• July 5, 2016
dental_cleanings_exam_1 _ |Shorewood Family Dental Care _ Shorewood, IL

Welcome to another July edition of the Shorewood Family Dental Care blog!

If you live in the Shorewood, Illinois area, we’d love to be your partner in oral health.

We can help keep you on the good road all through life, and help you steer clear of treatments that are painful to you and your pocketbook.

Obviously, one big concern of ours is cavities. We have found that most folks don’t notice that anything is amiss during the early stages of tooth decay. That is precisely why we encourage you to start scheduling your regular checkups every 3-6 months. We will need to stay in-tune with your ever-changing needs.

Regular Checkups

When you are here every three to six months, we’ll be able to deeply clean your teeth and closely examine your mouth for signs of cavities.

Besides looking for tooth decay, we’ll also make sure that you are not experiencing gingivitis or full-blown periodontal disease, two manifestations of gum disease that have ugly consequences for your body, including but not limited to tooth loss!

Oral cancer screening and examination of x-rays to diagnose tumors, cysts, decay, and other problems that can’t be seen by the naked eye can also be part of your checkup.

Beyond all that, our team will be able to add extra layers of protection to your smile while you are here, if you would like a little more peace of mind in between visits.

Dental Sealants

It has been shown that bacteria attacks the natural grooves of your chewing surfaces.

That is not surprising since it is kind of hard for you to clean these parts of your teeth thoroughly.

The good news is that when we place sealants on these areas, it guards against the bacteria-producing acid that otherwise would be attempting to erode your teeth.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments can go along way towards keeping bad things at bay!

Fluoride actually forms its own protective film on your teeth. This film thwarts bacteria’s ability to stick together, which makes it nearly impossible for plaque to gain a foothold on your teeth.

Fluoride can also inhibit the conversion of sugar into acid, buying you some more time to fight off the bacteria. Also, it aids in a process known as remineralization, wherein your body uses calcium to replace the minerals lost from the early stages of tooth decay.

Fluoride treatments are quick, in-office affairs in which we apply a concentrated fluoride solution onto your teeth. This painless procedure will harden your enamel and reduce your risk of gum disease and more.

Take The Next Step Towards A Healthier Smile!

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we really care about YOU!

That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to dentistry, providing dental care solutions for just about every need that comes up in the course of a lifetime.

To hear more about our teeth cleaning, check-ups, sealants, fluoride treatments, or other services contact us online or call our Shorewood, Illinois office today at 815-768-1615!