Maintaining excellent oral health is essential to building a solid, lasting smile. General dentistry is formed on the idea of creating and maintaining healthy smiles. We encourage all of our patients to visit our office at least twice a year for routine dental exams. Regular dental exams, or preventive dental care visits, allow us to spot any signs of dysfunction in your smile before it progresses to a more complex dental issue.
When your dental issues are left unaddressed, the risk of experiencing complex issues like missing teeth, crooked teeth, TMJ disorder, and extensive tooth damage increases. In some cases, patients can avoid these problems and bypass the need for advanced treatment.
At Advanced Dental Health, we offer a complete range of dental care services to help patients improve the health of their smiles. Our general dental services include, but are not limited to:
- Dental cleanings
- Dental exams
- Dental sealants
- Tooth extractions
- Sedation Dentistry
For patients who have already sustained tooth damage, we can recommend a range of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to repair and restore what you’ve lost. We take a comprehensive approach to dentistry to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. Not only is the beauty of your smile important to our team, but so is your overall health and wellbeing. We take the most appropriate measures to ensure all your dental needs are met in a timely and compassionate manner.
Building A Healthy Smile
Creating a stable, healthy smile is essential to the longevity of any cosmetic or restorative treatment. Drs. Izadi and Rafat understand the importance of a healthy smile, so they work with patients on a one-on-one basis to develop a plan for them. During your visit, we will perform a full evaluation of your smile and assess its current condition. Patients can expect:
- Gum disease and cavities screening
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Digital imaging for review, diagnosis, and treatment planning
- 2-D and 3-D models for analysis and treatment plan creation
- Oral cancer screening
- Bite analysis
- Dental cleaning
- Patient education resources
- Check existing restorative & cosmetic dentistry work for damage or replacement needs
After the exam, our team can make any treatment recommendations to help you sustain a healthier, more functional smile.
General Dentistry FAQs
How often should I visit the dentist?
You should visit the dentist at least twice a year if your teeth and oral health are in great condition. This allows your dentist to make sure your teeth are well protected from plaque, tartar, and cavities. If you have poor oral health, you may want to visit more often.
Is fluoride bad for my teeth?
No. Fluoride is not harmful to tooth enamel and should be a part of your daily dental hygiene routine. Using toothpaste with fluoride in it helps eat away at harmful bacteria without compromising tooth enamel.
How do I get rid of my bad breath?
You may be surprised to find out that you can rid yourself of halitosis at home. Flossing more often, scraping your tongue, and using mouthwash several times a day can significantly reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath. If you have halitosis, but can not get rid of it at home, visit your dentist.
Visit Our Baltimore Dentist Office
Drs. Izadi and Rafat work with you every step of the way to ensure your teeth, gums, and supporting structure are working in harmony to produce a healthy smile. We take the time to evaluate your entire dental health and build a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.
If you would like to learn more about improving your oral health or explore our cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatment, you can schedule a visit Advanced Dental Health in Hunt Valley, MD. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 656-2278 or request an appointment online.