Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining optimal oral health. At DC Family Dental, our dentist and team emphasize the importance of these preventive measures to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.

Benefits of Dental Cleanings and Exams
Routine dental cleanings and exams offer several significant benefits:

  • Prevention of Tooth Decay: Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to cavities.
  • Gum Disease Prevention: Regular exams and cleanings help prevent and detect gum disease in its early stages.
  • Early Detection of Oral Issues: Exams allow Dr. Mayur Patel to identify potential problems, such as cavities, gum disease and oral cancer, before they become serious.
  • Maintenance of Oral Health: Consistent dental visits contribute to the long-term health of your teeth and gums, reducing the risk of more extensive treatments.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning and Exam
We strive to make your dental cleanings and exams thorough and comfortable:

  1. Initial Examination: We will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums, checking for signs of decay, disease or other issues.
  2. Professional Cleaning: Our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach with regular brushing and flossing.
  3. Polishing: Your teeth will be polished to remove surface stains and make them smooth.
  4. Fluoride Treatment: A fluoride treatment may be applied to strengthen your teeth and prevent decay.
  5. Discussion and Recommendations: We will discuss the findings from the exam, provide personalized recommendations and answer any questions you may have.

Contact Us
Maintain your oral health with regular dental cleanings and exams in District of Columbia, Washington. Contact us today at 202-331-0655 to schedule your appointment.