Cleaning & Examinations


Dental cleanings and examinations are among the top services we provide to our patients.

It is a universally agreed upon fact that preventative care is among the most essential steps for maintaining good oral health. As one of our patients, we will always focus on keeping you as healthy as possible.

We do this by continuously teaching and reminding you about the importance of dental care and educating each and every one of our patients on how to practice good oral hygiene at home.

Dental Cleanings and Examinations for Adults

We recommend that adults have their teeth cleaned twice a year. Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are.  As people age, their risk for an oral infection continues to increase. This is in part because, as teeth age, the protective enamel starts to wear away, and it can become easier to get a cavity. 

The best way to combat this is by brushing and flossing throughout the day in addition to visiting us on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule an appointment around your work or family schedule, making it easier than ever to maintain good dental health.

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The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

Have you ever wondered why the American Dental Association and we, as your dental provider, recommend you come into the office every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And, in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy through daily brushing and flossing.

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What Goes On During a Dentist Visit?

Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During your check-up appointment, either the dentist (or dental hygienist) will evaluate the health of your gums, perform a head and neck examination (to look for anything out of the ordinary) and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies. Don’t be surprised if we examine your face, bite, saliva, and movement of your lower jaw joints (TMJs).  We will then then clean your teeth and review good oral hygiene at home between visits.

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Dental Cleanings and Examinations for Children

Dr. Jafari is a seasoned professional who loves what she does and enjoys working with patients of all ages.  And, having three children of her own, knows how to help kids feel comfortable during their visit.

To ensure those baby teeth grow in properly and stay healthy until the adult teeth are ready to come in, we recommend that teeth cleanings and exams start as early as two years old, and sometimes even sooner.  It’s never too soon to start healthy dental habits.

Because children are less capable of understanding or dealing with discomfort, children’s cavities or gum disease have a higher risk of going untreated for longer periods of time. Because of this, we encourage you to bring your children in for regular cleanings and exams, generally every six months, so we can monitor and ensure cavities and/or harmful plaque and bacteria are removed.

Dental Cleanings and Examinations for Children

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Amanda Thompson

This is a great dentist office! I would not have been happier with my experience. Everyone was super welcoming, genuine, professional and kind.

Brianna Joy-White

Really great office! I've been coming here a lot during the past year after a super long dental hiatus. They've been incredibly accommodating and have options for patients with sensitivity options like me

Deena Tran

Dr. Jafari and her staff make going to the dentist a much less scary experience. Everyone is thoughtful, knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. I can't recommend VA Family Dentistry enough!


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