At Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer comprehensive preventive dental care to patients of all ages. Our experienced dental team’s holistic approach focuses on more than just a patient’s teeth. Dr. Chegini treats dental problems and oral health as part of a bigger picture that affects a patient’s overall health and well-being. At Arsmiles, we provide individualized care tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs. Learn more about our holistic preventive dental care services in Akron, Ohio, below.
Preventative Dental Checkups and Cleanings for Adults and Growing Patients:
Visiting your dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings can prevent gum disease and tooth decay and help detect other dental issues before they become severe problems.
In growing patients, these preventive visits are even more crucial. Monitoring overall dental development, occlusion (bite alignment), and the timely eruption of all permanent teeth in children is vital to prevent the impaction of permanent teeth and ensure they receive appropriate pre-orthodontic treatment if needed.
Dr. Chegini thoroughly examines your teeth and gums for any signs of decay, gum disease or damaged restorations. We also give you instructions on proper brushing and flossing techniques and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Our Fairlawn dental practice uses state-of-the-art digital imaging solutions to take safe, fast and accurate X-rays of your teeth and surrounding bone structure.
Sealants are resin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Sealants prevent bacteria from penetrating and causing decay in the molars’ deep pits and fissures. Both adults and children may benefit from sealants. They are a painless, affordable way to protect your teeth from cavities.
If a tooth has a slight amount of decay in the enamel, your dentist may place a PRR or Preventive Resin Restoration. This prevents cavities from developing.
Topical application of fluoride is another easy way to prevent dental decay and help strengthen teeth. Fluoride is also proven to reduce tooth and root sensitivity.
Pre-Orthodontic Space Management
Monitoring the dental growth and development of pediatric patients and managing the spaces in dental arches are vital to prevent crowding, malocclusion, misalignment, impaction of permanent teeth, and other complications. We utilize dental appliances such as space maintainers, palatal expanders, and braces to ensure all permanent teeth erupt promptly and help your child achieve a beautiful, healthy smile for life.
TMJ Treatment and Bruxism Appliances
Another strong focus of our practice diagnosing and treating of TMJ and all types of dental skeletal problems. Dr. Chegini’s deep knowledge and expertise in dental occlusion make her a highly qualified provider in the management of problems associated with TMJ.
Comprehensive occlusal adjustment corrects a misaligned bite, which can be caused by various factors, including loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth. Occlusal adjustment evenly distributes the pressure when you bite down and eliminates irregular pressure on one side of the mouth. Once your bite is adjusted correctly, your teeth will meet perfectly.
Another treatment for TMJ and TMD is a custom-made bite splint designed to position the jaw in the most comfortable resting position. A bite splint (often called a nightguard) protects your teeth from wearing, cracking, and breaking if you clench or grind your teeth. Although most people grind their teeth at night, these comfortable and effective mouthguards can be worn anytime and are especially effective in stressful situations that may cause you to clench your jaw. Bruxism appliances and comprehensive occlusal adjustment can ease or resolve TMJ symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, and tooth sensitivity.
Tooth fractures, loose teeth, chronic sensitivity, discomfort upon chewing, and other problems that may require extensive dental treatment can be avoided with a proper diagnosis of malocclusion and preventive treatment for TMJ.
Contact Us for Preventative Dental Care in Akron, OH
To learn more about preventive dentistry and the other services we offer at Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, request an appointment online or contact us at (330) 593-2500 today.