Why Are Routine Dental Exams and Cleanings Important?

Regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and examinations are the best way to maintain oral hygiene over time. Oral disease and problems such as cavities can be found during these visits with our Stone Ridge Family Dentistry team. Let’s learn more about regular visits and their importance for dental hygiene.

Why do I need routine dental exams and cleanings?

Many Aldie and South Riding, Virginia, area patients ask our team about the importance of regular appointments with our dentists. Routine dental exams and thorough cleanings are the foundation of good oral health care, and these visits can help our team diagnose and treat any problems you may be facing with your smile. If left untreated, many dental issues can worsen over time, leading to more painful and costly treatments down the road.

How often should I see the dentist for a cleaning and examination?

The American Dental Association recommends that patients attend regular exams at least twice a year or as their dentist recommends. During these cleanings, calcified plaque, or tartar, on the teeth is removed, and cavities are spotted early before they progress into larger problems. Drs. Mallory Grossman and Kelly Lincoln also evaluate the mouth for any signs of disease, including oral cancer. This comprehensive exam helps maintain your dental health so that you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years.

What happens if I haven’t seen the dentist in a while?

If it has been a while since your last visit, understand that we know how life can get in the way of your routine schedule. We are a judgment-free zone, providing the care and treatment needed to restore and maintain your dental health. We will also review preventative measures with you so that you can get back on track with regular visits, teeth cleaning, and routine dental exams.

Request an appointment at our practice today!

At Stone Ridge Family Dentistry, we understand how essential preventive care is for maintaining optimal oral health. Contact us today to learn more about our regular exams and cleanings or to schedule your next appointment at 24585 Stone Carver Drive, Suite 225. The office can be reached by calling (703) 570-1356 and accepts patients from in and around the communities of South Riding, Chantilly, and Middleburg, VA.