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How to Maintain Family Dental Care and Wellness

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Dental care is not only important for beauty, it is crucial for your overall wellness as well.

Everyone in a household, from children to adults, must follow some primary rules of oral care so that their teeth remain in a balanced situation. For example, brushing the teeth at least twice daily is a must for every family member. Those who neglect this rule will eventually face the consequences later in their lives.

Each member of the family should know that dental care is not just about the teeth but keeping the entire mouth in a balanced oral care. Using a mouth rinse, flossing, and a regular visit to the family dentist for check-up are essential for maintaining oral wellness.

Treatments for Restoring Damaged Teeth

For broken or damaged teeth, the best way to restore them is to get cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain dental veneers and crowns. If missing some teeth, then dental bridges can be the best treatment for filling in the gap. However, if there is malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth it is best to seek orthodontic treatment to prevent tooth decay and TMJ.

For teeth with stains or discolorations, teeth whitening is the most recommended for this, however, porcelain veneers can also cover up the teeth stains. Teeth whitening can already be performed inside the house if your dentist recommends a home whitening solution.

If a family member has several missing teeth or no teeth at all, the dentures or dental implants are recommended. Dentures are convenient in that it can easily be removed and cleaned, while dental implants are perfect for those who want a stable, fixed, and long-lasting option for missing teeth.

There are several dental treatments for issues regarding the teeth and gums. However, it is still wise to keep a good management of dental hygiene to prevent having to go for treatment. Keeping dental check-ups with the family dentist and maintaining good oral hygiene routine is still the best dental home care every family can achieve.

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    A Spotlight on Preventive Care

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    When it comes to your oral health, professional teeth cleaning is a must. At Smiles of Elgin, we recommend that patients who normally don’t have any pressing dental concerns visit us every six months for professional cleanings and preventive care. This allows our dentists to detect cavities, gum disease, and other concerns that require follow-up treatment. Of course, our hygienists also clean and polish your teeth at this appointment to give you a healthy and beautiful smile.

    How to Maintain Good Oral Health at Home

    Oral health refers to the overall condition of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, and jaw. One of the most important things you can do to keep your entire mouth healthy is to eat a balanced diet. When you don’t put sugary foods and snacks into your mouth, you have less of an issue with a build-up of bacteria.

    The other essential thing you must do is brush and floss your teeth at least twice each day. Brushing removes plaque and bacteria from the surface of your teeth while flossing eliminates them from between your teeth. Try to brush each tooth in a circular pattern and spend about three minutes total on all of your teeth. Flossing works best when you make several back and forth motions between each tooth. Using antiseptic mouthwash after each brushing and flossing session helps to kill any remaining bacteria in your mouth.

    Take Advantage of Our Teeth Whitening Offers

    For a limited time, Smiles of Elgin is offering a free whitening after cleaning for new patients. At the conclusion of your preventive exam, we send you home with a professional teeth whitening kit so you can keep your teeth looking their best. We are also offering a discounted rate for in-office teeth whitening performed by one of our dentists. Our clinic regularly offers specials for new and existing patients, so be sure to visit the website often.

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      Monday 10.00 to 6.00
      Tuesday 10.00 to 6.00
      Wednesday 11.00 to 8.00
      Thursday 10.00 to 6.00
      Friday 10.00 to 6.00
      Saturday 8.00 to 3.00
      Sunday Appointment only