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Dental Exam & Cleaning
In Fairfax, VA

Looking forward to your next dental appointment is not something that comes naturally to everyone. Most people cringe at the thought of visiting the dentist and will do almost anything to avoid it. However, regular checkups are essential for healthy gums and teeth, and a glance in the mirror or brushing your teeth twice daily does not cut it.

Dental checkups allow dentists to detect problems early on before they escalate into more significant issues and more expensive procedures. We at iCare Family Dentistry believe that prevention is always better than cure. That’s why we have made affordable dental services accessible and convenient for our patients.

Dental Cleanings

A dental cleaning is a dental procedure that removes tartar and bacteria from the teeth and gums. The cleaning removes the buildup on your teeth, leaving them clean. Dental cleanings also help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Dental cleanings are an essential part of your regular oral health care routine. A dental cleaning is recommended once every six months. The more often you visit the dentist, the more likely it is that you can catch and address problems early on.

Dental Exams

A dental exam is a visual, hands-on, and sometimes X-ray examination of your teeth and oral cavity to check for and diagnose oral health issues. A dentist will first look at your teeth, gums, and tongue and then use dental instruments to probe, scrape, and measure your gums to get a better idea of their condition and for him/her to determine if any dental treatment is needed.

Dental exams also help determine your risk of oral diseases and identify risk factors for tooth decay and gum disease. A dental exam can help prevent many oral and dental conditions, including tooth decay and gum disease.

Early detection of oral health issues can help prevent more serious problems and even point you in the direction of a treatment plan that will keep you from needing dental surgery in the future.

Our Office and Commitment

We at iCare Family Dentistry are committed to providing our patients with the best possible dental care in a clean, friendly, and welcoming environment. We have assembled a highly-trained and dedicated staff committed to providing dental services tailored to your oral health needs and your specific dental concerns.

To ensure that we deliver the best possible dental care, our team is continually working towards acquiring the latest knowledge and skills in the industry and keeping up with current dental practices and protocols to provide you with the best possible treatment.

Our goal is to help you maintain optimal oral health through regular checkups and cleanings, simple tooth-care techniques, and sometimes more complex restorative procedures.

The Advantages of a Dental Exam and Cleaning

A dental exam and cleaning are essential procedures that help detect and address many dental problems early on. A dental exam and cleaning can help find cavities, gum disease, and other problems with your oral health that you might not be able to see with the naked eye.

An exam and cleaning at the dentist can help stop tooth decay, gum disease, and even the need for crowns, dentures, and other procedures.

A dental exam and cleaning can help reduce your tooth loss risk and improve your overall general health. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to your dental care routine.

What to Expect During a Dental Exam

A dental exam typically lasts between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on your dental health and the number and type of dental issues your dentist finds during the exam.

A dental exam begins with the dentist visually examining your teeth, gums, and tongue to assess their condition and to identify any dental issues. The dentist may then use tools like probes and scrapers to look at your teeth and gums in more detail and figure out how bad any dental problems are.

A dental exam may also include taking X-rays to better view the mouth and an accurate assessment of the type of infection you may be dealing with.

FAQs

Why do I need to go to the dentist every six months?

A routine dental visit can help detect and prevent small issues from becoming major problems. Regular cleanings and x-rays can help your dentist find and remove small cavities before they become larger and more difficult to treat. This saves you time, money, and a lot of discomfort.

How do regular brushing and flossing help my teeth?

Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It can help remove plaque and keep your teeth free of harmful bacteria. Regular flossing can help reduce gum disease and tooth decay.

The iCare Family Dentistry Difference

At iCare Family Dentistry, we understand that keeping your family healthy is a top priority. That’s why we’re here to provide the highest quality dental care with flexible appointments and affordable treatments. We work hard to maintain our patients' oral health, which helps them enjoy a happier, healthier lifestyle.

At iCare Family Dentistry, we believe in caring for our patients as part of our family. That’s why we try to provide the best service and experience possible, so you can feel comfortable knowing you’ll be in good hands. We want each patient to leave our office with a smile on their face!

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We care about your dental health at iCare Family Dentistry. We do this by addressing all current and future dental concerns throughout your appointment.

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What people are saying

I feel like I am heard when I express any of my concerns. The people that work there make you feel extremely comfortable which provides a very personal feel. I am deathly frightened of going to the dentist but all the staff from the front door to the chair eased my anxiety which assisted me as the procedures were being completed. I felt like I was in good competent hands!

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Dr. Chang is very patient and explains everything to you. The hygienists, Myrtle cleaned my teeth and she did an awesome job. Very nice people!

Pamela W.

This team is very professional, courteous and they work so well together. Dr. Chang is sincere and upfront and that really made me feel at ease. Thanks to all of you!

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11208 Waples Mill Rd.
Ste. 100
Fairfax, VA 22030

We care about your oral health at iCare Family Dentistry. We accomplish this by addressing all current and potential dental issues during your visit.

Mon : 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thurs: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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