Preventive Dentistry Rockville

Keeping Your Smile on the Right Path

Bearded man smiling in dental chair during preventive dentistry visit

Preventive care is considered the anchor for optimal oral health. Regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings as well as oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatment, and other similar services make it possible to enjoy a problem-free smile day after day. If you are ready to have teeth that you can trust to look great and not cause pain, call our office to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Rockville.

Why Choose Susan Partovi, DDS, PC for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Skilled Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
  • Customized Mouthguards for Optimal Protection
  • We Are In-Network with Most PPO Plans

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Young woman receiving a dental exam

Our team will begin by taking digital X-rays of your teeth before conducting a thorough examination of your oral anatomy. This includes looking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, bite misalignment, and more. We’ll then begin to remove hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline so that gingivitis does not wreak havoc on your smile. If a proposed treatment plan is required, Dr. Partovi will discuss it and answer any questions.

Oral Cancer Screening

Close up of dental mirror inside of mouth

Without the help of a skilled dentist, you may not recognize some of the most common symptoms associated with oral cancer. This is why we will perform a thorough oral cancer screening at each routine dental appointment. Using our Vizilite technology, we can scan the interior of your mouth and determine if there are any growths or abnormalities that are cause for concern. We’ll also check your throat, neck, and jaw. With early detection, you have a better chance of survival should we need to refer you to an outside specialist.

Fluoride Treatment

Dental patient having fluoride applied to their teeth

Tooth enamel benefits from fluoride exposure. This natural mineral can be found in water, various foods, and toothpaste, but some individuals require additional treatment to minimize the chance of cavities. With a quick and painless application, we can safeguard your pearly whites in between appointments, minimizing the risk of decay.

Dental Sealants

Close up of dental mirror in mouth reflecting a tooth

Instead of allowing your molars to remain vulnerable to bad bacteria that can easily burrow into the pits and crevices of your back teeth, dental sealants can be used to cover these areas for up to 10 years. Painted on these large surfaces, the sealants create a barrier that bacteria and food particles cannot penetrate.

Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards

Football player with athletic mouthguard hanging from their helmet

All it takes is one hard hit or sudden fall, and you’ll find yourself at the emergency dentist’s office in need of immediate help. But when equipped with a customized athletic mouthguard, you can play more confidently than before. Whether it is you or your teenager who enjoys playing sports, having a custom-made mouthguard is one of the most effective ways to safeguard smiles and avoid a painful interruption that requires missing most of the game.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Hand holding a white nightguard

Worn-down tooth enamel and chronic jaw pain are just two of the most common problems that can form as a result of bruxism. More commonly referred to as teeth grinding or clenching, it can take a toll on the teeth and jaw, resulting in tooth sensitivity and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). With a custom-made nightguard, though, your upper and lower rows of teeth remain protected by the comfortable barrier that exists between them. Worn throughout the night, you can rest knowing that your smile is safe.