Cleaning & Examinations


At Northern Virginia Family Dentistry, dental cleanings and examinations are among the top services we provide to patients throughout Sterling, Virginia.

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 that 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, as well. 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 the dentist 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 get your teeth cleaned.

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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 your dentist recommend you come back 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. If you need additional help, your dentist may even suggest more frequent visits.

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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, your dentist (or dental hygienist) will likely 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 your dentist also examines your face, bite, saliva, and movement of your lower jaw joints (TMJs). Your dentist or dental hygienist will then clean your teeth and stress the importance of you maintaining good oral hygiene at home between visits.

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Dental Cleanings and Examinations for Children

Dr. Jafari is a seasoned professional who enjoys working with patients of all ages and having three of her own, knows how to help children on how to feel comfortable while visiting the dentist.

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 from a very young age. Healthy baby teeth are often undervalued.

Due to children being less capable of understanding or dealing with discomfort, children’s cavities and gum disease have a higher risk of going untreated for longer periods of time. Parents are recommended to bring their children in for dental cleanings and examinations at least semiannually. Harmful plaque and bacteria are removed and harmful cavities are prevented.

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!