Dental Cleanings & Exams
in Woodbridge, VA

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean requires more than regular brushing and flossing at home. Even with a consistent oral hygiene routine as such, you can benefit from a professional cleaning and exam. A professional cleaning and comprehensive dental exam can bring attention to minor problems before they worsen. At Vera Dentistry, our dentists and hygienists encourage a healthier smile with our professional dental cleaning and exam service. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!

woman receiving a dental exam

What is a dental exam?

A comprehensive dental exam is completed by a dentist or dental hygienist. During the exam, a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gum, and mouth is performed to detect any issues such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. In most cases, our dental exams include a dental cleaning, necessary X-rays, and guidance on oral hygiene care. Regular dental exams are crucial for maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems.

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How often should a dental cleaning be done?

The American Dental Association and our team highly recommend patients receive a professional dental exam and cleaning at least twice a year. In many cases, this interval is every six months. However, some patients may require more frequent cleanings or deep dental cleanings due to gum disease or a history of dental issues. Regular dental cleanings help prevent plaque buildup, cavities, and gum disease, encouraging better overall oral health!

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What can I do at home to maintain clean teeth?

While our team thoroughly cleans your teeth and around your gums, it’s essential that you maintain a daily oral care routine at home. This routine may include brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash. Consuming a balanced diet, staying hydrated, chewing sugar-free gum, and changing your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months are also ways to maintain clean teeth between dental visits.