Welcome to Impact Dental Care
We’re The Ideal Choice for Dental Services in Lorton, VA
At our Lorton dental office, we provide a full range of dental services and take care of your dental needs. Impact Dental Care is a dental practice located in Northern Virginia that provides comprehensive dentistry for the entire family. With our three convenient locations in Lorton, Woodbridge, and Stafford, VA, we feature a dedicated team of experts committed to providing extraordinary service and the highest quality of care.
At Impact Dental Care, we have sedation certified dentists, so sleep dentistry is always an option. Our practice places a premium on excellent service, quality care, and patient convenience. We understand that dental visits could be overwhelming, so we put great emphasis in providing a comforting and stress-free dental experience for our patients, and at the same time providing the best possible treatment plan for all your oral health needs.
General Dental Services In Lorton, VA
Why Choose Us
Impact Dental Care offers convenient hours to our patients, including early mornings, evenings, and Saturday appointments. We provide a wide range of aesthetic and restorative oral health care solutions. After examining a patient’s mouth, we can explain the many options for improved aesthetics and comfort. We can even transform damaged teeth to create a lovely smile. We can rebuild a patient’s smile and the patient’s confidence in his or her overall appearance.
For your convenience, all our dental procedures are performed in house. We can whiten teeth, add tooth-colored crowns, place veneers, or add implants to promote stronger teeth and a healthier appearance. The aim of our oral health procedures is to enhance the functionality of the teeth and gums, keep the patient comfortable, boost confidence, and ultimately help the patient enjoy a healthy mouth.
Comfortable, Pain-Free Dentistry
Impact Dental Care uses the latest technologies to make your experience efficient and painless. We strive to keep the office accessible and comfortable for our patients. We understand that patients might dislike or even fear dental visits, yet our patients will find that we provide a relaxing, friendly, and warm atmosphere. We offer sedation dentistry to keep the patient as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment.
I’m so glad I found them. I came all the way from Culpeper Va. Well worth the trip. My mouth feels so much better. See you soon!
Very professional staff and painless procedures. Almost no wait time and procedure was explained and results are great!
One of the best places I have been to for cleaning. Everyone is very professional (as expected) and I would definitely come here again even when it’s 40 minutes away from me.
Great experience, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Open on Saturdays very convenient scheduling. Recommend to anyone.
I had A great experience, Dr. Dhillon clearly THE explained procedure, was very helpful in answering my queries. Staff was nice and respectful. OVERALL, It Was A very pleasant experience.
Most excellent staff, setting & service!!!
What We Have Achieved
Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque convert certain food particles into acids that cause tooth decay. Also, if plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).
If plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone, causing periodontal (gum) disease. Plaque formation and growth is continuous and can only be controlled by regular brushing, flossing, and the use of other dental aids.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed at night) with an ADA-approved soft bristle brush and toothpaste.
Brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums, gently using a small, circular motion, ensuring that you always feel the bristles on the gums.
Brush the outer, inner and biting surfaces of each tooth.
Use the tip of the brush head to clean the inside front teeth.
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
Electric toothbrushes are also recommended. They are easy to use and can remove plaque efficiently. Simply place the bristles of the electric brush on your gums and teeth and allow the brush to do its job, several teeth at a time.
Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gum line. Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth and bone.
Take 12-16 inches of dental floss and wrap it around your middle fingers, leaving about 2 inches of floss between the hands.
Using your thumbs and forefingers to guide the floss, gently insert the floss between teeth using a sawing motion.
Curve the floss into a “C” shape around each tooth and under the gum line. Gently move the floss up and down, cleaning the side of each tooth.
Floss holders are available if you have difficulty using conventional floss.
It is important to rinse your mouth with water after brushing, and also after meals if you are unable to brush. If you are using an over-the-counter product for rinsing, it’s a good idea to consult with your dentist or dental hygienist on its appropriateness for you.
You can certainly minimize the number of cavities you get. Always spend two to three minutes brushing your teeth. It takes that long to get rid of the bacteria which destroy tooth enamel. Do not brush too hard. It takes very little pressure to remove bacteria and plaque. Floss at least once a day. It is the only way to get bacteria from between your teeth.
Watch the sugar you eat. There is sugar in candy, fruits, crackers and chips. These are the foods that the bacteria in your mouth like best. Be mindful of foods like raisins and peanut butter that stick to your teeth. They can provide a constant supply for the bacteria eating into your teeth. Try to minimize the times during the day when sweet items are eaten and clean your teeth afterwards.
If you cannot brush after a meal, rinse your mouth with water—which can help to remove food from your teeth. Chewing sugarless gum after a meal can also help. Chewing stimulates the flow of saliva which acts as a natural plaque-fighting substance.
Do not forget your regular dental visits. Good dental habits will go a long way toward a no-cavity visit.
Bad breath (halitosis) can be an unpleasant and embarrassing condition. Many of us may not realize that we have bad breath, but everyone has it from time to time, especially in the morning. There are various reasons one may have bad breath, but in healthy people, the major reason is due to microbial deposits on the tongue, especially the back of the tongue. Some studies have shown that simply brushing the tongue reduces bad breath by as much as 70 percent!
Modern dentistry has progressed hugely in the area of pain relief and latest technology equipment. We understand people have a real phobia about the sounds, smells and feelings of dental visits from their childhood, and strive to change perceptions allowing you to enjoy the experience and the patient care at Impact Dental Care.
People often respond to bleeding gums with the wrong method of treatment. Usually, gums that bleed are a symptom of the onset of periodontal disease or gingivitis. But often, people stop brushing frequently and effectively because it may be painful or it may cause the gums to bleed again. Instead, when gums are inflamed, brushing often and effectively is imperative. More importantly, you should see your dentist to have a periodontal screening and recording performed in order to determine the level of disease present and the best treatment course to pursue.
It is also worth noting that chronic dental pain and discomfort are obvious signs of a problem. Over-the-counter drugs may provide some temporary relief. These medications usually only mask the existence of a problem and should be taken on a temporary basis.
It is important to see your dentist as soon as possible if your gums begin to bleed.
Oral injuries are often painful, and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible.
- Attempt to find the tooth.
- Rinse, do not scrub, the tooth to remove dirt or debris.
- Place the clean tooth in your mouth between your cheek and gum or under your tongue.
- Do not attempt to replace the tooth into the socket as this could cause further damage.
- Get to the dentist. Successful re-implantation is possible only when treatment is performed promptly.
- If it is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse it in milk.
A temporary crown is placed on your tooth to maintain the adequate space for your final crown and also protect the sensitive exposed portion of your tooth. If your temporary comes off, don’t panic! You can use any store bought temporary material to put it back on, or you can use denture adhesive or even toothpaste. Give our office a call and we will arrange to see you as soon as possible.
Chemotherapy and Radiation can cause a number of problems in the mouth, some of which might include: mouth sores, infections, dry mouth, bleeding of the gums and lining of the mouth and general soreness and pain of the mouth. It can be harder to control these things while undergoing treatment as the immune system is generally compromised as a result of the treatment. There are some special mouth rinses that can be prescribed to help with discomfort during treatment. It is very important to see your Dentist before treatment begins and then to continue with recommended follow-up care. These treatments can cause dry mouth, and recommendations might be made for additional care both in-office and at home.