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Dental cleanings and exams are vital for a top-notch oral health and smile. This is because they deeply clean and examine your teeth, helping you prevent and treat dental issues. To help you know what to expect during your next dental cleaning in Haymarket, Virginia, our dentist, Dr. David Mortvedt, is happy to tell you about the steps to expect, which are:

Step No. 1: Your hygienist will place a safety shield over your chest, will give you some bitewings and instructions, and will take your X-ray. This will help our dentist see the complete health of your teeth and bones.

Step No. 2: Your hygienist will examine your smile with a little mirror and dental tool. During the examination, they will check the health and strength of your teeth and gums.

Step No. 3: Your hygienist will deeply clean your teeth by removing the plaque and tartar from the surfaces and by scrubbing the smile with a high-powered toothbrush and your choice of flavored toothpaste. They will also floss your teeth to make sure the crevices of the smile are all clean.

Step No. 4: Your hygienist will rinse your mouth with water to wash away any bacteria or debris left in your mouth from the treatments.

Step No. 5: Your hygienist will provide a fluoride treatment if necessary. This treatment will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish and will most likely be flavored to make it more enjoyable. The fluoride can strengthen your smile.

Would you like to know more about the steps involved in a dental cleaning? If so, please reach out to practice_name] at 703-754-0727 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be happy to give you the information you seek, so please don’t hesitate to contact us!