Regular dental cleaning and prevention can help preserve your oral health

Good dental hygiene and detection of any problems early on can help you avoid more serious issues later, such as gum disease or tooth decay.
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Taking advantage of routine preventive dental care like dental checkups and dental cleanings can make all the difference in maintaining a healthy and attractive smile. VSP Dental is a highly qualified dental care provider with an experienced team of skilled and compassionate dental care professionals. Our office uses the latest dental diagnostic technology to identify and stop potential decay and damage at the earliest stages. If you’re looking for a quality dental check-up and a dental cleaning infused with warmth and comfort, make an appointment with Dr. Patel today.

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Dr. Vaibhavi Patel

Considered One of the Top General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentists in South-Central Virginia.

Patients throughout Virginia love Dr. Patel for her expertise in a wide range of dental treatments, including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants – including the full-mouth or “Teeth-in-a-Day” procedure – and sleep apnea. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has advanced training in same-day smile design.

With such comprehensive dental knowledge, Dr. Patel is prepared to solve the most complex dental problems all under one roof. As a result, we save you time and money by delivering all of your care in one convenient location, without referring you to other offices all over town.

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What Is Dental Cleaning and Prevention?

Just as you need to look after the rest of your body to look good, you need to care for your teeth and gums. When you visit your dentist for dental cleaning and prevention treatment, they will examine your teeth fully and usually take a full set of x-rays at the same time; these will allow him to see what is going on inside your gums and jaw bone.

Once completed, they will evaluate the findings and put together a plan of action. This will involve you visiting the practice for regular check-ups. The treatment may include such things as:

  • Cleaning and polishing your teeth
  • Checking your gums
  •  Screening for oral cancer
  •  Taking X-rays
  •  Examining existing dental work
What Are the Benefits of Dental Cleaning and Prevention?
Cleaning and polishing – this will remove tartar from your teeth as well as plaque, which is formed from bacteria. If left in place, inflammation will eventually occur. He will then polish your teeth to make them look good, removing stains at the same time.

Evaluating your gums – your gums and the bone underneath your teeth will be carefully checked to ensure that there are no problems or any disease developing.

Screening for oral cancer – your dentist will check for signs on your mouth, tongue, throat, gums and even the neck.

X-rays – these will allow the dentist to check inside your jaw bone and teeth for such things as bone loss, problems with development, teeth in the wrong position, tumors, abscesses, and any other hidden problems.
Existing dental work – he will check all fillings, crowns, bridges, implants etc. for any damage or signs of wear and tear.
What Cosmetic Dentistry treatments are available?
Porcelain Veneers
For patients dealing with several cosmetic dental flaws at once, veneers can provide an ideal solution. These thin, customized layers of beautiful dental porcelain are carefully placed over your existing teeth, effectively erasing misalignments, stained fillings, chips, and general wear. Only a very small amount of tooth enamel has to be removed during the treatment process, making veneers a conservative option. Patients can achieve dramatic improvements in an accelerated timeframe. Our team won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied with your new look.

Crowns
At VSP Dental, our crowns are all-ceramic, and they effectively cover areas of dental damage and replenish the structure of your teeth in a way that appears natural and lifelike. All-ceramic crowns are biocompatible as well, enabling your natural gum tissue to grow back alongside the new restoration. In addition, we also offer Zirconia Dental Crowns. Zirconia is the strongest of all-tooth-colored crown materials. It is a good choice when exceptional strength is needed, for areas of the mouth where space is tight, or for bridges in high-stress areas.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners
At VSP Dental, we use clear Invisalign aligners to gently move your teeth into place. Invisalign aligners are smooth, custom-made plastic trays that you wear over your teeth. You can pop them out at mealtime and keep enjoying all your favorite foods. Then, every two weeks or so, you’ll get another set of aligners until your treatment plan is complete. Best of all, no one will know you’re wearing orthodontics until they notice the difference in your smile. 

Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can quickly and effectively lighten your teeth by removing stains and discoloration and leave you with a bright, brilliant sheen. For many, a brighter smile means improved self-confidence and greater enthusiasm for living life to its fullest. Patients at VSP Dental have the option of choosing between take-home bleaching kits, which allow individuals to whiten at their own convenience, or in-office whitening, which can yield dramatic results in under one hour.
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