• January 1, 2019

You want to be as healthy as you can be. Being healthier is often the focus of many New Year’s resolutions.

Looking for a family dentist near Joliet, IL? Today, we want to offer some suggestions for why visiting our dentists in Shorewood, IL should be part of your goals for 2019. A healthy mouth affects your overall health, too, and we want you to have the healthiest smile that you can have.

Take a moment to review today’s post, then call 815-725-5991 to plan your next visit to Shorewood Family Dental Care. We look forward to seeing you!

1. You Care About Your Kids

For parents or parents-to-be, your children’s well-being is your top priority. You only want to bring your son or daughter somewhere that you trust the quality of the care and the compassion of the professionals doing the work.

At our practice, pediatric dentistry is a huge part of our family practice. From your child’s first visit (once they get their first tooth) well into their teens, we want them to feel comfortable and relaxed about the care they receive.

Our team goes out of our way to make your child’s visits fun and enjoyable. We even give them a gift after their appointments with us.

Our hope is to encourage regular dental care to be a part of their oral health routine for life.

2. Your Smile Makes a Difference

Few of us are lucky enough to have naturally perfect smiles. A misshapen tooth, a gap in your smile, or a gummy smile are just a few of the reasons you may feel a little self-conscious when meeting someone for the first time.

And even people who have great teeth can be affected by chips and stains during the course of a lifetime. In other words, there are a number of reasons you may want to make changes that can improve your smile and — maybe more importantly — your confidence in your smile.

Through cosmetic dentistry, your teeth can be as white, as straight, as spectacular as you want them to be. Whether you are interested in professional whitening, orthodontic treatments, veneers, or a combination of services, we have options to give you the smile that you want.

3. You Want to Rebuild Your Smile

As we noted above, you can have a great set of healthy teeth, but something may happen that changes your situation. Tooth decay (which affects more than 90 percent of people) can lead to a number of other problems. Depending on the severity of the cavity, you may need a filling, a dental crown, or a root canal.

Gum disease and accidents can lead to tooth loss and broken and cracked teeth. Whenever possible we will try to save the tooth or as much of the tooth as possible. In other cases, teeth replacements are the better option. With dental implants, dentures, and bridges, you can feel confident that you can rebuild your smile and revive the function of your teeth.

Talk to us to learn which restorative options could work for you.

4. You Want to Avoid Problems

It’s also important to remember that you have a lot of control over your oral health. While not all problems can be prevented, you can do a lot to reduce your risk of many issues.

Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular dental cleanings and exams will greatly reduce your risk of gum infections and tooth decay. Fluoride treatments and dental sealants can make teeth stronger and more resistant to cavity-causing bacteria.

Plus wearing an athletic mouthguard can significantly reduce your risk of a dental injury while playing sports.

Come Visit Us in 2019

If you are looking for a family dentist near Joliet, contact Shorewood Family Dental Care today to schedule an appointment! You can reach us online or by calling 815-725-5991.