Hunt Valley MD Dentists

Maintaining excellent oral health is essential to building a solid, lasting smile. General dentistry is founded 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 and preventive dental care visits allow us to spot any signs of dysfunction in your smile before they progress 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:

For patients who have already sustained tooth damage, we can recommend various 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 well-being. We take the most appropriate measures to ensure all your dental needs are met promptly and compassionately.

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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 one-on-one to develop a plan for them. We will fully evaluate your smile and its current condition during your visit. Patients can expect the following:

  • 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 recommend any treatment to help you maintain a healthier, more functional smile.

The Importance of Preventative Care

Preventative dentistry is the foundation of oral health. It should be practiced both at home and during regular visits to the dentist’s office. If you’re only caring for your mouth in one area, it’s not getting the complete care that it needs to stay healthy.

At home, you should brush at least twice daily and floss at least once daily. This prevents bacteria and food particles from building up on your teeth. When this buildup occurs, it creates plaque, a sticky film over your teeth. Plaque hardens into tartar, further shielding bacteria and making it harder for you to remove them.

But this isn’t enough for you to keep your smile healthy. There are areas of the smile that only our specialized dental tools can reach. Your normal toothbrush isn’t able to clean them properly. Every six months, the dentist recommends a thorough teeth cleaning in our office. We clean the complete surfaces of your teeth, ensuring you aren’t as susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, especially in those difficult areas.

Cleaning isn’t the only thing that dental visits provides. We also perform a thorough exam, using diagnostic technology if needed. Serious conditions like oral cancer and gum disease have early warning signs that are difficult to see. Our dental staff has training to spot these issues in their early stages. We also have technology that allows us to see developing conditions invisible to the eye alone.

General Dentistry FAQs

General dentistry is essential for keeping your smile healthy. Learn more by reading the answers to these frequently asked questions.

How often should I visit the dentist?

If your teeth and oral health are in great condition, you should visit the dentist at least twice yearly. This allows your dentist to protect your teeth from plaque, tartar, and cavities. You may want to visit more often if you have poor oral health.

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 helps eat away harmful bacteria without compromising tooth enamel.

How do I get rid of my bad breath?

You may be surprised 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 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 structures 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 want to learn more about improving your oral health or explore our cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments, visit Advanced Dental Health in Hunt Valley, MD. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 656-2278 or request one online.