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Author: Dr. Tontra Lowe

For a strong and successful oral health, you need to attend your dental cleaning appointments twice a year. So, if you have a dental cleaning coming up, our Awesome Smiles Dental Center team is happy to help you prepare! The process involved in your dental cleaning includes:

1. A warm welcome: As you walk through our office doors, our friendly dental team will welcome you with a bright and warming smile. We will guide you through our office to one of our comfortable dental chairs. Then, we will ask you questions about your medical history and give you a chance to tell us about any concerns or questions you have.

2. A dental cleaning: When you are ready, we will deeply clean your teeth. We will first start by scraping the surfaces of your chompers with a special tool. This technique will remove the plaque and tartar from your smile. Then, we will measure and check your gum pockets and teeth for any signs of trouble. Next, we will thoroughly floss your smile and free any food particles and plaque that reside between your teeth. Finally, we will polish your pearly whites with a polishing treatment.

3. A fluoride treatment: Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that gives your teeth the strength they need to survive, which is why we provide a fluoride treatment at our office. This treatment will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish and it will most likely be flavored. We will place the fluoride over your smile and will wait for the minerals to soak into your chompers. When the treatment has done its job, you will rinse your mouth with cool, refreshing water.

Our team care about you and we want you to have the best dental experience possible, which is why we’re happy to explain the process of your dental cleaning in Haymarket, Virginia. Another way we would be happy to help you is by answering your questions. So, if you would like to know more or if you have any questions, please feel free to call 571-261-2600. We are here to assist you in any way we can!