Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Chevy Chase, MD

Keep Your Smile Bright and Shiny

Lady smiles at dentist

Many people underestimate how important it is to receive regular dental care. Some people even claim that they won’t see a dentist until they have a dental problem, and that is a great way to allow them to happen. Luckily, attending regular dental checkups and cleanings at Avant Dentistry can catch and correct small oral health issues to prevent unsightly buildups and painful dental emergencies. Contact us to learn more about how Dr. Yu can help you maintain your beautiful smile for life.

Why Choose Avant Dentistry for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

  • Experienced and Compassionate Dentist
  • Qualified and Friendly Staff
  • In-network with Many Insurance Providers

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

Lady shows off nice smile

While it might be easy to shrug off your dental visits when your teeth are feeling fine, it’s simply not worth the risk. Regular checkups and cleanings at our office can remove cavity-causing plaque, catch and address problems in their early stages, and educate you about better oral hygiene practices. This will save you a lot of stress, time, and money that would be spent dealing with painful dental emergencies. To make things even better, dental insurance usually covers two checkups and cleanings every year!

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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Dental checkups allow your dentist to monitor your oral health, determine a proper course of treatment, and help you understand the best ways to take care of your teeth. During a dental checkup, our staff will:

  • Inspect your teeth, gums, alignment, and existing dental work to make sure everything is in good shape.
  • Check the soft tissues for rare but serious issues like oral cancer.
  • Take X-rays to check for any issues inside the jaw, if needed.
  • Develop a treatment plan to address any problems.
  • Carefully address any questions you have about treatment or oral hygiene.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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Following your checkup, our team will carry out a thorough cleaning of your smile which generally includes:

  • Thoroughly removing plaque and tartar that have accumulated on your teeth and along your gumline. This can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
  • Polishing your teeth to remove minor surface stains.
  • Flossing your teeth to remove debris and plaque from between them.
  • Applying fluoride treatments that will reinforce your enamel and prevent tooth decay if needed.