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West Ridge Family Dentist

General Dentistry 60659

At Family Care Dental Group, our West Ridge family dentist and the rest of our staff are here to make sure that your teeth are as healthy and clean as possible. When it comes to preventing some of the most common dental issues, such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, one of the most important steps is visiting a dental professional like our West Ridge family dentist for regular professional cleanings. The main goal of any professional cleaning is to carefully remove any bacteria or other harmful substances from the surfaces of your teeth, between your teeth, around your gums, and anywhere around your mouth in general.

Periodontal Therapy 60659

Periodontal Therapy 60659

Our West Ridge family dentist uses special cleaning and deep cleaning techniques, such as scaling, planing, debridement, and polishing, in order to rid your mouth of any lingering bacteria and food debris. It is important to have your teeth cleaned professionally about twice a year in order to best prevent the development of cavities or periodontal disease. In addition to taking advantage of the deep cleaning techniques provided by our West Ridge family dentist, you should also be using your own cleaning techniques at home in order to keep up your end of the deal. Home care is essential to keeping your mouth healthy and in good hygiene. In order to do so, it is necessary that you brush at least twice a day. When brushing your teeth, you should point the toothbrush down towards your gums, and brush in a gentle, circular motion. Make sure that you carefully brush each tooth. Flossing is also important in preventing bacteria buildup, as well as using an antibacterial oral rinse. If you take proper care of your teeth at home, and visit us here for regular cleanings, your oral health and hygiene will undoubtedly be in great shape.

If you would like to learn more about cleanings or any of the other services that our West Ridge family dentist provides, we encourage you to visit the main Family Care Dental Group website to look through some additional information. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or online.

Dental Cleanings West Ridge
3143 W Devon Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60659
773-465-2922

Dentist West Ridge

Dentist West Ridge

The first goal we have here at Family Care Dental Group is prevention. We much prefer that you never experience tooth decay at all. Everything else we do at our West Ridge dental office is secondary to that. Tooth decay leads to cavities. Large cavities can lead to root canal infections and even to tooth extractions. Prevention eliminates all that unpleasantness and that is where dental sealants come in.

The first line of defense when it comes to prevention is you, of course. By eating a diet that is nutritious and limited in sugar and other substances that can cause tooth decay, you start off on the right foot. Thorough brushing and flossing daily is also extremely important. Most of the food particles, plaque, and bacteria that has managed to hide away between your teeth can be eliminated this way. And for good measure, your twice yearly visit to our West Ridge dental office for a complete exam, x-rays, and dental cleaning helps to stay on top of any tooth decay that has begun and to remove any of the food, plaque, and bacteria that have stubbornly avoided the work of your toothbrush and dental floss.

Dental Office West Ridge

Dental Office West Ridge

Dental sealant is yet another tool in the arsenal for prevention of tooth decay. It is a thin coating made of plastic that is painted onto the part of your teeth that does the chewing. Usually, it is done on the back teeth, bonding in to the depressions and grooves of your teeth. It then forms a barrier across your enamel that acts to keep tooth decay from getting through. If you are wondering why it might be necessary to use dental sealants when you already have such sterling oral hygiene habits, the answer is that the depressions and grooves where sealant is used are the parts of your teeth that are difficult to clean properly with brushing and flossing. By applying dental sealants, our West Ridge dental office can offer you an extra layer of protection so that food remnants and plaque cannot set about causing their mayhem and rotting your precious dental tissue.

The best news of all is that the process is not painful and only requires one visit to our West Ridge dental office to complete. The effects can last as long as 10 years and the benefits are undeniable.

West Ridge Dental Sealants
3143 W Devon Avenue
Chicago illinois 60659
773-465-2922