Preventive Dentistry – Loveland, OH

The Foundation of Any Healthy Smile

Close up of smile with dental mirror

At Distinctive Smiles-Ejaz Lakhani DDS, we believe that the last thing you and your loved ones should worry about is your teeth. That’s why Dr. Ejaz Lakhani cannot recommend enough that dentistry patients of all ages come in for routine dental visits twice a year. After all, regular preventive dental care is the foundation of any healthy smile. Our team is happy to help patients of all ages avoid cavities, gum infections, and more with preventive dentistry. Contact us today to set up your appointment!

Why Choose Distinctive Smiles-Ejaz Lakhani DDS for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Privately-Owned, Family-Friendly Dental Office
  • Experienced Dentist Dedicated to Continuing Education
  • State-of-the-Art Cavity Detection System

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Dental team member smiling

Two of the simplest yet most crucial services we provide every single day are regular dental checkups and cleanings. Our friendly hygienist, Chrissie, can thoroughly clear away plaque and tartar from your teeth that may contribute to tooth decay and gum disease if left behind. Then, Dr. Lakhani can perform a detailed oral exam. If he notices any potential issues, he can help you plan to treat them before they cause any lasting harm.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Closeup of dental patient placing nightguard for bruxism

Studies estimate that at least 1 in 10 adults grinds their teeth and clenches their jaw as they sleep – a condition called bruxism. Over time, bruxism can weaken the teeth to the point where they become more likely to break or experience painful temperature sensitivity. To prevent chronic grinding and clenching from wreaking havoc on your smile, Dr. Lakhani may recommend wearing a custom-fit nightguard to bed. This device creates soft yet durable cushioning between your upper and lower arches.

Fluoride Treatments

Child receiving fluoride treatment

Fluoride is sometimes called “nature’s cavity fighter” because of its ability to strengthen the enamel of the teeth, making them more resilient to decay with regular exposure. That’s why you’ll often find fluoride added to your tap water and toothpaste. To safeguard your smile in between your routine visits, our team can apply a topical varnish of highly concentrated fluoride after cleaning your teeth. This quick, painless process goes a long way toward maintaining a cavity-free smile for life!

Oral Cancer Screenings

Man smiling next to VELscope oral cancer screening device

Of all the types of cancer, oral cancer has one of the highest mortality rates because the signs are often difficult to notice in the early stages. To prevent this disease from taking you and your loved ones by surprise later on, Dr. Lakhani performs an oral cancer screening as part of your routine exams. With our VELscope® scanning device, he can identify potentially cancerous tissues with greater ease than he could with even his highly trained eyes alone.