Preventive Care and Dental Cleanings in Falls Church
Keeping your teeth clean and free of plaque helps you enjoy a fresh smile and minimizes your risk for decay or other problems. Many patients put off visiting the dentist or neglect to make their routine appointments. However, these are important parts of keeping your teeth for a lifetime.
At the office of Robert A. Morabito, DDS we provide dental cleanings and exams in Falls Church, VA. If you’re looking for a new dentist near you, or haven’t been to the dentist in a while, call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Twice Yearly Dental Office Visits
It’s recommended to see your dentist twice a year. These appointments allow for the thorough removal of debris. Your dentist reaches the places where your toothbrush and floss cannot.
During your dental appointment, Dr. Morabito evaluates your smile for potential sites of decay, checking each tooth with a hand mirror and using digital X-rays. Soft tissue is also evaluated to determine the presence of gum disease. After these examinations, your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and flossed. You’ll leave our office with a fresh smile and a plan for future care, if any additional treatments are needed.
Additional Preventive Dental Services
In conjunction with teeth cleanings, Dr. Morbito provides the following to ensure your smile is free of damage:
• Fluoride Rinses
• Mouth Guards
• Anti-Bacterial Gum Treatments
Patients who have deep pits or grooves on their back teeth may find it hard to keep them clean and free of debris. By adding a coating of tooth-colored sealant, Dr. Morabito can ensure that decay-causing bacteria do not adhere to teeth. Patients also benefit from fluoride varnishes, or recommendations of at-home products with fluoride to make enamel resistant to dental cavities.
If you frequently clench or grind your teeth, a mouth guard may be recommended to protect teeth. These guards are slim, custom-made, and create a barrier to absorb pressure and avoid cracking and breaking teeth. Even if your smile presents signs of periodontal infection, Dr. Morabito can prevent progression of the disease with topical treatment.
Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning in Falls Church!
Dr. Morabito and his team are dedicated to making sure patients enjoy healthy smiles for a life time. We meet this goal by offering routine exams, preventive services, and educating patients on best practices for home-care.
If you’re due for a dental check-up, contact our office today to schedule a visit!