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Dental Checkups and Cleanings – Washington

Helping You Maintain Your Healthy Smile

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If you brush and floss your teeth daily, you may think that you don’t need to visit your dentist in Washington, PA twice a year. Think again! When you skip or put off your checkup and cleaning appointment, you put your oral health at risk. Dr. David Vaughn, Dr. Alicia Yokum, and Dr. Edward Roman and their staff can help you receive the preventive dental care you need to ensure that you keep your smile happy and healthy for many years to come.

Importance of Your Cleaning

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Even with the most diligent oral care on your own, your teeth are going to get hardened plaque buildup over time. This buildup allows harmful bacteria to have easy access to your teeth and gums, eventually causing problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Our hygienists are thorough and have the tools and training to remove hardened plaque with a gentle touch. We can give your mouth a fresh start, preventing these problems from developing in the first place.

During this appointment, your hygienist can also demonstrate proper technique for brushing and flossing your teeth so that you are able to do healthy oral practices at home. We can provide recommendations for toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash brands as requested as well.

Importance of Your Checkup

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In addition to a dental cleaning, you get digital X-rays and an oral exam, in which one of our experienced dentists inspect your teeth, gums, tongue, mouth, and throat for any possible signs of more serious oral conditions. To the untrained eye, these signs may be difficult to identify, but our specialists can detect oral problems while they are in the early stages of development and much easier to treat. For conditions like gum disease, cavities, or oral cancer, early detection can make a huge difference in the level and success of treatment. If you wait to the see us until you notice a problem on your own, damage could already be done in your mouth, requiring more extensive—and therefore expensive—treatment. By addressing these issues sooner rather than later, you can save yourself time, money, and pain down the road.

We genuinely care about our patients and want to help them maintain their oral health through dental checkups and cleanings. Our team is committed to making your experience with us as seamless and enjoyable as possible. We look forward to meeting with you for your checkup and cleaning. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!