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If you are one who thinks dental cleanings are unnecessary and a waste of time, our Virginia Dental Group team is happy to tell you that you are extremely off base. Dental cleanings are vital if you want a strong and healthy smile for a lifetime. There are many reasons why you should never avoid your dental cleanings, and some of those reasons are:

They prevent cavities
Dental cleanings are just that: dental cleanings. This means that our team will professionally scrub each tooth in your smile to free it from the harmful substances that threaten to destroy it with tooth decay. Our team will also give you a fluoride treatment to strengthen and nourish your smile, which will help prevent tooth decay in the future. The treatment generally comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish.

They prevent tooth loss
Gum disease is a dangerous dental issue that completely destroys your smile and results in tooth loss if it is left untreated. The best way to prevent this disease is by attending your routine dental cleanings. The reason why your cleanings are so helpful is because they remove the plaque that resides on your smile. Cleanings are the only way to completely remove the plaque.

They help brighten your smile
After your chompers are all clean, our team will polish them with a special polishing treatment. This treatment will lift the stains from your smile and give you a shiny and bright look that will make you love your appearance.

Dental cleanings can also save you money in the future and prevent major health issues, like heart disease and strokes. If you are interested to know more about dental cleanings or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lida M. Vargas, we encourage you to call 703-385-3800 today and talk to a member of our caring dental team. We are more than happy to help you!