Dental Cleaning Services for Shiny, Healthy Teeth
Dental hygiene is the basic foundation of oral health, and good oral health goes a long way toward a person’s overall confidence.
Your smile is what others notice first about you. It’s what makes you unique. It’s really very simple to care for your smile, but it requires dedication. It also requires our help!
At our office in Arlington, we provide quality dental cleaning services to patients throughout the Washington, D.C., area, from Alexandria to Ballston to Fairfax to Tyson’s Corner, VA. A confident smile starts with healthy teeth, and healthy teeth are our passion.
The Importance of Dental Hygiene
Plaque and tartar are the enemies of healthy teeth and gums. You’ve heard these terms, but you might not know the difference.
⦁ Plaque is a film full of bacteria that sticks to your teeth as you go through daily life. Over time, plaque can eat away at your tooth enamel and lead to decay.
⦁ Tartar forms when too much plaque has built up and calcified, or mineralized.
You attempt - or at least you should attempt - to fight off the buildup of bacteria by brushing and flossing on a daily basis. But brushing and flossing alone isn’t always enough to keep you safe from tooth decay and gum disease. Regular brushing also won’t remove certain deep stains that form on your teeth and lead to discoloration.
Visiting your dentist regularly to have your teeth professionally cleaned will ensure that all that nasty plaque, tartar, and stains are removed. This will prevent cavities and troublesome gum disease, such as gingivitis.
It is generally recommended that you visit your dentist twice a year (every six months) for professional dental cleaning services. Too many people wait until there’s an emergency, such as a painful cracked, chipped, or decayed tooth, to schedule a dentist appointment. Neglecting your dental hygiene until there’s a crisis can lead to more complicated, expensive procedures, and in some cases, it’s too late to save the affected tooth.
You can prevent these issues by coming into our offices for regular dental cleaning services.
What We Offer
Our dental cleaning services are thorough and effective. Our dental hygienists are well-trained, highly skilled, and gentle. They can assist you with:
⦁ Routine dental cleanings - The removal of plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and between the teeth, above the gum line. A relatively quick procedure that ends with your teeth being polished.
⦁ Deep cleanings - Focuses on the buildup of bacteria below the gums and involves scaling - scraping with a scaling tool - and root planning - shaping the root of the tooth. This is a more complicated procedure and can require local anesthesia and more than one visit.
⦁ Periodontal cleanings and treatments - Your gums are the foundation for good oral health. They’re just as important as your teeth. We’ll make sure your gums are in top form, and if not, we’ll treat any signs of periodontal disease or refer you to a specialist who can.
Dental Cleaning Services Where You Live
Bloom Dental of Arlington is conveniently located for residents of the Washington, D.C., area, including the communities of Alexandria, Ballston, Fairfax, and Tyson’s Corner, VA.
In addition to all the dental cleaning services you need to keep your teeth healthy, we also offer a variety of orthodontic and cosmetic dental services, such as teeth whitening. So whether you’re looking for Invisalign , veneers or a deep cleaning, you’ll find it here, presented with the kind of friendly, welcoming customer service you should expect from a family dentist.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!