Ballston Dental Arts
900 N Taylor Street, Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22203
When you take good care of your teeth, your overall well-being and health will benefit too.
A dentist is a medical professional who is focused on the proper care of your teeth and gums. They also are concerned with the health of the tissues of the mouth. You can take an active part in maintaining excellent oral health by brushing, flossing and visiting a general dentist.
When you visit a general dentist at our office, the first step is to receive a general exam. We’ll check the condition of your teeth so we can detect any problems. Regular cleanings and fluoride treatments can help to keep your teeth bright and strong. Our dentists will create a custom plan based on your needs. We provide the following general dentistry services.
Adults should schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings at intervals recommended by their dentist. The general guideline for healthy adults is to schedule an exam twice a year at a dentist general practice.
The cost of your dental visit will depend on the diagnostic tests required and the treatments or procedures you need. Once you’ve received a full dental examination in our general dental office, we’ll let you know what additional treatments, if any, are required. We’ll also let you know the full anticipated cost up front.
If you’re ready to make an appointment, call our friendly general family dentistry office today, and we’ll arrange a convenient time for you to see a dentist. Please share any concerns or questions you may have with us. It’s our goal to keep you smiling.
Most basic checkups take about 30 minutes to complete. However, if you need other general dentistry services or diagnostics, such as X-rays, your visit will likely take more time. Our courteous staff will be happy to let you know how long your appointment is likely to take when you call to schedule it.
It may be hard to believe, but the health of your teeth and gums can have an impact on your general health. If you have missing teeth or teeth that hurt when you chew, you may avoid eating foods that are healthy, but hard to chew. There is also a link between advanced gum disease and heart health. Also, many diseases, like diabetes and kidney disease, have oral symptoms. When you visit the dentist twice a year, they may be the first to spot these conditions, getting you essential help quickly.
Are you experiencing tooth pain? If so, you may have a cavity. However, there can be other culprits for tooth pain. Tooth grinding, cracked or chipped teeth and infections can cause tooth pain. Please call our office today for a diagnosis and resolution to your dental health concerns.