Valley Dental Health

Cockeysville Preventive Dentistry


About Preventive Dentistry

Valley Dental Health in Cockeysville, MD provides preventive dentistry services under the care of Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat. Our dentists are dedicated to helping you and your family maintain healthy smiles through preventive treatments and regular checkups. Call 410-666-1178 today to schedule an appointment and start taking proactive steps toward maintaining your oral health.

Key Takeaways

Valley Dental Health is a Hunt Valley and Cockeysville dentist office that offers preventative care and general dentistry services.

Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat provide a full range of dental care services to help patients avoid complex oral health concerns such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Exams at Valley Dental Health are comprehensive and involve diagnostic x-rays, oral cancer screening, periodontal screening, and digital imaging.

Preventative dental care includes regular check-ups and cleanings, an at-home oral care routine, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and a healthy diet.

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Are you experiencing tooth pain? Are you looking for a new dentist that will listen to all of your concerns?

Valley Dental Health is your local Hunt Valley and Cockeysville dentist office. We have all your oral health care needs under one roof. Establishing a routine dental care plan is the best way to avoid most dental issues. For most people, this includes two visits a year to the dentist for teeth cleanings, x-rays, and other preventive oral care.

Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat of Valley Dental Health are caring family dentists. We offer a full range of preventative care and general dentistry services for patients of all ages.

The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

Preventative dental care helps patients avoid the development of complex oral health concerns. Two of the most common preventive dental care issues we treat include gum disease and tooth decay.

Gum Disease

About 75% of the adult population experience some stage of gum disease. If you do not care for your teeth, plaque will build up and cause harm to the gums. Without proper treatment, you are are risk for tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums. You can prevent this condition with routine visits to the dentist.

Dr. Rafat is a periodontist that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. He provides a full range of treatment options depending on the needs and condition of the patient. We offer several types of gum disease treatments that will help you regain your oral health.

Tooth Decay

Dental cavities are a major concern for children’s oral health, but they can also affect adults. Cavity prevention begins with an exam, dental cleaning, and screening. Valley Dental Health uses digital x-rays, an intraoral camera, and computer software to aid in the early detection of cavities and tooth decay.

Our dentists may also suggest the use of dental sealants to prevent cavities. Teeth that have already been affected by tooth decay can be treated with dental fillings, dental crowns, or root canal therapy.

Dentist Appointments

Whatever your dental needs are, we are equipped to provide you with the best dental experience possible. We welcome patients of all ages to our Cockeysville dentist office.

Exams at Valley Dental Health are complete and comprehensive. Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat go beyond a simple visual inspection of your teeth. They will do an in-depth look at your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw joints.

Also, they will evaluate all the structures in your entire head and neck. You will spend time with the dentist to discuss your concerns and goals. Together, you will decide on a treatment plan that will help you achieve the best results.

Our examination generally includes:

  • Diagnostic x-rays
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodontal screening (for gum disease)
  • Dental caries (cavities) screening
  • Bite analysis and exam of temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw position
  • Digital imaging for analysis, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • 2-D and 3-D models for analysis and treatment planning

Preventative Dental Care FAQS

What are the primary components of preventive dentistry?

The main components of preventative dentistry include regular dental check ups and cleanings, a regular at home oral care routine, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and a healthy diet.

Is periodontal maintenance preventive care?

Periodontal maintenance is similar to dental cleanings, however periodontal cleanings are more in depth. Periodontal maintenance is a prescribed treatment for patients with periodontitis. This is not considered to be a preventative treatment, because patients who are in need of periodontal maintenance already have periodontitis. They are in need of treatment, not preventative care.

What preventative care can help prevent dental caries?

Dental caries are preventable by maintaining a healthy diet that is low in sugars and carbohydrates. Caries may also be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene at home, and scheduling regular dental cleanings to keep up with your oral health.

Don’t put off getting a preventative dental care exam. Our dentists and staff will not judge you no matter what condition your oral health is in. We welcome patients and their families to see why we are the best. Our dentists are dedicated to providing you the quality dental health care in a comfortable manner. Give us a call today at (410) 514-8393 or request an appointment online.

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What Our Amazing Patients Say

Kim Abbott
Kim Abbott

Fantastic place, everyone is very friendly & thorough from the office staff to the dentist . I’m Getting full implants.
They explained everything & answered all of my 900 questions. Every visit is a great experiance , no more anxiety.
I will be going back again ! So happy I found Valley Dental !

Kurt Yearwood
Kurt Yearwood

Great professional, friendly place . I love everyone there !!

Brittany Murray
Brittany Murray

The staff are all very friendly and make you feel right at home. I especially love Tiffany at the front desk, she’s the best! I have been coming here for about 6 years now and haven’t had any complaints. I got to meet Dr. Gear and she was fantastic. She took her time to explain the preventive care that was being suggested, answered all of my questions in great detail, and diligently and quickly did my fill in. I highly recommend this dental office!!

Sharareh Atighehchi
Sharareh Atighehchi

Best in Maryland.

Annette Gardner
Annette Gardner

Great dentist, great staff ! I gave a great fear of dentist but valley dental is amazing

Margaret Corcoran
Margaret Corcoran

Every person I encountered in this office was kind and helpful! They bent over backwards to make sure I was comfortable, and Dr Gear is wonderful!
Thanks for all did yesterday to help me!

Michael Nicholson
Michael Nicholson

A place where you can go and be genuinely appreciated. Every aspect of your procedure is carefully performed and described to. Valley Dental Health is more than worth 1 hour drive I take to get there.

Paul B
Paul B

I came to Valley Dental 15 Months ago. I had a lot of Dental work to do Dr Rafat and his staff did an excellent job. I am so glad I left my old Dentist and Found Valley Dental. I highly recommend this practice to Anyone.
Best Regards
Paul M Bozman Jr

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on preventing oral health problems through regular check-ups, cleanings, and preventive treatments.

What types of services are offered in preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry services can include dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and oral health education.

What is the importance of preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is important for maintaining good oral health and preventing the development of serious dental problems.

How often should I visit a preventive dentist?

It is recommended that individuals visit a preventive dentist every six months for a routine check-up and cleaning.

What should I expect during a preventive dentistry visit?

During a preventive dentistry visit, a dentist will typically examine your teeth, gums, and other oral structures, clean your teeth, and provide any necessary preventive treatments.