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Posts for tag: Regular Dental Checkups

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
December 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Would you neglect your car or house insurance premiums? Well, the same philosophy applies to regular dental checkups. They provide checks vital to your oral health. Let your dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, provide your preventive care. Drs. Seeth, Singh, and Suresh keep tabs on your smile so you look good and thrive.

When you see your Bolingbrook, IL, dentist

Expect a hygienic cleaning and complete oral exam. That's right; two professionals at Bolingbrook Dental Care will see you--your hygienist first, followed by Dr. Seeth, Dr. Singh, or Dr. Suresh.

Your hygienist will update your medical history and examine your mouth. She'll take X-rays--bitewing or full mouth as needed. This digital imaging reveals decay between teeth and evaluates your bone structure. She also measures your gum pockets, or sulci, an important indicator of your periodontal health.

Next, comes to your teeth scaling and polishing. This gentle cleaning removes germ-filled plaque and tartar from between and around your teeth. These residues cause tooth decay and gum disease, both leading reasons for tooth loss in the United States, reports the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Finally, your dentist comes in for your oral exam. She inspects all your soft and hard tissues, looking for:

  • Problems with the dental bite, alignment, and jaw joint dysfunction
  • Dental decay
  • Signs of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Deterioration of fillings, crowns, bridges, or other restorations
  • Oral cancer

Then, your dentist will share her findings with you and recommend any restorations needed.

A word on oral cancer screening

The American Cancer Society says that about 53,000 Americans will receive an oral cancer diagnosis this year. About 10,000 of these individuals will not survive beyond five years. Because early detection positively impacts the outcome of oral cancer, these simple in-office screenings provide peace of mind for both you and your dentist who wants the best in oral health for you and all her patients.

Every six months

Come to Bolingbrook Dental Care soon for your routine check-up and cleaning. Your dentist recommends a six-month schedule for most patients. Call us today for an appointment with Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh, or Dr. Manju Suresh in our Bolingbrook, IL, office at (630) 739-5500. 

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
December 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health

How dental checkups from your dentists in Bolingbrook, Illinois can help you enjoy a healthy smile. 

If you are brushing and flossing regularly, that’s excellent! It’s only natural to wonder if you really need to visit your dentist for regular checkups. The answer is, YES! Your dentist and dental hygienist spot problems that you may not know about. They can help keep small dental issues from becoming more serious dental problems. The dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, Illinois are experts at helping you enjoy a healthy smile.

Regular checkups are recommended every six months to one year, and your dentist may also recommend x-rays at regular intervals too. Dental x-rays help your dentist see structures hidden by gum tissue, including tooth roots. With x-rays, your dentist can diagnose and treat periodontal disease, abscess, tooth decay, and other dental conditions.

X-rays are an important part of regular dental checkups, but the clinical dental exam is just as important. Your dentist will perform a visual examination of your teeth, gums, and other areas, checking for evidence of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

After the examination and x-rays, your dentist will recommend future treatment, including how often you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned. If you have healthy gums, you may only need dental cleanings every six months or every year. If your dentist has found evidence of periodontal disease, you will benefit from more frequent supportive periodontal therapy appointments every three to four months.

Future treatment may also include restorative services including fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, and other procedures. If you are missing teeth, dental implants, dental bridges, or dental appliances might be part of your treatment plan. If you have a healthy smile, your dentist can recommend cosmetic dentistry procedures including teeth whitening, veneers, or dental bonding to give you an outstanding smile.

Comprehensive dental treatment begins with regular dental checkups. When you schedule a dental checkup, you are helping to ensure the continuing health and beauty of your smile. To find out more about the importance of regular dental checkups, call the dentists of Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, Illinois at (630) 739-5500, and protect your smile!