Preventive Dentistry – Falls Church, VA

Making Sure Your Smile Stays Healthy

It’s much easier to stop dental problems from happening in the first place than it is to deal with them after the damage to your smile has already been done. Our team at DentaCrafters PLLC can help you keep your smile in excellent shape with regular dental checkups, thorough teeth cleanings, and other preventive dentistry services. Has it been more than six months since the last time you visited the dentist? Don’t be afraid to give our Falls Church dental office a call to set up your next preventive dentistry visit.

Why Choose DentaCrafters PLLC for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Patient-Focused Dental Practice
  • Adults and Children Welcome
  • Wide Variety of Services Under One Roof

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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A routine dental checkup will give us a chance to learn more about the state of your oral health. We’ll be able to identify early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues so that they can be dealt with promptly. On top of that, we can remove any plaque and tartar clinging to your teeth and gums before they can cause serious problems. Please note that our regular dental checkups also include an oral cancer screening, which could be vital for making sure oral cancer is caught and treated early.

Dentistry for Kids

Young girl with pigtails grinning in dental chair

Patients of all ages deserve gentle, trustworthy dental care. If you’re looking for a dental practice you can bring your children to, you need look no further than DentaCrafters PLLC. We’ll make sure that your child stays comfortable in the dental chair while also helping them grow up with a healthy smile that they can be proud of. Let us know if you have any concerns about your child’s dental health; we’ll let you know right away if there’s any action you need to take.

Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride treatments are typically very quick, but they can make a big difference in terms of your oral health. During a dental checkup, we can apply a fluoridated varnish or gel to your teeth. The fluoride will help strengthen your enamel, which gives your teeth better protection against cavities. While most people generally get plenty of fluoride exposure by brushing their teeth and drinking tap water, a fluoride treatment could still prove beneficial for keeping tooth decay at bay.

Dental Sealants

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Brushing your teeth is not an innate skill; it’s something you need to take the time to learn to do properly. As such, children who are still getting the hang of brushing may need some extra protection for their hard-to-reach teeth. To that end, we may recommend having dental sealants applied to their molars. Dental sealants can close off the pits and crevices in the chewing surfaces of the teeth, acting as a barrier against cavity-causing bacteria.

Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards

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Wearing the proper safety equipment is important for any type of sport. When it comes to protecting your smile while on the field or court, an athletic mouthguard is a must. But instead of settling for a one-size-fits-all oral appliance from the store, you can get a customized mouthguard at our office. We can design it so that it fits as comfortably as possible on your teeth and will not interfere with your ability to breathe properly.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Smiling person holding a clear nightguard

Bruxism is an issue that often goes unnoticed until it has already caused significant damage to your smile. The condition can cause you to grind your teeth while you’re asleep, which is very hard on your enamel. We can help protect your grin from further bruxism-related damage with the help of a nightguard. This device can keep the upper and lower rows of teeth separated, preventing them from grinding together. You can once again rest easy without worrying about the safety of your smile.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Many people with sleep apnea rely on a CPAP machine to prevent pauses in their breathing while they’re asleep. However, if you are CPAP intolerant, it may be worth exploring different sleep apnea treatment options. In many cases, you may be eligible for an oral appliance, which can help keep your airway unobstructed throughout the night without any of the noise or discomfort associated with CPAP. Reach out to us if you’re interested in learning more about oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea.