At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, we fill a lot of cavities. As important as healthy teeth are, you should remember that good dental health is directly related to your overall health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even premature birth and low birth weight.
Furthermore, poor dental health can result in gum disease. The good news is that with attentive, consistent brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental checkups, gum disease is 100 percent preventable.
What we’ve just stated above should be enough to get anyone in to the dentist’s chair twice a year. But here are three more things we do beyond fill cavities.
- Plaque and Tartar: Even with brushing and flossing twice a day, plaque can build up on the teeth and gums. Plaque hardens into tartar. Simply put, there are areas in the mouth that your floss and toothbrush just cannot reach. Professional cleanings, however, can.
- X-rays: By taking dental x-rays and updating them regularly, we can detect problems that a simple visual inspection won’t turn up. The sooner new issues are treated, the better. The results? Treatment that is easier, less painful, and less expensive.
- Oral Cancer Screenings: It isn’t just smokers who need to be concerned about oral cancer; anyone can get it. Finding it in its earliest stages gives you the best chance for successful treatment and a full recovery. We can check for any symptoms, and, if we find them, tell you what you need to do.
As you can see, we do a lot more than fill cavities at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL. Find out why patients from Bartlet, South Elgin, and Wayne come to us for restorative and cosmetic dentistry! Contact us today!