Procedures Washington Dental Excellence offers a great number of services and procedures to patients with varying degrees of dental needs. Many patients take great care of their teeth and only come in for professional cleanings to remove built up tartar and/or plaque. Some patients need a little bit more. Whatever you need, we will find a way to get you the care that you deserve. Many patients can begin their treatment at Washington Dental Excellence with a simple preventive program. A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist and dental staff to 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 and beautiful smile.