Preventive Dentistry: Dental Cleanings and Exams
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits for adults at least once per year. For those with higher-risk factors, cleanings are needed more frequently, as often as three times per year in some cases. The ADA recommends consulting your dentist for advice on an individual basis as everyone’s dental needs are different. So it’s important to consult your local dentist for your specific needs. Of course, regular exams and professional cleanings can help ensure optimal oral health for everyone in the family, young and old. At Cross, Lavinder, Quinn, & Park Family Dentistry, our team will help evaluate your oral health and recommend the best preventive dentistry options for each person individually. We provide high-quality dental care and thorough preventive exams to help our patients have healthier dental hygiene and avoid those unwanted cavities, tooth decay, stained teeth, and more.
During your examination, we will focus on:
- Evaluating your overall oral health
- Discuss the best oral hygiene practices and habits to maintain
- Check your bite and jaw for any possible underlying issues
- Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer
- Evaluate existing tooth restorations
- And take dental x-rays if necessary
Regular professional dental cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Keeping a regularly-scheduled dental cleaning can do more than just keep your teeth clean and fresh. It can also help rid the teeth of harmful plaque and tartar build-up, which is important for preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease, gum disease, cavities, and many other oral health issues. Additionally, a professional cleaning by your hygienist can remove some surface stains, which ultimately helps keep your teeth looking whiter and brighter. And having a whiter smile often makes patients more comfortable smiling, and we love seeing our patients smiling.
If you have been looking for a dentist office in Virginia you can trust, contact our office today to request an appointment for a dental exam and cleaning to help kickstart your preventive dental healthcare and keep your smile lasting for years to come.