Oral health issues can strike at any age, which is why it’s crucial for kids and adults alike to receive regular preventive dentistry from our Naperville, IL dentist. The goal of these appointments is to diagnose and address small problems before they have the chance to permanently harm your smile. In doing this, we can help you prevent the need for extensive and pricey treatments later on.
During your first visit, we’ll thoroughly examine your mouth and suggest follow-up exams at intervals best suited to your individual oral health needs. We’ll routinely check for signs of cavities, gum disease, bite misalignment, and more. Ideally, these screenings let us catch problems early enough that treatment is relatively easy.
Regular cleanings keep your teeth healthy by removing built-up plaque that can cause gum infections. Left untreated, periodontal (gum) disease can lead to tooth loss and even contribute to heart attacks and other health problems. Biannual hygiene visits and diligent at-home brushing and flossing can keep your smile and your body in great condition.
While fluoride protects children’s vulnerable teeth, they can strengthen enamel at any age, minimizing the risks of decay and sensitivity. We recommend that everyone receives a fluoride treatment at each visit, and we can even prescribe home fluoride therapy for extra protection.
Your dentist will look over the inside of your mouth for indications of cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues. As with all types of cancer, early detection is key. We may also advise you on ways to lower your risk of oral cancer, such as avoiding tobacco and alcohol.
Many Americans unknowingly grind or clench their teeth, which can result in worn-down or broken teeth/restorations. Our nightguards are custom-fit to comfortably protect your pearly whites from damage. If you grind or clench your teeth, or you often wake up with a sore jaw, call us today.
Pain and discomfort can arise from problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects your jaw to your skull. We offer splint therapy to even out your bite, alleviate your headaches and ear/neck/jaw pain, and resolve issues with clicking and popping.