The key to keeping all your teeth is to have routine cleanings. Our office provides cleaning for ages 3 years old and up. Children are evaluated and walked through procedures at their own levels. Sometimes only an exam can be done, other times we are able to complete the entire cleaning. Some patients are more sensitive to the cleaning than others, therefore, we do offer different types of numbing procedures. In our office we have local anesthetic available, however, we do not administer nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
Adults are just big kids, so we try to make adults comfortable with their cleanings as well. Different types of numbing procedures are available if adults have hypersensitive teeth. Sometimes adults have heavier tartar build-up and stain on their teeth than they did as a child. To prevent this build-up from causing gum disease, cleanings need to be every 3, 4, or 6 months. The cleaner a patient can keep their teeth at home, the less we will need to do to help them have a healthy mouth which in turn will give them a healthier body. Studies have been done that prove that the bacteria in the mouth can accelerate heart, breathing, and periodontal problems.
To make our patients more comfortable during their cleanings we have chairs that have back massages available. Cable stations are also available on the TV in each room. Patients are provided with education about their teeth on an individual basis. They are shown and given expert advice as to what will work for them to keep their teeth in the best health for them.
For those wanting cosmetic changes, we offer options whether they want to straighten, whiten, or change the overall appearance of their teeth. All of these options can be discussed during and after their regular check-ups. The health of teeth must be the first priority before cosmetic choices can be made. We want everyone to have a HAPPY & HEALTHY smile.
The Dental Services We Offer for Bloomington IL
Oral DNA testing: We offer saliva testing for signs of periodontal disease and a mucosal viral infection known as HPV that could potentially lead to oral cancer.