Preventive Dentistry – Sterling, VA
Treatments to Protect Your
Long-Term Oral Health
Any time you come to Lowes Island Dentistry and receive a dental exam from Dr. Uzma Ansari, we make sure that you’re fully informed on the current state of your oral health. We don’t want to recommend treatments that you don’t actually need. If your goal is to achieve optimal oral health, we’ll make sure that is the focus of your next treatment plan. To schedule your next appointment with our team, please feel free to give our practice a call!
Why Choose Lowes Island Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Advanced Oral Cancer Screening Technology
- In-House Dental Plan Ideal for Basic Coverage
- Oral Appliances Designed Through Digital Impression System
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Some of the most important treatments you can have completed includes preventive care. With detailed exams at our office, we can confirm if any problems are present and prevent issues from turning into emergencies. Additionally, we’ll perform a comprehensive cleaning that removes plaque and tartar, which the latter can only be removed by a dentist. Through routine checkups and cleanings, you avoid the majority of dental emergencies and have the peace of mind that your oral health is in order.
While it’s important to pay attention to your oral health at every age, young patients have an extra incentive to practice brushing and flossing in between their routine dental appointments. During your time here, we’ll make sure that your child feels comfortable during every step of their appointment. Whether they need their teeth cleaned or they need to have dental sealants placed to protect them from developing cavities, Dr. Ansari is here to make them feel relaxed.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you notice jaw pain every time you wake up in the morning? Do some of your teeth appear stubby or shaved down in comparison to your neighboring teeth? It’s possible that you have an unconscious teeth-grinding habit that you didn’t know about previously. The best way to prevent future damage of your enamel as well as reduce jaw discomfort is to wear a custom-made oral appliance known as a nightguard from our office.
Bruxism can eventually lead to TMJ disorder if left untreated. In the event that your joints become inflamed and damaged as a result of the condition or you need to manage chronic jaw pain, our office will work with you to create a detailed treatment plan. With the help of a custom-made oral appliance, we can reposition your jaw and prevent the unconscious movements that lead to your discomfort throughout the night.
Oral Cancer Screening
Dentists typically look for basic dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, but Dr. Ansari is also paying close attention to the early signs of oral cancer. This condition, which is diagnosed in 54,000 people annually, can lead to serious consequences for your oral and overall health if left untreated. Since it can be difficult to catch symptoms on your own, we use VELscope technology to capture all potential signs of oral cancer. If we believe that oral cancer may be present, we’ll form a treatment plan that works for you moving forward.
Fluoride is a key mineral for your long-term oral health for many reasons. For one, it’s the most important mineral you can consume that actively strengthens enamel. It also works to protect enamel from plaque acids, which erode teeth and cause cavities. With routine fluoride treatments from our office, which only take a few minutes to complete, you can protect your smile and reduce you and your child’s risk for tooth decay.