Cleanings & Checkups

The adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is on-point when it comes to oral health. Most major dental issues can be prevented with proper home care and routine general dentistry. Cleanings and checkups twice a year can help prevent many serious oral health issues and catch minor problems before they have a chance to endanger your health. At Williamsburg Smile Design, we make it comfortable and easy to receive the basic care you need for a healthy smile.

While brushing and flossing at home is necessary to maintain your teeth and gums, your preventive care should also include routine checkups and cleanings. Even those who are rigorous in their daily oral hygiene can miss areas of plaque between teeth that can lead to tartar, cavities and even gum disease. Our dental hygienist performs professional cleanings to remove any accumulated plaque or tartar and will check your gums for any signs of periodontal disease. Catching gum issues early is essential for treatment; most gum disease can be reversed if caught right away and treatment is started.

Comprehensive Dental Exams

Once you have had a thorough cleaning, our dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam. These checkups are necessary to look for any tooth issues that may need treatment. Even if there are no cavities or decay, catching a small crack or chip before it becomes painful or infected can save you money and discomfort in the long run.

Most PPO insurance plans cover routine care such as cleanings and checkups, making them affordable. Coming in for your preventive care is one of the best ways to use your dental insurance to protect your family’s oral health. Contact Williamsburg Smile Design today to make your next appointment for a checkup and cleaning for you and your entire family. It is a wise investment in your health.