We all know that that taking proper care of your teeth is the best way to ensure a lifetime of oral health. But we all have busy lives filled with obligations, and sometimes routine oral health care can fall to the bottom of your to-do list. At our Mount Prospect Family Dentist office, we understand, so we make it as easy as possible for you to get the preventive care that you and your family need.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Food and beverages that are consumed during the day stick to the surfaces of our teeth. This creates the substance we know as plaque. Since plaque buildup is not obvious, you may not even be aware of the presence of these bacteria until you have a dental problem. Scheduling professional cleanings twice a year is critical to monitoring plaque build-up so action can be taken.
Routine Dental Exams
An equally important step in your preventive oral health care is regular comprehensive dental exams. This allows the dentist to identify any underlying issues and address them before they become painful and costly to treat.
Fluoride is important for keeping teeth healthy and strong. It is available through topical applications in the dental office as well as tooth paste and mouth rinses. Another great source of fluoride is non-bottled drinking water.
Application of Sealants
Dental sealants are used to fill in tiny crevices on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Children especially benefit from the application of sealants used to protect their permanent teeth.
Daily Brushing and Flossing
If you’re not sure which products will be most effective for maintaining your daily oral health, our dental hygienist will be happy to guide you in selecting the proper oral health products. Diligent at-home oral hygiene is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
If it’s time for your regular dental exam or cleaning, please contact our Mount Prospect Family Dentist office to arrange a convenient appointment. Taking these simple steps to protect your teeth now will avoid more complicated problems later!