Prepare for Your Dental Cleaning

Is it time for your routine dental check-up and deep teeth cleaning? You might wonder what you need to do before you arrive for your dentist appointment at Chevy Chase Digital Dentistry. Here are some preparations to take ahead of time to ensure optimal results from your dental cleaning.

Our team will deep clean your teeth during this check-up and perform an exam to evaluate your oral health. Knowing more about what this visit will entail will ensure your time at our office goes smoothly and efficiently. Read on to find steps you should take before you attend your next routine teeth cleaning.

Complete Your Usual Oral Hygiene Regimen

Make sure to complete your normal oral hygiene routine before you attend your regular dental check-up. Our staff will thoroughly clean your teeth, scraping away plaque and tartar build-up from your smile. But you should still brush and floss your teeth as you usually would.

This gets rid of surface layers of plaque and other residues. Then your dentist can focus on trickier build-up. Ultimately, this can help you spend less time in your dentist’s chair so that you can more quickly resume your usual activities.

However, you should note that practicing oral hygiene on this single day will not replace consistent at-home oral health care. You should not rigorously floss and brush to make up for missed oral hygiene regimens.

This will not make your teeth cleaner, and instead, could irritate your teeth and gums. Adhere to consistent and routine oral hygiene practices for optimal dental health benefits.

Note Your Comfort Level

Feeling nervous or having dental anxiety before a dentist appointment is common and affects patients of all ages. You should pay attention to how you feel about your upcoming dental cleaning and exam. If you do feel anxious, please let us know.

Modern dentistry prioritizes patient comfort. Our team has training and experience to help you find methods to relax and have a positive experience in our care. We will do everything in our power to help alleviate any dental anxiety or nervousness you may be feeling.

You can take action to feel more at ease on your own as well. For instance, you can try deep breathing exercises to reduce overall stress and tension. You might benefit from bringing headphones and music to listen to during your appointment. Try wearing comfortable, loose clothing so that you can feel more at home in the dentist’s chair. 

Bring All Necessary Items to the Dentist’s Office

You can streamline your experience at our Washington DC dentist office by checking that you bring all necessary items with you to your appointment. This way, you can avoid confusion and delays, ultimately saving you time and hassle.

Be sure to bring your dental insurance details so our staff can confirm this information at the office. Also, please bring oral appliances like dentures or Invisalign to the appointment. Our dentists will want to check that these items fit and function as they should.

Please contact us to schedule your deep teeth cleaning appointment.

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