(Preventative Dental Care)
City Smiles DC believes in conservative dentistry, a term that means we want to preserve as much of your natural smile as possible. With that philosophy in mind, we utilize a series of preventative and restorative dentistry treatments, starting with dental cleanings. Your smile is vital to your bodily health, so maintaining your oral health can bring about a healthy life. Regularly scheduled cleanings and hygiene visits with our dentist, Dr. Stuart Ross, will ensure that your natural teeth are well-maintained, and will last for as long as possible. We’ll clean plaque, tartar build-up, and more.
Our dedicated team is here to help you maintain your smile with our professional preventative care treatments. We understand that Washington, DC professionals need to look and feel their best, and would be happy to help you map out the best treatments for your smile. As a practice, we want to make sure that each treatment is what’s best for the health of your smile, even if you’re looking for a quick-fix solution. Call and schedule your cleaning today!
DIAGNODENT™ CAVITY SCREENING
DIAGNOdent™ is a revolutionary new way for your dentist to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay and cavities. By using the advanced DIAGNOdent technology, we are able to treat small cavities and areas of tooth decay before they become larger issues requiring more compromising procedures. DIAGNOdent is a quick, comfortable process that helps you and your doctor keep your smile healthy and happy for a lifetime.
Before and After cleaning with one of our expert Hygienists!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Professional dental cleanings are a very important part of maintaining optimal dental health. Dentists highly recommend that everyone undergo professional cleaning at least twice per year (around every 6 months). Dental cleanings help to remove tartar and decay from the teeth as prevention against infection, cavities, and tooth decay. By undergoing routine dental cleanings, patients can ensure that their teeth are as healthy, strong, and bright as possible.
Dental cleanings usually start with an examination of the patient’s teeth. During the examination, the dentist will look for any signs of damage, cavities, or decay. The patient’s teeth are cleaned to remove any plaque and tartar buildup, followed by a deep clean and polish with professional dental tools. Patients will have the opportunity to discuss the health status of their teeth with their dentist as well as discuss home dental health suggestions.
After receiving cleaning services at the dentist, patients should maintain optimal oral hygiene using the recommendations provided by the office during their treatment. Patients should brush their teeth twice a day, use mouthwash, and floss. If given special instructions or items to use by our office, such as specific mouthwash or toothpaste, patients should follow the directions given and schedule an appointment for follow-up.
Considered a form of preventative health care, most insurance companies cover some, if not all of the cost of routine cleaning. Our office will check with the patient’s insurance policy before sending a bill to the patient for any remaining payment due. The overall cost for cleaning varies among dental practices and is also determined based on the condition of the patient’s teeth.
GET CLEANER, WHITER TEETH
Schedule your dental cleaning today! Dr. Ross' top priority is ensuring that each patient has a healthy smile they can be proud of and can show off. Call our office in Washington, DC to schedule your dental cleaning. We look forward to seeing you in our chair at City Smiles DC soon!