Preventive Dental Care from Family Dentistry &Implant Center
At Family Dentistry & Implant Center in Ashburn, we take preventive dentistry seriously. Helping patients treat existing oral health problems is vital to what we do, but we also want to help patients prevent those issues.The primary way we do this is with routine cleanings and checkups. We also offer helpful services like oral cancer screenings and athletic mouthguards. In combination with our great at-home care, we offer your smile the protection it needs to stay problem-free.
If you or someone else in your family struggles with tooth decay, we may recommend dental sealants.This preventive service provides the chewing surfaces of teeth protection from the harmful bacteria responsible for cavities.The treatment process doesn’t take long to complete but results in effective dental protection for up to ten years. Contact our Ashburn dental office if you’d like to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants.
Protecting Smiles from Teeth Grinding with Custom-Made Nightguards
Are you one of the many U.S. adults who struggle with teeth grinding or clenching on a daily basis? This condition, known as bruxism, has its roots in stress and causes serious damage to your smile. If it isn’t treated, bruxism increases your odds of experiencing TMJ dysfunction, and could result in depression, insomnia, or an eating disorder.
Thankfully, there’s a simple way of treating bruxism and protecting teeth, a custom-made nightguard. A nightguard is an orthodontic appliance designed to be worn during sleep which is when most patients have trouble with bruxism. Wearing your nightguard while you sleep helps manage the condition by preventing further damage to teeth. As a result, you can look forward to experiencing relief from symptoms. We may also discuss dietary changes or relaxation techniques that may be of some help.
If you live in or around Ashburn, VA, and you’re looking for a practice for preventive dental needs, we hope you’ll give Family Dentistry & Implant Center a call. We’re committed to offering a high level of care to all our patients, regardless of age or lifestyle.