Oral Hygiene Cleanings in Annandale, VA

Professional dental cleanings at Annandale Smiles help maintain beautiful smiles.

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A cleaning at the dentist may seem minor, but it’s essential for healthy teeth and gums.
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Even if you’re a great brusher and flosser, you’re probably missing a few spots you don’t even realize. These missed spots can lead to tooth decay, staining, pesky plaque buildup, and even serious disease.

By scheduling regular professional dental cleanings in Annandale, VA, our teamLearn more about our team at Annandale Smiles can help you maintain and even improve your smile!

Oral hygiene cleanings can:

  • Brighten your teeth and remove stains

  • Prevent cavities, gingivitis, and other diseases

  • Remove plaque that leads to hardened tartar

We recommend you schedule your visit to the dentist every six months.

Top Reasons For Regular
Dental Cleanings
Here are just a few reasons why you should schedule biannual cleanings.
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Prevention

An in-depth cleaning by a dentist helps ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy.

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Overall Wellness

It’s important to maintain your oral health because it contributes to your overall health.

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Confidence

Hard to reach spots are cleaned so that you can avoid bad breath, stains, and serious issues.

How Cleanings at
Annandale Smiles Work
In just three steps, our dental hygienist cleans your teeth and gums.
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A thorough cleaning at your dentist’s officeLearn more about your dentist’s office helps you maintain a bright and healthy smile, but it also helps prevent serious health issues that can be detected through your oral health. Poor dental hygiene is linked to gum disease, tooth loss, cardiovascular disease, bone loss, cancers, and various other problems.

  • Step 1

    Our dental hygienist checks your mouth to ensure no issues, such as gingivitis, before proceeding. Using a small mirror, we’re able to inspect hard to reach places that are usually difficult to see.

  • Step 2

    We start cleaning. Using a scaler, we remove plaque on teeth, especially near the gumline and between teeth. The next part of cleaning is brushing and flossing to ensure we thoroughly clean each tooth.

  • Step 3

    The cleaning is complete (that was fast, right?). Rinse your teeth, and we’ll provide a fluoride treatment if necessary. In addition to fluoride treatment, we may recommend other tips for the best ways to keep your teeth clean and healthy at home.

We recommend biannual visits to make it easy to quickly and effectively clean your teeth. The longer you wait, the more buildup your teeth may have, which makes cleanings more difficult.

Even if you’re overdue for a professional cleaning at the dentist, we don’t judge, and we’ll make the experience comfortable and stress-free from start to finish.

Testimonials
Hear what our patients are saying about us.

Henry CluneHenry Clune
05:34 08 Jan 22
Hannah, Cenae, and Nicole are the embodiment of professionalism. They always bring joy to every visit, and I love talking to them after my appointments. On top of those 3 making my reception into the dentists warm and welcome, the dentist's themselves do the best job everytime. My teeth come out cleaner than a baby's bottom and I feel like I have a new mouth leaving the place. I will literally go here until I die. 5/5 would definitely recommend if looking for a new dentist. Best receptionist's ever too.UPDATE:Elizabeth (like the queen) was my hygienist for my most recent visit. Did she do a good job? Is the Pope Catholic? My teeth feel cleaner than a new Lamborghini being unveiled for the first time at an auto show. She always does an amazing job!Still 5/5 would totally recommend for anyone looking for a dentist.
Courtney BCourtney B
00:08 12 Dec 21
Front desk lady and lady who brought me back were cold but my dental hygienist Jimmy was amazing and so kind. He was friendly and made me comfortable to ask questions and get feedback about my dental care. He and Dr. Johnson both gave me confidence in my care and care plan moving forward. I recently moved but will go out of my way to continue going back. They do a great job working with insurance as well. Highly recommend.
Melynda WortendykeMelynda Wortendyke
21:34 07 Dec 21
I had an amazing visit today at Annandale Smiles. It started with a friendly staff who confirmed my information before a very short wait for my appointment. Next, I was taken on a short tour of the facility, where the cleanliness and comfortable decor made me feel at ease. Once in the roommy dental hygienist, Jimmy, explained everything that was going to happen in a very comforting manner. If anyone has a fear of dentist, he’s your man. He did such an excellent job of cleaning my teeth, to the extent that I could feel a difference by the end. Doctor Mike came in and checked me over letting me know that I was in good condition. They answered my questions with authority and even advised on some brands to use for what I was looking for. It was an excellent visit and I would wholeheartedly recommend this office!
Natalie CuzmarNatalie Cuzmar
14:10 15 Oct 21
As a new patient, I loved my experience at Annandale Smiles! The exam rooms were clean and the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable! Nancy (the hygienist) explained everything during the cleaning and how to improve my flossing! Dr. Michael and his assistant, Gaby, kept me relaxed and made me feel comfortable during my fillings. Added bonus that they give you a welcome bag with goodies and there’s a ton of free parking! 10/10 would recommend!
Jennifer DeForestJennifer DeForest
11:20 02 Oct 21
I've been coming here for years. Jimmy is one of my favorite hygienist! Careful and thoughtful throughout the entire cleaning process. 💯 Recommended!
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FAQ About Oral
Hygiene Cleanings
  • What is the best oral hygiene routine?

    We recommend you brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Be sure to brush thoroughly so that you reach all parts of your teeth.

    The equipment you use is essential for your daily routine. Make sure your toothbrush comfortably fits your mouth and has soft bristles. Brushes wear and tear over time, so pay attention and know when to replace your brush. Worn bristles won’t brush as well and may miss tight spaces. As for toothpaste, make sure it’s an FDA approved fluoride toothpaste to prevent cavities.

  • How do you take care of oral hygiene?

    Brush twice a day and brush after meals if you can, using an FDA approved fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to floss thoroughly as well.

    In addition to maintaining oral hygiene at home, be sure to schedule regular dental visits so that the dentist can complete a professional cleaning and dental exam to prevent any severe complications.

    One more piece that plays a huge role in oral hygiene that people don’t often think about is proper nutrition and not smoking. What you put in your body affects your oral health and, in turn, your overall health.

  • What does oral hygiene include?

    Oral hygiene includes the practice of brushing and flossing to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It’s crucial to the health of your teeth and gums, but also your overall health.

    Dental hygiene affects your total well being, and inadequate hygiene can negatively affect your life with issues ranging from bad breath to serious mouth diseases. Most people don’t realize it, but oral health is also linked to cardiovascular disease and different types of cancers.

  • What is a routine dental cleaning?

    Routine dental cleanings are professional cleanings every six months completed by a dental hygienist or dentist. They’re a vital step in keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

    Schedule your routine dental cleaning at Annandale Smiles in Annandale, VA today.

  • What is the difference between a dental cleaning and a deep cleaning?

    Similar to dental cleaning, deep cleaning involves the removal of plaque and buildup. The difference is that a regular one is completed every six months for maintenance, while a deep cleaning involves cleaning buildup below the gumline to treat advanced gingivitis called periodontal disease.

    It’s a more in-depth cleaning that involves going deeper down the gumline and the tooth root – the procedure is also called scaling and root planing. Deep cleaning treatment is necessary when bacteria and buildup develop below the gumline, which can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss.

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