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Preventive Dentistry in Mundelein, IL

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Excellent Dentistry provides preventive dentistry services for families in Mundelein, Illinois. To learn more, call us 847-566-7850  today, or schedule an appointment directly online.

What Is Preventive Dentistry? 

Preventive dentistry refers to dental procedures that are used to prevent dental and oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. We recommend visiting the dentist every six months, or as recommended by the dentist, for teeth cleanings and oral exams. These and other routine treatments and procedures are considered preventive dentistry.

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is arguably the most important part of dental care. Benefits include:

Prevention of tooth decay. Teeth cleanings remove accumulated plaque from your teeth in order to prevent cavities.

Prevention of gum disease. Plaque removal during teeth cleanings also helps to prevent gum disease, a bacterial infection of the gums that causes teeth to become loose over time.

Early detection of dental and oral health concerns. Oral examinations allow for early detection of dental and oral health concerns, resulting in better treatment outcomes.

Protect your teeth from damage. Some preventive measures include night guards for teeth grinding and mouth guards for sports to prevent damage to the teeth.

Procedures Offered 

Comprehensive Oral Examination

Comprehensive Evaluation

A comprehensive oral examination consists of a thorough assessment of the teeth, mouth, jaw, and neck. It includes an oral cancer screening as well as dental X-rays.

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Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning

During a dental cleaning, plaque is removed from the teeth with dental tools, and the teeth are polished until smooth.

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

When teeth have deep grooves or pits in the enamel, they are at a higher risk of decay. Dental sealants fill them in so that there are fewer places for plaque to gather.

Fluoride Treatment

Flouride Treatment

Fluoride is a mineral that naturally strengthens tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments come in a variety of forms, from mouth rinses to varnish

Custom Mouth Guards

Custom Oral Appliances

A custom sports mouthguard is not only more comfortable, but it offers better protection for the teeth than those available in stores.

Custom Nightguards

Scaling and Root Planning

A nightguard protects the teeth and jaw from damage caused by teeth grinding.

Why Choose Excellent Dentistry?

Our goal is to maintain the health of our patient’s teeth so that their natural teeth can last a lifetime. Restorative procedures are sometimes necessary to repair decay or damage, but preventive dentistry can reduce the chances and frequency. Regular dental care is the foundation for a lifetime of dental health.

At Excellent Dentistry we treat your family like family. We provide an advanced level of care in a comfortable, relaxing environment, helping patients of all ages feel at ease. By establishing a positive dental experience for children, we can prevent dental anxiety. We can even relieve dental anxiety for adults who have had negative experiences in the past. Experience dentistry reinvented when you become a patient at Excellent Dentistry.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Preventive Dentistry

How often should I go to the dentist?
Patients of all ages should go to the dentist at least every six months for preventive dental care. For patients who are at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease, we may recommend more frequent visits.
At what age should children start going to the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental exam around their first birthday or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. Early dental care protects the primary teeth and helps children get comfortable with the experience of going to the dentist from a young age.
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
Children and adults should brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. For young children, it is important for parents to assist with brushing until they are old enough to brush effectively on their own.
Are fluoride treatments necessary?
Fluoride treatments are extremely beneficial, especially for children whose teeth are still developing. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, reducing the risk of tooth decay and other damage. It can even remineralize tooth enamel that has begun to decay, reversing cavities.
Is preventive dentistry covered by insurance?
Most dental insurance plans cover preventive dentistry. Teeth cleanings and oral exams are typically covered at 100%, and other procedures and treatments may be partially covered.

Contact Us

For more information, call us 847-566-7850 today, or schedule an appointment directly online.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Excellent Dentistry
1464 Townline Road
Mundelein, IL 60060