While we love to hear that our patients are following recommended home care practices, brushing and flossing just aren't enough. Regular professional cleanings allow us to reach the areas of the mouth that just aren't accessible to a toothbrush or dental floss. Professional cleanings also help control the build-up of tarter, something that brushing at home can't do.
Routine Dental Exams in 60026
Visiting Gallery Park Dental for routine dental exams and cleanings are also an important step in maintaining oral health. Periodic exams at least once every six months (or more frequently depending on individual patient needs) allow us to carefully examine a patient's teeth and gums. These regular examinations are vital for early detection and prevention of gum disease, as well as providing an opportunity to catch issues like cavities early and treat them as conservatively as possible.
We view achieving optimal oral health as a team effort. We do our part by keeping patients informed and educated about how to care for their teeth and gums, by keeping teeth clean and free of tartar and decay, and by creating customized treatment plans that practice conservative dentistry whenever possible. Making and keeping appointments for routine preventive care such as exams and cleanings is an important part of helping us do our part.