Professional Dental Cleanings in Ashburn, VA
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About Dental Cleanings
Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to schedule a dental cleaning at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates twice each year. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a biannual professional dental cleaning eliminates built-up plaque and tartar and then polishes your teeth for a brighter, healthier smile. After your treatment, you can ask for tips on caring for your teeth at home and discover certain areas that need extra attention. A professional cleaning will give our team a chance to identify any problem areas in your mouth that may require care. Having a professional dental cleaning is a crucial step in maintaining your oral health so schedule an appointment at our Ashburn, VA office.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Dental Cleanings?
Benefits of regular professional dental cleanings performed at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates in Ashburn, VA include:
- Healthier and cleaner teeth
- A more vibrant smile
- Fresher breath
- Eliminating harmful bacteria from the gums
- Checking for dental issues that need to be addressed
- Removing tartar and plaque buildup with professional equipment
- Fluoride application to give teeth added protection
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What to Expect from Dental Cleanings
Your cleaning will begin by addressing the tartar and plaque that have built up on your enamel, which is difficult to remove at home, no matter how often you brush and floss. Special instruments are used to carefully scale buildup without affecting the enamel. First, an ultrasonic device loosens bigger chunks of plaque and tartar with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld tools, such as a curette or scaler, will remove any remaining buildup. Each tooth needs to be treated individually to get all the tartar and plaque. After the teeth have been cleaned, the enamel will be polished to remove stains. If needed or requested, a professional fluoride treatment can be performed following the cleaning.
Keep Your Smile Healthy
Help keep your smile healthy with professional cleanings twice each year at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates in Ashburn, VA. Dr. Claustro and her team help patients boost their total health with professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar. As an important procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a dental cleaning can keep you from a lot of trouble and invasive treatments later. Contact our team to schedule a cleaning for yourself and your family.
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Dental Cleanings FAQs
Do dental cleanings hurt?
No, most people don't find a dental cleaning painful or uncomfortable. Our experienced team can quickly and comfortably remove stubborn stuck-on tartar and plaque from your teeth to improve your oral health, even if you have sensitive teeth. If you experience any mild temporary soreness or sensitivity after your dental cleaning, over-the-counter pain relievers are usually enough to keep you comfortable (always consult your physician).
How often should you have your teeth cleaned?
For the majority of people, the ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that you have a regular dental cleaning twice a year. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can still build up on your teeth. Patients at a higher risk for oral health problems, including those over the age of 65, or who have periodontal disease, diabetes, or other issues may need more frequent dental cleanings.
How long does a dental cleaning usually take?
At Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates, most dental cleanings can be done in about 30 – 45 minutes. Depending on your oral health needs, a dental cleaning may take a bit longer in some cases.