Preventive Dentistry – Virginia Beach, VA
Keep Your Smile Healthy
for the Long-Haul
The best way to save money and avoid serious oral health problems is to invest in preventive dental care. From thorough bi-annual checkups and cleanings to nightguards for teeth grinding, our team offers a wide array of services to help keep your smile healthy throughout your life. We take the time to understand your needs and make sure that you feel satisfied with each of your visits and aren’t left with concerns and questions. Below, you can learn about some of the ways that we proactively look after your teeth and gums with preventive dentistry in Virginia Beach, VA.
Why Choose Goyal Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Personalized Dental Care for Patients of All Ages
Local & Veteran-Owned
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends that patients receive checkups and cleanings from their dentist every six months to ensure the health of their mouth. At these visits, Dr. Goyal and our team will collect important diagnostic information, such as digital X-rays, in order to see if there are any lingering oral health problems that we need to treat. Before you leave, we’ll refresh your smile by removing all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth as well as flossing and polishing your teeth.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is among the deadliest of diseases. But fortunately, when caught in its earliest stages, there’s a higher likelihood of being able to successfully treat it. That’s why Dr. Goyal conducts routine, bi-annual screenings at each checkup and cleaning. He’ll thoroughly examine your throat, lips, and oral tissues in search of any symptoms of the disease, like red and white rough patches in the mouth. If he spots anything suspicious, our team will refer you for additional testing.
Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that is produced by rocks and can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables as well. Many cities also add it to their local water source because it has been proven to strengthen tooth enamel, which is the outermost protective layer of your teeth that guards them from cavities. If you don’t receive enough of this mineral in your daily diet, we can supplement it through fluoride treatments after each of your cleanings.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you wake up with a sore jaw and thumping headache? Has your partner told you that you grind and clench your teeth all night? You can reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency, like a cracked or broken tooth, symptoms of TMJ dysfunction, and other oral health problems by investing in a customized nightguard for bruxism. They’re made from a durable, custom-fitted acrylic material that helps protect your teeth and jaw joints from pressure and force.
At-Home Dental Hygiene Products
Our team is happy to partner with patients to improve their at-home oral hygiene routine by offering product recommendations as well as selling some of the dental hygiene gadgets that we recommend in-office, like high-fluoride toothpaste and electric toothbrushes for children and adults. We love it when you voice your concerns and questions to us, because it gives us a chance to further customized the care we provide you with and make sure that you’re doing everything right for your smile!