Preventive Dentistry – Evanston, IL
Keeping Evanston Families Safe from Cavities
Even if you brush and floss every day, you always have some risk of tooth decay. While cavities can be treated, it’s best to avoid them whenever possible – or at the very least, have them identified and addressed in the earliest possible stages. Here at Bowdental of Evanston, we encourage our patients and their families to visit us once every six months, so we can thoroughly clean their teeth and gums while looking for warning signs of serious oral health issues. Call us today if you’re ready to schedule your next appointment for preventive dentistry in Evanston, IL!
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
During a regular dental checkup, we perform a closeup examination of your teeth in order to check for developing problems. If we see signs of gum disease or tooth decay, we can recommend an appropriate course of treatment to address the issue before permanent harm is done to your mouth. These visits also give us the opportunity to remove potentially dangerous plaque and tartar from your mouth. Such preventive care can help you avoid oral health issues that would be more difficult to treat.
Nightguards for Bruxism
If you’ve been grinding or clenching your teeth while asleep, you have what’s known as bruxism. Obviously, it’s very hard to stop this condition since it happens while you have no control over your mouth. However, you can still protect your teeth and your jaw by wearing a nightguard. It will prevent further damage to your smile by keeping the upper and lower rows of teeth separated at night, thus reducing wear and tear on the enamel.
At the end of your visits, we may perform a fluoride treatment to keep your teeth safe until your next appointment. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that, when combined with your saliva, helps strengthen tooth enamel to make it less vulnerable to decay. Professional fluoride treatments involve applying a highly concentrated amount of fluoride to the teeth, and while they’re normally recommended for children, they can benefit patients of all ages.
ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS
Oral cancer is a dangerous disease, but it can be dealt with more effectively if it’s caught in its earliest stages. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for a long time because patients overlook the symptoms or don’t realize what they are. As such, we make it a point to include an oral cancer screening as part of every checkup. With more frequent screenings, we aim to give our patients the best chance of survival if they end up suffering from oral cancer.