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A critical step toward preventing dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease is brushing and flossing twice every day. Another critical factor is attending a routine dental checkup to ensure you can enjoy good dental health in the long term. Performed twice a year, dental checkups are intended to improve your oral health by detecting tooth decay, cleaning your teeth, removing tartar, and checking for signs of gum disease and oral cancer.

If you are concerned about any potential problem areas, notify us during your visit so that we can pay special attention to these areas.

The first step of a dental checkup is to perform a basic cleaning where a member of our team removes particles and polishes your smile to remove any minor staining on the teeth. If you struggle with moderate to deep stains, we invite you to ask our dentist about teeth whitening options.

The second step of your visit is to have the dentist examine your smile for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, as well as perform an oral cancer screening to look for abnormalities in your face, tongue, throat, and neck.

If you are due for your next dental checkup in Woodbridge, Virginia, or would like to schedule an additional appointment with our dentist, Dr. Rita D. Wright, please contact Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge at 703-878-7883 today. We look forward to hearing from you!