We Keep Your Smiling with General Dentistry in Arlington, VA
At My Face My Smile, we truly believe in the power of prevention. With our variety of general dentistry services, you won’t have to deal with major dental issues because we’ll stop them before they even start! Dr. Shakrokh Soltani and our team’s goal is always to give you a worry-free smile, and these treatments are exactly how we do it. You can learn more about them below and then contact our office to schedule your next routine checkup.
Dental Check-Ups & Cleanings
Some of the most basic and effective tools in all of dentistry involve dental checkups and cleanings. They’re usually the first treatments you’ll receive when coming to My Face My Smile, and they go a long way in keeping your teeth healthy and beautiful for years to come.
For a dental cleaning, one of our skilled hygienists will use special tools to clear away built up plaque and tartar on your teeth, targeting those areas you simply can’t reach with your brush and floss at home. Afterward, Dr. Soltani will perform a thorough oral exam where he’ll look for any small issues of tooth decay and gum disease. From there, he’ll come up with a customized treatment plan to give your smile exactly what it needs.
In order to get the most out of these appointments and make them as easy as possible, Dr. Soltani, along with the American Dental Association, recommends that you should get a routine checkup and cleaning at least twice a year.
X-rays have been an essential part of dentistry for many year because they allow your doctor to look beyond the surfaces of your teeth for hidden problems. Thanks to digital x-rays, this diagnostic tool is now even more patient friendly. It can create images much faster than conventional x-rays, and they can even be show to you on a chairside monitor. Plus, they are much safer and emit 80% less radiation. We’re around this equipment all day, so this makes us just as happy as our patients!
If you have a tooth that is slightly decayed or damaged, we’ll probably choose to repair it with a tooth-colored filling. These fillings are much more aesthetically pleasing than traditional metal fillings because they can be shaded to perfectly match the color of your teeth, allowing them to blend in. Plus, these fillings bond directly your enamel, meaning your doctor will need to remove less of your tooth to place them. This will help preserve your tooth’s natural strength and make sure your restoration lasts for a long time.
Nightguards & Sportsguards
We can provide customized mouthguards to protect your smile throughout the day and night. A sportsguard is an essential piece of equipment that can shield your teeth and gums from impacts on the field or court. Because our sportsguards are made just for your particular teeth, they’ll be more effective and comfortable at the same time.
Also, if you suffer from bruxism (unconscious jaw clenching and teething grinding during the night), we can give you something called a nightguard. This easy to use, removable appliance is worn only when you go to bed, and it helps provide a protective barrier between your teeth, preventing them from becoming damaged.