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Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Tyson's Dental Design Center

Dentists & Periodontists located in Vienna, VA

Routine teeth cleanings and examinations are the best way to ward off cavities and gum disease to prevent future oral health issues. The team at Tyson’s Dental Assign Center in Vienna, Virginia offers teeth cleanings to help maintain proper oral health. To schedule your next teeth cleaning, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What happens during a teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleanings begin with a quick exam. Your Tyson's Dental Design Center professional starts with a visual examination of your teeth and gums, looking for any can't-miss issues. X-rays will be taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment if required.

After X-rays, the actual cleaning process starts. The dentist or hygienist will use a small instrument, called a scaler, to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. The length of time this process takes depends on how much plaque or tartar buildup you have.

After the plaque and tartar buildup has been removed, the dentist or hygienist uses a high-powered brush and special toothpaste to give you a thorough brushing, followed by a professional flossing. To finish, you may be given a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities and tooth decay between office visits.

How often should I schedule cleanings?

Your teeth cleaning frequency depends on your general dental health. Some people who have particular issues may require more frequent cleanings, while others may be able to go with the standard recommendation of twice a year. The American Dental Association advises working with your dentist to determine the best cleaning schedule for your personal dental needs.

Even with common procedures like routine teeth cleanings, consulting with the expert team at Tyson's Dental Design Center about your unique situation is a critical part of getting outstanding care.

Everyone has different needs, especially when it comes to his or her health. Your best approach for dental care is to follow a plan that's designed just for you, not one that's designed for the average person.

Do teeth cleanings impact other aspects of my health?

Your overall health is linked to your oral health. Your mouth is almost like a window into your body, making good oral health foundational for maintaining good general health.

There's a chance that regular teeth cleanings could lower your risk of pneumonia, suggest the findings of a 2016 study. The theory is that teeth cleanings reduce the number of bacteria that reach the lungs.

Arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, and other conditions have also been connected to oral health. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and perhaps most importantly, conversations with your dentist, all play a crucial role in maintaining exceptional health.

Take a step toward better health. If you need a teeth cleaning, schedule your appointment online or call Tyson's Dental Design Center today.