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By Brian J O'Donovan D.D.S.
September 18, 2017
Category: Dental

Do you desire to avoid a decline in your oral health and its systemic health consequences? Of course, you do, and here's how you can: preventaive careseek routine preventive care from your dentist in Aurora, IL, Dr. Brian O'Donovan. Dr. O'Donovan and his team work hard to keep smiles healthy and overall well-being strong and vibrant. Have you had your routine check-up?

The heart of preventive dentistry

It's a passion for smiles that look good, feel good, function well and impact the entire body positively. But, without diligent oral hygiene habits at home and six-month check-ups and hygienic cleanings at Fox Moor Dental Clinic, your chances for tooth decay, gum disease, misaligned dental bite, poor smile aesthetics, tooth loss and more increase dramatically.

Did you know that 28 percent of all adults in the US ages 35 to 44 have untreated cavities? Also, did you know that there are 125 health conditions affected by unhealthy teeth and gum? Both statistics come from the American Dental Association, a group of dentists specializing in research on the latest dental techniques and on strategies to optimize oral health. This group, along with your Aurora dentist, believes that you can improve these numbers. Here's how.

Brush, floss and get your check -up

Everyone from youngsters on up should brush twice a day with a soft brush and quality toothpaste. Flossing once a day is important, too. What's the point of at-home care? It removes bacteria-filled plaque and tartar which cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Additionally, Dr. O'Donovan wants to see his patients twice a year for check-ups and hygienic cleanings. Your friendly hygienist removes plaque your toothbrush and floss miss, and exams spot problems before they become expensive and difficult to treat.

The dental examination includes:

  • Visual inspection for decay and gum disease (including periodontal probing to assess gum pocket depth)
  • Digital X-rays to check for hidden decay and to visualize roots and bone structure
  • A quick and comfortable oral cancer screening
  • Assessment of restorations such as crowns and fillings
  • Bite assessment

Also, Dr. O'Donovan will recommend a course of treatment to keep your smile bright and strong. A common recommendation for children is application of plastic sealants. Sealants are thin plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of molars to avoid tooth decay.

In addition, your dentist will tell you what restorative work you require, and he'll ask you if you'd like to enhance your smile appearance with teeth whitening or other aesthetic services as appropriate. Step by step, the care plan keeps your oral health on track.

Prevention is best

Don't allow accumulated oral health issues to impact your finances, appearance and overall well-being. Come to Fox Moor Dental Clinic in Aurora, IL for your semi-annual exam and cleaning. Call for an appointment: (630) 820-2100.