At Smiles for Centreville, we focus on preventive care for our patients. Kids, teens, adults and seniors all need regular checkups and cleanings to care for their teeth and gums. These routine visits are one of the best ways to help prevent gum disease and to catch dental problems at their earliest stage. We recommend our patients come in for their “recare” appointments with us every few months. Kids should come in every six months and our adult patients may be scheduled for routine recare visits every three, four or six months, depending on their oral health.

Home oral care is vital to protecting the health of your smile. During your visits to our office, we work with you to ensure you have the right tools and technique to provide excellent oral hygiene at home. However, even with excellent oral hygiene habits at home, professional cleanings are needed to clear away tartar and plaque from difficult to reach areas. Our hygienist also measures pockets in your gums and checks for the early signs of periodontal disease – if infection is present, we have periodontal therapy available to treat gum disease.

Comprehensive Dental Exams

In addition to your cleanings, checkups are necessary to identify any dental issues that need treatment. We utilize the latest technology to examine your teeth, gums and mouth tissues. We have treatment options available to remove decay at the earliest stages, often without the need for fillings. Our dentists also look for any damage to teeth, such as wear, cracks or loss of enamel. Identifying issues early and getting treatment can protect your smile and save you money on more extensive dental treatments.

Staying on top of your oral health is important and can prevent many serious dental issues. If it has been longer than six months since your last checkup and cleaning, it is time to contact Smiles for Centreville to schedule an appointment.