Cleanings and Prevention

A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff.

We preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet.  It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.

Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.

Learn more about our preventative procedures below!

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Digital X-Rays

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, and safe diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay.  It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies.

Oral Cancer Exam

More than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year.  More than 7,000 of these cases result in the death of the patient.  The good news is that oral cancer can easily be diagnosed with an annual oral cancer exam

Sealants

A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth.  More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves.

Dental Exams & Cleanings

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will be followed by a comprehensive dental exam performed by your dentist for an initial exam.

Home Care Info

A beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients.  Your personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal.

How to Properly Brush and Floss

Brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene.  Though bi-annual professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar and debris, excellent homecare methods are equally valuable.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Contact us today for your next appointment and we will fit you in at the next available opportunity.

Our Approach

We uphold standards of excellence and personalized dental care, enabling us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We strive to provide  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”, taking into account all aspects of your oral health and how they relate to each other.

Financing Options

For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Care credit*. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. We do accept Care Credit and will do our best to help you maximize your insurance benefits.

Meet the Team

The team at Apple Valley Dental Group work collaboratively with the goal to deliver the best possible dental service to our patients, provide them with complete, honest, and proactive oral health information, and clarify any questions and uncertainty that sometimes accompany complex dental issues.

Contact Us

Apple Valley Dental Group
869 John Marshall Highway
Front Royal, VA 22630

Office Hours

Monday8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thusday8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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