Preventive Dentistry – Vienna, VA
Quality Care That Fits Your Schedule
Every person needs a foundation they can rely on when it comes to their long-tern oral health. While this may involve routine brushing and flossing at home, it also means committing to routine exams, cleanings, and other forms of preventive treatment with Dr. Hisham Barakat! He’ll make sure that your oral health is in good shape and provide his professional recommendations for treatment going forward. Schedule an appointment today to get started!
Why Choose Tyson Smiles for Preventive Dentistry?
- Flexible Appointments for Families
- Top Doctors in the Field Providing You Care
- Multiple Levels of Sedation Dentistry Available
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
One of the backbones of positive oral health is routine exams and cleanings every six months. These appointments give you and your family members a chance to confirm the current state of your oral health. Dr. Barakat will closely examine all of your oral structures, including your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, and other areas for any problems. His detailed cleanings are designed to remove harmful plaque and tartar, the latter of which can only be removed by a professional.
People need dentistry at all ages, but children need special attention. Not only do we provide a wide variety of treatments to help children maintain a healthy smile, but we have a pediatric dentist on staff! Whether your child needs to have dental sealants and fluoride therapy to protect their tooth enamel, or your child has special needs and requires additional attention to ensure their appointment is productive and comfortable.
Nightguards for Bruxism
While clenching and grinding your teeth can be devastating for your tooth enamel, that doesn’t mean everyone who has it is completely aware that it’s present. In fact, exams from Dr. Barakat may be what informs them that they have a bruxism problem in the first place. Thankfully, his office uses the Dexis digital impression system to capture digital molds, which are then used to create truly custom-made nightguards that fit comfortably and protect teeth for many years.
Oral Cancer Screening
Dentists are in a unique position to catch many issues that affect your overall health, not just your oral health. This includes oral cancer, which affects tens of thousands of Americans every year. Through the use of the VELscope, a device that uses bioluminescence to highlight the early signs of oral cancer, we can pinpoint your symptoms and get you on the right path towards treatment. After all, the earlier we find an issue, the better your treatment experience should be.
Fluoride is one of the most important minerals you can consume for your tooth enamel. It’s the same reason why it’s found in public drinking water and the oral care products you use. Following your child’s routine cleaning, we provide a fluoride treatment which strengthens enamel and helps it fight back against cavity-causing bacteria. The process only takes a few minutes to complete and is proven to be an effective treatment for protecting teeth through oral development.