It’s crucial you visit your dentist at least twice a year for exams and teeth cleaning. Jae Chong, DMD, and the dental staff at Centreville Dental Design in Centreville, Virginia, can provide you with quality dental care so your teeth and gums stay healthy, and you’re proud of your smile. For further questions on specific treatments offered by Dr. Chong, call the office or book your appointment online.
During your dental checkup, Dr. Chong performs a full mouth evaluation, carefully checking for cavities, gum disease, or other dental problems. If need be, the dental staff may take X-rays to see what’s happening beneath the surfaces of your mouth. X-rays may be recommended if your provider sees evidence of decay or suspects you might have impacted teeth.
Afterward, the dental staff performs a thorough teeth cleaning using special tools to scrape away plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as well as in between your teeth. The last step involves a member of the team brushing your teeth with a high-powered electric brush to remove any stains.
Dr. Chong and his dental team recommend you visit them at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings. This allows Dr. Chong to thoroughly examine your teeth and take X-rays because there’s always a possibility that you may have a dental problem that isn’t visible.
Since cavities and gum disease are preventable, it’s important to catch them early while they’re still easily managed.
Specific signs you should take seriously include:
While a toothache can range from minor to excruciating, it’s important you visit Dr. Chong and his team immediately when you first feel your tooth start to hurt. The inside chamber of your tooth could become inflamed due to a cavity and lead to tooth loss.
Swollen, tender, and bleeding gums aren’t normal and are a sign of gum disease, which can lead to bone loss around your teeth.
If you experience persistent bad breath even after brushing and flossing, there may be something else going on such as gum disease or the formation of a cavity.
A general dentist diagnoses, treats, and manages your oral health with the goal of preventing permanent damage to your teeth. Dr. Chong and his dental staff provide:
To receive the highest quality dental care, make sure to contact Dr. Chong and his staff at Centreville Dental Design. You can also book your appointment online.