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Benefits of Preventative Dentistry

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Most people only visit a dentist when they have symptoms of oral problems such as a toothache. However, unknown to many, such dental visits can be costly and time-consuming and risk overall wellbeing. To ensure your gums, teeth, and mouth are in good health, be more proactive with preventative dentistry.

Preventative dentistry is dental care to prevent serious oral problems and maintain good oral health. Preventative dentistry involves regular dental checkups combined with good habits such as flossing and brushing. Routine dental checkups may include teeth cleanings, fluoride treatment, dental sealants, X-rays, and oral cancer screenings. Also, oral examinations can help spot issues such as gingivitis, cavities, and other oral problems.

Preventative dentistry can offer numerous benefits, both medical and financial. Learn the key benefits of preventative dentistry.

7 Benefits of Dental Cleaning

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Good oral hygiene is essential for promoting dental health. Taking care of your teeth will ensure you have a beautiful smile for life. On the other hand, poor oral hygiene may result in gum disease and tooth cavities. Additionally, dentists have linked poor oral hygiene to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and an increased risk of dementia.

Even if you brush your teeth and floss regularly, regular dental cleaning can ensure your teeth remain in great shape. When cleaning your teeth, your dentist can identify dental issues and treat them before they cause further health problems. Read on to learn about seven benefits of dental cleaning. 

Gum Color Changes: What They Mean and How They’re Addressed

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Beautiful Woman Flossing Healthy White Teeth — Crest Hill, IL — Crest Hill Family Dental

If your gums change color, you could have a dental or health issue. While dark gums may be normal in some cases, sudden color changes are not.

Usually, an overall oral checkup is part of a routine dental exam. So, if you see your dentist regularly, chances are he or she will notice the color changes before you do. However, if you have concerns about your gum color, read on to learn what different color changes mean and how the dentist can help.

Normal Gum Colors

3 Common Oral Lesions

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Closeup of Woman Mouth — Crest Hill, IL — Crest Hill Family Dental

You might ignore your mouth health until something starts to hurt. One common cause of oral pain is mouth sores, but not all oral lesions are the same. While some clear up on their own in a few days, others may require surgery. If you would like to learn more, check out these three common types of oral lesions.

1. Canker Sores

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Crest Hill, IL 60403
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