Modern-day dentistry is amazing. Using the treatments detailed below, the team at Sommers Family Dental can help you and your loved ones completely avoid cavities and gum disease for years at a time, two issues that were considered “inevitable” for generations. With consistent brushing and flossing at home as well as two checkups with us each year, we can make sure your entire household has beautiful, problem-free smiles you never have to worry about. To schedule a checkup and cleaning for you or your loved ones, contact us today for preventive dentistry in Aurora, IL.
No matter someone’s age or dental needs, they should attend at least two checkups and cleanings each year. Our hygienists can remove hardened plaque deposits from teeth called tartar that your tools at home can’t, which can stop decay and infections before they even start. Also at these appointments, Dr. Malecki or Dr. Sommers will give you a complete oral exam so any problems can be caught and treated as early as possible.
Early detection and treatment is the best way to beat oral cancer, so we’ll always take a few minutes during your regular checkups to search for any suspicious growths or sores in your mouth. If we find anything, we can refer you to a doctor to get a proper diagnosis. That way, if any additional treatment is needed, it can be started without delay, maximizing your chances of a fast recovery.
Many people haven’t heard the word “bruxism” before, but they are more than familiar with its symptoms: a sore jaw, headaches, and teeth that frequently chip and look worn down. It’s the official name for teeth grinding that occurs while someone is asleep, and left untreated, it can cause extensive damage to the mouth. Fortunately, we can stop this condition using a simple nightguard. These oral appliances are only worn to bed and fit over the teeth to keep them separated, ensuring there is no harmful contact while someone slumbers.
Are you and your family members using the right toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash? It can be tough to know with the large variety of oral healthcare products available today, but our team is more than happy to help by giving you recommendations at your next appointment. We’ll let you know which products are best for each individual’s smile so that your entire household can get the most out of their daily oral hygiene routine.