Dental Cleanings

Silver Spring, Maryland

Your Key to a Healthy, Radiant Smile

At Sunshine Smiles Dental Care, we are proponents of prevention and early treatment to stop common oral health issues like cavities and gum disease in their tracks. We are pleased to offer routine dental exams and cleanings and a range of preventive services to keep you smiling your best. If it has been over six months since you last visited a dentist, we invite you to contact our Silver Spring office to schedule an appointment today!


How Often Should You See a Dentist?

Even with regular teeth brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can accumulate in those hard-to-reach areas of your teeth, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum inflammation. Most dental professionals recommend scheduling dental exams and cleanings twice a year to prevent the onset or progression of dental disease, safeguarding your oral health. If, however, you have gum disease, you may require more frequent dental visits.

What Happens During Your Visit?

We will begin by taking your history and discussing any current concerns. While each dental visit is fully customized experienced, the following is a glimpse at what you may expect:

  • Digital Dental X-Rays and Imaging: We use digital x-rays and imaging to get a clearer picture of your oral health. Our cutting-edge technology helps uncover potential issues such as cavities, infections, and abnormalities that may not be visible during regular dental exams.
  • Comprehensive Oral Exam: Our experienced dentists will thoroughly evaluate every aspect of your oral health. This includes checking for signs of decay, gum disease, damaged dental restorations, and any other potential concerns.
  • Oral Cancer Screening: This potentially life-saving screening involves a close examination of your lips, tongue, cheeks, and throat to rule out any signs of abnormalities. Early detection of oral cancer is key to ensuring positive treatment outcomes.
  • Professional Cleaning: Our skilled hygienists will remove plaque and tartar, floss and polish your teeth, and provide guidance on effective at-home oral care practices. Dental cleanings have been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
  • Fluoride Treatment: After your dental cleaning, we may recommend a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your tooth enamel, lowering the risk of tooth decay. The natural cavity fighter can also remineralize your teeth, reversing early decay.
  • Custom Treatment Plan: Dr. Horng or Dr. Aleman will discuss their findings with you and explain any issues identified. They may outline a custom treatment plan to address urgent concerns or recommend preventive measures to keep dental disease at bay.

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile

Aside from regular dental exams and cleanings, there are things you can do to keep your smile healthy and sound:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time.
  • Floss those hard-to-reach areas between your teeth every day.
  • Rinse daily with an antimicrobial mouthwash to eliminate bacteria and freshen your breath.
  • Consume a healthy diet and limit sugary foods and beverages.
  • If you grind your teeth in your sleep or play contact sports, wear a custom mouthguard for protection.

Dental Exams and Cleanings Near Me

If you would like to learn more about safeguarding your smile, contact Sunshine Smiles Dental Care in Silver Spring, MD, to set up a consultation. Our experienced dentists and dedicated team will ensure your time with us is comfortable and free of stress. We invite you to take charge of your oral health by scheduling a dental exam and cleaning appointment today!

If you have any questions about our dental exams and cleanings or any of our other services, give our office a call at (301) 565-8889. You can also use our online contact form - one of our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to delivering the one-of-a-kind dental experience you deserve.