It’s one thing to understand the value of preventive care, and quite another to put it into action day after day, and year after year. At Kennedy & Limardi Family Dental, we understand that your schedule is busy, and you have a lot on your mind. But consider that by integrating a few simple habits, you can make cavities, gum disease, and the complications of them rare occurrences. Why take any greater risk than absolutely necessary when it comes to toothaches, infections, and treatments such as root canal, tooth extractions, and gum surgery?
Our Buffalo Grove dental office is the place where some of the most important aspects of preventive care occur. First, our dentist conducts a complete oral examination, including periodic x-rays. This is to detect any cavities while they are too small to cause serious problems. Filling them promptly keeps your teeth strong and healthy. During the same visit, you will receive a teeth cleaning, which has two outstanding benefits: first, tartar buildup is eliminated, making future cavities and gum disease less likely; and second, any effects of early stage gum disease (gingivitis) such as irritation and redness, are reversed. That’s a lot of great results for something so simple. Just put our Buffalo Grove dental office on your calendar every six months. Between those sessions, you can do a lot on your own behalf. Keep a close watch on sugar in your diet. We’re talking about candy, cake, ice cream, and soda, which are obvious; but also starches such as potatoes, bread, pasta, and rice. They affect your teeth just like sugar, which means that they allow the formation of film-like dental plaque, which is the primary cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Brush at least twice per day, and floss nightly. Doing so makes for a strong preventive strategy.
We look forward to seeing you at our Buffalo Grove dental office. Reach out to us now to schedule an appointment.