Anyone who has a tooth can have a cavity. The same goes for other oral health problems; no matter how old or how young you are, you need to take the initiative in treating the small problems before they become big ones. Get in touch with our dental office today to set up your next preventive dentistry visit in Channahon, IL for dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
Your first dental exam will be your most comprehensive one, and we’ll determine how often you’ll need checkups in the future based on the results. After looking for signs of cavities, gum disease, TMJ disorders, and other issues, we can create a treatment plan for you to protect your smile.
It’s important for you to brush and floss on your own every day. That said, it can be hard to clean every inch of your mouth on your own. Having a dental cleaning every six months gives us a chance to remove any plaque and tartar that has built up before it leads to gum disease or other issues.
You might hear fluoride treatment commonly recommended for kids, but it can be good for older teeth as well – particularly those at risk for decay. We can administer fluoride directly to your teeth before every visit. Clinpro 5000 home fluoride therapy is available to give your smile the best protection possible.
Believe it or not, oral cancer screenings are a regular part of a normal dental checkup. While looking for cavities, we can also check for red or white patches and feel around for lumps that might point to oral cancer. Furthermore, we can talk to you about habits (such as smoking) that might increase your risk of oral cancer.
On the surface, grinding your teeth at night might seem like a harmless problem. Eventually, though, you could end up breaking or chipping your teeth. The nightguards we provide can fit your teeth comfortably and prevent further damage from occurring. Call us if you think you might be clenching or grinding your teeth.
No one should have to live with constant pain. If you have noticed frequent soreness in your jaw muscles or the rest of your mouth, you might have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. We can help relieve your pain through splint therapy and prescribe several exercises for stretching and strengthening the jaw muscles.