Not gonna lie, it’s been a minute since I last got my teeth cleaned. I’m usually good about it, but COVID sorta threw my schedule off…a lot. But before I get into details, I want to be fully transparent with y’all and disclose that TEND invited in for a free cleaning. With that said, I’m posting because I genuinely loved the experience.
I went to their new location in Cap Hill, and it was spa-like for real. Checking in was a breeze, and they took my temperature to ensure the safety of their patients and staff. Afterwards, they handed me an adorable green goodie bag with a toothbrush and some toothpaste so I could either freshen up or leave with swag.
TEND was impeccably clean, which is a huge compliment coming from me because I’m a germaphobe with OCD. I got a full dental exam which included x-rays, an in-depth cleaning, and an oral exam.
My appointment started off with 20 (or so) x-rays. It was a ton, but they were efficient, and I’d much rather they be thorough than not. The cleaning was probably the best I’ve ever had. My dental hygienist – shoutout to Ebony – was really wonderful. It took her a while to get everything nice and clean, but my mouth felt so much better afterwards! It all just felt lighter, and she did a great job dealing with my built-in retainers.
The space was great, and they gave me a pair of stylish sunglasses to shield my eyes! There was a nice welcome screen with my name – I’m a sucker for personalization – and they had a tv attached to the ceiling so I could watch whatever I wanted. It was hooked up to Netflix so I threw on a show of my choice (with a remote) and listened with wireless headphones.
The appointment was about 1-1.5 hours long because my teeth were on the not-so-clean side, but I have a feeling it’ll be much less intensive the next time I go. My dentist came in at the very end to give me a full check up, and I was relieved to hear that everything looked good. He walked me through my x-rays and asked if I had any additional questions. Super friendly and super professional. What’s not to love?
For those of you looking to get your teeth cleaned, I HIGHLY recommend TEND. They have several offices in the DC area so make sure you book your appointment stat! And in addition to regular checkups, they offer everything from “Breezy Braces” to teeth whitening. Head to their website to learn more!
*Stock photography used because I didn’t have my camera on me – sorry guys! Have questions? Feel free to leave me a comment below.