Smile Care Family Dentistry Blog
July 29, 2017
If you’ve ever been to the dentist, then you’re probably pretty familiar with a standard dental cleaning. Your dentist, or a hygienist, use specialized tools to break up and clear away plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth in order to prevent decay and cavities. However, if this buildup is located underneath your gum line, your dentist may need to perform something called a “deep cleaning.” What is it? How is it different from a regular cleaning? Read on to find the answers to these questions and more. (more…)
June 28, 2017
If you have Humana dental insurance, that’s great news for your smile. People who are covered by an insurance plan are eligible for a list of free or greatly reduced benefits that make it easier to maintain a happy, healthy smile. We’ve got even better news — your Humana Dental dentist is at Smile Care Family Dentistry! Dr. Asra Javeed and our team of experts provide the comprehensive, high quality services that can keep you smiling beautifully for a lifetime to come.
May 7, 2017
Tooth-colored Fillings are Your Treatment of Choice
Even with excellent at-home hygiene and in-office care, cavities happen. A chipped tooth decays. Enamel wears thin, and bacteria invades your tooth structure. Plaque accumulates in the deeply grooved surfaces of a molar.
Fortunately, restorative dentistry has used amalgam or gold fillings for decades to repair tooth structure and to allow for natural bite and function. However, both dentists and their patients have desired a filling material that matches tooth color and requires less removal of tooth structure surrounding a cavity.
April 21, 2017
If you have a cavity or more extensive damage to a particular tooth, you may need a filling or a dental crown. These two restorations from your dentist in Virginia Beach, Dr. Asra Javeed, restore the appearance, function and health of compromised teeth. What are the differences between fillings and crowns, and what is the treatment process for each? Your team at Smile Care Family Dentistry uses state of the art diagnostic techniques, quality materials and excellent treatment processes to repair decay, infection and more.
March 23, 2017
When it comes to your dental health, you need to practice proper oral hygiene and maintain semi-annual appointments with your dentist. However, many people delay preventive care because they are concerned about the cost of services. At Smile Care Family Dentistry, we understand your concern. We strive to make dental care more accessible and affordable, which is why we are proud to be an Aetna Dental dentist in Virginia Beach. As an in-network dentist, we will help keep your out-of-pocket costs to a minimum while maximizing your dental benefits.
February 12, 2017
If you’ve been searching for a dentist that can take care of your family’s smiles and accepts Humana dental insurance, then your search ends here. Smile Care Family Dentistry is pleased to offer a wide range of dentistry services so you can find everything you need under one roof. Whether you are bringing in your son or daughter for their very first visit or you need to see Virginia Beach dentist Dr. Javeed for a dental filling or crown, you can be certain the treatment you receive will be provided expertly and compassionately.
January 15, 2017
Your friend’s elbow rockets into your face as they go up for a rebound, and you immediately feel a shooting pain radiate throughout your entire jaw. Your weekly basketball game instantly comes to a halt as you realize one of your teeth has just been knocked out. You’re bleeding, disoriented by the pain, and you don’t know what to do. Should you call 911? Do they even take care of this sort of thing? What is the fastest way for you to get relief? Firstly, don’t go to the emergency room; this is the exact kind of situation where you should call your emergency dentist in Virginia Beach, Dr. Asra Javeed. It’s the only way for you to get the treatment you need quickly. (more…)
December 16, 2016
You take great pride in caring for your teeth and your children’s smiles to ensure they last a lifetime. You encourage proper oral hygiene habits and make sure your family visits the dentist twice a year. But, is your family using sportsguards? If not, your family’s teeth are at risk for serious and potentially irreversible damage. Athletic mouthguards are a vital piece of protection for anyone participating in sports, just as a helmet is critical for football players. As your dentist, we provide the custom-made sportsguard in Virginia Beach every member of your family needs to stay protected.
November 30, 2016
When everything works the way it should, your mouth should feel like a well-oiled, hydrated machine. But if the inside of your mouth feels more like the center of the Mojave Desert, you’ve got dry mouth. The persistent condition causes real discomfort — and it also leads to bad breath, difficulty chewing and swallowing, and more. People with dry mouth are also more likely to experience tooth decay and gum disease.
October 6, 2016
When it comes to comprehensive dental care, you need a dentist who is in-network with your dental insurance to ensure you receive affordable care. At Smile Care Family Dentistry, we are proud to be a MetLife dentist in Virginia Beach. As an in-network provider for MetLife, we will help you save thousands each year when it comes to your dental care. No matter if you need a regular dental cleaning and checkup or a more invasive treatment, we will help you maximize your dental insurance benefits to keep out-of-pocket-costs to a minimum.