health.