Our dentist and team recommend that your dental cleaning and exam appointments occur at least every six months. For the sake of your oral health, we urge that you do not put off or ignore these appointments. Our team can help you to improve and maintain your dental health when you visit our office regularly.
At the beginning of your appointment, our hygienist will thoroughly clean each of your teeth. All plaque and tartar will be removed from the teeth and below the gumline with a special tool. Removing tartar and plaque can help prevent gum disease and other dental issues. Then your teeth will be flossed and polished.
Dr. Rick Jackomis will then examine each of your teeth, your gums, and your mouth for signs of cavities, gum disease, and other oral problems. If anything was detected, our dentist will explain your treatment options to you.
Depending on your age, dental health, and other factors, our dentist will decide whether or not to take dental X-rays. These X-rays can help him to detect issues that may not have been visible to the naked eye, like decay between the teeth.
If you would like to learn more about your upcoming dental appointment in Sterling, Virginia, we encourage you to contact our office at 703-444-9244. Schedule a visit with us today. We look forward to seeing you!