By Suburban Family Dental
June 12, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Visits  

Teeth CleaningIs your dental care a priority? To preserve your smile, you must take care of it, just as you do your family, your home and your other precious possessions. At Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL your dentists, Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorilei Grise' highly recommend routine preventive care. How often should you visit Suburban Family Dental?

What the experts say

The American Dental Association (ADA) says that most children and adults should see their dentists twice a year. Some people go more often because they are prone to decay and gum disease--the major causes of tooth loss among adult Americans. Your and your dentist will determine a schedule of preventive care just right for you.

Coming to Suburban Family Dental

Whether your dentist in Des Plaines wants you at the office, once, twice or three times a year, he or she aims to avoid the toxic effects of plaque and tartar, the food residues which you can miss even with the most meticulous brushing and flossing at home. These substances contain bacteria which literally eat away at tooth enamel and gum tissue.

A thorough professional cleanings removes plaque and tartar, making gums, teeth and the spaces in between clean, shiny and most important, healthy. It's your friendly hygienist's main job, along with:

  • Flossing and polishing your teeth
  • Measuring gum pockets (an indicator of periodontal disease)
  • Checking for oral cancer (your Des Plaines dentist will do this, too)
  • Taking digital X-ray imaging as needed
  • Keeping your medical and medication history up to date

Along with a cleaning, a routine appointment includes an eyes-on examination by Dr. Dziubyk or Dr. Grise'. These careful check-ups look for problems as they start, avoiding more complex restorations later on.

Therefore, your dentist looks for:

  • Signs of decay or gum disease
  • Dental alignment
  • Signs of excessive wear on enamel, fillings and crowns (sometimes caused by teeth grinding)

Another reason to see the dentist

If you have a dental emergency, please call Suburban Family Dental immediately for first-aid advice and a same-day appointment if necessary. With proper instruction, you can stabilize oral injuries and relieve toothache pain, but remember, only a dental visit will address your urgent problem correctly.

Contact us

If you're in need of a family dentist, please call Suburban Family Dental to arrange your first visit. We offer a wonderful Healthy Smile Program which makes our services affordable for all. Call (847) 640-0778 today.