At the office of All Smiles Bethesda, we strive to help you keep your natural teeth healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. As a part of this commitment, we offer several preventive care services that aim to protect and fortify your smile. One of the most important of these is professional dental cleanings and regular oral care examinations which we recommend at least twice a year for all our patients.
Regular checkups and professional cleanings form a solid foundation for any preventive dentistry plan. They allow us to evaluate your dental health and diagnose and treat any issue in its earliest stages using the most conservative form of treatment. We also take this time to answer any questions that you may have about your oral health and suggest appropriate treatments and other forms of preventive care.
A regular dental checkup at our practice is comprised of the following:
- A Full Exam: We thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, lips, inner cheeks, tongue and jawline for any signs of problems such as cavities, bruxism, gum disease, misalignment, bite imbalances, TMJ issues, etc.
- X-Rays: To detect any underlying problems that may not be visible to the naked eye, when necessary, we make use of digital X-rays which emit much less radiation than traditional X-rays.
- Cleaning: A dental cleaning makes use of special dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar from areas where your brush and floss may not be able to reach. The procedure leaves your mouth feeling fresh, clean and healthy and devoid of any bacterial and plaque deposits.
- Oral Cancer Screening (when needed): We may include oral cancer screenings as a part of our regular dental exam to help you keep the disease at bay and detect any early warning signs of its occurrence.
We enjoy helping patients achieve and maintain their optimal level of oral health. Schedule your professional teeth cleaning and complete dental checkup at our practice today. Call us at (301) 200-8804.