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Our Dentist Office Offers Teeth Cleanings For Annandale VA Residents

There are some ways to keep your mouth in terrific shape. The first is to practice a good routine for cleaning and brushing. But home maintenance is not enough to ensure your teeth and gums are in excellent condition. Preventative care through a trusted dental office can make a massive difference in the overall health of your teeth. We recommend that patients take advantage of regular teeth cleanings and dental exams. Professional teeth cleanings are much more efficient at getting a total clean over what you can do at home on your own. We will be able to get to the hard to reach areas and inspect places you may not be able to. Even if it has been a while since your last cleaning, it is never too late to get started on a good regime for oral health. Burke Dental can help!  We recommend that our patients see us every six months to have regular cleaning done to maintain healthy teeth.

How We Can Help

If you are patient in the Annandale VA area, trust Burke Dental for your preventative care treatments, including regular cleanings. With years of experience, Dr. James Willis can identify any problems you might be experiencing and get you back on the road to a healthier smile. No matter the procedure, you can feel confident knowing you are getting personalized treatment and the highest quality of care. If you haven’t had a cleaning done in a while, or need to make your regular appointment, please give our office a call to book your teeth cleaning treatment.

Dr. James Willis and his team are thorough, friendly, genuine and very professional… I highly recommend this practice to someone looking for a great dental team. Burke Dental is your place!


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My family and I have been very happy with Dr. Willis as our new family dentist. We had been with Dr. Brigleb for many years, and with his recommendation, we stayed with this practice. Dr. Willis is a very caring and concerned person, with your dental health foremost in his mind


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Is There a Difference Between Regular Brushing and a Professional Cleaning?

A common myth many people believe is that regular at home brushing, and flossing can take the place of having a professional cleaning done. This just isn’t true. While it is vital to maintaining excellent at home oral care habits, it just isn’t enough. Often times there are places that are missed. If areas are missed while cleaning teeth are prone to excessive plaque and tartar buildup. The result? Cavities can form and Periodontal disease can develop. Once tartar has developed it is impossible for any at home care to remove it. The only way to completely eliminate tartar is to have a professional cleaning done with specialized tools that are designed for tartar removal. One of the most significant differences between at-home brushing and a dental office cleaning is the products used. Our office uses stronger pastes that get a more in-depth clean than the average toothpaste on the market. Our products contain a polish that will also give teeth a shiny appearance that you just can’t get at home.

Benefits of Regular Professional Cleanings with Burke Dental

A regular checkup including having your teeth cleaned is the best plan for keeping your teeth and gums in good overall health. Some of the benefits of having bi-annual cleanings done can include:  

Removal of Plaque Build Up

Plaque build-up can lead to gum disease and cavities. Having your teeth professionally cleaned in our office will remove plaque from your teeth, especially in those hard to reach, commonly missed areas.  

Removes Tartar

Plaque builds up over time will turn into tartar. Tartar is very difficult to remove and isn’t something you can achieve at home. It will need to be removed with specialized instruments that are found at the dental office, which means you will need to have a cleaning done to remove tartar build up.  

Gives A Fresh and Clean Feeling

Anyone who has had their teeth cleaned knows this feeling. The second your cleaning is the first thing you want to do is lick your teeth. They feel almost like brand new teeth. Our regular teeth cleaning treatments will give you that fresh and clean feeling that feels oh so good. Not to mention your teeth will look fantastic after the appointment.  

Helps With Stain Prevention 

One universal benefit of having regular cleanings done, that most people don’t know is it can prevent stains. It can also remove some stains and discolorations. This is because professional teeth cleaning is much more efficient than at home cleanings.  

Early Detection

During your appointment, the dentist will look at the condition of your teeth and gums. Some problems that can be detected are cavities, the presence of gum disease, broken or chipped teeth, and warning signs of cancer. As you see from above, there are several benefits to maintaining healthy teeth with regular cleanings. Professional cleanings from Burke Dental are the first line of defense against plaque and tartar build-up which can harm your teeth and gums if not removed.  Teeth cleanings is not a painful procedure. In fact, as the most common procedure done, it offers the most advantages with no recovery time. You can feel good coming to Burke Dental for your regular cleanings and getting the most out of fantastic preventative care.  

What Happens During a Professional Teeth Cleaning Visit?

Teeth cleanings are apart of our regular exams. Depending on the length of time between your last checkup, your visit may vary. We recommend x-rays be taken once a year. So if it has been a while or you just had an x-ray done at your last six-month visit, you may not need to have an x-ray performed. Every patient will have an exam done to check for warning signs and problems. These will be gone over at the end of your visit if any are found. Once cleaning has begun, plaque and tartar will be removed with specialized instruments. Then there will be a polish applied to each tooth to ensure the best clean possible. Polish is used with a spin brush and special paste. After polishing a final floss will be done to remove any additional buildup and residue from the polish paste. At the patient’s request, we can also apply a fluoride treatment at this time. Fluoride treatments work great at preventing cavities, and the benefits can last for several months.  They give teeth an additional layer of protection. If a patient wishes to have this service done, we recommend not eating or drinking for 30-60 minutes after the application. After your cleaning is complete,  we will book your next cleaning for six months from then. It’s important to keep with regular professional cleanings to take advantages of the benefits it provides.  

Annandale, VA Residents See Burke Dental Today For Preventative Care

See the Difference Professional Teeth Cleanings Can Make

We know finding time for a teeth cleaning can be a challenge. Many of us have busy schedules. Teeth cleanings do take about an hour to perform but depend on how much build up there is to remove. However, having this service done is crucial to maintaining good oral health. At Burke Dental we try to make each of our patients as comfortable as possible. We want your experience to be nothing short of outstanding. Call Burke Dental at (703) 978-6000 today to schedule your professional teeth cleaning and dental exam. You can even schedule online!

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