The Importance of Preventive Care
The secret to a fabulous smile begins with routine care. Complicated cosmetic and restorative treatments are available to reverse the effects of inadequate care, but you can prevent the conditions that require such procedures by taking good care of your teeth. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least twice a day are two excellent at-home preventive techniques, but regular trips to the Smile Center for general dentistry exams are every bit as important. Our Virginia Beach office is equipped to provide you with comprehensive and thorough dental care.
If you are looking for a dentist with whom you and your family can establish a long-term relationship, and who values your health and satisfaction, Drs. Scott Parr and Tara Frey can help. Contact our office, conveniently located near Chesapeake and Norfolk, to schedule your consultation today.
If you suffer from mild to severe dental anxiety and have neglected the health of your teeth, it is time to take control and ask us about our sedation dentistry options. Designed to help you relax during your appointments, oral conscious sedation is incredibly safe and effective. With just a few pills about an hour before your appointment, you will feel at east by the time you get to our Virginia Beach practice. Your visit with us will seem to fly by, and before you know it you'll be back in the comfort of your own home.
Over the last twenty four years, our doctors have proved time and again the interconnectedness between your general and oral health. When you invest time into the upkeep of your smile, you will be rewarded indefinitely with good oral, physical, and emotional health.
Each part of your body plays a role in the intricate workings of your physiology, and the condition of your gums and teeth is directly related to your general health. When our dentists sit down with you to organize a treatment plan, it will detail the specific dental treatments and habits that are needed to maintain the health of your teeth. They will also provide a big-picture perspective on how those treatments affect your whole body.
Besides preserving your physical health, good oral hygiene plays a big role in how you think and feel about yourself. Having a healthy, beautiful smile contributes to your sense of well-being and is a good reminder that you deserve a healthy and positive lifestyle.
Something for Everyone
When we first opened the Smile Center in 1988, we knew how important it was to create a family-friendly atmosphere in which good hygiene and positive dental habits could be fostered in our young patients. Now, more than two decades later, the necessity of that environment has not changed. It is imperative that we start working with your children at a young age, not only to keep their growing smiles healthy, but to instill in them the importance of at-home maintenance and routine checkups.
Kids who adapt early to being in our office are less likely to be fearful of going to the dentist, and more likely to take their oral health seriously. We are always excited to walk your children through their first visit, answer all their questions, and send them home with a clean smile and a new toothbrush. For a dental office fit for the whole family, contact the Smile Center today.
The Services We Provide
Our Virginia Beach practice provides comprehensive general dentistry services that are designed to improve your oral health, prevent damaging disease and decay, and to simultaneously benefit your general health. The services offered by our Virginia Beach practice include:
- Dentures: a cost-effective, convenient solution to missing teeth
- Extractions: used to remove damaged or decayed teeth to improve the health of your smile
- Periodontics: a treatment technique to treat gum disease and reverse its damaging effects
- Root Canals: repairs damaged tooth roots that cause high sensitivity
- Crowns: used to cap damaged teeth or restore dental implants
- Tooth-colored Fillings: a natural-looking way to protect your teeth from excessive decay
Learn More about General Dentistry
We are always looking to invite new patients into the Smile Center community, so if you’re interested in a practice where patient care and treatment quality are held to the highest standard, contact our general dentistry practice in Virginia Beach today.
Can't believe that it is a pleasure to go to the dentist...Not only did you save all the teeth [other dentists] were going to remove, but your professional organization and friendly, caring staff are a remarkable reflection of your commitment to excellent dentistry.Terri Giles, Google Review