December 2, 2015
Stop and think of all the different medical professionals you see in order to take care of your family’s health. There may be an internist, a pediatrician, an obstetrician, an allergist, a cardiologist, a dermatologist—and the list could go on and on. Granted some medical conditions call for a specialist, but wouldn’t it be nice and convenient if you could see one health professional who could take care of everything? That’s exactly what you’ll get when you come to Vienna Smiles, the family dentist Vienna, VA, families turn to for all of their dental health needs. And Drs. Hisham Barakat and Jennifer Bobbio are capable of seeing everyone in your family from the very youngest to the eldest.
At the foundation of our care for each member of your family is the biannual dental cleaning and exam. Beginning before your child can likely even speak and continuing throughout life, these regularly scheduled appointments are the time when we not only clean your teeth, but also keep close track of your oral health. We always examine each one of your teeth for signs of decay and take x-rays when necessary. We’ll also assess the condition of your gums, because your oral health and even your general health are affected by your periodontal condition. With prevention in mind, the Vienna dentist would much rather treat a problem such as a cavity or gum disease sooner rather than later in order to help you avoid more extensive and more expensive treatment.
Other Services from your Vienna Dentist
In young children, cavity prevention can be a challenge even with regular at-home oral hygiene and checkups. Kids have an especially hard time cleaning their back teeth. For this reason, Dr. Barakat or Dr. Bobbio may recommend dental sealants, which create a physical barrier between teeth and decay-causing bacteria. Sealants are “painted” on your child’s molars as a clear liquid and then rapidly hardened with the aid of a special curing light.
Sportsguards, also known as mouthguards, are another means of protection, but not only for children. We’ll prescribe a custom-fitted sportsguard for you and other sports enthusiasts in your family to wear during practice, play or competition. A mouthguard is comfortable and protects your teeth, gums, lips, tongue and cheeks during athletics.
Call Our Office Today
If you or any other member of your family needs to see the dentist, then contact the dental office of Vienna Smiles. We happily serve Vienna, VA, residents of all ages, helping each one enjoy a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles.
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