Professional Teeth Cleanings for Good Health
Medical research has proven that gum disease has an overall effect on your health. A connection has been made between the bacteria from gums that circulates through your bloodstream and affects vital organs. Serious conditions with the heart, diabetes, and stroke have been linked to chronic and severe gum disease.
Please take our recommendation to have your teeth cleaned by our hygienist seriously. When you allow plaque and tartar to build up on your teeth, you risk the chance of gum disease developing. Regular brushing and flossing will not remove it. Keeping your teeth very clean adds more to your health than just a healthy smile – it promotes good health and vitality throughout the body as well.
Dentistry for Children
Our Collinsville family dentists strive to make children of all ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves, so bring the whole family along! You can rest assured your child will receive the latest advancements in children’s dentistry, delivered with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We look forward to seeing them for their first dental visit when they are eight months old and watching them grow year after year.
A Treatment to Reduce the Occurrence of Cavities
As children’s teeth are more susceptible to cavities, we advise a quick and easy treatment that will help them keep their teeth for a lifetime. The back teeth are difficult to clean with all the grooves and contours. With one thin application of a dental sealant, these teeth can be protected to greatly reduce the chance of decay setting in.
Each molar is thoroughly cleaned and one thin coating of this mineralizing sealant is applied. It is not noticeable, being clear or white in color. To bond the sealant to the tooth’s surface, Dr. Bielawski uses a curing light. This is the entire procedure that takes just minutes and does not require a shot, drilling, or tooth removal. It is an easy preventative technique that takes just minutes, but can provide adequate protection to help children and adolescents keep their adult teeth for a lifetime.
Protection Against Cavity Development for Kids and Adults
First, we offer a fluoride treatment to reduce the chance of cavities. Fluoride will combat the acid that causes decay. It is important to use a fluoride toothpaste on a daily basis, but having one application of this fluoride varnish will also make a big difference in caring for your teeth. It is well recognized that this naturally occurring mineral is very effective in protecting your teeth from decay. It is an easy and painless treatment that takes only minutes and provides a long-lasting defense.
Then, Dr. Bielawski uses a laser scanner to find a cavity when it is in the beginning stages. It pinpoints the source of the problem, so the proper treatment can be given. Some cavities are even reversible if identified early, and Dr. Bielawski will place them “on watch” instead of immediately placing a restoration.