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General & Preventive Dentist in Falls Church

The prevention of cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues is easier with excellent general and preventive dentistry. Your dentist in Falls Church cares for teeth of all ages in our comfortable, state-of-the-art office. From the youngest smile in your family to great grandma and grandpa, we look forward to caring for you and those you love most with services in general and preventive dentistry at Tysons Dental Esthetics.

Checkups and Cleanings

A six month checkup and dental cleaning in Falls Church is one of the most crucial aspects of enjoying a lifetime of healthy teeth. During this regular appointment, our dental hygiene team removes the plaque and tartar that cause cavities and gum disease. Once your teeth are sparkling clean, your dentist checks for existing or potential problems in the teeth, gums, and surrounding oral structures. During the examination, we will look for things like…

  • Cavities
  • Deep pockets between the gums and teeth and other indications of gum disease
  • Worn, broken, or malfunctioning dental work (like crowns, fillings, veneers, or bridges)
  • Signs of oral cancer
  • Problems with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
  • Symptoms indicating nighttime teeth grinding, or bruxism

If an issue is present, a treatment plan will be put in place to help return your smile back to its good health and beauty as quickly as possible. Tooth colored fillings restore cavities without marring the appearance of your teeth, and a number of tooth replacement options are available for completing a gapped smile.

Gum Disease Prevention Is Key to Overall Health

In addition to stopping tooth decay in its tracks, a primary focus of your checkup and cleaning is the prevention of gum disease. Infected gums have been linked to a number of serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, premature birth, and others. Your gums offer bacteria a direct entry into the bloodstream -- and an infection here can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy body.

The majority of Americans over the age of 35 exhibit the signs of gum disease. Fortunately, the condition is easy to prevent with regular preventive attention at home and in the dentist’s office. Maintaining excellent dental hygiene, staying away from tobacco, and eating a nutritious diet will keep your teeth and gums healthy for years and years to come. Should gum disease develop, your dentist at Tysons Dental Esthetics is prepared with expert periodontal therapy.

Preventive Care for Children

Younger teeth require extra help in cavity prevention, as children are most vulnerable to cavities between ages six and 14. During this time, dental sealants and fluoride treatments provide an extra boost of prevention. Dental sealants are translucent coverings painted onto the chewing surface of the molars to “seal” the tooth from acids and bacteria that cause decay. A fluoride treatment strengthens enamel to protect against cavities. Both are quick, painless treatments completed at the end of the preventive appointment.

Schedule An Appointment Today

Remember that frequent checkups and cleanings in addition to good dental hygiene at home are the keys to keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime to come. When was your last visit to the dentist’s office? If it’s been more than six months, it’s time for a checkup and cleaning. Contact Tysons Dental Esthetics to schedule an appointment today!