Hygiene Visits

The Importance of Hygiene Visits

One of the most important reasons to visit the dentist is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Plaque and tartar form on teeth over time. Plaque is soft and sticky, but regular brushing can usually remove most of it. But plaque hardens into tartar, which is beyond the scope of your typical toothbrush and floss. Tartar accumulates below the gumline as well as on the surface of the teeth. If you don’t remove plaque, you risk more serious problems with your teeth and gums later on. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy!


Don’t delay! Call us now at (703) 237-7622 to schedule your next preventative visit, or to ask us any questions about your routine care.