August 28, 2015
The 22181 dentist, Vienna Smiles, welcomes you to our new dental blog! We’ll provide you with up-to-date information about dentistry, our practice, and our community. Check back regularly to find out more about dentistry and dental care from Drs. Hisham Barakat and Jennifer Bobbio. We look forward to helping you achieve outstanding oral health. Call to schedule a checkup, or to find out more about our dental services in Vienna, VA today.
Checkups and Dental Cleaning Vienna, VA
Great oral health begins at home. Brushing twice a day and flossing once daily are essential to developing and maintaining excellent smile health. However, even the most thorough at home care can’t fully prepare patients for a lifetime of healthy smiles, but coupled with twice annual dental checkups and teeth cleanings from Vienna Smiles, patients experience optimal oral health for a lifetime.
At six-month checkups, Drs. Barakat and Bobbio provide patients with hi-definition x-rays (at least once a year), and dental examination to detect any current concerns. In addition to these typical treatments, our Arlington dentists provide screenings and treatment for periodontal disease, bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching), TMJ dysfunction, and oral cancer. These conditions have detrimental effects on oral health, but caught in their earliest stages, are 100% treatable.
Our skilled dental hygienists, Alla and Sharon, provide patients with thorough teeth cleanings to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Even with regular brushing and flossing, bacteria in the mouth necessary for digestion mixes with sugars in our diet. This bacteria + sugar combination is highly acidic. Typically, saliva neutralizes the acid, but when we ingest sugary foods regularly, our oral ecosystems becomes unbalanced. When this happens, bacteria form a sticky layer of biofilm called plaque making it more difficult to remove. Over time, plaque calcifies forming dental calculus often referred to as tartar. Our hygienists are able to eliminate this built up of tartar that is not removable with brushing and flossing alone.
Skilled Dentist Vienna, VA – Dr. Barakat and Dr. Bobbio
Dr. Barakat is a dedicated lifelong learner, and is highly respected by his peers lecturing on dental best practices around the globe. He is the 2015 president of the Southern District American Academy of Implant Dentistry, is a fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He was awarded Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry in 2009. Dr. Bobbio is committed to providing outstanding dental care. She earned her dentistry doctorate from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, completed her one year general dentistry residency with the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Baltimore, and served as the community service chair and completed nine Mission of Mercy projects in Virginia. Dr. Bobbio is on the board of the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry, and serves as the 2015 Continuing Education Chair. Our dentists have shown unparalleled commitment to the field of dentistry and providing exceptional patient care.
Call the Dentist Vienna, VA Residents Prefer – Vienna Smiles
Our skilled, knowledgeable Oakton dentists are ready to help you meet your smile goals. We love helping Vienna, VA patients smile. Call to schedule your appointment with the Vienna Smiles team today.
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