Along with brushing and flossing daily, the best way to keep your mouth healthy and encourage overall systemic health is to receive regular professional dental cleanings and dental exams.
Routine exams allow for detection of cavities, bite and TMJ misalignment, periodontal disease and any other issues that may lead to a loss of function. Many systemic diseases may remain asymptomatic but manifest in the mouth and can be seen during a checkup.
Most over-the-counter toothpastes contain fluoride but a professional treatment in our office includes a higher concentration of fluoride. This routine treatment can help to harden the teeth enamel, reduce the risk of cavities and eliminate teeth sensitivity, leading to the long-term health of your teeth and restorations.
Dental sealants are used to prevent tooth decay. During this treatment, a thin resin will be painted on top of your teeth to seal out bacteria, preventing decay. Dental sealants are a great, conservative option from our office for patients who are prone to cavities in McLean, Vienna, Tysons, and surrounding communities.
As a part of our practice's protocol for a routine comprehensive exam, our experienced team of hygienists will take the time to gather the necessary data to complete a periodontal assessment. This detailed exam allows Dr. Van and our team to plan for effective therapy that will include bacterial debridement and elimination. Using a scientific-based approach, our team has been successful in treating patients and transitioning them towards an improved, healthier foundation for their teeth.