general dentistry

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General dentistry, otherwise known as preventative dentistry, is one of the most crucial aspects of maintaining the overall health of your teeth and gums. When you turn to The Dental Standard for general dentistry in Chicago, we can help you keep your teeth clean, locate issues before they become serious, and even detect oral cancer.

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routine

visits to the dentist

Generally, you should have a general dentistry appointment every six months. Each visit will include teeth cleaning and an examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. The appointment may also involve the use of x-rays to ensure there are no problems structurally or beneath the surface.

If tooth decay is detected during your exam, you may require dental fillings or crowns. Should any other issues be discovered, Dr. Vlad Crutcher will help you understand your options for treating the problems as effectively as possible.

maintaining

good oral hygiene

Although regular trips to the dentists are an essential component of good oral health, maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile is absolutely dependent on what you do at home in between those visits. Establishing good oral hygiene habits is crucial to keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth in great condition.

Fundamentally, good oral hygiene involves:

By following the above advice, you can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and a range of other problems. Also, your dental visits will likely be routine and simple.

What Happens if You Avoid the Dentist?

There are many people who think they do not need regular dentist appointments, so long as they follow the steps of good oral hygiene. However, based on the experience of serving a variety of patients who thought the same thing, this is not the case. Scheduling routine dental appointments for a professional teeth cleaning and exam is necessary for optimal oral health.

Avoiding the dentist can result in several consequences, including:

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