Preventive Dentistry – Vienna, VA
Keeping Your Smile Strong for Life
The first step towards maintaining optimal oral health for life is having a strong foundation of proper hygiene and professional support. At Vienna Smiles, we strive to stop problems before they start, and our family dentists are focused on this goal. Dr. Hisham Barakat and the rest of our dentists will be happy to provide comfortable, high-quality care to every member of your family, and their impressive credentials and experience allow them to exceed your expectations at every turn. With the help of our preventive dentistry, Vienna, VA dental patients can enjoy truly confident smiles.
Why Choose Vienna Smiles for Preventive Dentistry?
- In-House Discount Plan Available
- Sedation Offered for Anxious Patients
- Patients of All Ages Welcome
At Vienna Smiles, we are proud to serve entire families. Everyone from young children all the way up to aging grandparents can find helpful services and truly customized care with our dental experts. We strive to make each patient, no matter their age or needs, feel comfortable throughout the entire appointment. Our team takes the time and effort to get to know you specifically and work to help you get the care you need to avoid oral problems in the future.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
While you and your family should definitely keep up with regular brushing and flossing at home, routine dental check-ups and cleanings at Vienna Smiles are essential for keeping your smile healthy for the long haul. We recommend visiting our Vienna dental office every six months for this preventive care.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you struggle with facial pain, morning headaches, or teeth that look and feel worn down? You may be suffering from bruxism, which is more commonly known as teeth grinding. This is a common habit and one that can be particularly hard to break, especially if you only experience it while sleeping. Dr. Barakat and our team of dentists can provide much-needed relief with a nightguard that is worn comfortably while you sleep. By relying on this personalized barrier, patients enjoy healthier teeth, a better quality of life, and full nights of peaceful rest.
Oral Cancer Screening
Although oral cancer may not be as well-known as cavities or periodontal disease to most patients, it is still a destructive and dangerous condition that requires immediate attention. That’s why our dental office offers oral cancer screenings as a vital part of our in-depth checkups for adults. We’ll carefully scan your mouth for any possible signs of cancerous cells, including color changes in the soft tissue, lumps or thickened areas, or a non-healing sore. If we find an area that seems suspicious, we can help you move forward with a biopsy and further treatment as quickly as possible.
There’s a reason why nearly every toothpaste available contains fluoride. It is even included in public drinking water in many areas because this mineral naturally reinforces and strengthens tooth enamel, helping it stand strong against harmful bacteria and acids. During your semiannual checkup and cleaning appointment, we can apply a highly fluoridated gel to your teeth. It just takes a couple of minutes, but it can protect your teeth from cavities until your next dental visit.
Sometimes, the deep pits and grooves of back teeth can trap food that’s difficult to remove through regular flossing or brushing. Thankfully, dental sealants can offer patients a valuable layer of extra protection against these cavity-causing components. By painting this tough, plastic sealant material over your tooth enamel, we can significantly reduce your chances of infection. While sealants are typically applied to a child’s first permanent teeth, our team at Vienna Smiles may also recommend them for adults in certain situations.
Close to half of all sports injuries involve the face, which is why our Vienna, VA, dental office strongly recommends the use of mouthguards (also known as sportsguards) when you participate in football, basketball, hockey, baseball, or any other sport that involves contact. We can create a comfortable, custom-made solution that fits your unique smile perfectly and keeps your teeth safe so that you can focus on doing your best with the rest of your team. Studies have shown that wearing a sportsguard can even reduce the severity of concussions!