Regular dental care will help maintain the health of your natural smile and is the foundation of a beautiful smile. Dr. Brent Engelberg provides comprehensive dental care for his patients from Vernon Hills, IL that focuses on preventive services. He believes patient education on oral hygiene is key to helping patients prevent diseases and maintain a healthy smile.
To avoid dental health concerns, we recommend you practice proactive oral hygiene. This includes visiting the dentist at least two times a year for dental health exams and a teeth cleaning. Patients who have strict at home oral care routines and visit their dentist regularly have a significantly less chance of developing complex dental health concerns. It has been proven that bi-annual dentist appointments prevent gum disease, dental cavities, missing teeth and other oral health problems.
As a general dentist, Dr. Engelberg focuses on preventing diseases and maintaining a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. AH Smiles offers personalized dental health exams and many general dentistry services to patients from Vernon Hills, IL. Your dental visits will include an examination of your entire mouth, a professional teeth cleaning, a screening for gum disease and oral cancer as well as x-rays when needed. If necessary, Dr. Engelberg will provide a treatment plan that will be tailored to your goals, budget and needs.
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Preventing Dental Problems
People who neglect their oral health have a higher chance of developing dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay (cavities). Prevention includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, avoiding excess sugar, and scheduling routine dentist appointments. At your dental visits every six months Dr. Engelberg will be able to spot signs of gum disease and cavities. These dental concerns will progressively get worse if they are not treated.
Gum disease is commonly seen in people who have avoided the dentist for years. It is caused by a build-up of bacteria containing plaque. These bacteria will harm the gums causing them to become inflamed and slowly recess. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth and bone loss. A common sign of gum disease is bleeding gums.
Tooth decay is one of the most common types of dental problems we see. When spotted early, a simple treatment called a tooth filling is necessary. Cavities often have no signs or symptoms in the beginning but can be easily spotted by a dentist. If you skip your regular exams, the tooth decay will progressively get worse, damaging the tooth. This could lead to needing a root canal or even an extraction if the tooth is beyond repair.
Treatment for these common problems is most conservative when discovered in the early stages. Visiting Dr. Engelberg every six months will ensure the diagnosis of these problems if present.