At Beautiful Smiles DC, we’re proud to be a leading provider of family and general dentistry services throughout Washington, including teeth cleanings and dental x-rays. When you visit our state-of-the-art dental facility, we’ll conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, jaw, and tongue before we perform any kind of cosmetic or restorative procedure. If you’d like to schedule an appointment at our facility, contact us today!
Teeth Cleanings in Washington D.C.
Teeth cleanings are essential to maintaining overall health and wellness. As you may already know, your mouth can take quite a beating from the food and drink you consume, and this unique environment often requires special care. A teeth cleaning appointment can help remove the buildup of any plaque or tartar on your teeth, reducing your risk of oral issues such as gum disease. In fact, studies have shown a strong link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, so getting your teeth cleaned on a regular basis can actually help to reduce your chances of suffering from a heart attack or stroke, as well.
When you visit Beautiful Smiles DC for a teeth cleaning appointment, one of our dental hygienists will use an instrument called a probe to measure the area around your teeth. This will help them see if you have any pocketing (the area between your tooth and gum where bacteria can grow). A major aspect of teeth cleanings involves a procedure called scaling which is used to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. Once all of the surfaces of your teeth have been scrubbed and smoothed, our dentist may polish your teeth for additional whiteness.
At Beautiful Smiles DC, we’re dedicated to providing the best possible dental care for our patients, however a visual representation doesn’t always tell us everything we need to know. Dental x-rays, also known as radiographs, give dentists the ability to see between and inside your teeth to diagnose any specific or isolated problems you may be experiences. Our dental professionals may suggest a dental x-ray to accurate diagnose and treat any problems with your gums, teeth, jaw, and mouth. Upon the examination of your x-ray images, our dentists will recommend the best solution for your oral health moving forward.
How Often Are X-Rays Needed
If you’re a new dental patient, our dentists may advise taking a full series of panoramic radiographs to assess the current state of your oral health. As you continue your regular checkups and visits, fewer x-rays will be needed to monitor the status of your oral health. At Beautiful Smiles DC, all of our x-rays and dental radiographs are designed to minimize radiation, making these processes extremely safe. It’s important to let our dental professionals know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before an x-ray is performed.
If you’re looking for a friendly team of dental professionals in Washington, schedule an appointment with Beautiful Smiles DC today! From bonding and teeth cleanings to tooth extractions and braces, we can handle all of your dental needs.