Check Ups & Preventive Care

Check Ups & Preventive Care

Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to the health of your smile. DC Dental Spa provides the preventative care you need for beautiful healthy teeth for life.

At DC Dental Spa, we focus on preventative care when you come in to see us for regular checkups. Most oral diseases including periodontal (gum) disease and even tooth decay can be prevented with care from our professional dentists.

Plaque and bacteria are constantly in your oral cavity. While some of these bacteria are helpful, others can contribute to infections, decay, and disease. Bacteria is also partially responsible for the formation of plaque, which is the sticky substance you can feel on your teeth that contributes to tooth enamel damage, cavities, and gum disease.

Even with regular brushing and flossing at home, it’s virtually impossible to remove all the plaque in your mouth. That’s why getting those regular checkups and cleanings is essential to your oral health.

By getting your teeth professionally cleaned every six months or as recommended by your dentist, you help remove plaque that can contribute to oral disease.

During your appointment with us at DC Dental Spa, we also conduct a comprehensive exam of your oral cavity, including an oral cancer screening. Our thorough exams allow us to identify any issues that can turn into costly fixes later down the road.

When you consider the impact of missing teeth or gum disease on not just your smile’s function but also your confidence, it’s easy to see why regular care matters so much in protecting your teeth and gums.

You may not think anything is wrong with your smile, and you may be right. However, gum disease and tooth decay often don’t cause symptoms until the condition has progressed past the point of fixing. For some patients with deep tooth decay, a root canal or an extraction will be necessary, and treatment for severe gum disease can be even more involved.

You only get one set of teeth. Why not protect them with the preventative care and checkups offered by the dentists at DC Dental Spa?

Checkups and cleanings are simple, painless processes that only take a short period of time out of your day every few months. When you consider the issues that the right care can prevent, it’s always a smart choice to invest in your smile with checkups and preventative care.

Professional dental exams and cleanings can:

  • Prevent gum disease
  • Identify issues with x-rays that can’t be seen with the naked eye
  • Remove plaque to prevent it from turning into tartar
  • Prevent tooth decay
  • Help you avoid tooth loss
  • Prevent painful infections or abscesses
  • Spot oral cancer early for a higher success with treatment
  • Keep your teeth strong and healthy

Don’t leave the health of your teeth and gums to chance. Take control of your oral health with regular brushing and flossing combined with checkups every six months. Our team is here to support your smile for life with our preventative measures. We always welcome new patients—contact us today at (202) 873-1054 to schedule an appointment!

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