Happy & Healthy

Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning Alexandria VA

Happy & Healthy

Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning Alexandria VA

Dental Cleaning

in Alexandria, VA

Consistent and regular dental cleaning is the foundation for maintaining preventative dental care. The simplest way to avoid dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and other dental emergencies is to just prevent them from even starting. A consistent, at-home oral hygiene routine, plus visits to see INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA for your regular check-ups and dental cleanings every six months is a perfect combination in your preventive care.

The entire team at INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA shares an office goal. With over three decades of experience, we pride ourselves in being old school when it comes to respecting you and your family and giving you the treatment that we would wish to receive ourselves. Every single patient receives the quality care they deserve. This is the way to earn your trust and satisfaction. Our team is focused on our collaborative efforts to promote oral health by practicing prevention, wellness, enhancement, and renewing rejuvenation. Visit us at 4660 Kenmore Ave., #320, Alexandria, VA 22304 or give us a call today at 703-751-7600 to schedule your appointment to see if you might benefit from a professional dental cleaning.

What Can You Expect from Regular Dental Cleanings?

Regular dental cleanings usually follow a comprehensive oral exam or your scheduled, regular evaluation.  Once we have completed this initial exam, unless we have identified gum disease issues, one of our team will perform a regular dental cleaning, or prophylaxis.  If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, we will recommend a deep cleaning first to treat the infected soft tissue and then allow your gums to heal before we finish our dental cleaning.

During the first step of your regular dental cleaning, INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA will use either a specific dental hand scaler or an ultrasonic scaler to remove the plaque, debris, and calculus, from your enamel, in between your teeth and then around your gum line.

When we have finished this stage of the cleaning, we will follow up with a polishing step that uses a special paste, polishing each tooth. Finally, we will floss your teeth, and then we will make recommendations or suggestions about a proper brushing and flossing techniques for you to continue with at home.

As simple as that your teeth are professionally cleaned. We will then follow up with you about any treatment that has been recommended and schedule any follow up appointments if necessary.

Dental Cleaning for All Adults

The dental industry has strongly suggested that every adult receives teeth cleanings at least twice a year. Good oral health is imperative regardless of age. As we age, our risk for any oral infections will continue to increase. The older our teeth become, the hard, protective enamel surface begins to wear, and it becomes easier to get a cavity. The best way to avoid this is by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. You should always visit INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA every six months, regardless of if you are having any specific issues. We create flexible appointment opportunities so that you can schedule around your family and work obligations, making it easier to get a good teeth cleaning and keeping them clean.

Dental Cleanings for Your Children

At INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA, we recommend that you bring your children in for oral exams and cleanings starting on their first birthday, and then every six months after that.  Introducing your child early and consistently to the dentist is an important way to establish your child’s trust and comfort during dental visits and create a positive relationship with our team at INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA.


Even with the best of diligence to maintain your oral health things don’t go as planned. Once in a while, and you might find that your teeth need to be restored or replaced. Missing, cracked, damaged, or even decayed teeth will dull your smile. Did you know it can also affect your oral health? At Inspire Dental of Alexandria we offer restorative dentistry to ensure that your teeth and oral health are back to their former state.


It is important to feel confident in your smile, because being confident in your smile means being confident in yourself. Despite this, many people walk around every day, resigned to the fact that their smile is what it is and there is really nothing they can do to change it. But what if that was not the case? What if improving the aesthetic appearance and/or functionality of your smile was easier than you thought?


Almost 50 million Americans experience tooth-loss every year. Dental bridges have traditionally been the best option if you are in this situation. However, there have been continual technological advancements regarding different types of dental implants. Dental implants are becoming both a common and popular procedure to restore a missing tooth or teeth.

Dental Cleaning for Those with Sensitive Teeth

The team at INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA practices gentle dentistry and provides teeth cleanings for you if you have sensitive teeth. Too often people avoid the dentist because of their concerns that their teeth will hurt or feel worse during the exam or a dental cleaning. When working with our entire staff, you can feel relaxed regardless of how sensitive your teeth are. We can discuss the option of dental sedation methods, so you remain calm and will not experience anxiety or feel any discomfort while getting your examination and dental cleaning.

It is also important to understand why teeth became sensitive. Often it is from the enamel wearing away and getting thin. Enamel will wear away from age, but also your diet and improper oral health care. Brushing with a desensitizing toothpaste will help, but you still need to continue your regular exams to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. If not, the sensitivity will only increase. During your exam, tell us of the level of discomfort you are feeling so that we can research ways to reduce it by using a dental sealant or a fluoride treatment.

We Promote Continuing Education for your At Home Oral Hygiene

After your exam and teeth cleaning, we will suggest ways to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. At INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is just as important as visiting our office. We always recommend using a soft toothbrush twice a day, two minutes each time, and to use fluoride toothpaste. This will remove the damaging sugars and bacteria from your teeth every day and the fluoride will replace vital minerals that your teeth lose daily. You will also benefit from daily flossing to remove bacteria from between the teeth. Completing your oral hygiene with an antibacterial mouthwash will kill any remaining germs.

Your diet is equally as important to your oral health as your overall health. Do your best to drink as much water as you can and also to eat a balanced diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables, and complex carbs so that your body gets the necessary nutrients it needs to remain healthy. We can provide additional tips specific to you during your examinations and your dental cleanings.


5 star

My family has been seeing Dr. White through more than a decade of teeth cleanings, tooth injuries, teeth grinding, cavities, caps, root canal... you name it. The office is 30 minutes away but we wouldn't consider another dentist office. It's not just that Dr. White is a great professional, it's that he and his family run a great office. Scheduling, insurance, hygienists, hours -- everything about interacting with them is first rate.Everybody is knowledgeable, thorough, and kind. They take major insurance, and have even given me advice on which options to select. ...and Dr. White is a big Nats fan, which is a bonus in my book any day.


Alexandria, VA

Our Mission Statement is to Open Doors with a Smile

At INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA, our mission statement is quite simple. We approach every patient with attentive, gentle grace and patience. We understand the concept that we each are unique, and we all have our personal therapy plans. No matter the age, we will treat each patient only as we wish to be treated. By integrating cutting-edge technology with solid tradition, we attempt every day to exceed your expectations. Visit us at 4660 Kenmore Ave., #320, Alexandria, VA 22304 or give us a call today at 703-751-7600 to schedule your appointment for an evaluation to see if you might benefit from a good dental cleaning procedure.  High quality, comfortable, relaxing environment, and plenty of smiles is what you will encounter at INSPIRE DENTAL OF ALEXANDRIA.


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