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3301 New Mexico Ave NW #326, Washington, DC 20016 Located in the Foxhall Square Building

Preventive Dentistry in Washington, DC

Protects Your Smile in the Long-Term

At Capitol Dental Group, we help our patients enjoy optimal oral health over many years through focused preventive care. Attending regular checkups, cleanings, periodontal screenings, and more allows our doctors to not only catch and treat dental problems early on in their development, but help you avoid the possibility of them in the future too. You will always receive our undivided attention and expertise throughout this process.

Checkups & Cleanings

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Patients of all ages should be scheduling dental checkups and cleanings every six months. Oral health problems can develop in subtle and hidden ways, only perceptible to a trained eye like Dr. Bakhtyari or Dr. Mokhtarzadeh. By discovering them as soon as they develop, we can save you a great deal of time and cost in the future. During this process, we will comprehensively review each tooth, your bite, your gum tissue, your jaw health, any existing restorations like crowns and fillings, and more. Our team will use X-rays to view areas that the naked human eye cannot. Additionally, a professional cleaning will rid the mouth of decay-causing plaque and tartar and refresh your smile.

Periodontal Therapy

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Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) will threaten your smile’s essential support system, resulting in deteriorated bone and lost teeth. Our practice has the modern techniques needed to revitalize and preserve gum health.

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Nightguards for Bruxism

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Countless adults in today’s professional world suffer from stress-related bruxism (teeth grinding), and a majority of them will only experience it while they’re asleep and unaware. At Capitol Dental Group, our doctors are sensitive to harmful signs like worn-down tooth enamel and jaw discomfort. We will prescribe a custom-made nightguard as needed. These oral appliances are worn comfortably throughout the night and will prevent dangerous contact between the rows of teeth.

Oral Cancer Screenings

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Oral cancer is discovered in thousands of people every year, many of whom are too far along in its development to have much hope of recovery. Your dentist is your first line of defense against cancerous symptoms, and we take this responsibility very seriously here in Washington, DC. Screenings will involve a thorough scan of the head, neck, and oral tissue. If we discover anything suspicious, a biopsy can be arranged as the next step towards a proper diagnosis.

Fluoride Treatments

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Our doctors may recommend professional fluoride applications as a part of your regular appointments. This valuable mineral is found in various hygiene products and community water supplies. Various studies have shown that a safe amount of fluoride exposure can strengthen tooth enamel and reduce a person’s average risk of cavities over time.

Emergency Dentistry

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At Capitol Dental Group, our valued patients’ needs are always accommodated. When you contact us with an emergency situation, we will make time for you as soon as possible. Our team members can also provide invaluable assistance over the phone.

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