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Dental Cleaning Specialist

Premium Family Dental

General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontist located in Krispy Kreme Shopping Center, Alexandria, VA

If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, the amount of plaque can increase, raising your risk of gum disease. At Premium Family Dental, caring dentists Vu Nguyen, DDS, and Keehong Kwon, DDS, offer personalized dental cleanings for men, women, and children in Alexandria, Virginia. Put your dental health first and take care of your beautiful smile. Visit Premium Family Dental if you’re due for a dental cleaning or checkup. Click the online booking tool or call today.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

Why are dental cleanings important?

Regular professional teeth cleaning is a key part of good oral hygiene. Periodontal (gum) disease starts with the inflammation of your gums. Over time, periodontal disease can develop into an infection leading to potential complications, such as bone damage and tooth loss.

Fortunately, there are certain steps you can take to help prevent plaque and bacteria build up and the associated dental problems. Caring for your teeth at home is especially important. You should be sure you’re flossing and brushing regularly and visiting your dentist twice each year for a cleaning and checkup.

What happens during a dental cleaning?

A dental cleaning usually takes about an hour. At your dental cleaning you can expect a thorough evaluation of your gums and mouth to check for cavities and plaque. Your dentist measures the depth of your gum tissue to determine your risk of gum disease and takes X-rays to assess your bite and check for any signs of decay.

Your provider uses special dental tools to remove plaque and tartar and prevent gingivitis and periodontitis, then power polishes to deep clean your teeth. Sometimes a fluoride treatment is recommended to prevent decay.

How often do I need a dental cleaning?

How often you should visit Premium Family Dental for a teeth cleaning varies depending on several factors, such as your dental health.

Premium Family Dental recommends a checkup and cleaning every six months, but if you have more specific dental problems and concerns, you might need more frequent cleaning.

The American Dental Association recommends you discuss your personal dental cleaning needs with your qualified dentist.

For moderate to severe gum disease, your dentist might recommend a deep cleaning to prevent serious infections and tooth loss.

Can dental cleanings affect other aspects of health?

Your general health and your dental health are interconnected. Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body and your oral health plays a key role in your overall health and wellness. 

Diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and other conditions have been tied to oral health. Regular dental checkups and cleanings with your dentist helps you to maintain optimal oral health. 

Premium Family Dental offers children’s teeth cleanings and can carefully treat even the most sensitive gums and teeth as well as valuable dental cleanings for men, women, and seniors.

A simple dental cleaning can help treat mild gum disease and prevent tooth decay. The dental experts at Premium Family Dental can create highly personalized treatment plans.

To schedule a dental cleaning and protect your dental health, click the online booking tool or call Premium Family Dental today.