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March has finally arrived and with it, spring is on the way! Spring heralds in new beginnings as we prepare to shed the weight of winter and move into a lighter phase of living again. Did you know that one of the best things you can do to revitalize your health this spring is to get a dental cleaning?

Specifically, according to The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the best thing you can do for your continued oral health is to have a professional dental cleaning every six months. These checkups and cleanings reinforce your at-home oral health routine (such as daily brushing and flossing, etc.).

Dental cleanings are specifically designed to preserve your health, keep away disease and asses the areas in the mouth that may need further attention. So, what can you expect at your dental cleaning? Your dentist will provide diagnostic and preventative services which can include:

Diagnostic Services

Oral cancer screening and exam
Checking the bite, chewing and swallowing patterns
Evaluating the gum tissue
Taking x-rays, and assessing the teeth for decay
Planning treatment as needed
Referral to specialists for treatment as necessary

Preventive Services

Polishing fillings and crowns
Removing any stains on the tooth enamel
Removing plaque and tartar off of teeth and gums
Applying fluoride to tooth enamel, if needed
Applying dental sealants on molars if necessary

If you are ready to make some changes and revitalize your smile, take a moment to schedule a springtime dental cleaning. Give our staff at Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke in Burke, Virginia a call today at 703-801-6166 and let us help you refresh your smile!