Dental Exams in Ashburn, VA

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Receiving yearly dental examinations lets you take an active stance to sustain the health of your teeth. A comprehensive oral exam at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates detects tooth caries, gum disease, oral cancer, and numerous other conditions that might be harming your oral and overall health. Usually carried out at twice-yearly teeth cleaning visits, oral exams let Dr. Joanna Claustro assess the teeth, gums, arch alignment, jaw joints, and additional oral structures. The exams also allow for early identification and care of oral issues. To ensure the wellness and beauty of your mouth, schedule a regular dental exam at our Ashburn, VA practice.

Benefits of annual dental exams conducted at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates in Ashburn, VA include:

  • Identifying any possible oral health issues
  • Prolonging the healthy lifespan of your teeth
  • Reducing the risk of uncomfortable and expensive dental emergencies
  • Using the latest tools to examine your overall oral well-being
  • Digital x-rays display structural issues and use minimal radiation
  • Inspecting the condition of existing restorations or other dental work
  • The exam is both thorough and prompt

Individuals of any age can benefit from attending dental exams no less than once a year for comprehensive treatment. Dental exams should also be conducted to assess tooth discomfort, injury, and additional issues that can manifest between checkups. Gum disease— the primary reason for missing teeth— and dental caries may not cause severe symptoms to develop until the more advanced phases. If dental concerns are discovered promptly, our dental professionals can frequently offer more comprehensive solutions for management.

The ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that all infants and toddlers visit the dentist before they turn a year old. For kids at this early age, we can help with several issues, such as tooth development and thumb-sucking, and aid you in cleaning your young one's teeth and gum tissues as their oral structures evolve. Annual thorough oral exams may help your growing family establish good oral practices at a young age and make sure they have healthy smiles for a lifetime.

Annual exams at our Ashburn, VA office start with a review of your dental record. A team member could also ask about any health problems or aesthetic smile likes and dislikes you have to uncover more regarding your total oral health. At particular yearly visits, a set of computerized x-rays might be offered to provide our team with more knowledge of the health of your teeth and bone tissues. We might then conduct a screening for oral cancer, evaluate the evenness of your arches and jaws, and look at your teeth for trauma, as well as the comfort of any dental fixtures. A gum exam might also be carried out to find existing areas of periodontal disease.

I travel over 40 minutes to go to this office because their practice is one of the best that I’ve been a patient of. The office is easy to get to, in a lovely building with plenty of parking. Inside it’s extremely clean and modern, well staffed by knowledgeable and friendly assistants (Dina is the best!). They really want to keep their patients healthy. The office has the latest technology which makes for quick diagnosis to issues. Fast cleanings and phenomenally good preventative care (saving you money and sparing your dental health). You wont be left waiting here. Time is a constant struggle for me, and as I said up top, i travel 40 minutes because the care they provide and the consistency of their work saves me in the long run.

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Having a healthy smile means more effort than only going to your dentist if you experience a problem. Yearly dental exams at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates allow for prompt diagnosis and management of oral conditions and are vital in protecting your smile. Set up your family's thorough oral assessments with a member of our team at our Ashburn, VA facility soon.

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How often should you have a dental exam?

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that most people should get regular dental exams twice a year. Depending on their oral health needs, some people may need more frequent dental exams to check for tooth decay and examine gum health. Dr. Claustro or Dr. Agarwal will devise a personalized dental exam schedule for you that will help ensure better overall oral health.

What does a dental exam include?

During your dental exam, Dr. Claustro or Dr. Agarwal will check your teeth and gums for tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, signs of diabetes, the condition of any dental restorations, and other oral health issues. They will also check your jaw for proper alignment and issues that may indicate TMD (Temporomandibular disorder). A dental exam also includes a thorough dental cleaning that removes stuck-on plaque and tartar.

How long does a dental exam take?

Most dental exams take about 30 – 45 minutes. Some examinations may take longer if an issue is discovered or if Dr. Claustro or Dr. Agarwal recommends diagnostic imaging. At the end of your exam, you will receive a dental cleaning to brighten your teeth, remove plaque and tartar, and give you fresher breath.

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