Preventive Dentistry for Lisle Families
Prevention of dental disease remains an important focus for our practice. At Arbor Dental Care, our goal is to provide everything you need to prevent dental disease and enjoy the benefits of excellent oral health. That all begins with regular checkups and teeth cleanings in our office every six months, and may also include preventive dentistry services like sealants and fluoride treatments. If you’re looking for a new Lisle dental office home, call our team to schedule your appointment today.
Your general dental care begins with routine dental checkups and cleanings. While we're known for taking on advanced cases, we want you to know that we also provide comprehensive general dentistry services that include the regular preventive dental care that you need to avoid advanced dental restoration. Checkups and cleanings are recommended every six months; this gives Drs. Frank and Nellie Marchese a chance to catch problems early and intervene to stop damage. Our general dentistry includes periodontal therapy for treating gum disease. We even use diode laser technology to perform your periodontal therapy treatment with precision. Other general dental services include custom nightguards for protecting teeth and jaws from damage due to teeth grinding and clenching and custom athletic mouthguards to prevent injuries while playing sports or being active.
Checkups & Cleanings
In keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Dr. Frank or Dr. Nellie Marchese would like to see you and your family at least twice each year for dental checkups. These regularly scheduled appointments are the key to prevention because at each visit we not only clean your teeth, we also thoroughly examine your entire oral cavity. With this closeup examination, we can often spot developing problems and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. By taking steps early, we can help you avoid oral health problems that are more serious and more difficult to treat.
Most people think dental sealants are only for children. However, for adult patients who are particularly susceptible to tooth decay, family dentists, Drs. Frank and Nellie Marchese, may recommend these guardians of dental health. Sealants are brushed on the biting surfaces of your molars, where deep pits and grooves often trap food and bacteria that can cause decay. Once quickly dried with a curing light, the liquid plastic becomes a hard shell that blocks bacteria and other toxins from causing bacteria and plaque buildup to develop into a cavity.
If we notice signs of bruxism (teeth grinding) or TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) - during one of your exams, then Dr. Frank Marchese or Dr. Jeanelle Marchese can prescribe a comfortable nightguard. This oral appliance absorbs the pressure of teeth grinding and clenching, so your teeth and bone do not sustain further damage.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years before an accurate diagnosis can be made. For this reason, we include screening for this serious disease as part of every six month checkup. Our hope is that more frequent screenings will decrease our patients’ risks for oral cancer-related deaths.
One of the best ways to ensure that your child’s smile stays healthy as they grow and develop is to bring them to the dentist from an early age. At their appointments, we’ll look for common dental problems, help your child learn about dental care, and make sure they have everything they need to keep their smile problem-free. At Arbor Dental Care, we have just the right combination of treatments, patience, and a gentle touch to guarantee that your child always has a good time at the dentist.