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.
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.
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.
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.
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.