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Fighting off dental problems such as gum disease and cavities can be done through diligent cleaning and flossing of your teeth in the comfort of your own home. However, even the most thorough cleaners and flossers miss some spots from time to time, and when spots are missed, food residue is left behind to team with bacteria and form plaque. Underneath the plaque, your teeth are slowly decaying, and they will continue to do so until the plaque is removed from your teeth. The removal of plaque is where Fox Family Dentistry comes in, with superior dental cleanings done by Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Erik Fox’s professional staff.

For those who don’t require a lot of cleaning, we will do a quick exam of your mouth to determine that everything is going well with your oral health. For those of you who may need a little more work during your dental cleaning, we will offer a full exam that includes X-rays and, if needed, a periodontal cleaning and oral cancer screening. Before we send you out the door of our office, we want to make sure that you and your loved ones are set up for oral health success!

Periodontal Cleanings To Prevent Gum Disease

If you show signs of inching toward gum disease, either Dr. Lawrence Fox or Dr. Erik Fox may recommend a deeper cleaning that will vastly improve your oral health. This procedure called scaling and root planing, will begin with the cleaning of tartar and plaque from your teeth above the gums. Once cleaning above the gums is complete, your hygienist will gently remove tartar and plaque from below your gumline. We will slowly clean in between your teeth and gums until we reach the roots of your teeth. Then, we will clean softly clean not only the roots of your teeth but also the periodontal pockets to remove harmful bacteria. After this procedure is finished, your mouth will feel rejuvenated for a good reason because your oral health will have been given a much-needed boost!

Bringing Your Whole Family for Their Cleaning & Exam

At Fox Family Dentistry, we accept all members of your family. Our welcoming staff will make you and your family feel right at home when you are in the chair having your dental cleaning and exam performed. We can’t wait to see you and your family!

To make an appointment for your family’s next dental cleaning and exam, call Fox Family Dentistry at 703-978-5253 or use our easy-to-use online form.

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Fox Family Dentistry

Burke Office

5200 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015


Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Springfield Office

7837 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22153


Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Second Floor, 5200 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015, USA


7837 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22153, USA

We’ll Take Care of Your Dental Needs at Fox Family Dentistry