Preventive Dentistry– Broken Arrow, OK
Cavity Protection For the Entire Family
Whether someone is just taking their first steps, sending their child off to college, or enjoying their retirement, they all deserve one thing: a healthy and confident smile. With the services detailed below, that’s exactly what Dr. Torabi and his team can give you! By attending regular checkups and cleanings, he can protect you and your loved ones from small dental problems so they can never turn into big ones, ensuring that everyone enjoys strong and beautiful teeth year after year. To schedule a preventive appointment, give us a call today.
Why Choose Flawless Smile Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Happy to treat both children & adults
- Flexible hours including Saturday appointments
- Accept almost all PPO dental insurance plans
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Dr. Torabi recommends that patients of all ages should receive at least one checkup and cleaning every six months – maybe more if they are prone to developing dental issues. At these appointments, you’ll not only receive a refreshing cleaning from one of our hygienists, but Dr. Torabi will also give your mouth a thorough exam. He’ll look at your teeth, gums, and jaw, searching for any signs of decay or damage. If he finds anything, he’ll go over all of your treatment options so he can take care of it right away.
When it comes to oral health, your gums matter just as much as your teeth! They provide much-needed support and also cover the thin enamel located around the roots. Periodontal therapy is designed to find and combat a very common infection that can develop called gum disease, which leads to redness, swelling, bleeding, and even tooth loss if left untreated. Using special cleanings provided by our expert hygiene team, we’re ready to protect much more than just your pearly whites!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could literally shield your teeth from harmful plaque, bacteria, and food particles? Well, that’s exactly what we can do by applying a dental sealant to one or more teeth. We primarily use sealants on the back teeth, as their wide and grooved surfaces make them particularly susceptible to developing decay. This preventive service is an excellent option for children who are still learning how to brush, as well as adults who are prone to cavities.
Nightguards for Bruxism
You might not know the word “bruxism,” but if you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw or headache, you could already be experiencing it. It refers to unconscious teeth grinding during sleep, which, in addition to chronic facial pain, can severely damage the teeth over time. Fortunately, Dr. Torabi can provide patients with a custom nightguard to wear to bed, which is a small oral appliance that prevents the teeth from coming together while someone sleeps.
Oral Cancer Screenings
In addition to looking for cavities and gum disease during your routine exams, Dr. Torabi will also keep an eye out for signs of oral cancer. Sores that won’t heal, strange growths, and discolored patches of tissue can all possibly indicate oral cancer, and they can be very easy to miss if you don’t know what to look for. Dr. Torabi’s trained eyes ensure that our patients are able to get the care they need as early as possible. These screenings are just another reason why you shouldn’t skip your regular checkups!
When exposed to the teeth, fluoride has been shown to not only make the enamel stronger but even repair areas of minor damage that could potentially turn into cavities. That’s why you’ll find it added to so many oral healthcare products and public water sources, and it’s also why we use it every day here in our dental office. We can coat the teeth with a highly concentrated fluoride solution, and after just a minute, it delivers extremely effective cavity protection that will keep a patient healthy between appointments.
There is a nearly endless variety of oral healthcare products out there, and figuring out which ones are right for yourself, let alone your children, can be a real challenge. Our team is more than happy to simplify your life by giving you recommendations at your next appointment. With our team’s knowledge of your family’s unique dental needs, we’ll know exactly which products are best suited for each individual’s smile. We can even provide many of them for you right in our dental office, including those from well-known brands like Crest and Listerine.
Does your jaw pop, click, and ache all the time? If so, then the joints that connect it to the rest of your head (called the TMJ or temporomandibular joint) may be damaged or inflamed. This kind of issue can even be the underlying cause of chronic headaches! Thankfully, Dr. Torabi has the advanced training needed to find and treat any problems in this complex area of the body. Using specially-made oral appliances and even targeted Botox injections, he can calm painful muscles and restore normal jaw function to provide lasting relief.
Children have their own unique set of dental needs at every stage of development, and at Flawless Smile Dentistry, we’re more than happy to welcome any growing smiles you might have at home. Dr. Torabi loves having children around the dental office, and he along with the rest of our team are experts at helping even nervous children feel calm and relaxed during their appointments. With routine exams, cleanings, and more, he’ll ensure your favorite smile will stay happy and healthy for many years to come.
Did you know that up to 40% of all dental injuries are directly related to sports? That’s a lot of broken and knocked-out teeth! Thankfully, preventing these kinds of accidents is as easy as wearing a mouthguard every time you play. Instead of forcing yourself or your child to wear an uncomfortable “one-size-fits-all” appliance, Dr. Torabi can provide patients with mouthguards custom-made for their smiles. Compared to generic mouthguards, his fit better, look better, and even provide more protection so athletes can stay safe and stay in the game.