Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Washington, PA

Helping You Maintain Your Healthy Smile

If you brush and floss your teeth daily, you may think that you do not 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 and Dr. Alicia Yokum 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, so call to schedule an appointment today.

Why Choose Dental Health First for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

  • Dental Practice Serving Area Residents Since 1979
  • Modern, State-of-the-Art Dental Facility
  • Personalized Service Based on Patients’ Needs

The Importance of Dental Cleanings

Even with the most diligent oral care, your teeth are likely to develop 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 techniques for brushing and flossing your teeth so that you can adopt healthy oral practices at home. We can provide recommendations for toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash brands as requested as well.

The Importance of Dental Checkups

In addition to a dental cleaning, you also undergo digital X-rays and an oral exam, in which one of our experienced dentists inspects 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 are 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 see us until you notice a problem on your own, the damage could already be done to 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.