Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry concerned with preventing dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. A large part of preventive dentistry is patient education. This includes learning the proper at-home dental care, nutrition, etc. Another aspect of preventive dentistry is oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, mouthguards & more.
Cleaning & Polishing
Regular cleaning & polishing are an important part of your dental & overall health. By coming in for routine care, you can prevent dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. Gum disease, which may be caused by poor dental hygiene, has also been linked to diabetes & heart disease.
Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to more than just an unsightly smile—it can cause loss of teeth & eventually, if left untreated, other more serious health problems. Called gingivitis in its early stages, periodontal disease is caused by excessive toxic bacteria (found in plaque) that attack your mouth’s soft tissues. Early warning signs of this disease include red, swollen or bleeding gums. If caught early, we can help you reverse the damage. If detected late, we can use one of the many effective restorative dentistry procedures to restore your mouth to its healthy, beautiful state. Let Homewood-Flossmoor Dental Care help you keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free with regular examinations & cleanings.
State-of-the-Art Equipment At Your Service
We use only the most advanced, leading-edge technology in our practice. It’s part of our goal to provide you with the most comfortable, successful dental care possible. We embrace the latest advancements in dentistry with your improved dental health in mind.
Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
Tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities, can be a significant problem for children as well as adults. There are numerous factors that lead to tooth decay & there are many ways to prevent it. With the use of sealants, we can cover the deep grooves in your back teeth & extend their life while helping to prevent cavities.
Bruxism, the act of clenching or grinding your teeth, can not only disturb vital rest, it can also cause a lot of damage. With a customized nightguard, you can avoid:
- Jaw pain
- Headache or earache
- Tooth damage
- Joint trauma
Under Armour® Mouthguards
Have you ever wondered how athletes gain a competitive edge? Of course they train hard, eat right & devote themselves to their sport day & night. But what if we told you that one of their secrets is as simple as a mouthguard? It’s true. It’s called ArmourBite™ from Under Armour®, & it’s an innovative mouthguard praised by top professional & amateur athletes. These mouth guards improve flexibility, increase balance & help athletes avoid trauma to their teeth in a way never before possible. Call Homewood-Flossmoor Dental Care today at 708-799-0660 to schedule your consultation with us!