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Cleaning and Checkups

Dental checkups and cleanings are an important part of maintaining oral health. Here's what you can expect during your next visit to the dentist.

Cleaning and Checkups in Leesburg VA

Cleanings Check for cavities and other dental problems.

During a routine cleaning and checkup, Dr. Birkitt will check for cavities. He will carefully look for any signs of decay, such as holes or discoloration, and will also use X-rays to check for hidden cavities. If he finds any evidence of a cavity, he will recommend treatment, which may involve filling the cavity or placing a crown over the tooth. Dr. Birkitt is also experienced in preventive care and can offer advice on avoiding cavities in the future. For example, he may recommend changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine or suggest that you use fluoride toothpaste or sealants. By taking proactive steps, you can help to keep your teeth healthy and prevent cavities from forming. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Birkitt today to learn more about cavity prevention.

Examine Gums for Signs of Disease

A healthy mouth is essential for overall health, starting with taking care of your gums. Gum disease is a common condition that can lead to serious health problems, so it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. During a dental checkup, Dr. Birkitt will carefully look for signs of gum disease, such as redness, swelling, or bleeding. We will also check for any loose teeth or other issues. If you have any concerns about your gums, Dr. Birkitt can help you determine if you have gum disease and develop a treatment plan to keep your mouth healthy.

Remove Tartar & Plaque Buildup.

It’s important to have a professional cleaning every six months to remove any plaque or tartar that may have accumulated below the gumline. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth, and if it isn’t removed, it can harden into tartar. Tartar is much more difficult to remove than plaque and can lead to gum disease. During a cleaning, Dr. Birkitt will gently use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums gently. This helps to keep your mouth healthy and gives you a chance to ask your dentist any questions about your oral health.

Polish Teeth

During a dental cleaning, Dr. Birkitt will gently polish your teeth to remove any buildup of plaque and tartar. This process can help improve the look of your teeth and prevent gum disease. Dr. Birkitt will use a spinning brush equipped with a special abrasive paste to polish your teeth. You may also have your teeth flossed during this process to remove any plaque that may be difficult to reach with the toothbrush. After your teeth have been polished, you will likely notice that they feel smoother and look brighter.

Check for Oral Cancer.

 

Dental cleaning is not only an important part of maintaining oral health, but it is also an opportunity to check for signs of oral cancer. Dr. Birkitt will also examine your mouth for any abnormal growths or lesions during a cleaning. If we notice anything suspicious, we recommend you see a doctor for a more thorough examination. While oral cancer is relatively rare, catching it in its earliest stages is vital to improving successful treatment. Schedule regular dental checkups to keep your mouth healthy and cancer-free.

If you need a cleaning and checkup, look no further than Birkitt Dental. Dr. Birkitt is a skilled and attentive dentist who offers preventive care and can help you avoid cavities in the future. We also provide professional cleanings every six months to remove any plaque or tartar that may have accumulated below the gumline. By taking proactive steps, you can help to keep your teeth healthy and prevent cavities from forming. So schedule an appointment with Birkitt Dental today and take advantage of their affordable prices.

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