Dental Cleaning and Checkups

Regular checkups and professional dental cleanings are an important part of your oral care routine and should not be missed. At the office of Hayes Family Dentistry, we recommend that our patients have a dental cleaning and oral examination at least once every six months.

During your dental checkup, we will carefully check your teeth, gums, tongue, lips, insides of the cheeks and your throat to check for any abnormalities or problems.

When you require imaging to detect any possible issues that may not be visible to the naked eye, we use advanced digital X-Rays. Digital radiography makes use of digital sensors instead of a traditional photographic film. These offer numerous advantages over traditional X-rays including the ability to immediately view the image without the need for chemical processing. Digital X-rays also yield a higher quality image through the use of special image processing techniques and emit much less radiation than normal X-rays.

Your visit also includes a professional dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis. Dental cleanings are a vital part of helping you keep your mouth, and the rest of your body, free from disease. A cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar from between the teeth using special dental instruments. This helps to clean the hidden areas of the mouth where your brush and floss cannot always reach.

Our great dental care makes it possible for you to achieve your healthiest and most brilliant smile. We are here to help you take good care of your teeth because we understand that keeping healthy teeth goes beyond brushing and flossing. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office. We are located at 3224 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Hayes, VA 23072.