Come see the family dentist in Arlington for complete dental care
As the name suggests, a family dentist should be able to take care of all the smiles in your family. Whether that smile is just starting to develop or needs care in order to maintain teeth that are showing the signs of age, South Arlington Dental Care has the dental procedures you’re looking for. Dr. Shah and her team offer a wide variety of dental services, so our practice can be your one and only dental home.
Dental Checkups and Cleanings
Before Dr. Shah makes a recommendation for specific dental treatments, she’ll need to understand exactly what your smile needs. That’s where a dental exam and cleaning come into play. At these appointments that should be scheduled every six months, the dentist will evaluate your dental and oral health, and the hygienist will provide a refreshing cleaning. Digital x-rays will be taken once a year and we’ll also assess the health of your gum tissue.
Deeply grooved and pitted molars are especially at risk for decay. Dental sealants are clear plastic coatings that we paint on teeth in order to seal out bacteria. Although the treatment is almost always recommended for children, dental sealants can also be helpful for adults, too.
Oral Cancer Screening
At each dental checkup, we’ll conduct an oral cancer screening in order to find tissue that looks suspiciously pre-cancerous or cancerous. We look for early warning signs such as a scaly patch, a sore that won’t heal or a lump in any oral tissue.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth located at the very back of your mouth often must be extracted simply because there isn’t enough room for these large teeth in your jaw. Left in place, wisdom teeth can lead to misaligned teeth, infection, and tooth decay and gum disease. Arlington dentist Dr. Shah and her team know how to make this common dental procedure painless and comfortable for any age patient.
Do you have sports enthusiasts in your family? Then you must make sure their smiles are protected during play and practice. A sportsguard is a customized oral appliance that fits snuggly over the upper arch of teeth in order to guard against the consequences of a blow to the face or a serious fall.
Six Month Smiles
With Six Month Smiles, Dr. Shah offers orthodontic treatment for smiles with misalignment that is only cosmetic. These braces use the same mechanics as traditional braces, but because the brackets are triangular in shape, teeth and roots move more quickly so the entire process is usually completed in just six months.
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