The ultimate aim of advanced dental medicine is to prevent dental problems and help people have their teeth for life. Though there are not many differences between oral hygiene practices for different age groups, the dental treatment offered varies greatly because of the changes in the lifestyle based on age. Family dentists are those professionals who are capable of understanding the needs of people of all age groups and offering treatment to all. Caring Smiles Dental is one such family dental office which welcomes people of all age groups from Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, and surrounding communities. Our family dentist is friendly and caring. Our gentle care has helped us successfully build long-lasting relationships with many families in the city.
According to the American Dental Association, a person should visit the dental office at least once in 6 months to stay healthy and prevent dental problems. Preventive care is aimed at finding out signs of dental problems and taking steps to prevent it in the first place. This not only saves money and energy to patients but also improves the quality of life. Patients who get their infected tooth/gums treated at an early stage can avoid the need for dental restorations or surgeries. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life and provide more reasons to smile.
During the routine dental visit, our family dentist performs a thorough dental check-up. X-rays may be required when our dentist suspects infection. We may also take impressions of teeth. The aim is to identify signs of tooth decay or infection. If a tooth is decayed, the infected part is removed and the tooth is restored. Following are some of the practices that help us in preventing dental problems.
Professional dental cleaning is the process of cleaning the teeth and gums using appropriate dental instruments. This is done to clear plaque and tartar from the surface of teeth and under the gum-line. Routine oral hygiene practice may not be able to clear tarter from the tooth surface. Through professional dental cleaning, our family dentist ensures that the patient is at a reduced risk of dental infection.
Dental sealants are plastic material which is used to prevent tooth decay. They are applied over the surface of teeth so that the areas that are at higher risk of tooth decay are protected. They are mostly used in children while adults can also get their benefits.
Fluoride is a crucial component which can strengthen the enamel layer of teeth and prevent tooth decay. In most of the states, the community water contains fluoride. For patients who are lacking fluoride in their regular life, fluoride supplements may be necessary for better protection of teeth.
Our team of hygienists informs patients about how to brush teeth and floss properly. Practicing oral hygiene can prevent most of the dental problems. When patients are well aware of good and bad practices, there are reduced chances of dental problems.