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.
Searching for a Teeth Cleaning, Periodontal Treatment, or a Dental Exam in Fairfax?
If you’ve been searching for a trusted dental office in Fairfax where you can have dental exams, screenings, and treatments, then call our office. We want our patients to be able to achieve their dental goals in a comfortable setting with the least amount of stress possible. It’s important to every member of our team that our patients feel heard and supported in their dental care choices.
Many of our patients, a lot of whom have been with us for years, tell us that our dental services are among some of the best in the area, and we do our utmost to maintain that reputation. We’re a full-service dental office, so if you need treatment, we’ll be able to help you. No matter how long it’s been since you’ve last seen a dentist, we can help you regain your good oral health and your beautiful smile. During your initial appointment, one of our dedicated dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth, mouth, and gums for:
- Bruxism, which is teeth grinding
- Bone deterioration or loss
- Oral cancer
- Any stage of gum disease
The findings will enable us to formulate the best treatment regimen that will help you maintain or regain your good oral health and your great smile. If you’re looking for a dental office you can trust, then call us for an appointment.
Who Treats Gum Disease and Provides Teeth Cleanings?
One of our most popular procedures is a professional tooth cleaning, and it’s one of the best ways for ensuring your good oral health. Regular cleanings can remove plaque so that it doesn’t turn into calculus and cause more problems. When you eat and drink, plaque remains on your teeth unless it’s removed at least daily through flossing and brushing. Otherwise, it will build up on your teeth and cause calculus, which is a hard substance that can only be removed by a professional dental cleaning.
Bacteria from plaque can start to attack your gums and make them red, swollen, sensitive or bleed when you brush. If this occurs, you should seek professional treatment without delay. Left untreated, gingivitis becomes periodontal disease, which attacks your gums and jawbone, and will eventually lead to the loss of your teeth, so call us today if you need to schedule a gum disease treatment.
Do I Need a Specialist to Cure My Bad Breath?
A larger percentage of Americans have or have had chronic bad breath at one or more times during their lives. As embarrassing as it may be, it’s very common and usually easy to fix. If you need a bad breath remedy in Fairfax, then schedule a dental exam in our office and one of our skilled dentists can help you. Usually, bad breath, also called halitosis, occurs as a result of a food that you’ve eaten, cavities or tooth decay, and possibly from inadequate dental hygiene. During your dental exam, your dentist can diagnose the problem and recommend one or more solutions that are tailored to your unique needs. We can suggest foods that may be causing the problem, treatments that you may need such as a dental filling or oral hygiene tips that may help you. If you have recurring halitosis, then call our Fairfax office to schedule a dental exam in Fairfax.
Should I Be Screened for Oral Cancer?
Even if you’re not in a high-risk group, experts recommend that everyone over the age of 18 years have an oral cancer screening. This insidious disease is becoming increasingly more prevalent and, unfortunately, there are no symptoms until the disease has spread. By the time you feel a lump, oral cancer has probably metastasized to other areas. We realize that the prospect of a cancer diagnosis can be horrifying and intimidating, but time is of the essence in this situation. Early detection yields the best prognosis, so don’t delay in scheduling your cancer screening. Even though it’s very scary, you’re not in this alone. We’ll be with you for the test, and if the results are positive, we’ll be with you through the treatment, so you won’t be facing this trauma by yourself. If you need to be screened for oral cancer, call our Fairfax office and we can help you.
We appreciate the trust that our patients have placed in us and we do our utmost to maintain the high level of their confidence. We’d love to add you to our extended dental family, so if you need dental treatment, call Dental Associates of Northern Virginia in Fair Oaks at (703) 596-0875 and schedule a dental exam in our office. We keep abreast of the latest process and technology advances in our field, so you can be assured that you’ll receive the best treatment that we can provide. Call us today, we look forward to speaking with you and to working with you.