Despite all the major technological advances in the world of Dentistry, the best thing you can do for your teeth is also the simplest: clean them. Make sure you and your family brush, floss and rinse with either mouthwash or fluoride. But no matter how often or thoroughly you scrub those pearly whites, it is still always a good idea to schedule a visit for a professional teeth cleaning.
Here at Dentistry of Virginia Beach we put modern technology to work for you. We start your checkup by cleaning all of the tartar off of your teeth. Brushing and flossing only remove plaque, and tartar can build up between visits to the dentist, so don’t wait!
Next, our hygienist will scrub and polish your teeth with a gritty, abrasive paste which can buff away stains and leave your mouth feeling cleaner than ever. After you are all neat and tidy, Dr. Pelaez will pop in and check out your teeth. He and Uma may have suggestions and recommendations for your at-home oral care, or they may be impressed with your dental diligence.
If it is your first visit with us, Dr. Pelaez will be sure to chat with you about your dental and medical history in order to familiarize himself with your health. Because so many things can affect your oral health, be sure to mention any allergies, medications, or recently diagnosed diseases. We need to know it all in order to provide you with the best dental care possible.
Let us know if you think you have any cavities, feel any unusual sensitivity or have noticed any changes in your gums or soft tissue areas. Don’t be shy with us! If you are afraid of the Dentist, or some particular tool that we use, speak up. We will go to great lengths to ensure your comfort, and in some cases, discussing the fear may cause it to dissolve.