The long-term health and stability of your natural smile are dependent upon good oral hygiene and routine dental care. Dr. Kavianpour provides comprehensive general dentistry in Sterling, VA for patients of all ages. Everyone should visit the dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and an oral health exam. This will ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and functioning properly for a lifetime. If we discover a problem during one of your visits, we will find the right solution to fix it. Brighter Smile Family Dentistry and Orthodontics boasts a highly skilled team of dentists. This allows us to offer a full menu of dental services to our patients.
General Dentistry in Sterling, VA
Make Brighter Smiles Family Dentistry and Orthodontics your one-stop shop for your general and preventive dental care needs. We are a family dentist office that provides age appropriate dental care options for patients of all ages. General dental care consists of visiting our Sterling, VA dentist office at least twice a year for routine dental check ups and teeth cleanings. During a dental checkup, you can expect:
- A complete exam to assess the condition of your teeth, mouth, and jaw
- The dentist to screen for gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems
- Dental X-rays to be taken
- A thorough teeth cleaning to remove built up plaque and tartar
- A discussion with the dentist about additional treatment or further at home dental care
How Are Teeth Cleaned at the Dentist?
A dental hygienist will clean your teeth. They are highly trained dental professionals who know how to properly clean all the areas within the mouth. One of our hygienists will clean your teeth at every routine visit.
They will begin by using a special tool, a scaler, to remove all the plaque and tartar from your teeth especially along the gum lines. Then they will polish your teeth with a dental paste leaving your teeth feeling smooth and free of stains. The last step is to floss between each tooth.
A teeth cleaning typically painless. They will help you remain disease free and leave your teeth feeling clean and fresh.
Prevention is Key to Good Dental Health
Regular dental check-ups can help lower your risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and other types of dental problems. Along with proper at home oral health care, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Almost all dental diseases are preventable with proper care.
Not only will your good oral care habits keep your teeth and gums healthy, but it also support your physical health. Studies have shown that there is a direct link between your dental health and overall health.
By taking care of your teeth, you can help improve your overall health. Routine brushing and flossing are crucial to maintaining a healthy smile. However, regular visits to the dentist allow us to look for the early signs of common problems. When your dentist can spot the problems in the early stages, they can offer conservative treatment that is less invasive and cheaper.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Routine Dental Exams?
Dental insurance can be confusing because it is different from medical insurance. While most providers do cover routine dental exams, some do not. It simply depends on the type of coverage you have. Most fully cover routine appointments twice a year which includes an exam, a teeth cleaning, and x-rays taken once a year. Some providers may require you to pay a deductible or copay.
We suggest contacting your dental insurance provider to learn more about your policy and the type of coverage you have.
Do you not have dental insurance? You can still receive affordable routine dental care with Brighter Smiles Family Dentistry and Orthodontics. Not only do we offer affordable care, but we also provide several ways to finance it. We accept CareCredit, Lending Club, and we also have in office, interest free payment plans.
General Dentistry Services
In addition to providing preventive dental care, our dental team offers many general dentistry services. These are necessary to provide our patients with the basic dental care they need to remain in good oral health and protect their teeth and gums.
Emergency dentistry is a type of dental care that is provided to patients who are experiencing sudden and severe dental problems that require immediate attention. These dental problems may include severe toothaches, broken or knocked-out teeth, abscesses, dental infections, and other oral injuries. Treatment may involve procedures such as tooth extractions, root canal therapy, repairing broken or chipped teeth, and providing temporary fillings or crowns. Please call our office as soon as possible if you are experiencing a dental emergency so we can get you in as soon as possible. To learn more about what is considered a dental emergency, see Emergency Dentistry.
As a family dentistry office, we offer our preventive and general dental services to patients of all ages. This includes children, pre-teens, teens, adults, and senior citizens. By choosing a family dentist, you will not need to travel to multiple dentist offices for your families oral care. Our dentists and dental staff will tailor each treatment and procedure to the needs and age of the patient we are seeing. Learn more about preparing your child for their first dentist appointment by visiting Family Dentistry.
A custom mouthguard from the dentist is the best way to protect your teeth and soft tissues during contact sports. They offer a precise fit since they are made from impressions of your teeth. A mouthguard from a dentist is also made from superior materials than over the counter mouth pieces. This makes them more durable and more likely to protect you in the event of an accident. To learn more about mouthguards and the process to get one made from your dentist, see Custom Mouthguard.
Many of our patients fail to receive the dental care they need due to being fearful of the dentist or suffer from a great amount of anxiety surrounding appointments. Sedation dentistry is the answer to these problems. We offer several types of sedation methods to meet the needs of various patients. If you think you need sedation, please call our office to discuss the various methods we offer. To learn more about each sedation method, see Sedation Dentistry.
Your dentist will make every effort to save your tooth. However, in many circumstances, a tooth may need to be pulled. It could be due to severe decay or an infection. In this case, our dentists would perform a tooth extraction. This simple procedure can be completed during a single office visit. We also provide wisdom teeth removal services for those who wish to have them removed. To learn more about how a tooth extraction works, see Tooth Extraction.
Schedule a Dentist Appointment in Sterling, VA
Is it time for your biannual dental visit? Schedule your routine dental check-up with Dr. Kavianpour and our team at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry and Orthodontics. During your visit, our dental care team can assess the condition of your smile, and determine if any further treatment is needed. Our goal is to help our patients get one step closer to a brighter, healthier smile.
To schedule your appointment, call 703.444.3412 or fill out one of our convenient online forms to request an appointment online.