Here at David A. Rice, DDS, we want your teeth to last a lifetime! Tooth enamel is one of the hardest parts of the body, but it is non-renewable so it is important not to not neglect or abuse our teeth. Daily teeth and gum care is the best way to protect tooth enamel.
When choosing a dentist, residents of the St Charles IL area are always looking for experience, quality care, and convenience. Here at David A. Rice, DDS, located at 1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1 in Elgin, Illinois, we have made it our mission to serve the dental needs of this community.
When it comes to oral health, adolescence is a pivotal time for Elgin youth. On the upside, the last of the permanent teeth come in providing young men and women with their “adult smile.” Good habits can be forged and reinforced. Teeth can be straightened, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed.
Though we don’t often think about it, St Charles IL children as young as 9 or 10 months of age can be infected with cavity producing bacteria, which causes cavities and tooth decay. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 20% of children 2-5 have untreated cavities, and the percentage rises in children over 6.