General Dentist Gurnee IL
Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.
It is important to brush your teeth at least twice daily to help remove plaque and food particles that get stuck to your teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for two minutes (or longer), though most people rush through this time. You need to make sure that you reach every side of each tooth, including the inside and outside. To help keep your breath fresh, you should also brush your tongue. Then, you can begin flossing.
Cleanings And Exams
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.
A common request we receive is how to make a smile whiter and brighter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages, such as wine and coffee, stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. Additionally, the process actually rids the teeth of plaque and tartar that tend to lead to dental problems.
Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.
Do you have a toothache? It can be caused by a variety of issues including decay, exposed nerve, chips, cracks, and more. We can help so call us today for an appointment.
Accidents and dental emergencies can happen at any time, especially when you have children. At Washington Dental Excellence, we are here when those emergencies arise and are always ready to help. You can save valuable time and unnecessary stress by communicating any risks, hobbies, or sports your child may be engaged in so we can best equip him or her with the gear and knowledge you might need to help your child stay safe. Knowing exactly what to do in an accident or sports injury can be the difference between losing and saving a tooth.
At Washington Dental Excellence, we want to be your family’s go-to dental office. From your youngest child to the oldest member of your family, our comprehensive dental care services provide everything your family needs to maintain beautiful, healthy smiles for life. Going to the dentist can be fun for the whole family thanks to our comfortable, kid-friendly office and welcoming staff.
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
At Washington Dental Excellence, we are proud to offer temporomandibular joint dysfunction, otherwise known as TMJ, treatments to provide relief for our patients. TMJ is caused by an inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, which acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull.