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Preventive Dentistry In Washington DC

Keep Your Smile Healthy & Strong

Preventive dentistry, such as six-month teeth cleanings and oral exams, is essential for a healthy mouth that’s free of cavities, gum disease, and other common dental issues. If you’re overdue for a consultation, Washington Metro Dental is here to help. Contact us to book an appointment now, and get a consultation with one of our dentists right away.

Teeth Cleanings & Oral Exams

Teeth cleanings and oral exams form the “core” of preventive dentistry. Routine appointments every six months at our office ensure your mouth stays healthy by helping us catch issues like gum disease and cavities early.

Your treatment will begin with a thorough cleaning by one of our hygienists, who will scrape away plaque and tartar, buff and polish your teeth, then floss them to remove any debris. Your dentist will then perform a comprehensive oral exam and take x-rays to look for any hidden oral health issues. Lastly, you’ll discuss your dentist’s findings, schedule a follow-up (if necessary), and head home with a healthy, bright smile.

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Protect Against Cavities

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments use a fluoride-rich liquid, which is applied generously to your teeth, usually after a teeth cleaning. The fluoride in the liquid helps attract phosphates and calcium to your teeth, “remineralizing” and strengthening them. This helps prevent cavities and can even help reverse “soft spots,” the first stage of tooth decay.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a powerful way to protect yourself from cavities. Your dentist at Washington Metro Dental will apply a layer of liquid resin to your teeth after they’ve been roughened slightly with an acid solution.

This resin is then hardened using a UV light, forming an impenetrable protective barrier that stops acid, food particles, and bacteria from contacting your enamel directly. Sealants can protect your teeth for up to 10 years.

Periodontal Care

Gum disease affects more than half of all adults in America, and it can lead to permanent tooth loss if it’s left untreated. At Washington Metro Dental, we provide advanced periodontal care such as deep cleanings (scaling & root planing) to help control or even reverse the spread of gum disease in your mouth. Get in touch today to get the periodontal care you need for a healthy mouth.

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Oral Cancer Screenings

We offer oral cancer screenings as part of every routine dental appointment at Washington Metro Dental. While oral cancer is rare, it can be very hard to spot unless a dentist notices the signs of the condition before it spreads throughout the body. Using advanced tools and techniques, our doctors will ensure that your mouth is completely healthy and cancer-free. And, in the rare event we notice an issue, we’ll refer you to a specialist to get further diagnosis and care, providing you with peace of mind.

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