We want to help you maintain a healthy smile throughout your life. Regular wear and tear, along with decay and damage, are typical problems you may encounter on your dental health journey, so that’s where we come in. At Dentistry at Millennium Park, we provide the patients of Chicago with a range of treatments that stop dental damage and catch potential problems before they start.
From standard dental check-ups and dental cleanings to oral cancer exams and fluoride treatments, our staff works closely with you to protect and preserve your beautiful smile and healthy mouth.
What is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative dentistry is a collection of general dentistry services that strengthen, support and protect your teeth, gums and jaw. At Dentistry at Millennium Park, our aim is to keep your mouth healthy and protect you from any future issues.
Prevention is the most effective way to care for your mouth, but it doesn’t just apply to the dentist’s office. Taking care of your teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing, avoiding sugary and sticky foods and keeping up-to-date with your regular dental appointments are also essential for oral health.
What Services are Included in Preventative Dentistry?
Our preventative procedures and services are simple, effective and usually very affordable.
Our most common preventative services include:
- Comprehensive oral exams
- Professional cleanings
- Dental fillings
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride treatments
- Tooth extractions
Oral exams and professional cleanings are two of the most common services we perform. During your biannual exam, we closely inspect and examine your teeth, gums, tissues and muscles for any sign of decay or concern. Annually, or whenever we need a closer look at an area of concern, we’ll also take X-rays. We give your teeth a thorough cleaning and examine for gum disease. An oral cancer exam is always included in a standard dental appointment, too.
Dental sealants and fluoride treatments are two common methods to ward off tooth decay and keep teeth safe from bacteria. Sealants are a special type of resin we apply to the chewing surface of teeth. These protective shields last for up to 10 years and make it easier for you to brush your teeth. Sealants are common among young children who are still learning to care for their developing teeth, but are equally beneficial for adults, too!
Fluoride treatments are usually part of a standard hygiene appointment. During the exam, our team will apply this naturally-occurring, safe mineral to your teeth to both strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.
While fluoride is included in toothpaste and sometimes even added to city water supplies, our team will recommend an additional treatment if we think you’re at risk of tooth decay and could benefit from stronger enamel.
If, during your exam, we spot a cavity, we may recommend a filling to prevent further decay. In rare, but serious cases, tooth extraction may be needed. No matter what treatment we recommend, your comfort remains our priority and we will do everything to make the treatment and healing process simple and painless.
Looking for Preventative Dentistry Services in Chicago?
We’re always welcoming new patients to our practice. To book an appointment with the Dentistry at Millennium Park team today, give us a call during office hours at (312) 883-9316.
We look forward to seeing you soon!