We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Where Can I Find a Dental Exam in Alexandria That Includes Periodontal Treatment and a Cancer Screening?
If you’re in the Alexandria area and need some of the best dental treatments available, then call us to schedule a dental exam in our office. We have an excellent reputation in the local area for providing top-notch dental care that’s compassionate and affordable. We’re a full-service dental practice, so whatever treatment you need, we can probably provide it. If it’s been a long time since you’ve seen a dentist, that’s even more reason to call us for a dental exam in our Alexandria office. We’d love for you to resume enjoying your favorite foods while you show off your beautiful smile. During your first visit, your dentist thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to check for:
- Evidence of teeth grinding, or bruxism
- Bone loss
- Oral cancer
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth decay
If we find any evidence of these things, then we’ll provide you with a treatment protocol that will help to restore your good oral health. If you need to regain good oral health and hygiene habits, then call us today for an appointment. We’d love to hear from you.
How Do I Locate a Dentist Who Treats Gum Disease and Cleans Teeth?
If you need a trusted dental office for teeth cleaning and gum disease treatment, then call our office for an appointment. Teeth cleanings are one of our most popular treatments and they’re one of the easiest methods for ensuring your good dental health. After you eat and drink, bacteria-laden plaque remains on your teeth unless you remove it through brushing and flossing. If not removed at least daily, then it can build up and become a hard substance called calculus, which can only be removed by a professional cleaning.
The bacteria in plaque can adversely affect your gums and cause the onset of gingivitis, which is the early stage of periodontal disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease can damage your gums and your jaw and eventually cause you to lose your teeth. If your gums are red and swollen or if they’re sensitive and bleed when you brush, then you may be in the early stages of gingivitis. Call our office for an appointment with one of our dedicated dentists who can help you regain your good oral health.
Which Dentist Near Me Can Cure Bad Breath?
Bad breath is very embarrassing and we may be unaware of it unless we’re told or we notice our social interactions diminishing. If you have bad breath but are unaware of how to correct the problem, then call our office to schedule a dental exam in Alexandria. Usually, bad breath, also known as halitosis, is caused by any of several things. Either you have eaten a particular food that caused it, you have cavities or decay, you need better oral hygiene practices, or it could be a combination of the the three. No matter the cause, we can help you. A professional tooth cleaning may help eliminate bacteria that can contribute to bad breath. If you need dental work, such as having cavities filled or tooth extractions, then we can schedule those. If you need better hygiene, then we can provide you a care regimen that’s tailored to your specific needs. No matter the cause, we can help you regain your good oral health and your social interactions, so call our Alexandria office to schedule a dental exam today.
What’s the Purpose of an Oral Cancer Screening If I’m Not High Risk?
Due to the rise in the incidence of oral cancer, experts now recommend that everyone who is at least 18 years old receive a screening for oral cancer. This disease is very insidious because it presents asymptomatically — you won’t know you have it until it has spread to other areas of your body. If you feel a lump, the disease has probably metastasized. As scary as the prospect is, it’s even scarier to not get screened now and learn later that you should have. We know that the prospect of a positive result on your test is horrifying, but you’re not facing this alone. We’ll be there for you during the screening and if the test results are positive, we’ll be there for you during and after the treatment. Your treatment protocol will be tailored to your unique needs and we’ll help you get through this.
Call us today to schedule your screening.
During each interaction with each of our patients, we want to reinforce the trust that they have placed in us. And, with our new clients, we want to earn your trust as well. We know that you have many choices when it comes to dentists in the Alexandria area, so if you need dental work, call Dental Associates of Northern Virginia in Alexandria at (703) 596-0872 and schedule the treatment you need. We’d love to add you to our extended dental family, call us today. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you. Call us for an appointment and let’s get started on regaining or retaining your good dental health.