Dental Cleaning Overview
Visiting Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics for regular dental cleanings is a cornerstone of achieving and maintaining optimal oral health. Our skilled, friendly team uses advanced tools to gently remove plaque and tartar buildup and polish your teeth for a brighter, healthier smile. Throughout your dental cleaning visit, we will assess your teeth and gums and offer tips on how to better maintain your oral health at home. Regular dental cleanings and exams at our Gainesville, VA office provide general dentist Dr. Najib Adi the chance to check your teeth and gums and identify any areas that might require treatment. To schedule dental cleaning visits for you and your family, contact Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics today.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"I came here on Thursday for a cleaning and X-rays. I'm embarrassed to say how long it had been since I'd been to the dentist, so I was nervous and bracing myself for bad news. My hygienist Kimberly, made all the nerves melt away. She was super personable and genuine. By the end of it I felt like I'd known her for years. She was gentle and did an outstanding job. Dr Adi is great, he made me laugh and I felt very comfortable in his care. Highly recommended!"- J.B. / Yelp / May 16, 2015
"I'll update further, once I go in for a few dental procedures (sigh..) but for now, I'm extremely pleased with this dental office. I found them on Yelp, so I wanted to make sure to add to their Yelp love and give them the review they deserve. The office is clean, and easily accessible. From the first time I called for an appointment, I had a good feeling about the office. The receptionist was familiar with my insurances (which doesn't happen often) and got me in quickly for my cleaning. I arrived on time, got my paperwork filled out and waited a few minutes before the hygienist called me back. She introduced herself as Kimberlee and she was a sweetheart. We chatted in between X-rays and found out we had a few things in common, which was nice. She then gave my teeth a super thorough cleaning. She was gentle, yet she did what needed to be done. Dr Adi came in, and he's just adorable. Friendly, honest and down to the point. I really liked his demeanor and felt super comfortable with him. I have to go back for a filling to be replaced, so I'll let Yelp know how I feel about him, once he deals with my fear of needles! haha. Poor guy- butI did warn him about it first :) Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this dental office to anyone in the area!"- K.B. / Yelp / Jan 06, 2016
"Best dental practice I've used. I found Atlas Walk through Yelp. The practice uses the latest dental technology and is customer focused. It is a welcoming environment that is both painless and very thorough. I was pleased to find that Dr. Adi personally did a complete oral health examination even though I was only visiting for my periodic dental cleaning. The staff is very friendly, and I was promptly seen at my appointment time. Would highly recommend Atlas Walk to my friends and family."- J.A. / Yelp / May 18, 2018
"There isn't one complaint I could possibly make about this dental office. I moved to the office after having a difficult time at my former dentist. I'm so glad I made this move! Dr. Sannaa does an amazing job. On my first visit i was told i had a cavity, i have only had one cavity in my life and it had been filled 3 months prior. This new cavity was underneath the filling i had received. I was able to come back the next day to have it fixed. The hygienist Kim, is wonderful as well. She does a very thorough job cleaning my teeth and always makes recommendations on brushing and flossing. I now see Dr. Shakashiro for braces as well. I've had many consultations but they've been way out of my price range. Dr. Shakashiro quoted me a very reasonable price and the work I have received has been phenomenal. All positive thoughts from me."- B.S. / Yelp / May 02, 2018
"Best dentist I've ever been to since years. Always a pleasure coming in. Dr. Sannaa is a wonderful doctor and provide excellent dental care. The staff is courteous, the office is very clean and everyone is very friendly. What I loved about Dr. Sannaa is a how patient and thorough he is. He explains your treatment and provides helpful advice for healthy teeth and gums."- T.K. / Yelp / Nov 22, 2016
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
Dr. Adi and the Atlas Walk team follow the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommendation that patients receive dental cleanings at least twice each year. In some cases, more frequent cleanings may be recommended based on your oral health condition and specific treatment needs. Children should have their first visit to the dentist before their first birthday. After this initial appointment, our doctors will help you determine when your child’s next visit to our office should be.
Dental cleanings are important for all patients, as these procedures help prevent tooth decay and oral disease by removing the buildup of plaque-bacteria, the leading cause of tooth decay. A dental cleaning also eliminates tartar (calcified plaque) and stains from your teeth to help improve your oral health, freshen your breath, and create a brighter, more confident smile. Keeping regular bi-annual dental cleanings with our experienced team at Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics may help minimize treatment needs and save you time and expense in the future.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
During your cleaning, our talented dental hygienists will gently remove plaque and tartar deposits that have accumulated on your teeth. Even with excellent oral hygiene at home, you may still experience some tartar buildup. We use ultrasonic and hand instruments to remove these deposits from your teeth while maintaining the integrity of your tooth structure. After each tooth has been thoroughly scaled and cleaned, our hygienists will polish to create a smooth finish and remove surface stains. Fluoride treatments are typically administered in children and may be recommended for adults to help strengthen the teeth and prevent cavities from developing.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Dr. Adi and his staff may recommend more frequent cleanings if you have been diagnosed with and treated for gum (periodontal) disease. Our team performs gum disease screenings regularly and can demonstrate how to brush and floss properly at home to help minimize your risk of developing this common condition. We will tailor your home care recommendations to meet your specific oral health needs and show you any areas in your mouth that may require extra attention. Depending on your oral health condition, our dentists or hygienists may suggest products to help you achieve better oral health. At the end of your cleaning visit, our team will schedule your next appointment at a time and date convenient for you.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
Since dental cleanings (prophylaxis) are regarded as preventive procedures, they are typically covered by dental insurance. Before your scheduled visit, our team will contact your insurance provider to review your benefits and determine if there will be any out-of-pocket expenses. We want you to get the care you need and offer several convenient payment options to help you cover any costs outside of dental insurance.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Keep your family’s smiles healthy and happy with bi-annual cleanings at Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics. Dr. Adi and our entire team are proud to help patients of all ages achieve total oral health and wellness through routine preventive care. With routine visits, dental cleanings can help minimize your family’s future treatment needs. Contact our Gainesville, VA family dental practice today to schedule your dental cleaning appointments.