Preventive Dentistry

Just For Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentists & Prosthodontists located in Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA & Potomac Village, Potomac, MD

Preventive dentistry can help you limit damage to your dental health, protect your gums and teeth, and avoid the need for more extensive dental work in the future. At Just For Your Smile, with two offices in Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia, and Potomac Village in Potomac, Maryland, the expert dentists encourage you to take part in preventive dental care to avoid complications from occurring in the first place. If you or your loved one are due for a professional cleaning or checkup, schedule online or call Just For Your Smile today.

Preventive Dentistry Q & A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry focuses on patient education and emphasizing the importance of daily practices and self-care, along with regular dental hygiene procedures to maintain the health of your gums and teeth.

Some parts of preventive care require a visit to Just For Your Smile, while others are important steps you take every day at home, such as brushing and flossing.

Preventive dentistry can help reduce your risks of cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. With the right preventive dental care, you can avoid gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth decay, and more.

What preventive dentistry treatments are available?

Just For Your Smile specializes in preventive dentistry and periodontics. Preventive care is a great way to protect your dental health with effective treatments, including:

Nightguards

Nightguards are helpful for treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and headaches. They can also help prevent teeth grinding and damage to your teeth.

Teeth cleaning

With teeth cleaning, your dentist uses special tools and carefully removes built-up tartar and plaque that can cause cavities, gum disease, and other problems.

Full dental examination

Your dentist performs a full dental examination of your gums, teeth, and mouth to identify any signs of disease and other issues.

In-office X-rays

Just For Your Smile offers convenient and advanced in-office digital X-rays to obtain a clearer picture of your dental health. Your dentist uses X-rays to check for damage to your jawbone or impacted teeth, tumors or cysts, and decay between your teeth.

Fillings

Fillings are designed to fill a hole in your tooth, usually after your dentist removes tooth decay.

Your dentist bonds fillings directly to your tooth enamel to treat a cavity. You might choose white tooth-colored fillings that can blend in with your natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are typically made from plastic or porcelain compounds.

Just For Your Smile also provides iTero® scanning technology for clear images of your teeth and gums, baking soda for removing teeth stains, and laser technology for deep teeth cleaning.

How often should I visit my dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends dental visits every six months for professional cleanings and the management of any dental conditions. If your oral health is at risk, you might need more frequent checkups.

Preventive dentistry offers many benefits. If you stay on top of your dental visits, your provider can stop dental disease in the earlier stages to protect your dental health and minimize your expenses.

For the best in preventive care, book online or call Just For Your Smile today.