With dental examinations, the talented dentists of Washington Center for Dentistry will conduct thorough assessments of a patient’s mouth in order to address any issues or concerns. These exams are also instrumental in observing any issues that could be of concern in the long-run. Utilizing the latest, safest technology, the dentists will look over every aspect of a patient’s mouth to develop an appropriate course of treatment. Regular dental examinations have been shown to maintain teeth for longer, save a patient money on dental treatments over a lifetime and maintain better oral and body health.
Dental Examinations Reviews
"Judge for yourself, I'll just describe my experience. This office has made 3 major mistakes for me in the past year: 1) They input my insurance information wrong, insisted that I did it wrong (poor customer service alert!), told me to go to the insurance company... and the whole time, they'd made a typo. This is inexcusable because I'd pointed it out, and they had my husband's insurance info (identical to mine) on file. Also - they don't take insurance, and it took me a year to get my reimbursement. 2) I scheduled an appointment for 1pm on Saturday, and without telling me, they changed it to 12pm. They did not tell me, until I was rushing over to make it on Saturday. 3) I scheduled an appointment and called the previous day to cancel, and they told me it had already been cancelled. I did NOT make such a call, nor do I (clearly) have a very common name. Now here's the part where I state an opinion: We're human, we make mistakes, and maybe I'm just the low-probability case of three separate people on three separate terrible days. We all have them. I get it. But that being said, it's not about making mistakes, it's about how you deal with them right? There's no communication or restitution for these mistakes. I can't continue like this and, unfortunately, after mistake #3 am finally moving my business elsewhere. Sorry. I liked my hygienist too."- Z.P. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2013
"The staff are very friendly and professional. However, the services are expensive, and the last time I went there, they mistakenly only billed my insurance for half the provided services. Had I not questioned the low refund amount from my insurance, they would never have realized their rather large mistake."- A. / Demandforce / Jun 12, 2015
"I'll second (third?) the recommendations of the others. I've been going to Dr Doctors since they used to have their offices a block away from my office (now they moved to 15th and K st NW). I initially went there because it was close to my office and Dr D was in the Washingtonian as one of the best dentists in DC. The place is very nice and modern (it looks like a spa). The staff is very helpful an polite Dr Doctors is the best. He is very friendly and patient and takes the time to explain the procedures carefully so that you aren't nervous. The office is very computerized and high-tech. The only negative thing I will say is that if you are just going for a routine cleaning, some of the hygenists are better than others, but other than that it's a great place. I've recommended this place to numerous friends of mine."- F.E. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2009
"I have been Dr. Doctor's patient for 2 years now. I was referred by a co worker, who highly recommended him. I trust his opinion 100%. He doesn't try to sell you stuff. He tells me what I need and gives me other options but no pressure. I really enjoy going to his office. I'm very happy I found him Pros: friendly, honest staff and doctor Cons: parking, but I usually walk; hygienists vary in skill"- D.D. / Yelp / Jul 03, 2010
"Doctor Doctors is a fantastic dentist. Not only is he highly qualified, but he is also one of the more empathic dentists I've had the pleasure of visiting. The staff is great, and the location convenient. This placce is highly recommended."- Google User / Google / Aug 27, 2011
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Gateway to Great Health
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. But did you know the mouth is a window to the body’s well-being? In fact, the state of your oral health is linked to your overall health and provides important clues. Adverse conditions in your mouth can affect the health of your entire body.
Any time there is an infection in the mouth, it does not just stay there, according to the American Dental Association. It can travel through your bloodstream, affecting your organs and your immune system. Our doctors and their clinical team take seriously research that the health of the mouth and the health of the body—are connected!
Not only is gum disease the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States, but it is linked to a higher risk for other serious health problems.
1. Oral Health Linked to Heart Disease
• Poor oral health and cardiovascular conditions are often found together.
• The relationship between gum disease and heart disease can happen when small amounts of bacteria enter your bloodstream while you’re chewing.
• The “bad bacteria” from the infection can lodge inside blood vessels, and cause dangerous blockages.
• Fragments of gum disease bacteria have been found in blood vessels of people with heart disease.
• Studies have found that the aggressive treatment of gum disease can reduce the incidence of heart disease.
2. Oral Health Linked to Diabetes
• The strongest of all relationships between the mouth and the body may well be the connection between gum disease and diabetes.
• Inflammation in the mouth appears to weaken the body’s ability to control blood sugar levels.
• People with diabetes have trouble processing sugar because of a lack of insulin—the hormone that converts sugar into energy.
• Gum disease does additional harm because the inflammation lowers the body’s ability to use insulin.
• To further complicate things, diabetes and gum disease work off each other. The high blood sugar from diabetes can make it difficult to fight off infection, which includes infections of the gums.
• Therefore, controlling gum disease makes it easier to control diabetes.
3. Oral Health Link to Pregnancy
• The fluctuating hormones in pregnancy often cause gum infections in pregnant women.
• Physicians and dentists try to encourage women who are pregnant to pay close attention to their oral health, since gum disease or inflammation in the mouth can possibly trigger a chemical that induces early labor.
• Studies show that pregnant women who develop gum disease between 21 and 24 weeks are more likely to give birth before week 37.
• Other studies have found a relationship between gum disease, pre-term birth and low birth weight.
Dental Exam Approach
Modern dentistry takes a holistic approach to their patients’ overall health. In fact, people with serious gum disease are 40% more likely to suffer from a chronic health problem on top of it. Therefore, when Washington Center for Dentistry conducts Dental Examinations, we:
• Address even moderate inflammation or bleeding in the mouth.
• Consider inflammation and bleeding as infection in the mouth.
• View infection in the mouth—such as gum disease—as possibly related to problems in other areas of the body.
Holistic Approach to Health
You don't want to leave the health of your mouth and body to chance, right? Of course, you don't, so you need to stop by Washington Center for Dentistry for a dental examination. Our exam is like none other since we use only the safest and most advanced technology to carefully and thoroughly assess your mouth. If we notice any issues, at any stage, we can get right on customizing a detailed plan to treat you. Your health is our priority and we take it very seriously, so we encourage regular dental exams. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.