At Premier Dental Care, we believe that clean teeth are the foundation for good oral health. Our goal is to keep our patients as healthy as possible, and the best way to do that is through both ongoing dental care and teaching our patients how to practice good oral hygiene at home. If you live in the 20012 area, call (202) 723-2400 to schedule your dental cleaning and to learn how you can stay healthy year-round.
Dental Cleanings and Examinations for Children
Dr. Hines works with patients of all ages and knows how to help children to feel comfortable while visiting the dentist. Families throughout the District of Columbia visit our dentist office to have their children’s teeth cleaned, and we recommend starting from a very young age to ensure that baby teeth grow in properly and stay healthy until the adult teeth are ready to come in.
Many people don’t realize how important healthy baby teeth are. In fact, children can get cavities and gum disease just like adults do, with one big, painful difference — children are less capable of understanding or dealing with discomfort. For this reason, we recommend that parents throughout Washington bring their children in for dental cleanings and examinations at least twice a year so that we can remove the harmful plaque and bacteria that cause cavities. When we’re diligent with care, children’s baby teeth are more likely to stay in until they are supposed to fall out, and their adult teeth will also stay healthier.
When caring for children, our staff has been trained to take it slowly and practice gentle dentistry. Building a rapport with our youngest patients will help them feel more relaxed during their dental appointments and make visiting the dentist fun instead of intimidating. We also recommend that parents take the time to read stories about going to the dentist and play games by teaching children how to examine their toy’s teeth. These little steps can go a long way to help children feel comfortable when getting their own teeth cleaned. If you have questions about scheduling an appointment for your child call (202) 723-2400.
Dental Cleaning and Examinations for Adults
Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are. But as teeth start to age, their protective enamel starts to wear away, making it easier to get a cavity and increasing risk for oral infection. The best way to combat this is by brushing and flossing throughout the day in addition to visiting the dentist on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule an appointment around your work or family schedule, making it easier than ever to get your teeth cleaned.