Dental Exams and Cleanings

Preventive Dentistry in Alexandria, VA

Dr. Patterson with a child patientRegular, routine cleanings form the foundation of oral health. Although routine cleanings are all too easy to neglect, these treatments help ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and that any problems are discovered early on. At Williams & Patterson Family Dentistry, we not only clean your mouth thoroughly, but we also perform comprehensive examinations to check for issues during every cleaning.

Oral care at home is crucial, but even the most diligent brushing and flossing cannot remove every bit of plaque and tartar. Professional cleanings help remove bacteria that can lead to decay and gum disease.


Most patients need a routine cleaning every six months. However, some patients with dental or gum issues may need to be seen more frequently until their problems are resolved. For example, to combat progressing periodontal (gum) disease, you may need cleanings every three to four months. Remember, having your mouth professionally cleaned at regular intervals will go a long way toward preventing future costly and painful conditions.

Make your cleaning appointment now. Just call us at (703) 960-1160.