Dental Cleaning Leesburg
A routine dental cleaning improves your oral health. In brief, this procedure effectively removes plaque and tartar from teeth and gum line. Left untreated, the buildup leads to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. As a result, we encourage patients to maintain their scheduled cleanings to prevent these oral issues. Learn more about dental cleanings below and contact us today.
What is a dental cleaning?
A hygienist performs dental cleanings. He or she is trained to detect and remove plaque and tartar from teeth and gum line. In short, plaque is a soft and sticky film caused by food particles and bacteria. When it hardens, it becomes plaque. Thus, your hygienist offers a consultation to improve your at-home dental care. For example, the hygienist will show you proper flossing techniques to reduce plaque and tartar buildup. In fact, this is a great opportunity to also learn about better brushing techniques to maintain a healthier smile.
The procedure consists of using a scalar and small mirror to remove the buildup. Once the buildup has been removed, the hygienist uses a powered toothbrush and gritty toothpaste to polish the teeth. Next, the patient rinses and a fluoride treatment may be suggested to protect the teeth from decay. The treatment is a varnish which lasts for a few months.
Teeth need routine dental cleanings to prevent oral issues like decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Protect your smile by scheduling yours today and learn how to improve your dental health. Our friendly team would be delighted to assist you and address any concerns. Please call (571) 789-1230 or book online. Visit the office at 552 Fort Evans Road, Suite 100 Leesburg, Virginia 20176.