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Why You Should Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment

dental services sterling vaThe coronavirus pandemic has forced many of our patients to postpone their preventative care dental appointments. Dr. Kavianpour and the dental care team at Brighter Smiles in Sterling, VA maintains an ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our patients. As your trusted family dentist in Silver Spring, MD, we want to emphasize the importance of rescheduling preventative care dental appointments. Here are some good reasons to schedule your next dental appointment:

You should visit the dentist once every six months.

We recommend that patients visit our office at least twice a year for routine dental check-ups. During a dental checkup, we can assess the condition of your teeth, mouth, and jaw, as well as recommend any needed treatment. These preventative appointments actually save you time and money later on. This is because when you see a professional dentist regularly for cleanings and exams, you are more likely to avoid needing more invasive procedures in the future. During your preventative care appointment, our team cleans your teeth of any plaque and tartar buildup that could potentially infect your gums. Additionally, we ensure that all of your teeth are free of tooth decay and attempt to resolve cavities early on before they develop further and cause toothaches or tooth loss. By catching dental concerns early on,  preventative care appointments reduce your risk of needing to spend more time in the dental chair in the future.

Your dental health is directly intertwined with your overall health.

Your mouth is an entryway to both your digestive and respiratory tracks. When your dental health is not being taken care of, this puts your entire body at risk for health complications. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and fertility issues are just some of the health complications that have been linked to poor oral health. By taking care of your teeth, you can help improve your overall health. While routine brushing and flossing are crucial to maintaining a healthy smile regular visits to the dentist and biannual professional dental cleaning allow us to look for the early signs of common problems and offer conservative treatment options. Our office sees patients of all ages. Through personalized care and patient-focused dentistry, we help each of our patients establish good oral hygiene habits and give them the solutions they need to achieve longterm dental health.

Your safety is our priority.

We have always followed guidelines and recommendations of the ADA, CDC, and OSHA for infection control and have augmented these practices in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We want all patients to have a safe and pleasant experience when visiting with us and go above and beyond typical requirements to minimize the risk of infection or the spread of disease. We have made some changes to our office and our typical procedures to minimize contact and prevent the spread of infection, and we invite all of our patients to get to know our new safety protocols before scheduling their next appointment. Please know that we are happy to answer any questions you may have about the changes we have made and how they will impact your patient experience. Contact us today about scheduling your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.