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Dental Cleanings & Exams

in Leesburg, VA

Routine cleanings and dental exams are the most common dental appointments that are scheduled at a dental practice, as every patient needs routine preventive care, regardless of how well they take care of their teeth at home. If it’s time to schedule your next cleaning, please get in touch with our office and we will be happy to find a convenient time for you to come see us!

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How many dental appointments do I need to make per year?

Most patients only have to schedule routine dental appointments twice per year.

However, there are cases in which our team may recommend three or four dental cleanings and exams per year, especially if a patient has periodontal disease or is on the verge of developing periodontal disease. If you believe you may need to schedule more than two dental appointments per year, our team would be happy to offer a recommendation based on your oral health and dental history at your next appointment with us.


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Why are dental cleanings and exams important?

While brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash every day is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean, regular cleanings and dental exams are still a very important part of maintaining positive oral health.

Dental cleanings are performed by dental professionals who expertly scrape away plaque and tartar from areas around the teeth and gums that are almost impossible to reach with a toothbrush. The teeth are then cleaned with a special toothpaste and flossed to ensure that they are squeaky clean. Regular dental exams are also essential for diagnosing and treating dental problems as soon as possible.


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Will a dental cleaning whiten my teeth?

Dental cleanings help remove stains that have built up since your last appointment, but they will not make your smile noticeably whiter.

If you are interested in professional teeth whitening, Leesburg Family Dental offers one-visit teeth whitening sessions and take-home whitening kits to give you a whiter, brighter smile. To learn more about our teeth whitening services or to schedule your next dental cleaning and professional teeth whitening session, please visit our professional teeth whitening page or give our office a call.

Are you looking to schedule a routine dental appointment in Leesburg? Schedule an appointment with Leesburg Family Dental today by calling our office or using our virtual contact form.

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